AC Power Input: Selectable 110V-120V / 220V-240V (50Hz – 60Hz) or 100V (50Hz – 60 Hz)
Enclosure Construction: Structural Foam
Finish: Black Textured Paint
Port Configuration: Front firing slot port
Compatible OmniMount: 60.0 WBX
Dimensions (H x W x D): 17.06″ (433mm) x 12.51″ (318mm) x 11.66″ (296mm)
Weight: 41 Lbs. (16.5 Kg.)
The VXT8 is a huge and rather hefty monitor that leaves a large footprint, but will ultimately provide you with mix worthy sound. They are very balanced, but do have a slight emphasis on the low end. Luckily that low end is not boomy or muddy, and really provides excellent clarity.
The monitors are revealing, while still retaining a sense of pure, natural sound.
Controlled bass response. Not boomy. Balanced sound overall.
Durable and heavy duty. Solidly built.
Nice clarity. Small details in your mixes become apparent. You will start to hear things that you haven’t before.
The VXT’s will point out flaws in your music. The Rokit Series is more for casual listening.
Revealing, while still remaining natural and pure.
Both monitors have controls on the back to affect the frequency spectrum based on your room.
Overall they share similar characteristics.
The VXT8’s definitely are more colored overall than the A7X’s. You will notice a bump in the low end on the VXT8’s while the A7X’s are more neutral.
The VXT8’s are more forgiving in general, meaning they will make your music sound better.
The VXT8 is much larger, and will leave a bigger footprint in your studio space.
The VXT8 is more affordable. The A7X runs around $750, while the VXT8 is about $500 (both per speaker).
The most important thing to take away from this review, and any comparison of studio monitors is your own ear. Regardless of what monitor you choose, your room and your ear play a crucial role in developing your mixing abilities. You will undoubtedly have to learn the monitors tendencies, and adjust from there. It’s more about getting a feel for the sound they produce, rather than the monitors themselves.
That said, I would most likely go with the A7X’s as they are more balanced overall. With the VXT8 you are getting more low end which may not be as conducive to a genuine and honest mix. The A7X’s are brutally honest, and should be what you’re looking for in a studio monitor.
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