Very hefty flat tuned near field monitors. The bass port is on the front and there are several cable connecting options (XLR,RCA, 1/4TRS balanced inputs). These are "active " monitors and sound terrific! I've read in some reviews about ear fatigue and such but i cant help wonder if it was they're volume? These guys can get pretty loud! As always you should listen and try to "learn" your monitors. The Event TR8's have an 8" driver and a 35Hz-20kHz frequency response. If you can find them give them a listen. I think you'll like them.