TestDrive: M-Audio EX66 Nearfield Monitors
M-Audio recently sent over their EX66 nearfield monitors for us to TestDrive. Although the monitors have been around for about a year, the EX66’s push M-Audio beyond their budget monitoring options and into a new price point for the concern. It’s obvious that M-Audio wanted to make a statement with the EX66’s. Not only do they incorporate provocative new technology and features, but they also utilize a dual woofer design that has lost favor with other manufacturers.
So how do the EX66’s sound? Every one of the evaluators noticed that the EX66’s produced a surprising amount of noise. We contacted two retailers about the issue who confirmed the problem with a simple “this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that…” and M-Audio acknowledged a certain level of audible hiss. The problem appears to stem from the internal DSP processing, as well as the A/D and D/A conversion. Although, the issue never became a serious irritant when mixing, it definitely needs to be addressed by M-Audio… More!
Read the full M-Audio EX66 Review.