Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 Gen 2 Studio Monitor Pair


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  • MicroMain45 is a three-way active monitor. Controls include an input level stepped attenuator and a voice choice for Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation.
  • 610W Active Studio Monitor Pair with 8″ Subwoofer, Dual 2.5″ MF Drivers, and 1″ HF Driver
  • An 8-inch aluminum cone subwoofer creates tight, powerful low-end all the way down.
  • All Barefoot Sound studio monitors include multi-emphasis Monitor
  • Emulation, or MEME technology,. The MM45s have a very wide sweet spot for consistent sound in any position.

Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 Active Studio Monitor Pair:

Premium Project Studio Performance

The MicroMain45 uses the same signal path, amplifier, and driver technology as Barefoot Sound’s flagship MiniMain12, but it is stripped down to its minimal essentials to deliver famed Barefoot resolution and translation at a cheaper cost. This well-designed three-way speaker has a 1-inch radiator tweeter, two 2.5-inch aluminum-cone midrange drivers, and an 8-inch aluminum-cone subwoofer with a frequency response of 40Hz to 45kHz. This 610-watt studio monitor includes Hypex amplifier stages for superior acoustic clarity, as well as Barefoot Audio’s cutting-edge MEME technology, which offers four voice models and allows you to reference different types of speakers directly from the MicroMain45. The Barefoot Sound MicroMain45, intended for small and mid-sized project studios, combines the famous performance of the company’s MicroMain45 and MicroMain35 in a cost-effective nearfield mixer.

The unique sound of Barefoot

Despite its pared-down design, the MicroMain45 bears many similarities to the company’s flagship MiniMain12. This active studio monitor has a 1-inch ring radiator tweeter with an advanced geometry neodymium motor, a rear waveguide chamber, and two 2.5-inch aluminum-cone midrange drivers with advanced geometry neodymium motors. Each MicroMain45 also includes a single 8-inch aluminum-cone subwoofer with a high-linearity motor capable of producing pure bass as low as 40 Hz. Sweetwater engineers observed that the MicroMain45’s tweeters are extremely detailed with wide dispersion, and the midrange quality rivals anything else in this price category. Small and medium-sized project studios that require flawless sound will struggle to beat the MicroMain45.

Hypex amplifier stages are incredibly powerful.

The amplifier stages of the Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 were meticulously designed for maximum transparency in collaboration with Hypex’s Bruno Putzeys. This active speaker’s revolutionary DSP crossover provides power to three amplifier modules. This cutting-edge design delivers 250 watts to the speaker’s subwoofer and 180 watts to its midrange speakers. Additionally, the tweeter receives 180 watts of power.

MEME technology is utilized.

The MicroMain 45 eliminates the requirement for a second set of reference monitors. Barefoot Sound’s MEME (Multi Emphasis Monitor Emulation) technology enables you to test your mixes against accurate replicas of common reference sources such as standard consumer playback systems, old NS10s, and classic mix cubes. MEME technology means you won’t have to struggle with a congested workspace, external power amplifiers, or ancient speakers with hard-to-find replacement parts to get a tried-and-true set of alternate reference monitors.

Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 Active Studio Monitor Pair:

  • A simplified monitor with the same signal route, amplifier, and driver technology as the MiniMain 12. 3-way design with a 1-inch radiator tweeter, dual 2.5-inch aluminum-cone midrange drivers, and an 8-inch subwoofer.
  • The aural transparency of Hypex amplifier stages is unparalleled.
  • Innovative DSP crossover feeds four amplification modules
  • MEME technology provides you with four different speaker voice models for convenient secondary reference.
  • Limiters and overcurrent safety are built in.
  • Sealed cabinet with machined aluminum baffle plate, aluminum subwoofer frames, and acoustic dampening made of long-fiber wool.

Tech Specifications:

  • Powered: Yes
  • Power configuration: Three-way
  • Quantity: Pair LF. Driver Size: 8″ Subwoofer
  • LF Driver Type: Aluminum Cone MF Driver Size: 2″x 2.5″ Midranges
  • MF aluminum cone driver with a 1″ tweeter. Driver type: ring radiator with rear waveguide chamber.
  • Power amps for the LF, MF, and HF drivers are 180W and 250W, respectively.
  • Total Power: 610W.
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz–45kHz (±3dB)
  • Crossover frequency: 600–3600 Hz.
  • Input type: 1x XLR.
  • USB: 1x Type B
  • Enclosure Type:  Sealed
  • Dimensions: Height 11.4″, Width 15.5″, Depth 11″.
  • Weight: 37.5 pounds.

Additional information

System Type

3-way active studio monitor

Frequency Response

Typically 40Hz – 45kHz

Input Impedance

50k Ohm Balanced

SPL (at 2.2 meters with -15dBV input)

90 dB SPL

Crossover Frequencies

600 Hz, 2.5 kHz


1" ring radiator tweeter


2.5" aluminum cone midrange


8" aluminum cone woofer


180W HF / 180W MF / 250W LF


XLR input


37.5 pounds.

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