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Why choose passive Strauss Elektroakustik Mastering Studio Monitors in these days of active loudspeakers with analog or digital controllers?


The design of Strauss Elektroakustik SE-NF-3 Nearfield Passive Monitor has been based on a combination of traditional tried and true elements fused with innovative technology to meet the highest demands of professional users.  Oriented on the physical ideal of the point source, these passive two-way monitors have been developed for medium and short listening distances with precision mechanics that cannot be replaced by electronics. Their high-quality passive filtering outmatches the performance of active-analog control along with that, the optimization of group delay time is achieved without active-digital control. Because power amplifiers can only be compared by means of passive transducers, innovations in amplifier and controller construction can be incorporated into monitoring systems where passive transducers are used. Summing all of this with the solid dimensioning of their electrical and mechanical elements guarantees acoustic reliability and sustained quality.

The NF-3 is meant to be used in high-end mixing and critical-listening applications. This is a nearfield monitor, offering a 1" soft-dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet. For the low and midrange frequency, the speaker offers a 5" woofer with a coated paper cone and a ferrite magnet circuit.


All told, this monitor will net a frequency response of 38 Hz to 26 kHz (-6 dB) when paired with a suitable amplifier to power the speaker. It is designed to handle 60W RMS of power. You'll find binding posts on the back of the unit to connect to an amplifier (separately available).


With a dispersion of 100 x 60 (horizontal x vertical), the monitor is quite suited for your studio environment, as it can address the sweetspot and surrounding areas more than adequately. The monitor is solidly constructed at 22 lb.


“With SE-NF-3 and SE-MF-2 monitors, it is possible to listen deeply to sound images for hours on end, free of stress and without tiring. And to be able to take a step back and gain an overview so superbly makes mastering a real pleasure.

Hans Ulrich, MO STUDIO, Switzerland



The Features

Wide bandwidth Tone

High linearity Tone

Low distortions Tone

Detailed microdynamic

Stable macrodynamic

Homogenous dispersion

Few early reflections

Optimized group delay time

Transistor, digital or valve amplifiers delivering 20-150W into 8 ohms may be used.

Near field monitor - 1" soft dome tweeter (neodymium magnet circuit)

5" woofer, coated paper cone (ferrite magnet circuit)


Strauss Elektroakustik SE-NF-3 Nearfield Passive Monitor (Single)

  • Strauss Elektroakustik SE-NF-3 Nearfield Passive Monitor
  • Passive speaker for high-end mixing and critical-listening applications
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