Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors

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Whether you need a monitor system for your digital recording studio, video production suite, or if you just want better monitors for gaming and listening to music on your computer, the Samson MediaOne 5a active monitors are the perfect solution.

The MediaOne 5a monitors produce a powerful, full-range sound thanks to the internal 40 watt amplifier, extended range copolymer woofer and 25mm silk dome tweeter. The 5-inch custom designed woofer delivers tight and controlled low frequency response, while the silk dome high frequency driver is set in a custom wave guide that produces an accurate and natural high frequency response. The result is solid bass dispersion and extended highs, all in an amazingly compact cabinet.

Intuitive Features Complement Professional Design
An internal 2 x 20 watt high performance, low distortion, stereo power amplifier drives both sides, and the right side cabinet also houses a convenient, front control panel with volume control and headphone output. There is also a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a second signal source like an MP3 player, keyboard, sound card or any other stereo line level signal.

On its rear panel, you'll find RCA inputs, terminals for connecting the passive monitor, power switch and AC power. The precision-tuned enclosures, which incorporate rear venting for extended low frequency response, are finished in an attractive black satin vinyl covering, assuring these monitors look as good as they sound.

Enhance Your Sound Anywhere
The MediaOne 5a active monitors are an ideal near-field monitor system for studios, video post-production suites, fixed installations or anywhere else great sound is desired. Thanks to top-notch components and innovative design, the versatility of these monitors guarantees professional audio and reliable performance in any application.

  • Precision-tuned, rear-vented enclosure
  • 5-inch copolymer woofer
  • 25mm silk dome high frequency driver
  • 2 x 20 watts of Class A/B internal power
  • Front panel level control, headphones and stereo input jack
  • Convenient RCA inputs
  • Attractively finished in black satin vinyl covering
  • AV shielded for multimedia applications
  • Passive crossovers utilizing a multi-pole design for linear response from bottom to top
  • 2 meter, 20-gauge speaker cable included

Things You Will Get:

  • Monitors
  • Speaker Cable
Series MediaOne
Model M5A

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SamsonMediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair)
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Great sound quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Amazing for the Price

    By FL

    from Inglewood, CA

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

      I love these things.

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Abe

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Setup
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

      First of all these speakers are an awesome deal for the price they get the job done when it comes to mixing or just hearing your itunes. Im very picky about the sound i hear coming from speakers and i have to say that im very impressed with these, compared to the m-audio speakers my friend bought these speakers sound wonderful.

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      • No
       
      3.0

      Value for money but doubt reliability

      By Jonz

      from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      About Me Home recording, Video Post Production

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Mount
      • Good Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Reliability

      Best Uses

      • Basic Sound Mixing
      • Video Post

      Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

      I bought MediaOne 5a on 25th Aug, 2010 in Dubai. These monitors were bought primarily because of the price. When I started to used it, I was happy with the sound quality and overall performance. However, within a few days of use, it started giving me problems. Right channel suddenly switches off completely and it comes back when I power off and switch it on again after a while. I learned today that I will not get a replacement but the dealers will try fixing it, which is not very encouraging. I am disappointed.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Good to Excellent Sound!!!!

      By humbertito

      from Tampa, Florida U.S.A.

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Not Very Powerful

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

      Last year I bought a pair of these speakers, so that when my wife was operated she hadsomething to listen to her cd's while she recuperated in the house. The Sam Ash recommended these speakers and he admitted being quite satisfied with their performance. When I firs connected themand turned on the power, I was amazed at the quality of sound, good bass response and how loud they are able to play, considering that they only put out a mere 20 watts. . .No my wife wants' me to build here theater sound system around these speakers, sure they don't set any world record in "Power Output or SPL", but they can sure make a very serious sounding home theatrical system on a budget. You just can't beat the price [$] per pair. All you need is thea good surround sound control center a powered sub and three pairs of these speakers, just hook them up and ENJOY Your Favorite Movies". .Remember a five (5) Inch Woofer and 20 Watts of power won't Rattle or Shake the house out of its foundations, but if You are looking for Very Good to Excellent Sound on a Budget, It will be very hard to beat these speakers !! Do yourself a favor and try them out..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent sound

      By Mz.Keys

      from Chicago, Illinois

      About Me Musically Inclined

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Crisp Sound
      • Easy To Connect
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

        I brought these monitors three weeks ago for my small home studio to use with my Yamaha MO8. The sound is crystal clear with great bass. They are easy to use and look great. I would suggest buying these for someone on a budget to be used for home recording.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great value!

        By Jh

        from Tampa Fl.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Samson MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors (Pair):

          I use these monitors for home recording and rehearsal. Awesome clear sound when used with my Korg TR88. Not really made for live performance, but could probably used in a small venue. Great product for the price.

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          MediaOne 5a Active Studio Monitors

          The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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