Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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Do Make Room on Your Desk for M-Audio's Rock-Solid Boxes
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. If desktop real estate is no object, you can’t do better than M-Audio’s Studiophile AV 40s. Think monster floor speakers trapped inside tabletop bodies.
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.
Excerpt: (1 items) Over the past few weeks, we’ve reviewed a series of 2.0 computer speakers —systems that comprise compact, powered left and right speakers. In those reviews, we’ve noted that compared to 2.1 systems—which use even smaller left and right satellites for higher frequencies plus a larger subwoofer/amplifier component that sits under your desk and produces lower frequencies—a 2.0 system takes up considerably less room but typically can’t provide similar bass...
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. However, the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System has exceeded all my expectations in order to achieve this award.
Pros: Great dynamics and overall sound, Great MDF construction, Good bass, Balanced sound, You can taste the sound
Summary: Listening to the power funk of Tower of Power’s “Oakland Stroke,” we were impressed by the AV 40s’s ability to deliver the band’s full sonic spectrum, from the belch of Stephen “Doc” Kupka’s baritone sax to the crackle and snap of Dave Garibaldi’s drum work. But we’d score these speakers much higher if the amp were quieter.
Conclusion: Judging by our readings, the frequency range of the speaker is 85 Hz - 30 kHz with ±4 dB bandpass flatness. The Studiophile AV40 specs mention the 85 Hz - 20 kHz range. As we can see, the bottom limit agrees with the specifications. Unfortunately, the specs do not include irregularity of the frequency response. However, our readings demonstrate good results, even though these are budget speakers.