Proudly announcing a world first, with ground-breaking innovative technology
achieved in partnership with SoundID Reference from Sonarworks
Store your SoundID Reference for Multichannel room calibration profiles, including GAIN & DELAY compensation and LISTENING SPOT correction, into each Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitor. From 2.1 up to 9.1.6 configurations. ( read more )
Sonarworks' SoundID Reference profile can now be stored directly within
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors ( read more )
Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors SoundID Reference Instructions ( read more )
SoundID Reference for Multichannel is finally here for audio systems up to 9.1.6 channels. Accurate time delay adjustment between channels. Choose Flat, Dolby Atmos music curve or create a custom profile.
SoundID Reference for Multichannel room calibration profiles, including GAIN & DELAY compensation and LISTENING SPOT correction, into each Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitor
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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6.5″ 2-way Studio Monitors
650 watts (each) powered
DSP, High Powered, Bi-Amped
10″ 2-way Studio Monitors
650 watts (each) powered
DSP, High Powered, Bi-Amped
2×10″ 3-way Studio Monitors
2000 watts (each) powered
DSP, Stunning Frequency Response
15″ Studio Monitor Subwoofer
1000 watts (each) powered
DSP, Stunning Frequency Response
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Wayne Jones Audio Reds - Active Monitors With Sonarworks Room Correction
(Sound On Sound Magazine Product Review - March 2022 Edition)
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 (Jones‑Scanlon) 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)
Behind The Gear: Wayne Jones Audio
Vintage King interview September 2022
Australian company Wayne Jones Audio has made a name for itself in the pro audio world with its award-winning bass cabinets and studio monitors. Featuring powerhouse handmade drivers, with a focus on high-performance frequency response coming directly from the speaker itself, it’s easy to see why the company has garnered praise from the industry for the accuracy and clarity of its sound. Read More ➤Vintage King - Interview September 2022)
Sound On Sound Magazine caught up with Wayne at NAMM 2022
Sound On Sound Magazine caught up with Wayne on the last day of NAMM for a catch up interview. Wayne discusses SoundID integration and Sonarworks partnership with Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors. Also Wayne drops the announcement of a new 15” Sub soon to be added to the monitor range.
Store SoundID Reference from Sonarworks room calibration profiles directly into WJA monitors.
Do Pro Audio Speakers Belong In An Audiophile Home?
Positive Feedback - Issue 121 – 10th June 2022
I was interested in the audiophile community’s resistance to pro audio gear, used in top studios around the world. The music we listen to on our home systems was created using tools that are available to everyone, and often sport sophisticated and modern features to carefully provide shockingly accurate reproduction in any room, at any sound pressure level. Read More ➤Sander Roscoe Wolff, Positive Feedback (Read full article on online, issue 121 – 10th June 2022)
Produce Like A Pro – Review and Interview for Wayne Jones Audio "Reds" 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.
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.
Resources & Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors Product Information
- 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
- Sonarworks SoundID Reference
Endorsees & Users of Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
Krish Sharma: Rolling Stones Recording Engineer, two times Grammy Award winner.
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Tim Hands: ADR engineer, 4 Emmys with 9 nominations
for Game Of Thrones & The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers.
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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
Development of Wayne Jones Audio Studio Monitors
Wayne Jones and Steve Scanlon talk with Michail Barabasz