High powered, mid/near-field 2-way studio monitor. Custom handmade 10” bass-mid driver, Kevlar impregnated eucalyptus pulp air-dried cone. Bullet-style machined aluminium tweeter with a 1.46" voice coil. State of the art D Class switch mode power amp, 192 K SHARC DSP.
For ultimate excellence in recording studios. Stunning Frequency Response, Incredible phase & time alignment. Undeniably Accurate, Faultless Frequency Reproduction, Incredible Depth, Clarity & Dimension.
- Stunning frequency response
- Incredible accuracy
- In phase with world leading transient response, allowing hyper accurate compression settings within the mix
- Faster mix times
- Less changes
- Virtually no cross referencing
- 650 Watts of power per Monitor
- 35 Hz to 20 kHz flat
- A bass response more musical than any sub combination
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Packaged with SoundID Reference & Microphone From Sonarworks
The Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors are incredibly accurate in all areas. For potential room acoustic issues we bundle SoundID Reference with mic from Sonarworks measurement and correction program.
SoundID Reference from Sonarworks is for room acoustic issues and not a simple fix for lessor quality speakers. It always starts with the source and the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors, with their incredible flat response, are significantly the most advanced source currently available. Combined with Sonarworks' SoundID Reference measurement the ultimate perfection for any room is secured.
SoundID Reference from Sonarworks includes:
- SoundID Reference Measure - step-by-step guide
- XREF20 calibration microphone with individual calibration curve - the mic alongside SoundID Reference Measure guarantees maximum precision
- SoundID Reference Systemwide - Sonarworks SR applied to all audio output
- SoundID Reference Plugin - zero latency in your DAW
- Headphone profiles - See the list of supported models here:
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors in partnership with Sonarworks SoundID Reference
How to export a
Sonarworks’ SoundID Reference
room measurement profile
for uploading into
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
How to export a Sonarworks SoundID Reference room measurement profile for Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors.
Wayne Jones Audio 10-inch 2-way active Studio Monitors
(Tape Op Magazine Product Review - April/May 2023 No. 154 Edition)
I can say that these are impressive speakers on every level. The low frequency is solid, fast, and useable down to 30 Hz, providing a depth and clarity of low end instruments that I haven’t heard on any other near or midfield 2-way system. The overall response of these monitors is incredibly detailed and musical. Powerful dance kick drums seem to punch at the listener from between the speakers, while reverb tails and stereo information are naturally represented and easy to understand. Read More ►
Wayne Jones’ career as a successful bass player led him to develop a line of well-respected bass amplifiers and cabinets for the stage and studio, utilizing his custom-manufactured Kevlar-impregnated eucalyptus pulp 10-inch driver. Building upon his cabinet and loudspeaker design expertise, Jones designed a high-powered active Studio Monitor with a ruler-flat frequency response, while offering the low end punch and clarity that one would expect from the mind of a bass player. These solidly built ported monitors caught my attention mainly due to their implementation of onboard DSP (192 kHz SHARC processing). The DSP optimizes the driver’s time alignment and frequency response while allowing the user to measure their inroom response with Sonarworks’ SoundID Reference software [Tape Op #108], and then upload a custom corrective EQ curve directly into each monitor via their built-in USB ports. I’ve been a longtime Sonarworks user (full disclosure, I work with Sonarworks on their educational content development), and I’m thrilled to see this integration with hardware products like the Wayne Jones Studio Monitors.
Each speaker cabinet weighs a hefty 26 kg (almost 60 pounds) and houses a custom 10- inch Lorantz Audio woofer, a FaitalPRO bullet tweeter, and a DSP-controlled Pascal Audio amplifier that delivers 500 watts to the woofer and 150 watts to the tweeter. Wayne optimized the driver/cabinet relationship for the best response even before adding DSP control, and these cabinets measure 13 inches wide by 18 inches high by 20 inches deep – providing more internal cabinet volume than most monitors in this range. The crossover point is 2.4 kHz, and the frequency response is flat from 35 Hz to over 20 kHz, with their low end cutoff (-10 dB point) at an impressive 28 Hz. Power and audio connections (analog XLR and S/PDIF digital), along with the power switch and DSP controls, are located on the top plate of the speaker cabinets, which come in high gloss red, white, graphite, or custom color options. The DSP provides a switchable 30 Hz high-pass filter and selections for a custom EQ curve, a flat EQ curve, and a factory preset EQ curve (useful for testing purposes only).
I’ve recently been using these Studio Monitors in my mix room, and brought them along to other studios in Los Angeles, and I can say that these are impressive speakers on every level. The low frequency is solid, fast, and useable down to 30 Hz, providing a depth and clarity of low end instruments that I haven’t heard on any other near or midfield 2-way system. The overall response of these monitors is incredibly detailed and musical. Powerful dance kick drums seem to punch at the listener from between the speakers, while reverb tails and stereo information are naturally represented and easy to understand. I thought that migrating from my trusted coaxial Tannoy Gold series monitors might prove difficult. However, the Wayne Jones Studio Monitors feel just as natural, but with the modern quickness that powerful amplifiers and proper time alignment provide. At a flat EQ setting, these monitors sound outstanding, and with my room’s custom SoundID target profile loaded, the stereo imaging and clarity were improved by another few percent.
I found the 10-inch 2-ways without a sub worked perfectly as a near/midfield monitor in my modest mix room (12 x 17 feet). Along with the option reviewed here, Wayne Jones Audio produces two additional sizes of the Studio Monitors, and a subwoofer. Other sizes include dual 10-inch 3-ways (2000 watt) for larger commercial control rooms (over 250 square feet) and a 6.5-inch 2-way for immersive setups that make for excellent surround and overhead speakers. I’ve almost always used subwoofers to supplement my nearfield/midfield speakers, but I’m going without subs in my mix room since these monitors provide such a solid and coherent low end. However, the Wayne Jones subwoofer will come in handy for LFE duties when I expand my system to an Atmos setup.
The Studio Monitors are packaged with Sonarworks SoundID Reference software and a calibrated measurement microphone. Be sure to use sturdy monitor stands with enough space to place these hefty monitors in the optimum listening position. Until trying the Wayne Jones Studio Monitors, I hadn’t found a pair of speakers, even at this price point, that felt worthy of upgrading my existing system. These modern and well-balanced speakers noticeably improved the depth and clarity of my monitor system without needing time to learn their personalities or quirks.
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Wayne Jones Audio Reds - Active Monitors With Sonarworks Room Correction
How do you make a great monitor even better? By integrating Sonarworks’ acclaimed SoundID Reference room correction system!
My high opinion of the Wayne Jones Audio 10‑inch, two‑way monitors from my original review remains unchanged. However, this integration with SoundID Reference room analysis and correction software can take their real‑world, in‑room performance to another level, which means that these are monitors that you really, really should audition if you have the space and budget to accommodate them. Read More ➤Bob Thomas, Sound On Sound Magazine (Read full article on online - from March 2022 edition)
Produce Like A Pro – Review and Interview for Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
“They sound absolutely beautiful, congratulations”
“these have got that really clean power …this is a characteristic of the very best speakers”
~ Warren Huart (Produce Like A Pro ), multi-platinum producer for the likes of The Fray, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Ramones, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day.
Sound On Sound Editors' Pick for Gear Of The Year 2019
Wonderful recognition from the editors of Sound On Sound Magazine, the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors have been selected as a Editor's Pick for Gear Of The Year 2019.
Sound On Sound Magazine NAMM 2020 Interview
SOUND ON SOUND - Glowing Product Review
"The World's Premier Music Recording Technology Magazine"
Read Full Review on Sound On Sound website ➤
I began my listening tests with ‘Njotke’ from the CD Spes by the Norwegian amateur all-female choir Cantus and singer/keyboardist Frode Fjellheim… I know this track exceedingly well and I am not exaggerating when I say that the hair stood up on the back of my neck whilst listening to it through the Wayne Jones Audio studio monitors. The level of detail that these monitors revealed in that recording went well beyond that of any other loudspeaker that I have heard it on before. Read More ►
The J-S monitors’ abilities in the bass end: fast, articulate, with superb depth and extension. Impressive though that was, what really struck home was just how capable these monitors are of resolving the detail not only of the various electronic synths and drum machines, but also of the reverb tails as they died away behind thunderous low bass notes.
To my ears, the Wayne Jones Audio studio monitors deliver a fast, clean, articulate and superbly balanced performance that is characterised by a quite stunning ability to reproduce the detail inside a single track or a full mix. They are extremely revealing monitors.
Stunning levels of deftly delineated detail across the full frequency spectrum.
In the meantime, sending the review pair back is going to be a bit of a wrench.
~ Tim Hands
(ADR Engineer. 4 time Emmy Award winner, 9 nominations for Game Of Thrones & The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers)
“Working with my Wayne Jones Audio Reds it’s as if a veil has been lifted from my listening experience. They present such fine detail in the production dialogue and the ADR that I edit, and with such clarity and depth, it feels as though my studio has instantly been turned up to eleven! Now I get to hear tracks in my own room the way I hear them on a big sound stage. Brilliant I tell you, just brilliant!”
~ Krish Sharma
(Rolling Stones Recording Engineer)
“I knew I had to have them, the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors are hands down my new favorite monitors. After hearing these I tracked down the manufacturer unsolicited.”
~ Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones Recording Engineer)
I first used these speakers with the Rolling Stones, there is no more demanding a situation for a speaker than reproducing a Stones tracking session at volume. I usually would only do a tracking playback for these players on the large studio main speakers, but I happened to have the Jones-Scanlon’s on as the band and producer Don Was walked in and as they liked the sound I continued playback. We were so pleased that when we moved to another studio we kidnapped the speakers and brought them with us!
The Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors are hands down my new favorite monitors. They are unicorns in that they not only are accurate both for frequency and transient response but they have punch and headroom to communicate raw takes with power. While being amazingly accurate, they do not sacrifice musicality.
Mixes come together very easily on the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors. I find myself needing to switch between speakers much less and I am able to balance very quickly because the speakers are accurate and musical at all volume levels. Working with the Rolling Stones, I need a speaker that can reproduce dense arrangements of stringed instruments accurately and without coloration and these achieve that goal effortlessly.
The Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors have the detail and accuracy for low volume mixing and also the power to rock the house with musicality. They are a great studio solution and accomplish multiple roles without compromise.
After hearing these speakers quite by accident, I knew I had to have them. I tracked down the manufacturer unsolicited.Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones Recording Engineer)
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors now in Universal Music Studios South Africa
with Joseph And George Mothiba (REVOLUTION)
"Man these speakers should come with a warning! "Sound quality so good, you won't be able to walk away from them!""
Continued in "Read More" link below along with more reviews.Read More ►
~ Alexis King Faku (Universal Music studios South Africa)
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors allow me to hear the essence of the sound at its truest form without color. They cover the whole frequency range with the most defined bass and subsonic frequency achieved without a subwoofer.Alexis King Faku - Producer, Mixing Engineer, Universal Music studios South Africa
~ Joseph And George Mothiba (REVOLUTION)
Man these speakers should come with a warning! “Sound quality so good, you won’t be able to walk away from them!”
These Monitors are extremely accurate with a tight and well-defined bass and you can listen to them for hours with no fatigue and the sound quality is unmatched by any other speaker we have auditioned before.
The Wayne Jones Audio studio monitors are unique, extraordinary and by far the best we’ve heard.Joseph And George Mothiba (REVOLUTION)
South African Recording Artists, Producers, Mixing Engineers, Record Label Owners
With my passion, years of experience as a pro bass player, writer, producer, solo artist & designer of the Wayne Jones Audio bass products. In conjunction with Steve Scanlon, Australia’s #1 award winning studio & live engineer & Michail Barabasz of Lorantz Audio with his years of speaker design & manufacturing we have designed the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors.
Now you can enjoy them as much as we do.
The Wayne Jones Audio monitors are incredible! I was immediately blown away by the width and accuracy of the stereo imaging. It is hard to find clarity this good in any studio monitor, let alone at this price point!
At All Access Recording, our purple Wayne Jones Audio monitors have consistently impressed our producers, engineers and clients, and are the centerpiece of our recording rig. Most importantly, mixing on them grants a confidence that our mixes translate to any other listening environment. People from all walks of life listen, and hear the proof. Musicians, engineers, fans, and critics alike all agree, “These speakers are amazing!” Clarity, detail, power and a bit of magic make these monitors the best we have ever heard. Thank you Wayne, for being so personable, friendly and involved in the process from day one.
Listening to these speakers made me realize that there was more to sound than I thought. I’ve mixed 90% of all of the work I’ve produced (Jennifer Hudson/Tito Jackson) and many more. I’ve never heard anything that even comes close to these!!! These are great for sound design, scoring, mixing, recording, and writing. All around great product!!! I’m truly grateful to have met Mr Jones and a huge thanks to Garrett Body.
Wayne and Steve have truly designed a great set of versatile studio monitors that add a level of depth to what you are able to hear in your tracks.Jeff Barnes
VP General Manager
Why have a sports car when you can have Wayne Jones Audio Monitors. The reverb tail is very impressive.Slavic Livins
(Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Kanye West, Keyshia Cole, Snoop Dog, Syleena Johnson)
Comments from Recording & Movie Studios in USA
"These monitors have the world’s next level in transients"
"I have never experienced anything like this before"
"The clarity & separation is incredible, I can focus on any Instrument clearly"
"I can hear things in the production that I never knew existed"
"Listen to the Reverb"
"I just can’t stop listening to them"
Undeniably Accurate, Faultless Frequency Reproduction, Incredible Depth, Clarity & Dimension.
You will hear Compression & Reverb tails more accurately than you have never heard before.
A whole new level of Transients, Clarity & Distinction.
All this at high & low listening levels.
Our first version intentionally had no DSP. This ensured the system and all components were doing exactly what they should from the source itself. Some companies use DSP to make up for the lack of what the source can’t produce, you can hear that. It simply doesn’t sound right and is misleading.
With the addition of DSP we have fine-tuned the original high praised system to perfection.
Finally, as an engineer, producer or artist your mixes can now be "undeniably accurate" and your work "more enjoyable". This will translate right down the line through to clients and end consumer.
Even when listening to recordings you know well, you will discover things you never knew existed until now.
The Wayne Jones Audio monitors, gives you a whole new listening experience, transporting you into the very essence of musical dimension.
- Finish - Stunning 2 Pak Automotive paint finish with high gloss clear coats
- Standard finish is red
- Available in custom colours. Match your décor, order your preferred colour
- Woodwork 18mm MDF
Cabinet Specs - for each cabinet:
- Power: 650 Watts RMS powered
- Channel 1 Bass-Mid: 500 Watts RMS @ 4 ohms
- Channel 2 Tweeter: 150 Watts RMS @ 8ohms
- Power Amp: State of the art D Class switch mode 2 channel power amp with heat sink plate mounted into the rear of the cabinet
- Power Amp frequency: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Cabinet tuning: 35 Hz to 20 kHz
- Cabinet response: Half loudness Graphed down to 28Hz
- HPF switch at 30 Hz
- Driver: Custom made Wayne Jones 10” driver with Aluminium cast frames, specially formulated Kevlar impregnated eucalyptus pulp cone.
- Voice coil: 3"
- Magnet: Massive Ferrite
- Tweeter: 1.46” Voice coil
- Crossover point: 2.4 kHz
- Control plate: Black Steel
- Universal Mains Power in: Standard IEC
DSP & Control Plate Features
- Inputs: XLR Analogue Balanced (with SPDIF option)
- DSP - 192K SHARC processing
- USB connector for WJ Audio use only. Used for software updates
- 3 Toggle switches with selections (centre position is Flat – undeniably accurate)
- Inputs: XLR Analogue / SPDIF
- Room 1: Inactive. For future development /
Room 2: SoundID Reference calibration (preloaded with test profile)
- Room 3: Inactive. For future development /
- LED on Control Panel for power operation
Single Monitor Dimensions:
- 33 x 45 x 50 cm
- 13 x 18 x 20 inches
Single Monitor Weight:
- 26.2 kg
- 58 lbs
Shipping Dimensions & Weights:
Shipped as a pair on a 1/2 size pallet (included in shipping weight & dimensions)
Carton - Double thickness cartons lined with high density die cast foam for ultimate protection.
W 60 x H 66 x D 80 cm = Total 206 cm (23.6 x 26 x 31.4 Ins)
61 kg / 135 lbs
As these are custom & hand made in Australia. If not in stock there could be a wait time of up to 8 weeks from time of order
50% required at time of order with balance payable when ready to ship
International shipping is by DHL Express
Shipping & local duties & taxes are the customers responsibility
Warranty is 3 year limited on all parts & Labour
Resources & Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors Product Information
- Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
- Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors: a new level of innovation together with Sonarworks
WAYNE JONES AUDIO STUDIO MONITORS with integrated SoundID Reference
- How to measure, export & upload your SoundID Reference room calibration profile to the Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
WAYNE JONES AUDIO STUDIO MONITORS SoundID Reference INSTRUCTIONS
- SoundID Reference from Sonarworks
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