Unity Audio The Super Rock Active Monitor
British loudspeaker manufacturer Unity Audio is proud to announce the release of The Super Rock – a new flagship near / mid-field monitor that heads up the Rock range of reference two-way active monitors, which starts shipping in June.
The Super Rock starts out as a Rock MKII and turns every detail up to eleven! Every single component and parameter of The Rock has been analyzed in microscopic detail and improved whilst keeping the same 2-way design philosophy and convenient form factor. The Super Rock is quiet simply a landmark product that goes deeper, hits harder and retrieves even greater levels of resolution.
Starting with the drivers, the diameter of the bass driver up to 8” ( 220mm ), the same size as bigger brother, The Boulder. However a custom specification has been designed specifically matched to The Super Rock’s smaller sealed cabinet. The 8” ( 220mm ) SEAS custom aluminum woofer delivers amazing micro and macro-dynamics. The cone and the low loss rubber surround have been specifically designed to eliminate cone edge resonance and distortion typically associated with soft cones. The same long, high temperature voice coil as The Boulder provides super low distortion and very high power handling capacity.
The bass driver hands over seamlessly to a Mundorf (AMT) Air Motion Transformer Tweeter that has incredibly low distortion figures, low cross over point, excellent transient response and carefully considered dispersion characteristics that deliver seamless inter-driver coherence.
The Super Rock is equipped with a 100 watt discrete bi-polar low feedback amplifier with custom wound transformers designed by the amp guru Tim de Paravicini of Esoteric Audio Research. Dedicated LF and HF sections result in a very fast, clean and astoundingly accurate audio reproduction.
Cabinet colourations are kept to a minimum with a redesigned Corian front baffle. Depth is up from 12mm to a huge 18mm with large radius edges to reduce reflections and improve imaging. Like The Rock MKII, The Super Rock features the same attention to detail and is made from 18mm, 9-ply Baltic Birch plywood rather than inferior MDF, typically used by our competitors.
Super Rocks are ideal as near or mid-field monitors and can be used in a 2.1 or 5.1 system configuration when partnered with an Avalanche Sub-woofer or used as rears in a Boulder 5.1 surround system due to their highly consistent sonic signature.
“We raised the bar for the super rock, even greater resolution and detail while providing more SPL
and bass extension. A beautifully and brutally honest monitor that's perfectly suited for either demanding tracking or critical mixing.” ~ Kevin Walker MD of Unity Audio Ltd