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Monitor Reference 3A

Compact and powerful -Multi-talented 2-way bass reflex active speaker

  • Compact, powerful 2-way active speaker system
  • Integrated amplifier with 2 x 40 watts of continuous power or 2 x 80 watts of peak power
  • aptx® Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) for optimum sound reproduction
  • HDMI® input with ARC capability for playback of TV audio and all connected sources
  • Phono input for turntables with MM system
  • Solid housing for precise sound reproduction

Compact and powerful -Multi-talented 2-way bass reflex active speaker

Measuring 205 mm wide and 335 mm high, the Reference 3A is a real shelf speaker, yet it still offers the full range of capabilities that the other models in the series possess. When used together with a television, for example, it raises its sound capabilities to a completely new level, yet it remains a fully-fledged stereo system with all of the functions mentioned above. Listening to music from your smartphone is just as easy as playing relaxing music from your vinyl collection. A chic lowboard, a TV, a turntable and a Reference 3A set; we can already picture it all in front of us.

Compact, but with a sound of a much larger model

The 25 mm tweeter dome is also the component of choice here, while the lowest frequencies are catered for by a 170 mm bass-midrange driver, which delivers a real punch right down to 34 Hz.

The integrated amplifier delivers 2 x 40 watts of continuous power or 2 x 80 watts of peak power, which makes the Reference 3A a fully-fledged hi-fi speaker. The crossover in the 3A intervenes at a frequency of 3,300 Hz. Of course, this system also has an active and a passive speaker, with the latter simply being connected to the active unit via a cable. Like all of the speakers in the series, the 3A is also exquisitely processed, which is manifested in a weight of 6.4 and 5.8 kg per speaker.

Technical specifications

Power Handling (RMS/Max.)
  • active
  • Powered
  • Powered Bluetooth® Stereo Bookshelf Speaker set
Mains voltage
  • 100 – 240 V
  • 1 x 1“ dome tweeter
  • 6.5“ woofer-midrange
Output power (RMS/Max.)
  • 2 x 40 / 2 x 80 W
Frequency Response
  • 34 - 40.000 Hz
Crossover Frequencies
  • 3.300 Hz
  • 3.300 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 205 x 335 x 252 mm
  • Active Speaker: 6,4 kg
Cabinet surface
  • Front panel: matt black / housing: black textured veneer


Amplifier & Connections
  • Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) with aptX Low Latency, optimized for audio/video applications
  • Control for volume and input selection at the rear panel
  • The left passive speaker is connected to the right active speaker via a supplied cable
  • Sampling rates of all digital inputs up to 24Bit/192kHz
  • Optical digital input for direct connection of digital audio devices (e. g. TV)
  • Low standby power consumption (<0.5 watts) with auto standby function
  • Complete control is ensured via the supplied remote control (incl. battery)
  • Analogue stereo input (Cinch R/L) with switchable phono preamplifier for direct connection of a record player with magnet system (MM)
  • Additional 3.5 mm analogue stereo input for connecting portable audio devices
  • LED status indicator at the speaker front
  • FE-Dynamics bass-midrange driver with low partial oscillation, coated paper cone and distortion optimized magnet system
  • 25 mm fmax tweeter with soundguide for optimised dispersion properties and powerful ferrite drive for excellent dynamics
  • Numerous connection options for flexible and versatile use for smartphone via Bluetooth®, record player, TV via, HDMI® etc.
  • HDMI® with ARC and CEC function (Speakers can be controlled via TV remote control
  • Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) supports the aptX® high-end audio standard for high-quality playback from mobile devices
  • High performance Class D amplifier module with an output of 2 x 40 watts RMS
  • High-quality phono preamplifier for direct connection of a record player with MM magnet system
  • Integrated high-performance amplifier module, no additional amplifier is required
  • Amplitude and phase-optimised crossover to meet the strict THX Ultra2 standard
  • High-quality terminal with solid gold-plated and capsulated screw connectors
  • Resonance-damping rubber feet
Cabinet surface
  • Front panel: matt black / housing: black textured veneer


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