HiVi established the affordable studio monitor as a popular alternative for high-end desktop and computer sound worldwide. The fourth generation Swan D1080IV 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 D1080IV is also lowest in cost. This is the Swan model for maximum output at minimal cost.
With all HiVi has learned about making extreme-value active speakers, D1080IV raises the value bar all over again with new new styling, new electronics, and three times the power of the original. The D1080IV's powerful midwoofers feature over-sized shielded motors and 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.
Like the rightly famous HiVI "Swan" M200 series, the full-sized D1080IV 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 finished in black PVC over real wood construction and features a slot-loaded rear bass reflex port for surprisingly deep and powerful bass.