M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair

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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.

The M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 powered reference monitors deliver the same proven technology favored by top producers, recording engineers and musicians around the world. The combination of 4” polypropylene-coated drivers and 3/4” 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 monitors 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.
 
Features:
  • 4” polypropylene-coated woofers deliver tight, accurate bass
  • 3/4” ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters provide clear, smooth highs
  • OptImage III tweeter wave guides for precision imaging & balanced stereo field
  • 20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture
  • Professional design and fidelity
  • Magnetic shielding is perfect for multimedia and video work

Professional Components—Professional Results
The Studiophile AV 40 monitors are designed with the same quality materials and internal electronics that are used in all of M-Audio’s acclaimed professional monitors. You’ll find features like audiophile-grade Class A/B amplifier architecture and balanced ¼” 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 monitoring system.

Extended Low End
If you require extra bass response, the Studiophile AV 40 monitors 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 monitors are magnetically shielded so that all of your electronic equipment can coexist on your desktop without interference.

Things You Will Get:

  • 2 Monitors
  • Power Cable
  • Speaker Cable
  • Traction Pads
  • 1/8 Inch Stereo Mini-to-RCA Cable
  • Manual
Series STUDIOPHILE
Other Features .75 Inch Tweeter , 
Type: two-way desktop reference monitor
LF Driver: 4" diameter, magnetically shielded and curved cone with high-temperature voice coil
HF Driver: 3/4" 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 O
Input Impedance: 10 k O unbalanced, 20 k O 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
Cabinet: vinyl-laminated MDF
Dimensions: 8.75" (H) x 6" (W) x 7.25" (D)
Weight: 14 lbs./6.34 kg Warranty:
One year parts and labor.
Model AV 40 ACTIVE PAIR

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M-AudioStudiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair
 
4.8

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
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    5.0

    Definitely buying them again!

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    from Miami, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair:

      I have used these since 2007 and never had any problems with them. Unfortunately i had to stop doing music recording for a while and gave them away to a friend. But now that I'm getting back into it soon, I'm definitely buying these again! great sound quality :)

       
      4.0

      Good Home studio equipment

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      from Barquisimeto, Venezuela

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Computer games
        • Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair:

        I just got these pair pf monitors, the sound is super clear, with good projection, very good for mixing. What I like the most, and what made me buy them is the connection versatility, you can chose from RCA and 1/4" balanced or unbalanced and 3mm auxiliary to direct your signal. on the other hand, the speakers protection grid seems a bit weak and feels like it could bend easily, but for a home studio or a situation where they wont be transported around, that should't be an issue.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Definitely a good buy

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        from maple shade, nj

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair:

          Great sound that doesn't break the bank. Don't be scared into thinking you need to spend a lot more.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love them!

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          from Wake Forest, NC

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Music Videos

            Comments about M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair:

            These monitors are great for the price! Having always used high end computer speakers, these are far better. They are very open and clear. I now am using them for computer speakers and listening to my guitar through Guitar Rig 3. For a large room, I'd get speakers with more power, but for a smaller room they are wonderful.

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            Studiophile AV40 Active Studio Reference Monitors - Pair

            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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