At just under 20cm tall, the 6010As are for those who are short on space or require portability. The grills, aluminium cab and recessed controls make them sturdy; getting at the RCA plug is a fiddly affair, though. The rubber Iso-Pod base isolates the speaker and angles it up or down.
These sound bigger than their dimensions suggest, with a wide, believable stereo image and snappy dynamics. There’s not much real bass and the upper treble rolls off early, but what’s audible is accurate and clear. You shouldn’t feel compelled to compensate for the speakers’ sound when mixing, and by soloing instruments, you’ll be able to make an educated guess at the low-end EQ settings.
You’d be hard-pushed to find a better-sounding speaker of this size, and there’s a matching subwoofer (5040A) to think about, too.
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