M-Audio Studio Pro 3 Powered Desktop Monitor

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3.25 in. LF driver. 1 in. silk dome HF driver.
Recording engineers and music producers around the world rely on M-Audio reference monitors to insure that their mixes are accurate. The StudioPro 3 active monitors bring that same standard of audio fidelity right to your desktop. Custom-tuned cabinets, optimized speaker design, and advanced crossover technology combine with generous built-in amplification to deliver the best sound you can get in monitors this size. Complete with magnetic shielding to prevent interference with computer and video monitors, StudioPro 3 speakers deliver great audio experiences from your music and multimedia applications. They're also great for traveling.

Features
3.25 in. low-frequency drivers; 1 in. high-frequency drivers

Self-powered

Remarkably accurate frequency response and imaging

Advanced crossover design

Custom-tuned wood cabinet

Magnetic shielding prevents computer/video monitor interference

Vented port design for added bass

Transportable, compact design is ergonomic and flexible

Internal standing wave acoustic absorption for greater efficiency

Bass Boost switch

Factory programmed for worldwide use

RCA rear-panel inputs; convenient front-panel 1/8 in. inputs

Includes directional stands to optimize listening "sweet spot"

Professional Standards
Most small, inexpensive speakers simply don't have the design and material standards found in professional studio monitors. The StudioPro 3s change that, delivering the same M-Audio technology and attention to detail we read more put into our monitors used in studios around the world. The StudioPro 3s deliver a host of features not typically found in monitors priced this affordably-MDF rather than plastic cabinets, internal acoustic foam for better bass response, custom port design for optimal efficiency and more.

Stereo Auxiliary Input and Headphone Output
For maximum flexibility, we have included a stereo "Aux" input which allows you to plug in a secondary audio source (such as your portable music player) in addition to the main RCA inputs in the back. The volume control works on both inputs simultaneously. Additionally, there is a stereo headphone output next to the "Aux" jack that mutes the sound coming out of the speakers and redirects it to your headphones.

Natural Bass
The custom bass reflex port design discharges very low-frequency signals and delivers a smooth, substantial bass response. Need more? The rear-panel Bass Boost control gives you additional low-frequency gain and makes the monitors versatile for different spaces and listening preferences.

Speaker Stands
High-frequency audio signals tend to be fairly directional. That's why we've included stands that help point your StudioPro 3s directly at your ears for an optimal listening "sweet spot."

Enclosure
The StudioPro 3's enclosure plays an important role. In order to provide more stable performance, we used a special medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and unique interior reinforcement designed to absorb vibration and impact generated under extreme conditions. Additionally, our innovative cabinet includes carefully placed acoustic material that makes the StudioPro 3s sound much bigger than they are'resulting in a smooth, natural bass response.
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Type: two-way desktop reference monitor

LF Driver: 3.25-inch diameter, magnetically shielded with curved cone with high-temperature voice coil

HF Driver: 1-inch diameter, magnetically shielded silk dome

Frequency Response: 100Hz - 20kHz (+/-3 dB)

Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz

Dynamic Range (Maximum Signal-to-Noise Ratio): >80dB (typical, A-weighted)

Input Connectors: left and right line input connectors (RCA)

Polarity: positive signal at "+" input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement

Dynamic Power: 10 watts into 4 ohms (per channel) at 0.5% distortion

Input Impedance: 10k ohms (unbalanced)

Input Sensitivity: 100mV 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 on/off/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: 7.9 in. (H) x 5.5 in. (W) x 5.9 in. (D)

Weight: 8.8 lbs./pair (approx., without packing)

Specifications subject to change without notice
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765
(38 ratings)
Submitted October 17, 2008 by a customer from gmail.com
"For the money when you are on a budget these monitors work."
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Obviously if my budget improves I'll be picking up a better pair but for what I'm doing now these are adequate.
Sound
Good for the money, keep in mind reference monitors should be used for accuracy so that a the user will have a good point of reference to mix and tweak the EQ. I understand some folks are complaining about not having enough bass but these speakers were meant to give a neutral sound rather than a bassy or tinny sound. They do what they were meant to do for a reasonable price I couldn't ask for more.
Features
Not much to say, it's a pair of studio monitors.
Ease of Use
If you don't know how to hook these up or turn on a switch then perhaps it's time to reconsider.
Quality
The product showed up, blemish free, haven't really tested it out as far as taking it anywhere short of my tiny home studio so I can't give an honest assesment of how rugged this thing is.
Value
Decent pair of monitors for about a hundred? I'd say it's worth it if you are a home studio on a budget.
The Wow Factor
errr...there is a bass......hole in the back...not sure if I'd want to do anything with it (in regards to sex appeal). It has...a blue let
Musical Background:
Composer/producer
Musical Style:
electronica/classical
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