M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Powered Speakers (Previous Version)
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- 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers
- 3/4-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters
- OptImage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging
- 20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture
- Magnetic shielding
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The M Audio Studiophile AV40 monitors have changed the world of recording for the traveling studio producer and engineer. The ability to offer professional studio grade monitors at an affordable price has been overtaken by M Audio. Custom Vinyl-Laminate MDF enclosures offer a bass reflex design combined with the polypropylene-coated 4 inch drivers, you get the low end you need. The 3/4 inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters provide unmatched clarity for the price allowing you to hear everything. The Studiophile AV 40 monitors also feature OptImage III wave-guide technology and a 20 watt-per-channel internal amplifier that utilizes Class A/B architecture. The perfect companion for traveling musicians. M Audio Studiophile AV40 Features 4 inch polypropylene-coated woofers 3/4 inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters OptImage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging 20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture magnetic shielding 1/4 inch TRS balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs 1/8 inch headphone output 1/8 inch stereo auxiliary input front-panel volume control rear-panel on/off control bass boost control MDF cabinet with bass reflex port design
The compact Studiophile AV 40 powered speakers deliver the same proven M-Audio technology favored by top producers, recording engineers and musicians around the world. The combination of 4-inch polypropylene-coated drivers and 3/4-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters provides punchy lows, crisp highs and a balanced, uncolored response. Custom cabinets with dense wood construction deliver more accurate bass response than you could ever get from plastic multimedia speakers. And for the highest possible fidelity, the Studiophile AV 40 speakers also feature OptImage III wave-guide technology and a 20 watt-per-channel internal amplifier that utilizes Class A/B architecture. The Studiophile AV 40 reference monitors are the perfect solution for traveling musicians or anyone who wants top-notch sound from their desktop multimedia system.
A perfect solution for traveling musicians or anyone who wants top-notch sound from their desktop multimedia system. Click to enlarge.
Convenient front auxiliary input and phones jack.
Rear features balanced quarter inch and RCA inputs, along with bass boost switch for low-end enhancement. Click to enlarge.
Studiophile AV 40 Compact Desktop Speaker System
Professional Components--Professional Results
The Studiophile AV 40 monitors are designed with the same quality materials and internal electronics that are used in M-Audio's acclaimed professional monitors. You'll find features like audiophile-grade Class A/B amplifier architecture and balanced 1/4-inch TRS inputs in addition to RCAs. It all adds up to a big sound that belies the speakers' small size. With the Studiophile AV 40s, you don't have to give up professional-grade fidelity to enjoy the ease and mobility of a compact speaker system.
Extended Low End
If you require extra bass response, the Studiophile AV 40 speakers have you covered. MDF wooden cabinets, bass reflex design and an integrated bass boost switch let the Studiophile AV 40s crank out plenty of low end--perfect for urban/dance music, DVDs and more.
OptImage III Technology
M-Audio's proprietary OptImage III wave guide improves overall detail and clarity while minimizing sound issues that can plague other compact monitors. The system works by improving the overall efficiency of the tweeter as well as time-aligning the drivers. This ensures that the audio from each driver reaches the listener at the same time, guaranteeing precise stereo imaging and accurate response.
Magnetically Shielded for Desktop Use
Unchecked, all speakers emit electromagnetic waves that can wreak havoc with your computer's video monitor or a nearby TV. The Studiophile AV 40 speakers are magnetically shielded so that all of your electronic equipment can coexist on your desktop without interference.
AV 40 Specs
- Type: Two-way desktop reference monitor
- Low-frequency Driver: 4" diameter, magnetically shielded and curved cone with high-temperature voice coil
- High-frequency Driver: 1" diameter, magnetically shielded silk dome tweeter
- Frequency Response: 85Hz - 20kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 2.7kHz
- RMS SPL: 101.5dB @ 1 meter
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 90dB (typical, A-weighted)
- Input Connectors: Left and right RCA line input, left and right 1/4" TRS input and 1/8" aux input
- Polarity: Positive signal at "+" input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement
- Dynamic Power: 20 watts continuous, per channel into 4 Ω
- Input Impedance: 10 k Ω unbalanced, 20 k Ω balanced
- Input Sensitivity: 100 mV pink noise input produces 90dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
- Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter
- Indicator: Blue power LED ring around volume knob on front panel
- Power Requirements: 100-120V/~50/60Hz, 220-240V/~50/60Hz; powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
- Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated MDF
- Dimensions: 8.75" (H) x 6" (W) x 7.25" (D)
- Weight: 14 lbs./6.34 kg
What's in the Box
Pair of AV 40 Monitors, Two Power Cables, 1/8-Inch Mini-to-RCA cable, 1/8-Inch Auxiliary Cable, Bare Wire Cable for Speaker Connection, Two Traction Pads, User's Manual.
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These speakers compare VERY well to the KRK Rokit series of speakers and are a fraction of the price. They have excellent stereo imaging (the reviewer who says otherwise needs his or her hearing checked)and a more than acceptable range. The lows are full and tight, highs are crisp and avoid sibilance very, very nicely.
The aux in and headphone out ports are both good, though not great. Construction is solid.
I have two pairs of these in my home and both perform admirably.
There is, however, a weak link on these speakers: the RCA cable. Both pairs shipped with bad cables, causing the right speaker not to play right out of the box. Upon switching the cable, no problems at all.
I would whole-heartedly recommend these speakers to anyone looking for a powered desktop or bookshelf set. I use these for mixing / mastering and listening and could not conceivably be any happier with them for the price I paid.
I just stumbled across this review, I should have edited it long ago, but I forgot to. These lasted me for about nine months, then a capacitor in the built-in amplifier blew, and I needed service. According to M-Audio (which is now owned by Avid), they were still under warranty. I'd have been fine with this. Products break, I get it. I wasn't even mad. But then, M-Audio said that I WOULD HAVE TO SPEND TWENTY DOLLARS TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT MY WARRANTY.
Nope, nope, nope. Not going to happen.
These went in the trash. A little Google-fu has led me to understand that both of these issues are quite common. Stay away. Don't waste your time or money. They sound good for what they are, but if something goes wrong, you're out of luck.
I found these to be excellent speakers for listening over long periods of time. Higher frequencies are clear and sound as expected without sounding brittle. Especially good with vocals and string instruments. Mid range is mild and well formed, not boomy, and in balance with higher frequencies. I do prefer a subwoofer with my other audio systems, but I found I don't miss it with such a clear well balanced sound on the PC (I typically listen to iTunes and TV). Haven't had to use the power bass switch. If I watched a lot of movies on my PC I'd add a subwoofer off the sound card.
And at the current price of $130/pair, these are better and even less expensive than alternatives. There's a reason these are the only PC speakers carried in most high end studio stores. BTW, these speakers have electro magnetic shielding for use next to video monitors. I thought about the next size up but didn't get them as they don't have shielding for close in PC work. Besides, I found I didn't need anything other than these.
I bought and tested 4 different 2.0 setups, which include;
* M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 Powered Speakers
* M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Powered Speakers
* Bose Companion 2 Series II Speakers
* Audioengine A2 Speakers
The AudioEngines by far look the best and have the smallest footprint. I do think the AV40's sounded SLIGHTLY better but my decision came down to style, footprint and sound and the AudioEngine A2's won by a landslide.
The AV40s are very nice speakers, so if you have the desk space, I definitely recommend them without a doubt especially for under $140.
Bass is distorted at loud volumes with the bass boost switch on. A little better with it off. The AV-40's are LOUD, BTW. Lot's of power to spare. I wonder if I could add the M-Audio SBX10 sub-woofer? It's not clear from the product description. That would be very cool.
I wish they were bi-amped, but hey, then we're talking BX5a, a hundred more. You definitely get much more then you pay for with these. I am completely satisfied.
Edit: The bass was distorting cuz I had too much gain on the eq in itunes. Now I have the eq almost flat with the bass boost on and wow. Krank it up!!!
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