Featuring an innovative inline design and superior imaging, the compact M3-8 delivers an “immersive” audio experience with dedicated low-, mid-, and high-frequency drivers, each with its own dedicated amplifier.
M-Audio Product Manager, JC Sutherland, explains, “One of the biggest upsides to having a three-way design is accuracy in the lower mid-range frequencies — M3-8 has a dedicated driver for that often-muddy range, which can be too high for a woofer and too low for a tweeter to handle. M3-8’s three-way coaxial design successfully addresses that challenge.”
M3-8’s high- and mid-frequency drivers are coaxial, with the mid surrounding the high, allowing for a compact standard-size monitor that offers rich audio detail and a wide “sweet spot” for accurate mixing. The inline design provides three-way sound in the same space as a standard two-way monitor.
M3-8’s 8-inch low-frequency and 5-inch mid-range driver are made of lightweight woven Kevlar, and the 1-inch silk dome tweeter features integrated waveguides to provide increased clarity. In addition to the real wood baffle, the cabinet provides tuned bass porting and optimized internal bracing to produce the highest levels of fidelity.
Pricing and Availability. M-Audio’s new M3-8 studio reference monitors are now available in stores, sold individually with a suggested “street” price of $349 per monitor. For additional information, check out the m-audio website.