MONITOR 890 MK II / TL

Characteristics and sound properties

It is well-known that there are two types of loudspeakers: hi-fi speakers that produce the most accurate, unaltered sound possible, and disco or musician's speakers, where the top volume level is of the utmost importance. These volume levels are normally only possible with horns but these often cause coloration of the sound. The MONITOR 890 MK II / TL was designed specifically to combine the best of both worlds. In the mid-range, we use a driver & horn unit which is so dynamic and produces such undistorted music, that many a horn-disparager has had to admit that this is simply unbelievably "different". Two excellent quality woofers, TIW 360 8 Ohm, mounted in the 180 litre vented cabinet, generate a bass sound pressure that is physically tangible, as you have experienced with concert speakers. Combined with the first-rate TL 16 H 8 Ohm high-range horn, we have created a loudspeaker system that breaks down the previously unbridgeable barrier between the hi-fi and the professional speaker.
We recommend, initially at least, the following level settings: tweeter: -4 dB; mid-range: -4 dB
Thanks to the added impedance linearising unit in the crossover unit, the Monitor 890 MK II / TL is now even better suited to use with critical amplifiers (e.g. tube amplifiers).
No longer available.

Component parts list for 1 box

Tweeter:
TL 16 H 8 Ohm
1 piece
Midrange driver
DR 45 N 8 Ohm
1 piece
Adapter:
1 piece
Horn:
TL 300 MH (beech)
1 piece
Speaker stands:
beech waxed
3 pieces
Woofer:
TIW 360 8 Ohm
2 pieces
Crossover:
"Monitor 890 MKII"
Level control:
2 pieces
Terminal:
2 pieces
Damping material:
7 bags
Special wood screws:
5 x 30 mm
16 pieces
Wood screws:
4 x 20 mm
8 pieces
Countersunk screws:
3.5 x 25 mm
8 pieces
Cable:
2 x 2.5 mm2
3.5 m
2 x 1.5 mm2
3.5 m

Technical Data

Rated power
60 W
Maximum power
900 W
Nominal impedance Z
4 Ohm
Übertragungsbereich (-10 dB)
30 - 35000 Hz
Mittlerer Schalldruckpegel
94 dB (1 W / 1 m)
Trennfrequenz
800 / 7500 Hz
Gehäuseprinzip
Net volume
180 l
Außenmaß Höhe
1070 mm
Außenmaß Breite
688 mm
Außenmaß Tiefe
508 mm

Frequency- and impedance response

Accessories

High End Terminal
4 pieces
Adapter cable
1 pair
Special wood screws
5 x 30 mm
24 pieces

Press

Extract from Klang & Ton

Provided you have enough space and a very tolerant partner, we can warmly recommend this major contribution to the art of building speakers to every aficionado of lively guitar-based rock through to subtle and sophisticated rhythm & blues. Although the Monitor set-up is perfectly capable of reproducing classical musical and can cope with lower volume ranges, its strength is definitely in the excellent representation of live-sounding events, full of temperament and dynamism.

Auszug aus Selbst ist der Mann 10/2003

Den benötigten Platz und einen toleranten Lebenspartner vorausgesetzt, können wir dieses Kleinod großer Boxenbaukunst jedem Liebhaber fetzigen Gitarrenrocks bis hin zu einfühlsamen Rythm & Blues wärmstens ans Herz legen. Obwohl der Monitor auch bei klassischer Musik und kleinem Pegel nicht versagte, liegt seine große Stärke eindeutig in der exzellenten Darstellung live-haftiger Ereignisse, temperamentvoll, dynamisch, gut.