Studio Monitor with 6" aluminium woofer and dual tweeters
Pro 6 - 6" studio monitors 90 watts dynamic and bi-amplified power.
- 2 x 1’’ silk dome (tweeter) and 6.5’’ Aluminium (woofer)
- Magnetically shielded drivers
- Input: XLR, 1/4’’ TRS, RCA
- Controls: Level control, HF adjust
- Amplification: 90 watts
- Frequency Response: 40Hz-30kHz +/- 2.0dB
- Dimensions: 315 (W) x 240 (H) x 250 (D) mm
- Weight: 9 kg
A perfect balance of low to high for accurate response
Not only are the new Prodipe 6 studio monitors elegant in the extreme, but by opting for a high end 6" aluminium woofer with dual added tweeters we have obtained outstanding results: the perfect balance of low to high for accurate response, excellent neutrality and maximum dynamics.
The vertical arrangement of the tweeters creates a wide "street spot"
And as always, our pro standard equipment is available to you at amazing price.
“The Pro 6 monitors perfectly combine listening quality for the home studio, a sensible size for different work environments and the elegant good looks that you need when you spend much of your time working in the same room.
The first plus point is the faithfulness of the listening - the sound is very pleasant and has a slightly flattering edge to it, even at low volume.
The second plus point is the little blue light which adds the Zen factor when you’re in a creative mood.
The final plus point is the incredible price - and that’s when you’re extremely glad to be able to enjoy the benefits of the 21st century.”
Jean-Félix Lalanne - Guitarist – Composer
- When someone mentions the career of Jean-Félix Lalanne, “extremely gifted guitarist” is the phrase that invariably comes to mind. He had his first guitar at 11 and was performing solo concerts within the year. He even shared a stage with Marcel Dadi who would later become his mentor. This collaboration brought the two of them to the Olympia itself in 1988.
- At 14, after an album recorded in public, Jean-Félix joined the ranks of the elite guitarists at the Guitar Academy in Marseilles. Shortly afterwards he obtained his Licence de Concert for classical guitar and began teaching at the Academy.
- At 17 he undertook his first musical project - an original and complex solo album which included nocturnes, waltzes, and some of Chopin’s chants polonais.
- His musical prowess did not stop there. He studied the art of orchestration, something which has always held a fascination for him. He also became an arranger/producer (Bonnie Tyler, Chimène Badie, Maxime Leforestier, Hélène Ségara, Lara Fabian and Amaury Vassily).
- It was only natural that his first symphony saw the light of day when he was just 20 years old. The ‘Symphonie Romantique’ was performed by RTBF’s Philharmonic Orchestra during the guitar festival at Liège (RTBF is a TV/radio broadcaster for the French speaking community in Belgium). Other concertos and symphonies would follow – some were performed at festivals in Europe and the USA.
- After this came a period of industry-wide recognition: in 1986 he was nominated for the soundtrack of ‘Le Passage’ (The passage), starring Alain Delon, at the ‘Victoires de la Musique’ (French music awards ceremony), then in 2004 for René Manzor’s ‘Dédales’ (Labyrinth). In 2010 he was appointed Chevalier in France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
- Here was a man who could turn his hand to anything: conductor, instrumentalist, composer, writer, arranger and producer. He was effectively defining a musical path for himself that would be impossible to pigeonhole.
- To date, the artist for whom “playing is like the beating of a butterfly’s wings” has recorded over 26 albums. He has crossed guitars with the likes of John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Doc Watson.
- Over the course of his collaborations, Jean-Félix Lalanne has never stopped experimenting with new ideas. After bringing together a host of singers and musicians for his ‘Autour de la guitare’ (Around the guitar) album with Polydor, he decided to organise a concert of the same name. It was not only that some of the greatest singers and guitarists from all over the world were on the bill, it was the fact that there were also dancers, comedians and artists, making it an event that was appreciated by both the spectators and the performers alike.
- The autumn of 2007 marked a turning point for the ‘Autour de la guitare’ concept with the release of a TF1 (French television channel) DVD box set containing recordings of the 2003, the 2006 and the 2007 concerts. The concerts of 2008 and March 2011 would in turn be released as videos.
- In 2005 his passion for symphonic music caught up with him again. He wrote ‘La Symphonie Astrale’, a new orchestral piece consisting of 12 movements, each representing the signs of the zodiac. The originality of this symphony stood out because of its soloist trio of harp, piano and of course, guitar. After writing parts for the instruments of the Shanghai Chinese Traditional orchestra, he performed the piece alongside Lyon’s Symphony Orchestra during a tour of China.
Pro 6 reviewed by Nushock Studio: more accurate than ever
First of all, I would like to thank PRODIPE for sending me the latest products from their audio equipment catalogue. Now it’s time to introduce you to the ‘top of the range’ PRO 6 monitors, hot off the production line. It’s hard to forget the amazing impact the PRO 5 and PRO 8 monitors had when they first hit the market. Luckily, I had the opportunity to try them out, and the performance at that price was breathtaking. PRODIPE have followed this up with a really interesting set of new high performance monitors.
There were three of us in the studio when the PRO 6 monitors arrived: the studio’s technical guy for over 15 years, a soulful hits guy, and me. Like always, as soon as a parcel appears, we rush to open it and discover the new toys. The first thing that grabbed our attention about the PRO 6 monitors was the elegant look - modern and streamlined.
The monitors should sit horizontally for optimum sound reproduction. In front is a 6.5" woofer and dual 1" silk dome tweeters. The woofer is located on the right hand side of the speaker, the tweeters on the left, one above the other. The two sides are separated by a blue LED power light. When the monitors are placed together, the 2 woofers are towards the middle and the 2 x 2 tweeters are towards the outside.
At the rear of the PRO 6 monitors are the connectors and the controls: the 90W bi-amplified, asymmetrical input (RCA), jack, symmetrical input (XLR), the main volume control and high frequency control. There is also a fused 120V/230V selector switch and an on/off switch.
In our small studio - we call it the composing studio - we connected the PRO 6 monitors to one of the mixing desk’s AUX outs, and then switched them on of course. As we always do in this type of situation, we started out very gently to make sure everything was OK. We stacked the PRO 6 monitors at ear level and the PRO 8 monitors on top. The PRO 10S bass speaker was at floor level. Most importantly, it was time to test the sound quality of the PRO 6s.
For this size of room, the PRO 6 volume delivery is perfectly adequate. To sum up, the colour of the sound from the PRO 6s is pretty amazing. The aluminium woofer does its job really well; it adds depth at the down end of the scale when you need it and at the same time, flirts with the lower high range. This is why the style of the PRO 6s is spot on. The rear vent has been well thought out, allowing the monitors to produce a warm bass sound. The twin tweeters perform admirably without any extra aggressiveness. Being twinned, the tweeters can tackle the bottom of the high range so that the whole spectrum is covered. The PRO 6 monitors are generously balanced and this is what gives the colour that we all liked its slightly flattering edge. The power output is also evenly balanced.
If we compare the PRO 6s with the PRO 8s, the PRO 8s fit the bill for composition that needs plenty of power, but the PRO 6s have the advantage of offering a more refined, more subtle sound. If we wanted to, we could almost prepare a master mix using the PRO 6s, something that wouldn’t be easy with the PRO 8s.
Of the three of us who listened to the PRO 6 monitors, the soulful guy appreciated their directness, the studio technical guy, who is used to listening to all types and brands, preferred the PRO 6s to the PRO 8s, but not for loud volume recording. We shouldn’t forget that more and more DJs are in production as well and they need a lot of volume.
I’ve listened to everything on the PRO6s - jazz, classical, up-to-the-minute music, disco, and I’ve found myself getting right behind them. They flatter sounds slightly, which on its own is no big deal, but could be a challenge when doing a full master track. For an unbeatable price of 299€ incl. VAT, the PRO6s are an incredibly good pair of studio monitors. Their accuracy, their full-spectrum musical quality and their look make them a great buy.
- Ideal for home studio use
- Very balanced sound reproduction
- Aluminium woofer
- Dual tweeter
- Slightly flattering edge to the sound, but if anything, very pleasant.