M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair) (OLD MODEL)
- 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers - tight, accurate bass
- 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters - clear, smooth highs
- OptImage III tweeter wave guides - precision imaging for a balanced stereo field
- 20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture - professional design and fidelity
- Magnetic shielding - reduces interference with other equipment, perfect for multimedia and video work
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|Studiophile AV30||Studiophile AV40||Studiophile AV32||Studiophile AV42|
|Weight||11.7 lbs||14 lbs||5.6 lbs||7.6 lbs|
|Dimensions||7.9" x 5.3" x 6.3"||8.75" x 6" x 7.25"||7.5" x 5.1" x 6.1"||8.4" x 5.7" x 7.4"|
|Frequency Response||95 Hz - 20,000 Hz||85 Hz - 20,000 Hz||80 Hz - 20,000 Hz||75 Hz - 20,000 Hz|
|Optimage IV Tweeter Wave Guide||No||No||✓||✓|
|Flexible woofer and tweeter||No||No||✓||✓|
Clear, Cohesive Sound
The AV 40 speakers use proprietary OptImage wave guide technology to deliver superior clarity and detail. Each speaker also features a precision-engineered crossover, which ensures solid high and low frequency sound.
Professional Components for Superior Results
We build the AV 40 with the same quality materials and precision electronics as our acclaimed M-Audio professional studio speakers. The audiophile-grade Class A/B amplifier architecture give defined sound that defies the speakers' compact size.
Extended Low End
If you crave bass, the AV 40s have you covered. With wooden cabinets and bass reflex design, the AV 40s kick out serious low frequencies—perfect for producing hip-hop and electronic music, or enjoying your favorite CDs, MP3s, DVDs, and games.
4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers for tight, accurate bass.
1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for clear, pristine highs.
Optimage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging and detail.
20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture.
Magnetic shielding for use near computer video monitors.
Front-panel volume control.
Wood cabinet with bass reflex port design for deep, rich sound.
Back-panel 1/4-inch TRS balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers, amplifiers, instruments, and more.
Front-panel 1/8-inch headphone output for connecting headphones.
Front-panel 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources.
- (2) M-Audio AV 40 Monitors
- Acoustic/Traction Pads
- Stereo cable with 1/8" mini plugs
- Speaker Wire
- User Guide
- Safety and Warranty Manual
Top Customer Reviews
Pandora, mp3s and DAW software;
and I am enjoying the sound quality.
For the sake of informing potential buyers,
With a 'normal' at home computer set-up,
these are very large compared to
'normal' computer speakers,
so keep that in mind.
It's the trade off for superior sound,
and not needing a sub-woofer,
or a large box shaped
power adapter plug spanning 2-3 outlets.
These have a basic electrical plug (like a table lamp).
I have these speakers pointing straight ahead,
with the tops of them around heart level,
and they sound fine.
However, it is recommended by M-Audio
that you have them at ear level,
and angled to make an equilateral triangle with your head.
I would say it's good advice, if you can pull that off.
The main speaker with the connections / volume is the left speaker.
You have two options for connecting these speakers
with your computer.
The standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable,
which plugs into 'Aux in' on the front of the left speaker;
or 3.5mm to RCA which plugs into the back of the left speaker.
Both cables are included.
If your computer room gets hot
you might want to turn these off
when you don't need them;
because the left speaker produces a noticeable
amount of heat from the back,
after being on for hours.
Honestly, it's the same amount
that those big box power adapters
emit; the only difference is that it's coming
from the location of your speaker.
== Update ==
The right speaker stopped producing sound,
on 9/21/2012, a little over a year after purchase.Read more ›
So, what the heck I thought, the AV 40's are ten dollars more, I'll go with those. They just came in today and I'm very happy with them. I have an Audio Technica ATLP 120 USB vinyl turntable currently playing Sigur Ros' album Inni, and everything is crystal clear. At low volumes, you can still make out detail. At high volumes, there's no distortion (until you crank it up to the very max... but nothing's built for that, really). Upgrading from a cheapo sony boombox to this is like night and day.
This isn't for you if you need something to fill an entire living room. I'm in a dorm room and it's great for that.
This isn't going to rattle the floors with bass and get the ladies to remove articles of clothing to little wayne. This isn't built for that, and you'll be disappointed when this doesn't have disproportionate thumpability or the ability to tweak EQ settings. Everything sounds flat. The vocals get the same attention to detail that the drums, guitar, and flute do.
This is self powered, which means you don't need an outside amp or receiver in order to make these things make noise, which is good.Read more ›
Having spent a full week researching desktop speakers to replace my old 5.1 Altec Lansing 2001 solution I decided upon the M-Audio Studiophile AV40s. The competition was a variety of Bose speakers promoted in a few trips to the local Best Buy store. I in fact bought one of the first Bose cube speaker systems in the early 80's, I considered strongly the Audioengine A2 offering. I had set a $200 soft target. The reviews for the AV40 exceeded that for other systems I considered. I have a few different systems in the house from a relatively recent home theater to a vintage stereo set up. The majority of my music has been converted to the FLAC format and I wanted a clear true sound that imaged well. This is a lot to expect for $200 speakers. I also hope to become a Spotify user but am yet to receive an invite. I use MOG and Napster also. As I was ready to check out for the $149 AV40's what should appear on my screen but the following:
There is a newer model of this item:
M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Powered Monitor Speakers M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Powered Monitor Speakers 4.5 out of 5 stars (22)
What did this mean? Was I buying "obsolete" speakers. Were these "newer" speakers updated/better/more options/what? I went to the M-Audio web page and there was no mention of a "newer" model.
I held off the buy. In some web postings a MK II version of the AV30 was mentioned. Was this "newer" offering a MK II version of the AV40? Amazon did not mention this in the offering. Then a few postings from recent AV40 buyers mentioned that their new Amazon AV 40s did not have the bass boost option and 15 watt amps instead of the AV's 20 watt amps.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Four years later and these bad boys still churning quality sound!!!Published 7 days ago by Rico Hernandez
A little 'boomy', but otherwise fine for a smaller speaker.Published 1 month ago by Alexander Feinman
I use these speakers every day. They sound great for general use with my computer, for games, listening to music and I use them for studio monitors when writing music. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matt-Man
Bought for my boyfriend to record in the studio..amazing sound! Definitely better to have when editing music rather than using regular speakers.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer