Products from Fluid
Fluid Audio was founded by Kevin Zuccaro, a loudspeaker engineer, musician and turntable player. Beginning with his first job at JBL in 1990, Kevin developed a passion for audio and learned to develop speakers from scratch. Working on speaker drivers, hi-fi systems and cinema projects gave him a rounded approach to speaker design, but he always went home at night, played guitar and focused on his true passion: creating music and professional tools that would help him do it. He got his chance at Cerwin-Vega in 1998, working on both hi-fi products and portable PAs, but it wasn't until 2005 that he joined M-Audio, where he focused exclusively on active studio monitors. He managed the entire monitor segment for Avid and had the freedom to design and speak on all M-Audio monitors and learn how to better integrate them into the studio workflow. Kevin left M-Audio
in 2011 and then founded Fluid Audio.
In a word, the design philosophy behind Fluid Audio monitors is optimization - as some like to call it: "solving problems". As an engineer, you're always somewhat limited by a price point you're trying to reach. Our idea is to take every part of the monitor and see how well we can do it for a certain price level. Where we think we've managed to achieve the optimization are the amplifier, the port tube and the tweeter waveguide - but most of all the intonation (or sound quality).
The studio monitor, like any loudspeaker, is designed to reproduce the entire landscape of the recording (in all 3 dimensions). Fluid is proud of the importance of loudspeaker imaging - or how the loudspeaker presents a realistic sound stage. When you close your eyes and hear a pair of speakers, you don't want to hear two speakers with speakers inside. You want to be transported to the recording where you can determine exactly where each musician and instrument is on the "stage". As a recording or mixing engineer, you want the same thing in reverse order - to place each instrument where you want it to be in the mix.