M-Audio has premiered two compact monitors, the AV32 and AV42. Based on the AV30 and AV40, the new M-Audio AV32 and AV42 offer a budget alternative to computer speakers.
Both systems utilize cabinets made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), as well as polypropylene-coated woofers. The drivers treated cellulose fiber substrate claims to provide the acoustic mass required for bass response, while their polypropylene coating ensures that upper bass and midrange transients are adequately reproduced. The 1-inch soft-dome silk tweeters in both systems are mounted in M-Audio’s proprietary computer-optimized OptImage IV waveguide. The new waveguide controls the tweeter’s dispersion, ensuring listening-area sound coverage, free from the random acoustic “splatter” of uncontrolled designs.
» Polypropylene-coated woofers
» 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters
» OptImage IV tweeter wave guides
» 20-watt per channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture
» RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers, and more
» Front-panel 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources
» Front-panel 1/8-inch headphone output
» Front-panel volume control
» MDF cabinet with bass reflex design
» Black vinyl laminate finish
Convenient operation of the AV32 and AV42 was just as high a design priority as acoustic performance. The Left speaker of each pair contains the system’s 2-channel amplifier, along with the Power on/off and Volume controls. The front panel of both systems has a 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources as well as a 1/8-inch headphone output for private listening.
M-Audio’s AV42 cost $149.99 per pair and the AV32 will set you back $99.99 per pair when they become available sometime this month.