“Ashoke Mukherjee founded Sonodyne in the late 1960s, when audio equipment was strictly an import item in India,” explained Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “Over forty plus years Sonodyne has been investing in research and development and has emerged as the most interesting loudspeaker company outside U.S. Sonodyne powered monitors are winning fans not on price but on performance and compact size. It’s time to introduce Sonodyne actives to the American market.”
The SM 50Ak is the smallest monitor in the Sonodyne range. Its active bi-amp design delivers 45-watts to the 5¼-inch woofer and 45-watts to the tweeter to smoothly reproduce 70 to 22,000 Hz. Its aluminum enclosure and well-considered shape contribute to the open high-end, honest mid-range, and tight bass that have earned the loyalty of engineers in the know. The next model up is the SM 100Ak, also biamplified, offering 80-watts to a 6½-inch woofer, and the same 45-watt powered tweeter. The Sonodyne SM 100Ak delivers more low-end response, a larger sweet spot in front, and greater SPL. Both models surprise the listener with a much larger sound than expected for the size.
MSRPs: SM 50Ak – $1,050/pair • SM 100Ak – $1,400/pair
ABOUT TRANSAUDIO GROUP
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.