Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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They sound good but consistently overheat
Tornato Seven, Amazon
19 August 2015
Summary: They sound good but consistently overheat, when sitting idle with no sound playing the back of the right speaker hits 130 degrees. This is a sign of bad electronics, I don't expect them to last long.
Summary: I have owned two pairs of these speakers. The first time I heard the first pair, I was enchanted. For the price, it's really nice sound, and I've used them as computer speakers for years and years.
Good speakers, missing traction pad (unresolved by customer service)
Marc Femenella, Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: I bought these speakers for use with a home video editing system. After a week of use, I'm pretty happy with them. They don't have amazing sound, but it's perfectly acceptable for my purposes (which is mostly to match what might be coming out of a TV set).
Summary: This is tricky to review. I bought these speakers 3 years ago and they indeed were great sounding and a good size. I did not get the AV40 due to the size. I like to cary them to different location in the house and the AV30s were as big as I could easily tote around.
Summary: I actually have the previous model but I am told the design is identical with the exception of some cost cutting. In the Mk2, the dual 110/220V switch is gone (there are separate versions for the US and EU) and the bass boost has been removed.
Nice speakers - but beware problems with left side
26 May 2012
Summary: I have good ears, and am fully satisfied with the sound from the AV30s. In fact, I bought two pairs. The problem lies in the left speaker. The left side houses the power unit, while the right side is simply a non-powered speaker.
Summary: I loved the sound from these little guys so much that I ended up buying 4 sets - two for our home offices, and two for our work offices. We play primarily classical music at low to moderate volumes (it's an office!) After a year and a half, two of the sets have died. The warranty is one year.
Summary: Not the best speakers, but they really are here to inspire and help the new engineer. These monitors are a great choice in their price range, but they're attenuated for a high bass response, even if you don't select the bass boost in the back.
Summary: I'm not an audiophile. I don't mix music. I'm just a computer user that likes tunes and spends all day at the idiot box, so I wanted something that would sound better than my Best Buy econojunk computer speakers, but I didn't want to drag an entire home stereo setup to my office.
Summary: I'm by no means a 'true' audiophile, but I am a music producer that knows how to use monitors in my workflow. Let me make this clear. These WILL make your music sound good. Real good... As a producer, that's a problem.