Barefoot Sound

Barefoot Sound was founded by scientist, engineer and inventor Thomas Barefoot. Growing up financially challenged in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thomas loved music and dreamed of playing the electric guitar. But his family could not afford one. So at the age of 13 he set out to teach himself how to build guitars and amplifiers. Working in his school’s wood-shop and learning everything he could from the library, he salvaged parts and materials from around his neighborhood and re-imagined them into musical instruments. He started his first business in high school, building and modifying guitars for his classmates. Thomas’ brilliant skills and entrepreneurial spirit helped him pay for university and eventually earn a degree in physics. Thomas went on to study for his PhD, but after a few years in graduate school, he realized academia was not his passion. He was a builder, an inventor, and his love for music continued to drive him. Even after landing a job at Intel developing semiconductor-manufacturing technology, Thomas never lost sight of his dream. In his spare time he got heavily involved with the online recording community.

Under the moniker “Barefoot”, his real surname, Thomas became known as an online speaker and acoustics “guru.” Through many forum discussions and practice in his home studio, Thomas began to reject the traditional distinctions between nearfield, main and mastering monitors. Thomas concluded that every job, from tracking to mastering, required the same level of sound quality, dynamic range and bass extension. He realized that an all-in-one approach to monitoring was also perfectly suited to the project studios that were burgeoning everywhere. This led Thomas to develop his first studio monitor in 2004. Having only stepped into a professional recording studio a few times, the design standards he set for himself were mostly based on an idealized vision of what studio monitor performance should be, rather than firsthand experience many existing monitors. As it turned out, the speaker he built was not only extraordinarily innovative; it also surpassed the quality and performance of some of the world’s most elite monitor brands. Having the confidence of his online compatriots, Thomas started receiving orders for his new creation, building each by hand in his garage in San Francisco. By 2006, the fledgling business had grown so much that Thomas left Intel. Barefoot Sound stepped out of the garage and has been taking the recording industry by storm ever since.

Barefoot products are expertly crafted in Portland, Oregon.

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MasterStack12

4.5-way active modular tower system with 10 drive units housed in sealed enclosures spanning 18Hz to 40kHz with vanishingly low distortion, breathtaking dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response

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The MasterStack12 is a 4.5-way active modular tower system with 10 drive units housed in sealed enclosures spanning 18Hz to 40kHz with vanishingly low distortion, breathtaking dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response. Every driver has an under-hung voice coil moving inside an advanced geometry motor that enables it make extremely long linear excursions. The ring radiator tweeter is incredibly detailed and produces very wide dispersion out to its highest frequencies. The aluminum cone subwoofers, woofers and midranges radiate as perfect pistons to at least 2.5 octaves beyond their respective bandwidths. 

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Description: 4.5-way active modular tower monitor with MEME™ Technology
Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 25k Ohm
Frequency Response: 18Hz – 50kHz (±3dB)
26Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 18Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 180 liters total internal volume, Sealed sub enclosures, Sealed woofer enclosures, Sealed woofer enclosure, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout.
Crossover Frequencies: 80 / 200 / 800 / 4000 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber

Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Midranges: 2 x 2.5″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Woofers: 3 x 7″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 500W Hypex
Subwoofers: 4 x 12″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 25 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 2400W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 100W, Maximum: 1800W
Weight: Weight: 280 lbs per tower (127 kg) – no handles
Shipping: 325 lbs per tower (147 kg) – no handles
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 63.0 x 14.4 x 21.9 inches (1600 x 366 x 556 mm)
Footprint WxD: 23.0 x 21.5 (584 x 546 mm)


MicroMain26

4-way active monitor with MEME Technology based on the renowned MicroMain27 Gen2 platform, with the addition of Barefoot’s incredibly transparent and detailed 2.5” aluminum cone midrange

The Barefoot Sound MicroMain26 is a 4-way active system with 6 drive units housed in sealed enclosures spanning 30Hz to 45kHz with vanishingly low distortion, breathtaking dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response. The ring radiator tweeter of the MM26 is incredibly detailed and produces very wide dispersion out to its highest frequencies. The 2.5" aluminum cone midrange is housed in a cutting edge 3D printed waveguide enclosure. The 5.25″ woofers feature a phalanx of advanced technology, yielding upper bass and lower midrange detail that rivals any driver on the planet. Barefoot has teamed up with the brilliant Bruno Putzeys of Hypex to develop the powerful and completely transparent amplifier stage used in every Barefoot monitor. Melding the system together is a groundbreaking new DSP crossover that took Thomas Barefoot more than 4 years to develop. With beautifully designed high end converters and cutting edge proprietary filtering techniques the MM26 sound stage is seamlessly coherent and deeply revealing.

Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 30Hz – 45kHz (±3dB), 40Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 30Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 32 liters total internal volume, Sealed subwoofer, woofer and mid enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 100 / 800 / 4000 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Amplifier: 180W Hypex
Midrange: 2.5″ aluminum cone, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2 mm linear excursion

Amplifier: 180W Hypex
Woofers: 2 x 5.25″ poly/paper cone, Advanced geometry neodymium motor, +/- 5 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Subwoofers: 2 x 10″ aluminum cone with high linearity motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 500W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 30W, Maximum: 650W
Weight: Speaker: 71 lbs each (32 kg)
Shipping: 83 lbs each (38 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 20.5 x 9.5 x 15.5 inches (521 x 241 x 394 mm)
Overall: 20.5 x 10.5 x 17.4 inches (521 x 267 x 442 mm)



MicroMain12

Active 4-way Nearfield, Main & Mastering Monitor

Barefoot Sound is proud to introduce the revolutionary new MiniMain12, possibly the most accurate, revealing and technologically advanced recording monitor ever made. This is a bold statement, but the MiniMain12 is an incredibly bold speaker. With vanishing low distortion, breathtakingly wide dynamic range, ultra-fast transient response plus our amazing MEME™(Multi Emphasis Monitor Emulation™) technology.

Description: 4-way active monitor with MEME™ Technology
Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 50kHz (±3dB),
28Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 20Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 90 liters total internal volume, Sealed sub enclosure, Sealed woofer enclosures, Sealed woofer enclosure, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout.
Crossover Frequencies: 80 / 800 / 4000 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Amplifier: 250W Hypex

Midranges: 2 x 2.5″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Woofers: 2 x 7″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Subwoofers: 2 x 12″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 25 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 1200W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 50W, Maximum: 1500W
Weight: Speaker: 120 lbs each (54 kg) – no handles
Shipping: 135 lbs each (61 kg) – no handles
Dimensions HxWxD: 26.0 x 14.4 x 21.9 inches (660 x 366 x 556 mm)




MicroMain27 Gen2

Active 3.5-way near-field, main and mastering monitor

Barefoot Sound is proud to introduce the second generation MM27. Now featuring our amazing MEME™(Multi Emphasis Monitor Emulation™) technology, the MicroMain27 Gen2 precisely models the essential response and translation characteristics of other classic studio monitors, simply with the turn of a knob. If this weren’t enough, the renowned MM27 is augmented with advanced new electronics and drivers giving it even greater dimension and transparency across the entire audio spectrum.

Description: 3.5-way active monitor with MEME™ Technology
Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 30Hz – 45kHz (±3dB),
40Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 30Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 32 liters total internal volume, Sealed subwoofer and midbass enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 100 / 600 / 3000 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Amplifier: 250W Hypex

Midbass 1: 5.25″ poly/paper cone, Advanced geometry neodymium motor, +/- 5 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Midbass 2:
5.25″ poly/paper cone, Advanced geometry neodymium motor, +/- 5 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
Subwoofers: 2 x 10″ aluminum cone with high linearity motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 500W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 30W, Maximum: 650W
Weight: Speaker: 68 lbs each (31 kg)
Shipping: 80 lbs each (36 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 20.5 x 9.5 x 15.5 inches (521 x 241 x 394 mm)
Overall: 20.5 x 10.5 x 17.4 inches (521 x 267 x 442 mm)




MicroMain35 Gen2

Active 3-way Nearfield Monitor

Barefoot Sound is proud to introduce the second generation MM35. Now featuring our amazing MEME™(Multi Emphasis Monitor Emulation™) technology, the MicroMain35 Gen2 precisely models the essential response and translation characteristics of other classic studio monitors, simply with turn of a knob. If this weren’t enough, the renowned MM35 is augmented with advanced new electronics and drivers giving it even greater dimension and transparency across the entire audio spectrum.

Description: 3-way active monitor with MEME™ Technology
Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 35Hz – 45kHz (±3dB),
46Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 35Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 19 liters total internal volume, Sealed subwoofer and midbass enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 100 / 3000 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Amplifier: 180W Hypex

Midbass: 5.25″ poly/paper cone, Advanced geometry neodymium motor, +/- 5 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 180W Hypex
Subwoofers: 2 x 7″ aluminum cone with high linearity motor, +/- 9.5 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 20W, Maximum: 400W
Weight: Speaker: 43 lbs each (20 kg)
Shipping: 53 lbs each (24 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 14.25 x 9.5 x 15.5 inches (362 x 241 x 394 mm)
Overall: 14.25 x 9.8 x 17.4 inches (362 x 249 x 442 mm)




MicroMain45

Active 3-way Nearfield Monitor

Barefoot Sound is proud to introduce our newest studio monitor, the MicroMain45. Featuring the same signal path, amplifier and driver technologies as our flagship MiniMain12, the MicroMain45 is stripped down to the bare essentials in order to deliver renowned Barefoot resolution and translation at a more affordable price. Prepare yourself for the next Barefoot revolution!

Description: 3-way active monitor
Controls: Input level stepped attenuator, Equalization contour
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 40Hz – 45kHz (±3dB),
53Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 35Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet: 14 liters total internal volume, Sealed woofer and midrange enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 600 / 2500 Hz
Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Amplifier: 180W Hypex

Midranges: 2 x 2.5″ aluminum cones, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 180W Hypex
Subwoofers: 8″ aluminum cone with high linearity motor, +/- 13 mm linear excursion
Amplifier: 250W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 18W, Maximum: 400W
Weight: Speaker: 37.5 lbs each (17 kg)
Shipping: 47 lbs each (21 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 11.0 x 15.5 x 10.75 inches (279 x 394 x 273 mm)
Overall: 11.0 x 15.5 x 11.0 inches (279 x 394 x 279 mm)





Footprint01

3-way Active Monitor w/ MEME™ Technology

The new series launches with the Footprint01™, an active 3-way speaker that shares the same Thomas Barefoot signature designs — Dual-Force™ technology opposing sub woofers, dual ring radiator tweeter and Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation™ technology — as the MicroMain and MasterStack monitor lines. Footprint01 features dual opposing 8-inch paper cone subwoofers, a 4-inch aluminum cone midrange driver and a 1-inch dual ring radiating tweeter, components that all share a lineage with Barefoot's other products.

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Description: 3-way active monitor with MEME™ voice emulation
Controls: Input level stepped attenuator, MEME voice select
Input Impedance: Balanced XLR, 50k Ohm Impedance
Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1 meter with -15dBV input signal (Level control set to 0dB)
Frequency Response: 36Hz – 45kHz (±3dB), 45Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 36Hz, Q = 0.707
Slope = 18 dB/octave
Cabinet: 18 liters total internal volume, Sealed woofer and midrange enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 250 / 3600 Hz (Passive crossover between Midrange and Tweeter)

Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, Low distortion motor, Rear waveguide chamber
Midrange: 4.0″ aluminum cone, Aluminum phase plug, Low distortion motor, +/- 3.5 mm linear excursion
Woofers: 8″ paper cone, +/- 9.5 mm linear excursion
High Frequency Amplifier:
150W
Low Frequency Amplifier: 500W
AC Power Input: 85 VAC to 265 VAC
Power Consumption: Idle: 2W, Maximum: 765W
Weight: Speaker: 35 lbs each (16 kg)
Shipping: 44.5 lbs each (20.2 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 14.0 x 9.5 x 13.0 inches (356 x 241 x 330 mm)
Overall: 14.0 x 10.25 x 13.6 inches (356 x 260 x 345 mm)