This speaker was originally developed to provide a small monitor of higher output than the "Top of mic stand" type spot monitors. This little co-ax design 8" speaker provides a very uniform frequency response as you move around in the sound field and this is important in a near field / close range monitor. This results in better-feed back control in a real world usage. This is much more difficult in a small monitor with double side-by-side speakers used by other manufacturers. This small monitor works well on the floor in moderate sound level environments and works well on a stand or within 1 to 1.5 meters in high noise environments. Comes with three tilt angles that will fill any angle requirement.