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The MasterStack12 represents the pinnacle of Barefoot’s achievements in monitor speaker design to date. Barefoot’s flagship reference monitor system is a 4.5-way active modular tower with 10 drive units—a 1” ring radiator tweeter, two 2.5” mid-range, three 7” woofers, and four 12” subwoofers—housed in two cabinets. A third enclosure houses signal and power distribution and may be optionally used as a decoupling base unit for each tower.

What is a 4.5-way System?

In a typical 4-way system, subwoofers, woofers, mid-range drivers and tweeters all operate within discrete frequency bands, transitioning from one to the next at the frequencies set in the crossover networks. In the MasterStack12 system, all three woofers work together in the lower frequencies of the band, down to the frequency at which the subwoofers take over. But only two woofers extend up to the mid-range band crossover point. Having three woofers working together in the lower portion of the band offers lower distortion through greater efficiency. At higher frequencies, where the signal becomes increasingly more directional, there is a smooth transition to the wider dispersion pattern created by just two woofers.

Four Speakers in One

Like all Barefoot monitors, the MasterStack12 features revolutionary MEME (Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation) technology, which harnesses sophisticated DSP modeling to mimic the frequency, phase, transient response, dynamic compression, and distortion characteristics of various classic nearfield studio monitors. Many people still like to reference their work on old, familiar monitors to check how their mixes will translate or to focus on a specific aspect. But with Barefoot monitors you can put those other reference speakers into storage and free up some space on the console, because one set of MasterStack12 monitors can take the place of three alternate pairs.
Using a wired remote you can switch your Barefoot monitors through four different voices and preview your mix as it would sound through three alternate reference speakers, all without moving from the optimum stereo listening position. “Old School” rolls off the extreme highs and lows and brings the mid-range presence forward, capturing the essence of the NS10M. “Cube” is an homage to the classic full-range micro-monitor and is a useful reference setting for any mix that you expect to be played on earbuds through a laptop or handheld device. “HiFi” behaves like a home audiophile speaker, warming up the mid-range and sweetening the highs, for client playback or just listening in the control room. “Flat” selects the true, revealing Barefoot sound.
Barefoot Sound MasterStack12 12" 4.5-way Active Studio Monitor Pair - With Handles
Barefoot Sound MasterStack12 12" 4.5-way Active Studio Monitor Pair - With Handles
Barefoot Sound MasterStack12 12" 4.5-way Active Studio Monitor Pair - With Handles

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  • 3,500 total watts of power
  • Eight 12" aluminum cone Dual-Force subwoofers
  • Bass response down to 18 Hz
  • MEME Technology

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  • Description: 4.5-way active modular tower monitor with MEME Technology
  • Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
  • Input Impedance: 25k Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 18Hz – 50kHz (±3dB), 26Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
  • Bass Response: -3 dB @ 18Hz, Q = 0.707, Slope = 12 dB/octave
  • Cabinet: 180 liters total internal volume, sealed sub enclosures, sealed woofer enclosures, sealed woofer enclosure, machined aluminum baffle plate, Aauminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout.
  • Crossover Frequencies: 80 / 200 / 800 / 4000 Hz
  • Tweeter: 1" ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
  • Amplifier: 250W Hypex
  • Midranges: 2" x 2.5" aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2 mm linear excursion
  • Amplifier: 250W Hypex
  • Woofers: 3" x 6.5" aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
  • Amplifier: 500W Hypex
  • Subwoofers: 4" x 12" aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 25 mm linear excursion
  • Amplifier: 2400W Hypex
  • AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
  • Power Consumption: Idle: 100W, Maximum: 1800W
  • Weight: Weight: 280 lbs per tower – no handles
  • Shipping: 325 lbs per tower – no handles
  • Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 63.0" x 14.4" x 21.9"
  • Footprint WxD: 23.0" x 21.5"

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