Fender Passport Powered Studio Monitor Speakers by Focal - $399 Delivered (RRP $899) @ South Coast Music

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SCMusic's Fender Passport Studio Monitors Clearance Sale Starts Now! Perfect for home & pro studio recording / DJ monitoring etc.

RRP$899! Now Only $399 Delivered Australia Wide!

The Fender Passport Studio Powered Speaker Monitors made in Conjunction with Professional Hi-End Audio Company "Focal".

Portable, Lightweight, 150 Watts, 2-Way / 5 Inch Speakers! 

Price Will Not be Repeated Once Current Stocks are Sold Out!

Specifications:

o Designed and Built in Collaboration with Focal-JMlab
o 150W, 2-way Powered and Portable Studio Monitors
o Two FOCAL 5 inch polyglass cone woofers for precise, powerful lows
o Two FOCAL aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeters for crystal-clear highs
o Speakers lock together for safe and easy transportation
o Integrated Carry Handle
o Intuitive Level, Bass & Treble Room Correction Control
o Lightweight, Portable Design
o Dual-Colour Power/Clip Indicator LED
o Rear Compartment for Power Cable Storage
o Magnetic Shielding

Comments

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    So not worth getting from these guys?

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    better than audioengine A5?

    • +3 votes

      Yes? These are Monitors, though. They have a different type of sound that's not really designed to fill a room.

      The A5s are good for what they are, but are $200 more than they should be.

      • -1 vote

        Really?! I have the Audio Engine A5+'s and they have the same 150w and 5" woofers as these so I'm sure these monitors would fill a room in the same way the A5+'s do. This sounds like a cracking deal.

        Here's a review that suggests that they should indeed be room filling in the same way the A5+'s are.

        http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/fender-passport-studio

        I love my A5+'s though!

      • +1 vote

        "These are Monitors, though. They have a different type of sound that's not really designed to fill a room."

        That doesn't even makes sense. Monitors just mean they have a flat frequency response curve.

        • +5 votes

          Monitors should not have the pleasant characteristics that general HIFI systems have. Generally, monitors are directional and have a very focused sweet spot when compared with other speakers. The statement above that monitors are not designed to fill a room with sound is correct. Sure they will fill the room with sound however the frequency response outside of the sweet spot wont be uniform and will likely sound bad.

    • +4 votes

      Hello,
      It can depend on the listener however - I would say that due to the fact that Fenders run at 75Watts RMS and the A5's run at only 50Watts RMS then this is a defining factor in favour of the Fender's.

      The A5's have:

      Kevlar woofers, silk dome tweeters

      whereas the The Fender/Focal Passport's have:

      FOCAL 5 inch polyglass cone woofers for precise, powerful lows
      FOCAL aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeters for crystal-clear highs

      and again could tip the favour towards the Fenders however both are good options.

      Cheers

    • +3 votes

      A5s are the Beats by Dre of speakers.

      Sounds pretty good, look pretty good, aimed at mass market consumers, about 40% overpriced.

    • +1 vote

      A5's actually sound pretty bad tbh. There's better active speakers for similar money.

      • +2 votes

        Don't leave us hanging. What other better active speakers are there?

        Making a statement without any evidence or back up is like shooting blanks at a gun range. All it does is make noise.

        •  

          JBL LSR305's come to mind. Better sounding than A5's IMO and cheaper too.

        •  

          The Aktimate Mini offers great sound compared to the A5s, though you have to position them a certain distance from the wall.

  • +11 votes

    Hello again all,
    Genuinely over 55% off RRP of $899 as stated and again you can view the RRP here:

    http://www.fender.com.au/fender-passports-details.cfm?pID=06...

    and here for example:

    https://www.storedj.com.au/fender-passport-studio-powered-mo...

    There is evidence to support what I stated when I said "I could not find any competitors in Australia under $719 + delivery for example?" - just google it.

    If someone else has found it cheaper let me know but that is the best I could find from other Australian retailers online.

    Also, when we changed it from 50% off to 55% off that is not misleading, it just means extra discounts to sweeten the promotion which officially launched today - in all honesty these are an absolute bargain even if we kept them at 50% off and ran our promotion anyway…

    To conclude it is "over 55% off RRP with free delivery"

    Cheers

    • +2 votes

      Thanks rep cheers for the good work

      • +7 votes

        Not a problem - even our staff are enjoying this deal :) Good to work in a music shop sometimes :)

    • -6 votes

      it just means extra discounts to sweeten the promotion which officially launched today

      If that's the case, why was it $399 on Apr 1, 2017?

      • +6 votes

        The Web guys must have altered it then when we first arranged the deal but our promotion officially launched today - Doesn't change the fact that the $899 RRP has stood since they came out in 2014 - and still being sold at $899 to this day - is our deal not over 55% off RRP of $899 as stated?

        • +4 votes

          @m9: This is OzBargain, after all - the tards make sure no good deed goes unpunished.

        • +8 votes

          @m9:

          This is OzB after all - you will get caught out.

          They haven't been caught out just that a few people have gotten carried away with an over the top attack.

        • -2 votes

          @Maverick-au:

          Pointing out lies is not an attack. Plus, no harsh words were used. No name-calling either. Unlike the post above yours.

        • +11 votes

          Don't worry about half of these negative comments. Some people here will upvote a 0.25% cash back on eBay - literally 25 cents saved per $100 spent, yet they get mad when a small business offers a great deal that leaves room for nitpicking.

          Great stuff, keep it up!

  • +17 votes

    Can we all just stop discussing "if" this is deal and just be happy that we have a deal on these?

  • -1 vote

    Great price, but I really can't get the sound of Monitor speakers. Just doesn't do it for me. Been scarred with a few.

    Though I reckon some Polk models weren't bad.

  • +12 votes

    As a local to the area these guys are based in, I've purchased a good deal on two blue yeti microphones from them in the past! Got the second one after my cat knocked one off a table and it died. Good price and great service there!

    Edit: The mic died, not the cat. The cat is still fine, unlike the first microphone.

  • +6 votes

    Buy them for $379.96 on the OP's eBay store with the C5AUS 5% off code.

  • -2 votes

    will these be good to play 32kpbs mp3s?

  • +1 vote

    How do the match up against the Focal CMS 50s or the Adam A5xs?

    • +2 votes

      Hello,
      The Adams seem to go for around $1600AUD and the CMS 50's for around $2000AUD a pair.
      They may be a higher quality monitor but the fenders are also approx 75% and 80% of the price (with our deal) with FREE DELIVERY :)
      Cheers

  •  

    What do you guys reckon about these monitors vs these JBL Monitors I've been looking at. Should I pony up the extra for the JBL's and grab the free condenser mic or are these just as good value for money as they seem. I don't really need them to be portable at all, and am also concerned about not being able to replace just one of them.

    Thoughts?

    • +4 votes

      cant go wrong with LSR305s.

      just went to store dj, and picked up my krks. it was hard debate between rokit and LSR305s.

      but since i dont mix, and i like rock/pop/edm/dance, rokit is my finally choice.

      otherwise, i would go JBL for sure. just look at youtube, that model have such good reputation….

    •  

      Hey not used the specific ones you linked but https://media.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/LSR4326Ppak-la...
      these JBLs are great and basically a standard in post production houses. if thats the kind of work your doing. theres 8 inch and 6 inch versions.

    • +1 vote

      only heard good things about the jbl 305s, although something like Aktimate mini+ that has usb input and sub out port to easily add any brand subwoofer is what I'll probably go with.

    • +1 vote

      Don't worry about the Fender monitors…JBL LSR305's are the best value monitors under 1K! They're even better than the 308's, if you need more bottom end then you can easily incorporate a sub :)

      • +1 vote

        Hello all,
        We sell both Models (LSR305'S & the Fender passport's), aswell as many other brands in the studio monitor category including Genelec, Yamaha, Cerwin Vega, Alesis, Mackie, Tapco, Icon, Event, Kurzweil, Behringer just to name a few.

        I would not say that the LSR305's are better sounding than the Fenders from comparing them, and most obviously the Fenders run at a higher RMS than the 305's, and the fact that the woofer / tweeter combo is different on each model as far as materials are concerned is more or less down to personal preference.

        Having said all of that, if anyone is interested in the 305's please let me know and I can arrange them for you too :)

        Cheers

    •  

      If you do go for the 305s, and SCM's rep doesn't do a better deal, you can get the pair for $441.75 delivered with C5AUS 5%-off from Turramurra Music or Soundcorp - both are participating dealers for the bonus Shure mic.

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      JBL LSR305's are amazing - superb sound for the price. The 305's sound better than the 308's and are better value too.

  • +1 vote

    Great deal SCM. Grabbed a pair.

  • +2 votes

    Not a bad deal but imo they're so ugly.

  •  

    Just starting to get back into my music production stuff. I've never actually had monitors, I used to just use a pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro cans. Would these monitors be a wise choice, or should I be looking for something a little more 'basic'?

  • -1 vote

    If you're shopping in this space I'd suggest looking at the KEF x300a. More an all-rounder than a pure monitor speaker, but the non-wireless version can be had for $8xx.

    Review:
    http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2013/06/kef-x300a-powered-...

    • +4 votes

      nice speakers, but more than double the price of this deal…

      •  

        Yes definitely, but if you're in the market for some speakers it's good to have some options at different price points!

  •  

    The speaking on my digital piano in my bedroom are in the process of dying , how suitable would these be as a replacement for that purpose ?

    • +4 votes

      I'd be more worried that your piano is speaking to you in the first place…

    •  

      Great - they'd be louder and of higher quality than the stock speakers.

      Though if you plan on playing with other people I'd probably look at a PA speaker or keyboard amp (or a bass amp with a tweeter) as I doubt they'd stack up against loud guitars or drums. They'd be fine for light jamming in the bedroom if that's all you need.

  •  

    Hi OP,
    Can you advise their performance and quality compared to Paradigm monitor 9 or 11? I understand Paragidm are expensive, but wanted to know if these are decent for a home theatre or are designed for something else.

    • +1 vote

      Hello,
      Not particularly used for that purpose I'm sorry and a different type of reference monitor unfortunately.
      Cheers

      •  

        Thanks. Got it. These might be for studios?

        • +3 votes

          Yes that's correct - they are more for home or recording studio purposes although, if you want a cheap set of powered speakers they will certainly have the power and audio quality to suit certain applications.

          Home theatre? not so much. Powered speakers to play computer or other personal audio though for example? Yes.

          Cheers

  • +8 votes

    For anyone wondering this really isn't for the average joe. This is a studio monitor with a very flat response. They should sound good but they won't sound big or exciting, they will sound flat and true to the original sound. This appears to be a really great price so I pulled the trigger even though I don't really need them hehe.

  •  

    How do these compare to Yamaha HS5/7/8 speakers?

  •  

    Gibsonluva, I've got another question. I was wondering if you could tell us the differences between studio monitors and prosumer speakers? I've always been conflicted between both, it seems like there's a lot of snake oil when it comes to prosumer speakers while companies that manufacture studio monitors are quite open with their specs with a focus on accuracy in the sense of the audio being true to the media used.

    Basically which is better?

  • +1 vote

    Guys, just to echo the sentiment that monitors do not make good hifi speakers. These are NEARFIELD monitors. These are specifically designed to have a narrow sweet spot very close to the speaker where a producer would sit. If you want to fill a room with good sound please look at anything other than nearfield monitors.

  •  

    Amazon US has it for $273.73 (that's 362 AUD). Yet still the best deal in AU that's for sure…
    https://www.amazon.com/Fender-Passport-Portable-Powered-Moni...

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