M-Audio Introduces Studiophile AV 20 Portable Desktop Speaker System

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2007 Winter NAMM Show: M-Audio released the Studiophile AV 40 professional desktop reference monitors.

The Studiophile AV 40 monitors use the same acclaimed technology that has made M-Audio reference monitors so popular among top-shelf producers, engineers and musicians. The compact system features balanced and unbalanced connections, headphone output, additional aux input, video shielding and more—making it ideal for mobile workstations and multimedia desktop work.

“With the Studiophile AV 40, users can now have accurate monitoring wherever they happen to be,” explains Adam Castillo, marketing director for M-Audio. “Everyone from seasoned pros and novice musicians to gamers and home audio enthusiasts will appreciate the combination of proven M-Audio technology with a compact, powered design.”

The Studiophile AV 40 monitors are expected to ship in early 2007 and carry an MSRP of USD $199.95 per pair.

According to M-Audio, the monitors’ cabinets feature a custom design that eliminates resonances and minimizes vibration using a dense wood construction. This gives the speakers a natural, uncolored sound with a more accurate bass response than many other transportable multimedia speakers. The monitors also feature 4″ polypropylene-coated drivers, 3/4″ ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with OptImage III wave-guide technology, and a 20 watt-per-channel internal amplifier with audiophile-grade architecture for punchy lows, smooth highs and a balanced response.

M-Audio’s OptImage III wave guide improves overall detail and clarity while minimizing sound issues that can plague other compact monitors. The system ensures that the audio from each driver reaches the listener at the same time, guaranteeing precise stereo imaging and accurate response.

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