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M-Audio AV 40 powered speakers

I saw a pair of these being used as multimedia speakers in a client’s place. When I first heard them, I liked the sound of them but when I took a look behind and saw how they were connected, my heart kinda sank. These are the kind of speakers where the amplifier is built into one speaker, and that amplifier powers the first speaker and powers the other one via a speaker cable. I do not know about the rest of you but I do not like those kind of speakers. But that is just me. Just in case anyone is interested, here are the specs of these speakers:

  • Type: Two-way desktop reference monitor
  • Low-frequency Driver: 4″ diameter, magnetically shielded and curved cone with high-temperature voice coil
  • High-frequency Driver: 1″ diameter, magnetically shielded silk dome tweeter
  • Frequency Response: 85Hz – 20kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.7kHz
  • RMS SPL: 101.5dB @ 1 meter
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 90dB (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: 20 watts continuous, per channel into 4 Ω
  • Input Impedance: 10 k Ω unbalanced, 20 k Ω balanced
  • Input Sensitivity: 100 mV pink noise input produces 90dBA 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/~50/60Hz, 220-240V/~50/60Hz; powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
  • Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated MDF
  • Dimensions: 8.75″ (H) x 6″ (W) x 7.25″ (D)
  • Weight: 14 lbs./6.34 kg

The specs seem pretty good. And I have been told that these speakers are relatively inexpensive so that means that they will be snapped up by lots of people and I can say that the price has made them pretty popular. But I personally will go for a pair of KRK Rokits.

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