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M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair  

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M-Audio studio speakers are music industry bestsellers-and now AV 40 powered montors bring this professional legacy to your home. Unlike plastic multimedia speakers, AV 40s use technology thats truste... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

M-Audio studio speakers are music industry bestsellers-and now AV 40 powered montors bring this professional legacy to your home. Unlike plastic multimedia speakers, AV 40s use technology thats trusted by top musicians, engineers, and composers: premium woofer and tweeter components for rich lows and crystal highs; wave guides for clarity and detail; and wooden cabinets for tight, punchy sound. Theyre perfect for creating all kinds of mediaand also let you get the most out of your CDs, MP3s, DVDs, and games.

Professional components-professional results
M-Audio builds the AV 40s with the same quality materials and precision electronics as acclaimed M-Audio professional studio speakers. The audiophile-grade Class A/B amplifier architecture, ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters, polypropylene-coated woofers, and dense wooden enclosures add up to big, defined sound that defies the speakers' small size.

Clear, cohesive sound
The AV 40 speakers use proprietary OptImage wave guide technology-originally developed for the professional M-Audio speaker line-to deliver superior clarity and detail. Each speaker also features a precision-engineered crossover, which ensures that the sound emanating from the low-frequency driver will blend seamlessly with the sound from the high-frequency driver-so those deep lows transition smoothly into crystal-clear highs.

Extended low end
If you crave bass, 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.

Magnetically shielded for desktop use
Many speakers emit stray magnetic flux that can wreak havoc with your computer's video monitor or a nearby TV. The AV 40s are magnetically shielded, so they can coexist with other equipment without interference.

Features
  • 4" polypropylene-coated woofers for tight, accurate bass
  • 1" ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for clear, pristine highs
  • OptImage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging and detail
  • 15-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture
  • Magnetic shielding for use near computer video monitors
  • Back-panel 1/4" TRS balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers, amplifiers, instruments, and more
  • Front-panel 1/8" stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources
  • Front-panel 1/8" headphone output for connecting headphones
  • Front-panel volume control
Specifications
  • Type: 2-way desktop reference speaker
    Low-frequency driver: 4" diameter, polypropylene-coated, magnetically shielded with high-temperature voice coil
    High-frequency driver: 1" diameter, magnetically shielded silk cone 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: 15W continuous, per channel into 4 ?
    Input impedance: 10k ohm unbalanced, 20k ohm balanced
    Input sensitivity: 100mV 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 attached 2-conductor line cord
    Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated MDF
    Dimensions: 8-3/4" (H) x 6" (W) x 7-1/4" (D) / 22.2 cm (H) x 15.2 cm (W) x 18.4" (D)
    weight: 14lb. / 6.34 kg
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M-AudioAV 40 Studio Monitor Pair
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

They're fine

I really do know good sound. I work at a studio in Mass. working with really great artists and projects. We have a Neve board and some super nice monitors. Going to...Read complete review

I really do know good sound. I work at a studio in Mass. working with really great artists and projects. We have a Neve board and some super nice monitors. Going to Berklee, I know my way around nice studio monitors. These are not for pro use. These are not for home studios even, if you can afford better. These are fun, decent sounding monitors. I first bought these in my first semester at Berklee, and they were half off. It was a steal. I pretty much used them for listening to music and running my guitar rig (as I didn't take an amp to Boston). These things have pretty decent response, can go pretty loud, and don't have drastic EQ changes like (arguably) Bose or any other consumer speaker system. The AV40s are perfect for casual stuff. If you have a home studio, and you can't drop $1000+ on monitors, these are probably fine (although I like the BX5's a lot). I don't mix on these, although it's a heck of a lot better than mixing on laptop speakers, Bose speakers, headphones alone, or even a single high-end monitor. If you're looking for a pair of monitors for less than pro uses, these are your best bet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over Priced Computer Speakers

Brought these monitors to use as monitors on booth out of my DJ rig. I was disappointed with their performance to say the least. The spl has to be inflated and the bass becomes...Read complete review

Brought these monitors to use as monitors on booth out of my DJ rig. I was disappointed with their performance to say the least. The spl has to be inflated and the bass becomes distorted when you turn them up. Should have spent more and just bypassed these. When working with Studio One they are ok but I don't trust them to reproduce the track accurately enough to master a track. If you are just looking for high priced computer speakers then these are a good bet. If you are starting a studio or need them for pratice at home spinning tunes then steer clear of these because you will be wasting your money. currently looking at some Alesis Elevate 5 for about the same amount.

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5.0

They get the job done

By sledge

from midwest

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Nice Price

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

Great speakers for my use. I record and mix my vocals and guitar for promo CD's. For the price, these speakers do the job. Thanks to MF for quick delivery.

 
4.0

Not Bad

By Drastic

from Sandy, OR

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Comparisons
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

I use these monitors when comparing mastered mixes. This is a good comparison to a lesser quality home stereo system, so it makes sense to have these in your array. Kind of flat and lacking lower frequencies, but not bad. For the price, you can't beat em'.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great studio speakers

By Jerry

from Mays Landing NJ

Site Member

Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

I bought these for my Zoom R8 and I'm amazed how good they are.I was using headphone to record and mix my music.I always turned the bass way down cuz they would crack in the headphones.When I got these I was noticed I could turn the bass up and my recording are 10 times better.Not only that.I don't get headaches like I did from using the headphones.Absolutely love these monitors.

 
5.0

Bang for your budget buck

By Shawn

from CB Ia

Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

I have never owned more detailed monitors than these. I have only been using studio equipment for a short year and I have been using an M Track as my soundcard for recording and playback in the Sonar 8 platform. Beyond that, I am a newby, but even when I play songs from I tunes or windows media player, there is a definitive difference in audio clarity from the top all the way to the bottom end. Great monitors for an enthusiast on a budget. M Audio has fantastic quality products at a fair price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By Emery Who

from Near Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

      These monitors perform surprisingly well considering the price. They handle plenty of volume with surprising clarity.

       
      5.0

      My second Pair- excellent quality

      By SkywaveTDR

      from Bensenville, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

          These are not only for computers or small studios but can be used anywhere a small speaker system is required. My old CRT TV was starting to buzz due to glue that has detached in speakers. No matter, I routed the sound to this new set and am extremely happy in that I can use lower volume and the frequency range is much better than the TV speakers. This is my secnd set and I might get another for incoming units- I am in the service business. This product is a very cost effective item.

           
          4.0

          Great Value

          By Bill

          from Ft Myers, Fl

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

            I purchased these to replace a pair of Bose speakers with a similar price and found them to be much bettering sounding. They are a little larger than the Bose but still fit easily on my desk top. For the money you can't go wrong.

             
            5.0

            2 of 'em

            By JOHN

            from Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

              These were so good, I bought a second pair.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Value, Fine Monitors

              By Kitmit

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                For 120 you get a pair of sturdy monitors that fit on desk. Clear sound, good range; if you're thinking of making the jump to monitors for the first time, these will leave you satisfied.

                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AV 40 past my tests- they are good speak

                By SkywaveTDR

                from Bensenville, IL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                  I am not sure what these people are complaining about. I just hooked these up and in my setup they sound fine- they produce a good sound and are the right size to fit where I need them to go. I have set up Radio station studios as well as recording studios- these are not expensive speakers so don't expect that. Put them to work where they fit and you will be happy. They come with a nice set of cords that make the job easier to hook up. Keeps me from having to do the job but I am capable of doing it. I am a BSEE and a 40 year Electronics Technician- you can trust my comment- I tell people when they have junk or not. These replaced the junk I was using.

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