M-Audio M3-8 Black Three-way Active Studio Monitors (Pair)
Upgrade your sound and take your production to the next level with M-Audio M3- 8 Black professional active studio monitors.
- Inline mid- and high-frequency drivers offer superior imaging
- 8 inch woven Kevlar low-frequency driver
- 5 inch woven Kevlar mid-frequency driver
- 1 inch silk dome tweeter with integrated waveguide
- Tri-amp Class A/B power, 220 Watts total
- XLR and 1/4 inch balanced inputs: RCA unbalanced input
- 3-band EQ with bypass: switchable low-cut filter
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Combining a total of 220 watts of Class AB amplification with a production-focused specification, M3-8 Black provides ample headroom for even the loudest mixes without compromising its sonically–accurate frequency response. With M3-8 Black, three dedicated individual internal amplifiers provide power to each of the three constituent speaker elements, specifically engineered for the drivers they are matched with for smooth operation and system synergy that is virtually impossible to equal using outboard amplifiers and passive speakers. The meticulously-selected crossover points divide the frequency spectrum into select bands with each individual driver being responsible for the exact frequency range where it is most accurate. The result? Superior monitoring and a wide, consistent dispersion pattern, delivering the ultimate in detail and clarity.
Innovative, In-Line MF/HF Design
M-Audio's M3-8 Black combines premium studio-grade monitoring with an innovative In-Line MF/HF design. This in-line design assures the all-important mid and treble frequencies reach the optimum listening position at precisely the same time, delivering sonically-precise replication of the source audio whilst facilitating an ultra-compact cabinet design for convenience and simple integration into a diverse range of production scenarios. No speaker with conventionally-mounted drivers can equal the M3-8 Black's incredibly natural, three- dimensional sound field – mixes exhibit every subtlety and nuance of the source audio with a wide, consistent dispersion pattern allowing confident, precise adjustments to recordings.
Superior Drive Units
Kevlar® is an ideal driver diaphragm material: Incredibly strong, stiff and light, and used in both the M3-8 Black's 8 inch woofer and the 5 inch midrange, giving those units an incredibly fast transient attack, excellent sensitivity and great resistance to cone flexing and resonant breakup at high power levels. Loud, strong and fast — the perfect monitor characteristics. The 1 inch woven silk dome tweeter uses Ferro-fluid voice coil cooling for added reliability at studio power levels and this tweeter imparts virtually no harshness or 'listening fatigue', as is often the case with metal dome tweeters – the ideal solution for long sessions mixing, composing and/or recording.
Tailor Your Sound To Your Room
With M3-8 Black, numerous thoughtful touches are included to tailor the sound to a given space, guaranteeing accurate reproduction regardless of the sonic-characteristics of the listening environment. A powerful three-band EQ provides the flexibility to shape the sound to effectively match the listening environment. A switchable low-cut filter is ideal for tailoring the M3-8's bass response for use with a subwoofer. Plus, position M3-8 Black perfectly and cite the optimum listening position using the innovative Pinhole-mounted blue LEDs. The result of all these innovations and thoughtful design touches is an outstanding studio monitor speaker able to perform at a far higher level than the typical monitor.
M-Audio M3-8 Black Specifications (Per Speaker)
Frequency response: 38 Hz – 22 kHz
Crossover frequency Low-Mid: 450 Hz
Crossover frequency Mid-High: 3.9 kHz
Low-frequency amplifier power: 150 W
Mid-frequency amplifier power: 35 W
High-frequency amplifier power: 35 W
LF cutoff switch: Flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
LF EQ: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 100 Hz
MF EQ: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 1 kHz
HF EQ: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 10 kHz
EQ Bypass switch
Polarity: Positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
Input impedance: 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
Input sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
Protection: Output current limiting, over-temperature, transient on/off protection to prevent speaker 'pops', subsonic filter, external mains fuse
Cabinet: Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
Size (W x H x D): 268 x 434 x 285 mm / 10.6 x 17.1 x 11.2 inches
Weight: 12.8 kg / 28.2 lbs.