w00t M-Audio Studiophile Speakers

From: TOS15 Jun 2011 06:22
To: ALL1 of 1

Give My Regards To Tarkus
You mean I shouldn’t mix my prog-rock quadruple-LP on earbuds?
I wish somebody had told me that before I got so close to finishing Narthex Into Nave: Prologue to The Cathedral of the Gnome, Volume Zero. I know, that’s a pretty rockin’ title. But something about the music just isn’t holding up. My 14-minute bass solo on “The Wasp Drowning In Moth’s Tears” starts to get a little flat around minute 7. The Mellotron groove on “Sleazy Sexy Woman (Capriccio In D-Flat Minor Part 4)” sounds thin to me, which is weird because parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 sound great. And the triumphant chorus of “The Triumphant Chorus” could stand to be a little more triumphant.
If I’d known about these M-Audio AV40 Studiophile Speakers, maybe my prog vision would’ve been more fully realized on this album. M-Audio makes the best-selling studio monitors in the business, and while these aren’t those, their polpropylene-coated woofers and ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters produce the pristine, accurate highs and lows you need to fully appreciate an artist of my complexity.
I’m afraid Narthex Into Nave is already a disappointment to me, and now I have to go record the last few hundred guitar tracks. My heart just won’t be in it. But at least I’ll be able to use the M-Audio AV40 Studiophile Speakers on the remaining 27 volumes of The Cathedral of the Gnome. Rock n roll!

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Warranty: 1 Year M-Audio
Condition: Refurbished
Features:
  • If you want to go beyond enjoying music and videos to creating your own, you need a serious speaker system with accurate sound
  • Unlike plastic multimedia speakers, AV 40s use technology that’s trusted by top musicians, engineers, and composers:
    - Premium woofer and tweeter components for rich lows and crystal highs
    - Wave guides for clarity and detail
    - Wooden cabinets for tight, punchy sound
  • They’re perfect for creating all kinds of media—and also let you get the most out of your CDs, MP3s, DVDs, and games
  • 4” polypropylene-coated woofers creates tight, accurate bass
  • 1” ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters brings clear, pristine highs
  • OptImage III tweeter wave guides accomplish superior imaging and detail
  • TRS, RCA, and 1/8” stereo auxiliary inputs connect your computer, MP3 player, gaming system, DJ gear, mixer, and other audio sources
  • Magnetic shielding allows you to use near computer video monitors
Specifications:
  • Type: two-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 dome tweeter
  • Frequency response: 85 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 2.7 kHz
  • RMS SPL: 101.5 dB @ 1 meter
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: less than 90 dB (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: 15 watts continuous, per channel into 4 ?
  • Input impedance: 10 k ? unbalanced, 20 k ? balanced
  • Input sensitivity: 100 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA 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/~50/60 Hz, 220-240V/~50/60 Hz; powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
  • Cabinet: vinyl-laminated MDF
  • Dimensions: 8.75” (H) x 6” (W) x 7.25” (D) / 22.2 cm (H) x 15.2 cm (W) x 18.4” (D)
  • Weight: 14 lbs. / 6.34 kg
In the box:
M-Audio 9900-52574-99 AV40 Studiophile Speakers includes:
  • (2) AV 40 Monitors
  • Power Cable
  • Speaker Interconnect Cable
  • 4’ 1/8”-to-Stereo RCA Cable
  • 4’ 1/8”-to-1/8” Auxiliary Cable
  • User Guide