Compact Reference Monitor 301A


The 301A has been developed for near and mid-field monitoring at high listening levels.

Used for mastering and music balancing the 301A is also suitable in any situation where critical evaluation of audio material is required. This is currently the largest monitor in the Compact range. All Compact Reference Monitors have been developed in conjunction with professional sound engineers. The feedback they provided has been incorporated in the designs resulting in monitors with pinpoint imaging, accurate transients and a flat frequency responses.

A 28mm soft dome tweeter produces clear precise treble. With ferro-fluid cooling as standard this drive unit can handle peaks in excess of 1000Watts. A 210mm bass gives a smooth extended frequency response down to 35Hz.

For full frequency coverage the 802FEUís (Frequency Extension Units) are available. These units integrate seamlessly with all Excel monitors extending full rich bass down to the lowest octave. FEUís also form the perfect stand for all Excel Compact Monitors. A rear mounted two way amplifier matches perfectly to the drive units. The crossovers are minimum phase and use high order active filters providing accuracy and stability.

The MDF cabinet is pressure glued, internally braced and damped. The exterior edges are radiused to reduce diffraction, and are finished in a hard wearing textured lacquer. Veneers are available to special order.

Technical Information:

Bass drivers




Polyproperlene cone

28mm soft dome

2 x 80W rms


Magnetic shielding

Ferro-fluid cooled

Minimum phase active crossover


Magnesium chassis

1000 watts peak power


Technical Specifications:

Speaker Bandwidth




Female XLR (Audio), IEC (Mains)


Maximum Output Level

112dB SPL @ 1 metre sustained



H405 x W246 x D300mm





Black textured lacquer (Veneers to special order)

Cabinet Construction

M.D.F. Braced & pressure glued

Port Diameter


Nominal Input Level

-10dB to +4dB


Bass Driver

210mm diameter. Integral Phase Plug

For further information email:

Excel Audio Systems, London, England Tel: +44 (0)20 8354 0820 Fax: +44 (0)20 8354 0834