M-Audio Announces Studiophile AV 40 Monitors

M-Audio®, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians, is proud to announce the release of the Studiophile™ AV 40 professional desktop reference monitors.

The Studiophile AV 40 monitors utilize the same acclaimed technology that has made M-Audio reference monitors so popular among top-shelf producers, engineers and musicians. This compact system boasts balanced and unbalanced connections, headphone output, additional aux input, video shielding and more—making it ideal for mobile workstations and multimedia desktop work.

The quality craftsmanship and internal electronics of the Studiophile AV 40 monitors differentiate them from other products at the same price point. The monitors’ cabinets feature a custom design that eliminates resonances and minimizes vibration using a dense wood construction. This gives the speakers a natural, uncolored sound with a more accurate bass response than many other transportable multimedia speakers. The monitors also feature 4” polypropylene-coated drivers, 3/4” ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with OptImage III wave-guide technology, and a 20 watt-per-channel internal amplifier with audiophile-grade architecture for punchy lows, smooth highs and a balanced response.

M-Audio’s proprietary OptImage III wave guide improves overall detail and clarity while minimizing sound issues that can plague other compact monitors. The system ensures that the audio from each driver reaches the listener at the same time, guaranteeing precise stereo imaging and accurate response.

“With the Studiophile AV 40, users can now have accurate monitoring wherever they happen to be,” explains Adam Castillo, marketing director for M-Audio. “Everyone from seasoned pros and novice musicians to gamers and home audio enthusiasts will appreciate the combination of proven M-Audio technology with a compact, powered design.”

The Studiophile AV 40 monitors are expected to ship in early 2007 and carry an MSRP of USD $199.95 per pair.

About M-Audio

M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative tools for today's computer musicians and audio professionals.

Founded on the belief that cost should never stand in the way of creativity, the company's products deliver the latest production and performance technology at accessible price points. M-Audio has received numerous industry accolades, including Music Trades' "Company of the Year" and "Fastest Growing Company" distinctions. The company's award-winning and comprehensive product line includes PCI-, FireWire- and USB-based audio interfaces; USB/MIDI keyboard controllers, stage pianos, microphones and preamps, reference monitors; and DJ tools. M-Audio was acquired by Avid Technology Inc. in August 2004 and is now part of the Avid audio division along with Digidesign and Sibelius.