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Choosing your monitors

How to find the right monitor

Every speaker in the Quested range is designed for a specific job, but all have a family sound, a signature. From our smallest systems to our largest, a smooth consistency can be heard.

Typical listening distance and frequency bandwidth should be your main guide. We list our monitors by application of use. Near field: up to 1.5m from your listening position. A near field monitor is designed to be used in close proximity and this is to simply reduce the effect a room or local environment plays in what you are hearing. Midfield: up to around 3m from your listening position. At this distance your environment will play a role in what you are hearing from your monitors. Main monitors are for a distance of 3m or more. In this format the room will now play a large role in how your monitors will perform. These systems tend to be soft mounted systems and consideration of the environment is all the more critical to ensure the monitors are correctly positioned and proportioned to the room. This is just a guide so if you’re unsure please do get in touch and we will do what we can to answer your questions.

Quested specifications
The S Series
The Q & HM Series

Faithful, True, Transparent

A studio monitor’s job is to offer a faithful representation of your mix. They should be transparent, not adding any artificial or flattering low or high frequency. A monitor should be a true reference to reveal every little detail in your mix, a stable sound stage allowing creative placement of instruments, vocals or effects in the panning of sources. A studio monitor is one of the most important tools in a studio.

Quested is a sound engineering led company and the pure acoustics must be as good as we can achieve. Our monitors are designed not to use corrective EQ or extreme filters to achieve a flat response – and this means no short cuts; no artificial boosting or cutting of any frequencies. Since frequencies aren’t being influenced artificially by the speakers’ amplification or DSP, a very honest result is produced with a high ratio of headroom capability to the size of speaker.

Powerful, Accurate, Consistent

Quested monitors deliver a powerful performance and consistent results and maintain our reference and original goal: to be as accurate to the original source material as possible. We acoustically tune all our studio monitors to perform closely to one another, with the variance being low frequency extension and max SPL. Depending on the distance of your mix position, room size and frequency extension you require, the very smallest systems, with the addition of subs, can produce the performance of our very largest systems in near field proximity listening.

 

Inside the box

Quested Monitors pioneered the use of soft dome high frequency drivers and, more importantly, mid frequency units in the early days of professional studio monitors. The soft dome drivers used in Quested speakers produce a super accurate, detailed response that many engineers and producers also find to be non-fatiguing during long sessions in the studio.

A clean yet powerful low frequency response is vital in maintaining a reference to work with. With low frequency transducers and sub loading techniques a flat response can be reproduced to below 20 Hz depending on system resource and configuration.

With the use of both class AB amplification and class D amplification, the electronics are tailored to suit the driver they are partnered to. Utilising a unique floating drive stage, the class AB design delivers incredibly low distortion where it counts – in the all critical mid-high domain. The speed and attack of the class D output stage means a fast responding, low frequency transducer can provide the kick and deep sub lows required in a lot of musical and effect content.