The Swan D1080 IV is the 4th generation of very high value, full-sized Swan desktop monitors. Big 5.25" midwoofers beat other contenders in the D1080 IV's price class, and genuine 25mm dome tweeters excel at the high frequencies.
The new high value powered Swan speaker
Swan established the affordable studio monitor as a popular alternative for high-end desktop and computer sound worldwide. The fourth generation D1080 IV might just be the best value yet in a full-sized desktop/studio monitor. Big, long-throw 5.25" woofers extend bass response and add loudness, and of all the 5.25" woofered powered Swan models, the D1080 IV is also lowest in cost. This is the Swan model for maximum output at minimal cost.
New design elements and technologies mean great performance
With all Swans has learned about making extreme-value active speakers, D1080 IV raises the value bar all over again with new new styling, new electronics, and three times the power of the original. The D1080 IV's powerful midwoofers feature over-sized shielded motors and critically-damped paper-hybrid cones with linear long-throw suspensions. Genuine 25mm/1" soft dome tweeters and conservatively-rated, powerful "gainclone"-style, monolithic amplification adds up to an affordable desktop speaker system that doesn't sound like a cheap one. The D1080IV has lots of clean acoustical power really fill a room or studio.
Easy to setup and enjoy nearly anywhere
Like the rightly famous Swan M200 series, the full-sized D1080 IV is a stereo 2.0 system with one active speaker containing both channels of stereo amplification and a slave speaker connected by a length of detachable cable. Stereo line-level inputs connect the master speaker to any signal source from portable digital music source to gaming system to PC to CD or DVD player. Volume, bass, and treble controls control level and tonal balance, and the system powers up with a simple line cord.
The D1080 IV is the latest in this popular series of Swan high value active desktop speakers. Like the original D1080, it's finished in black PVC over real wood construction and features a slot-loaded rear bass reflex port for surprisingly deep and powerful bass.
At well under $199 the pair, the D1080IV brings big sound to the desktop for less.
About The Technology
From the entry-level H2 to the top T200c studio monitor, the Swan name has been associated with top audio performance for desktop or studio for years. Every Swan multimedia system incorporates high grade components, design, and value. Count on Swan for a number of important design features that all add up to a superior listening experience...for less!
Acoustic laws state that a larger speaker has better efficiency and bass response. Dollar for dollar, Swan multimedia speakers are substantial, solid designs - check dimensions and weights to see just how much speaker your money buys...and then compare to anything on the market.
Regardless of price, all multi-way Swan multimedia systems use high performance soft dome tweeters with Neodymium motors. The top T200c employs 28mm Danish-style tweeters with German-made silk domes, while the M200 series models and D1080 series models feature 25mm soft fabric tweeters. Even the economical M10 and D1010 have 20mm soft dome tweeters. Every Swan speaker in the multi-way category shares similar high frequency treble performance to Swan's Diva home theater speaker offerings.
Midbass / Woofers
Excluding the Swan M10, D1010IV, and fullrange models such as the H2, nearly all Swan Active Desktop loudspeakers use beefy 5.25" woofers - unlike competitors, Swan doesn't use 3", 4", or even 4.5" "woofers" in anything except the very smallest models or in satellite speakers supported by bass systems. Combined with each multi-way model's larger size, you get deep, low-distortion bass. The excellent sensitivity of a larger system also means Swan can employ higher quality, conservatively rated internal amplifiers.
Swan uses high quality amplifiers and on-board electronics to deliver the clean, clear, musical sound Swan owners have come to depend on. Swan has included renowned, audiophile-grade "gainclone" chipset amplification in its powered models, a technology known transparent, musically-authentic sound, even in the high end of premium home audio amplifiers.
Swan multimedia systems use substantial wood product enclosures weighing more than anything in their price class. The M200 series are double-side wall construction, while the top T200c uses a mill-cut aluminum baffle overlay on top of polished black lacquer. The M200MkIII even includes solid milled laminate side planks for a look and value unique in its class.
- Magnetically shielded
- Advanced 13cm / 5.25" midwoofers
- 25mm soft dome tweeters
- Internally amplified
- Side panel volume, bass, and treble controls
- Detachable power cable
- 120v / 60Hz only
- Removable grilles
- Includes 1 meter stereo RCA-to-RCA cable
- Includes 1 meter 3.5mm phone plug-to-RCA adapter cable
- Manufacturer's 1-year warranty included
- Frequency Response: 59Hz-20kHz
- Voltage Sensitivity: 680mv
- Internal Power: 30w per channel
- Line Voltage Frequency: 120v / 60Hz
- Dimensions: 183 x 253 x 254mm
- Dimensions: 7.2 x 10 x 10in.
- Net Weight: 9.4kg / 20lbs pair