M-Audio M3-8 Studio Monitor, Black
M-Audio M3-8 Studio Monitor, BlackDetails
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The tri-amplified construction of the M-Audio M3-8 is designed for exceptional audio quality and fidelity, providing you with three dedicated individual internal amplifiers, each powering a different part of the speaker. Each amplifier is specifically engineered for each part of the speaker, with each amplifier accentuating the characteristics of the driver it’s powering. The crossover points have been meticulously selected, dividing the frequency spectrum into individual bands for exceptional accuracy and a wide, consistent dispersion pattern.
In-Line MF/HF Design
One of the most innovative features of the M-Audio M3-8 is the In-Line MF/HF design. The in-line design works by ensuring the mid and treble frequencies each the best possible listening position at the exact same time for a sonically-precise performance. The in-line design facilitates the ultra-compact cabinet design, adding a natural and precise value to your sound field – something conventional-mounted drivers cannot achieve. The three-dimensions sound field exposes every part of the mix with exceptional clarity, ideal for mixing and mastering purposes.
The M-Audio M3-8 features a Kevlar diaphragm on both the woofer and mid range driver, providing you with an high-speed transient attack and high sensitivity. The Kevlar diaphragm is selected for its strong, stiff and light characteristics, allowing the drivers to react in a natural way for a better overall performance. The 1’’ woven silk dome tweeter utilises Ferro-fluid voice coil cooling for added reliability and efficiency, which results in a clean and clear sound that imparts no listening fatigue or harshness that metal dome tweeters are known to encounter. These premium-quality drivers are ideal for prolonged use, perfect for mixing, recording and mastering applications.
Cater To Any Space
The M-Audio M3-8 has numerous controls and parameters which allow you to tailor the sound the monitor produces the space you are in. This guarantees absolute audio fidelity, retaining the sonic-characteristics of the original signal for exceptional transparency and performance. The integrated three-band EQ allows you to shape the sound while catering to your listening environment. This is ideal for home studios, allowing you to match the speakers sound with the space you are utilising. For example you can use the switchable low-cut filter for reigning in the bas response, for using the M3-8 with a subwoofer unit. You can also use the pinhole-mounted blue LEDS to find the optimal position for your speaker, in relation to your listening position. The front baffle features a matte black soft touch design with vinyl-laminated cabinet for added durability and a sleek aesthetic.
- Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
- Inline mid- & high-frequency drivers offer superior imaging
- 8" woven Kevlar low-frequency driver
- 5" woven Kevlar mid-frequency driver
- 1" silk dome tweeter with integrated waveguide
- Tri-amp Class A/B power, 220 Watts total
- XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs; RCA unbalanced input
- 3-band EQ with bypass; switchable low-cut filter
- Rear-mounted volume and power control
- Frequency Response: 38 Hz – 22 kHz
- Crossover Frequency: Low-Mid: 450 Hz
- Crossover Frequency: Mid-High: 3.9 kHz
- Amplifier Power:
- Low-Frequency Amplifier Power: 150 W
- Mid-Frequency Amplifier Power: 35 W
- High-Frequency Amplifier Power: 35 W
- LF Cutoff Switch: Flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
- Equalizer Controls:
- LF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 100 Hz
- MF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 1 kHz
- HF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 10 kHz
- Switch: Bypass Switch
- Polarity: Positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
- Input Impedance: 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
- Input Sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
- Protection: Output current limiting; over-temperature; transient on/off protection to prevent speaker "pops"; subsonic filter; external mains fuse
- Cabinet: Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
- Size (W x H x D): 10.6" x 17.1" x 11.2" (268 mm x 434 mm x 285 mm)
- Weight: 12.8kg (28.2 lbs)
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