Find the best professional monitor speakers for DJs is challenging, especially if you don’t get to test the device you want to purchase beforehand. We know how daunting the struggle can be, we’ve gone through it too.
To help you find the best professional monitor speakers for DJs, we’ve tested a number of devices and come up with a list of the top five that you can get your hand on right now.
This is our take on the five best monitor speakers for DJs:
- 54 Hz – 30 kHz Frequency response range
- Two-way speakers
- 45W for lows, 25W for highs, 70W in total
- XLR and TRS inputs
- Great audio quality
- Bi-amped design monitors
- Oscillations +-3 dB
Yamaha, with their long years of experience with professional audio equipment, has managed to once again create a great product to have on your desk. The HS5 is compact but does not compromise on any aspect of the audio experience. It’s black design with a white-colored low-frequency driver cone — something that will make you fall in love with from first sight.
The HS5 speakers are two-way, bi-amplified nearfield studio monitors with a 5″ low-frequency driver and a 1″ tweeter, enough to deliver a rich and clear sound to fill your entire workspace. The speakers come with a frequency response range of between 54 Hz and 30 kHz with a power of 45 W for lows and 25 W for highs. On the devices, you will find XLR and TRS inputs that accept both balanced and unbalanced signal.
- Bi-amped design monitors (Class AB)
- 45 Hz – 20 kHz Fr. response range
- Groove technology
- Convex diffuser
- Auto standby switch
- Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, and XLR Inputs
- HF Level adjustment (between -2db and +1db)
- Voltage selector on the back
A great alternative, and a much cheaper one is the Pioneer BULIT6. These professional monitor speakers are also bi-amped and come with the Groove technology. Their frequency range is between 45 Hz and 20 kHz, although chances are you won’t hear much beyond 15 kHz.
What’s surprising about this unit is that even at max volume, the audio is not even a slightest bit distorted. On the back of the monitors, you will find some additional options to the regular controls, including an auto standby switch, HF level adjustment and a voltage selector. Overall, a great piece.
- Waveguide optimized
- 45 Hz – 35 kHz Fr. reponse range
- Optimized for all sorts of different environments
- Clean and stylish looking
- Highly adjustable highs and lows
- Ultra-clear audio with 0 distortion
- Great balance
And, of course, the KRK Rookit series once again makes it into our review of monitor speakers. The reasons are obvious to anyone who owns one of these, as the sound they produce is nothing alike anything we’ve tested before. Just like the rest, they’re all bi-amped and feature a frequency response range of between 45 Hz and 35 kHz.
The lows, mids and highs are well balanced and deliver zero distortion even at the peak levels. Perfect for room of any size and/or arrangement due to its design. The Rookit 5 G3 are the beset monitors speakers for both beginners and advanced artists.
- 5″ Two-way monitor speaker
- 42 Hz to 24 kHz Fr. response range
- 82W Total power
- Built-in EQ
- Balanced XLR and 1/4″ TRS inputs
- Has passed the JBL 100-hour full power test
We were slightly sceptical of the 305P Mk II model when we ordered it but we were pleasantly shocked. This 5″ monitor speaker features two audio drivers with a total power output of 82W. Moreover, unlike previous models, this one features a brand-new EQ that is designed to preserve the natural integrity of the sound thus giving you a great control over your audio experience. The 305P Mk2 is perfect for beginners.
- Bi-amped (Class A/B)
- 35 Hz – 22 kHz
- Two-way monitor speaker
- 140W total power
- 75W LF and 65W HF power
- Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, as well as TRS
- Built-in high and mid adjustable controls. between -6 and +6dB
Another great alternative is the PreSound Eris E8 monitors speakesr. These class A/B bi-amped monitors comes with a total power output of about 140 W — enough for even a huge room. Moreover, the Eris E8 is also protected from nasty RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic risks that might damage your unit or distort your audio experience. Overall, the best device for beginners and music lovers.