Behringer MS40 Digital Monitors (40 Watts)

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Behringer MS40 Digital Monitors

These compact, super-affordable 2 x 20-watt near field monitors feature ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converters, which let you connect digital sources directly in order to eliminate analog line-loss and hum. Connect your computer sound card, keyboard, MP3 players and more and enjoy excellent detail and great dynamics. Optical and coaxial inputs to directly connect digital audio sources by S/PDIF interface!

The built-in amplifiers offer plenty of headroom, while the powerful woofers and tweeters provide an ultra-linear frequency response. Two stereo analog inputs featuring 1/8 in. TRS and stereo RCA connectors can be used simultaneously or mixed with a digital stereo source. The speakers also feature individual volume controls for both Line inputs plus Bass and Treble EQ controls, and there is a 1/4 in. TRS headphone connector with a front-panel auto-mute loudspeaker function.
(62 ratings)
Submitted January 21, 2007 by a customer from kc.rr.com
"Perfect monitors for home computer audio studio."
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These babies will last me for a long time. If I ever move up, I can still use them in so many ways.

Sound
Powerful and expressive monitors for my home computer audio studio. I connect to my Creative X-Fi sound card's digital out with a coaxial cable into the SPDIF jacks on the MS40s. I was blown away when I first listened. The response is amazing, from the lowest volume levels to pretty high power. I usually run my volume control about 1/3 with plenty of sound and headroom. It was the price that attracted me to these beauties but I cant imagine I would need anything bigger or pricier for my setup. If you want the best for your computer studio, get these amazing sounding monitors, and they look very cool too.

Features
I bought because of the digital input. I have used both analog and digital and to my ear there is little difference, but I like the idea of the digital input to eliminate any possibility of hum, etc. The bass and treble controls are fine, although I usually run them flat. The up front earphone connection is very handy when my wife goes to bed and I want to work. A very cool feature is that you can input both analog and digital signals, each with its own volume control, and mix them into one sound output. I suppose you could use the earphone out to take this mixed signal somewhere else. Haven't tried this.

Ease of Use
Very easy to set up and control. My biggest decision was which read more digital connection cable to use, coaxial or optical. I went with coaxial because of its simplicity and its good track record. From what I have read, optical isn't any better, certainly in this set-up.

Quality
Solid, speakers are very well made, amp is flawless. Nice industrial look for your studio. I wouldn't take these on the road without a good case (to protect the exposed woofer.) The wood case it a plus. Black color fits in everywhere.

Value
So much better than anything you will find at a computer store. Use them just for your computer speakers and you won't be sorry.

Manufacturer Support
Only on their website, which is very informative.

The Wow Factor
Love the look. Really adds a sense of serious music production to my home studio.

Musical Background:
hobbyist

Musical Style:
electronica, jazz, classical
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