NEW M-AUDIO MONITORS
M-Audio has released the M3-8 Studio Reference Monitor featuring an efficient inline design that provides three-way sound in the same space as a standard two-way monitor. The M3-8 design allows the mid-frequency and high-frequency drivers to be mounted inline. By delivering sound along the same focal plane, the M3-8 promises improved time-alignment for fatigue-free listening. The 8-inch low-frequency driver and 5-inch mid-range driver are made from lightweight woven Kevlar. The 1-inch silk dome tweeter offers integrated waveguides to provide increased clarity. In addition to the real wood baffle, the cabinet uses tuned bass porting and optimised internal bracing. Three individual amplifiers provide power to each of the three speaker elements for a total of 220 watts of Class A/B amplification. A three-band EQ with a switchable low-cut filter allows you to shape the sound to match your listening environment and pinhole-mounted blue LEDs are a neat and easy-to-use visual aide for achieving perfect speaker placement. Full specs and details are at www.m-audio.com where you’ll also see the M3-6 model mentioned, but that’s slated for next year. Meanwhile, we should see the M3-8 available in time for Christmas at a RRP of $719.99 each speaker.
Australian Distributor: Pro Audio Group www.proaudiogroup.com.au