NX-Studio Kit (Pair)

(1 customer review)

$970.00$1,370.00

Finally! A reference grade studio monitor from GR-Research. Featuring the Neo 3 tweeter in an open baffle configuration, the NX-Studio will offer life like imaging and precision like you have never experienced before. Featuring our M165NQ in a sealed box, the NX-Studio can be placed near a wall without many of the issues other designs suffer from.

This kit includes 2 sheets of NoRez 

Specifications
Efficiency: 87dB
Impedance: 8Ohm
Frequency: 70Hz-20KHz
Cabinet Size: 18″H  x  8.5″W  x  15.5″D

We are now offering finished cabinets for this model, check them out here!

Interested in flatpacks for the NX-Studio? The price of the flat packs is $379/pair + shipping and can be ordered by emailing Jay at captainhemo@shaw.ca.
Note: Hardwood & MDF Baffle options are NOT compatible with this flatpack. Select “none” if you plan to get the flatpack.

This model is now available as a finished pair!

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Finally! A reference grade studio monitor from GR-Research. Featuring the Neo 3 tweeter in an open baffle configuration, the NX-Studio will offer life like imaging and precision like you have never experienced before. Featuring our M165NQ in a sealed box, the NX-Studio can be placed near a wall without many of the issues other designs suffer from. This kit comes with everything you need with a very simple crossover design (2nd order on the tweeter and woofer). Remember, less parts in the path is a good thing and even better, the parts you get with this kit are some of the best out there. The only upgrade we offer on the NX-Studio is foil inductors for the woofer circuit. Everything offered in the kit is already top tier.

This kit includes 2 sheets of NoRez
Hardwood & MDF Baffle options are NOT compatible with the flatpack. Select "none" if you plan to get the flatpack.

Note: if the cabinet plans in the tabs goes missing let us know.

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 10 in
Front Baffle Upgrade

None, MDF Baffle +$100, Maple +$225, Cherry +$225, Mahogany +$225, Oak +$250, Walnut +$250

Inductor Upgrades

Stock Coils, Foil Inductors +$150

Cabinet Plans

1 review for NX-Studio Kit (Pair)

  1. Karsten Frederiksen (verified owner)

    I’ve had these speakers for a about a year now – and I’m very pleased.

    It started out pretty bad, with some imperfect woofers and a faulty front baffle. None of the issues would probably have affected the sound, but for sure it was not satisfying.

    BUT everything were sorted out. It’s only when something is going wrong, you really find out who you are dealing with. And every problem was dealt with in a very nice way. GR-Research is absolutely recommended!

    I live in Europe, and because of the shipment I didn’t buy the flat pack. In the US the flat pack is a no-brainer. Nevertheless – if you can build a box in wood, you can probably make these as well – a little more complicated than a box, but not much. What you might lack in skills, you can compensate with sanding paper 😉

    The crossover parts looks good! And, judging by the sound, it is indeed very good parts. The drivers them selves miss the top-class feeling experienced from the top line drivers of for example Scan-speak or Seas (at minimum double the price). But performance wise they sure seems to be very competent. I really like them. No nonsense, but GOOD!

    All in all – max performance for the price tag .

    What about the sound?
    First of all, they need a bit of break-in. At first the tweeter was rather harsh! I don’t know if it was the caps or the tweeter, or both. Anyway, all harshness has disappeared. Likewise the mid-woofer needs break in. In the beginning it’s lacking presence in the lower frequencies

    But don’t despair if you are disappointed in the first hours. A thin, harsh, sound – lacking “body” was what I first heard – but I guarantee you – it gets better! – a lot! After 8-10 hours you can start enjoy your new speakers, but I feel the speaker keps improving for at least 100 hours.

    The tweeter is amazing. Super detailed, but not fatigueing. Bass is very detailed and fast. The overall tone is neutral now. Voices are incredibly nice, and acoustic instruments sound very detailed and ‘complete’. They do sound a bit like my Stax headphones – and that’s a great praise for any speaker!

    You need a subwoofer to cover the loweest frequencies – but I wouldent trade the bass detail and speed for a bit deeper bass which, from a 6½ inch mid-bass driver, very rarely matches the bass from a dedicated sub.

    Soundstage is great, and perspective is ultra precise. The open baffle tweeter for sure is doing some magic – to details, soundstage and a general crisp and open sound. To have the full soundstage, you need to place the speakers 3-4 feet from rear wall – but even 1½ feet away from the rear wall, soundstage is pretty good (and as good as a lot of other speakers) but with a little more space, the NX-Studios are incredible

    They are monitors! – but not to the degree where 70% of your music sound like crap – and they don’t have that “clinical” feeling some monitors have. But they are very good at pointing out subtle differences when you are experimenting with different cables og tubes. It’s a neutral, very very, detailed speaker. And if you feed them music – they do play music!

    I use a 300B tube amp with 2 x 8 watt – and I can play as loud as I need to – it really works fine. But nevertheless I think 8 watts is about the lower limit.

    The NX-Studios are great speakers. If you like neutral detailed crisp speakers – you won’t regret buying these ones. And the open baffle tweeter makes this speaker pretty unique in a very charming way – go for it! 🙂

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