Highlights of this design

Alnico Magnets

Long the favorite of vintage audiophiles, Alnico magnets work differently than typical ferrous or Neodymium magnets and result in smooth engaging sound.

High Sensitivity

At 92dB sensitivity, power is never a consideration with these speakers. The Exotica Monitors will work effortlessly with any amp you pair it with.

Speed and Finesse

These monitors provide a sense of speed and finesse. You can clearly hear the attack of a bow on a cello. The presentation is articulate and precise.

Glorious Mids

Midrange is where all the magic is and the Exotica Monitors masterfully create the illusion that the performers are in the space with you.


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Exotica Monitors

The Story

Exotic Discovery

A customer from New York asked us to build a pair of monitors for him using Seas Exotic drivers. We were certainly aware of these drivers, but had never considered them due to the cost. But since he was funding the project, we were happy to oblige.

When we finished the design and fired them up, we knew we were listening to something special. The immediacy and detail stood out right from the start. When the bow hit the strings of a cello, you immediately sensed the speed and attack. Strings never sounded better. Vocals, too, with warmth and body that are palpable.

Obviously, due to the cost of the drivers themselves, these were going to be expensive monitors. And we had no idea what kind of demand there would be for them. So we took them to the Rocky Mountain Audiofest just to see what people thought of them. The response was overwhelmingly positive, so much so that we added them to our speaker lineup. They were simply too good to pass up and now you can enjoy them too!.


Frequency Response

Extreme Accuracy

Flat Response

As you can see in this frequency response plot, the Exotica Monitors design is extremely accurate with ruler flat response. You will hear the music EXACTLY as it was produced.

Phase Coherent

In addition to flat frequency response, the Exotica Monitors design is phase coherent in the crossover regions resulting in a speaker that images exceptionally well.

Exotica Monitors


Model Exotica Monitors
Design 2-way ported
Tweeter Seas Exotic T35
Woofer Seas Exotic W8
Response +/- 3db 52Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance 8 ohms
Amplification 20 watts
Alignment Front slot port
Dimensions 10 W x 13.75 D x 20.5 H
Weight 36 pounds
Price$8295 per pair in black satin or white finish

$8695 per pair in a standard veneer **

Custom veneer or automotive finishes quoted on request.
* All dimensions in inches.
** Standard finishes include curly maple, curly cherry, curly walnut, oak and straight mahogany. Wood veneers can also be dyed. So, for example, you can have deep rose-red curly cherry or electric blue curly maple. See gallery for examples.

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