Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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Review: M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
19 April 2010
Excerpt: You’re doing all of that music on your PC a disservice by attempting to filter sound through those coin-sized built-in fakers. A proper set of speakers won’t set you back a month’s rent and will have you rocking until the cops show up.
Pros: Peerless audio quality. Great value.Wake-the-neighbors loud. Magnetically shielded, so you won’t catch abuzz off your cell phone or mess with your laptop’s screen. Handy headphone jack lets you work musicians’ hours while housemates snooze.
Cons: With 6 x 7.25-inch footprints, they do take up room (and at 14 pounds a pair, you won’t be moving them around much).Backside power switch means you’re constantly doing a reach-around at bedtime.
Summary: I use these speakers at work, day in and day out. Using the supplied cables straight out of an iMac, they sound awful. Instead, I'm using a iBasso D7 and a Belkin PureAV cable and it really cleans up the sound a lot.
They are relatively well balanced speakers.
Pros: Decent Balance, Clear sound, Better than most "computer speakers"
Cons: Lacking bass (to be expected), questionable workmanship, horrible customer support
Summary: The old version of the AV 40 to my understanding is not only ugly, but also not very good.
The new AV 40 (pictured above) is quite handsome and musical, not unlike myself.
Build is solid, fairly heavy for their size. Appear to be MDF construction.
Pros: Fun sound, more than enough volume,
Cons: Apartment Dwellers should consider the AV 30
Summary: For all intensive purposes, these are good sounding speakers. They're well balanced, not super punchy on the bass, and are reasonably accurate for the casual ear. It's nice to have headphone outputs for times you want to keep the music down if someone else in the room doesn't want to listen to what...
Summary: My review is much too long to paste here, so the full-length-review can be found here.
I will however summarize my review quickly, and expand a bit on it:
These are a good choice if you are a producer on an extremely tight budget - as a "my first studio monitor" speaker
Sound stage and imaging...
Summary: For the price these are some great speakers. You won't do much better with any other computer speakers, except of course, getting more expensive studio monitors. I noticed a few missing details in comparison to my AKG K 702. Overall the speakers are good quality for a fair price.
Pros: Low price, high quality, very good sound for the price.
Cons: In comparison to my K702's the speakers are missing some details.
M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System Review
30 June 2008
Conclusion: I cannot say enough about the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System. They are a wonderfully balanced speaker system in all regards. These speakers literally make you taste what you hear. Since 2003, I’ve never given an Editor’s Choice Award to an audio system.
Pros: Great dynamics and overall sound, Great MDF construction, Good bass, Balanced sound, You can taste the sound