ProAudioStar blogger Sam checked in again with his take on M-Audio’s entry level speaker. We don’t stock the AV-40 right now but those interested in what M-Audio has to offer should check out the BX5a and BX8a deluxe editions. Here’s what sam had to say about the AV’s, given his take on this entry level edition the upgrade to the BX series is sure to blow you away.
I had a chance to try out the M Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speakers a couple days ago. All I have to say is that I am blown away (pun totally intended). They are incredible monitors. I paid around $150 for the monitors and they were worth every penny. I have been using Ableton to produce music and I needed great monitors to give me an accurate read of my music. I live in an area where it is easy for my neighbors to hear music if I play it too loudly, so I needed speakers that had great sound quality but would not disturb the neighbors. The M Audio Studiophile AV 40 provide exactly what I need.
The speaker setup was quite easy to set up. Speaker wires were already included with the box including an 1/8″ to RCA cable. The 1/8″ cable is very sensitive, so it is important to be sure that you have it plugged in securely and not move your laptop around or else the sound will become distorted. Also included in the box was a manual on how to properly set up the monitors. Instead of including a boring manual, a more of a comic style manual was included. It was easy to read and understand.
The speakers are also lightweight and easy to carry to different locations. This is very convenient for me as I tend to use my computer both in my bedroom and living room. I can now easily transition between both locations without worrying about lugging a large setup with me.
Overall, the M Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speakers are phenomenal speakers. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a small monitor setup to give them accurate sound for producing. If you own an actual music studio, these speakers may not be powerful enough for you. You should look into the M Audio BX5A Deluxe or M Audio BX8A Deluxe if you are looking for a more powerful monitor speakers. I hope you have enjoyed this review, now it is time for me to get back to producing. Happy mixing!