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      M-AudioAV 40 Studio Monitor Pair
       
      4.4

      (based on 13 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Compact (8)
      • Easy to use (8)
      • Good audio (8)
      • Durable (7)
      • Versatile (7)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (7)
        • Amateur recording (6)
        • Professional recording (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        They're fine

        I really do know good sound. I work at a studio in Mass. working with really great artists and projects. We have a Neve board and some super nice monitors. Going to...Read complete review

        I really do know good sound. I work at a studio in Mass. working with really great artists and projects. We have a Neve board and some super nice monitors. Going to Berklee, I know my way around nice studio monitors. These are not for pro use. These are not for home studios even, if you can afford better. These are fun, decent sounding monitors. I first bought these in my first semester at Berklee, and they were half off. It was a steal. I pretty much used them for listening to music and running my guitar rig (as I didn't take an amp to Boston). These things have pretty decent response, can go pretty loud, and don't have drastic EQ changes like (arguably) Bose or any other consumer speaker system. The AV40s are perfect for casual stuff. If you have a home studio, and you can't drop $1000+ on monitors, these are probably fine (although I like the BX5's a lot). I don't mix on these, although it's a heck of a lot better than mixing on laptop speakers, Bose speakers, headphones alone, or even a single high-end monitor. If you're looking for a pair of monitors for less than pro uses, these are your best bet.

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        You get what you pay for

        Really I don't have anything good to say about these other then they turn on, play audio, and give you an idea of how your mix will translate through horrible transducers. I currently...Read complete review

        Really I don't have anything good to say about these other then they turn on, play audio, and give you an idea of how your mix will translate through horrible transducers. I currently mix on B1030A's and love them. I ONLY bought these to reference my mix through a very low quality monitor to help me understand how it may translate in the worst situation. If you mix with these you aren't getting an accurate representation of what you're really doing to your audio. I also feel they aren't worth the price for the set. But of course these are all my opinions and everyone is entitled to there own.

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        5.0

        Excellent Value

        By Emery Who

        from Near Chicago

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

            These monitors perform surprisingly well considering the price. They handle plenty of volume with surprising clarity.

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            5.0

            My second Pair- excellent quality

            By SkywaveTDR

            from Bensenville, IL

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                These are not only for computers or small studios but can be used anywhere a small speaker system is required. My old CRT TV was starting to buzz due to glue that has detached in speakers. No matter, I routed the sound to this new set and am extremely happy in that I can use lower volume and the frequency range is much better than the TV speakers. This is my secnd set and I might get another for incoming units- I am in the service business. This product is a very cost effective item.

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                4.0

                Great Value

                By Bill

                from Ft Myers, Fl

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                  I purchased these to replace a pair of Bose speakers with a similar price and found them to be much bettering sounding. They are a little larger than the Bose but still fit easily on my desk top. For the money you can't go wrong.

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                  5.0

                  2 of 'em

                  By JOHN

                  from Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                    These were so good, I bought a second pair.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Value, Fine Monitors

                    By Kitmit

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                      For 120 you get a pair of sturdy monitors that fit on desk. Clear sound, good range; if you're thinking of making the jump to monitors for the first time, these will leave you satisfied.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      AV 40 past my tests- they are good speak

                      By SkywaveTDR

                      from Bensenville, IL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                        I am not sure what these people are complaining about. I just hooked these up and in my setup they sound fine- they produce a good sound and are the right size to fit where I need them to go. I have set up Radio station studios as well as recording studios- these are not expensive speakers so don't expect that. Put them to work where they fit and you will be happy. They come with a nice set of cords that make the job easier to hook up. Keeps me from having to do the job but I am capable of doing it. I am a BSEE and a 40 year Electronics Technician- you can trust my comment- I tell people when they have junk or not. These replaced the junk I was using.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        They're fine

                        By Frank

                        from Boston, MA

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Not perfect
                        • Not Pro Sound

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording

                        Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                        I really do know good sound. I work at a studio in Mass. working with really great artists and projects. We have a Neve board and some super nice monitors. Going to Berklee, I know my way around nice studio monitors. These are not for pro use. These are not for home studios even, if you can afford better. These are fun, decent sounding monitors. I first bought these in my first semester at Berklee, and they were half off. It was a steal. I pretty much used them for listening to music and running my guitar rig (as I didn't take an amp to Boston). These things have pretty decent response, can go pretty loud, and don't have drastic EQ changes like (arguably) Bose or any other consumer speaker system. The AV40s are perfect for casual stuff. If you have a home studio, and you can't drop $1000+ on monitors, these are probably fine (although I like the BX5's a lot). I don't mix on these, although it's a heck of a lot better than mixing on laptop speakers, Bose speakers, headphones alone, or even a single high-end monitor. If you're looking for a pair of monitors for less than pro uses, these are your best bet.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This is my Second Pair

                        By Carol

                        from Bay City, MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                          These speakers suit my needs very well. I use them in a class that I teach to amplify the computer output so the students can hear. Some music is involved and they handle the job well.

                          Comment on this review

                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Don't Listen to the bad reviews

                          By HallOfHits.Net

                          from Lane County, Or

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                            I have had these monitors for 3 years, I am a music producer.. I sell beats online all the time get great mixes never had it sound bad in other listening environments or on other speakers, sounds good from my tv to my phone and everywhere in between..

                            You gotta learn to use them, you will get use to the way they sound and how they translate onto other systems, use sound proofing position them right for your room and you should be good.

                            Worth the money,

                            --- Hall Of Hits ---

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            You get what you pay for

                            By Velvet Blade Studios

                            from Salem, OH

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Acceptable Stereo Image

                            Cons

                            • Limited Functions
                            • Not Great For Mixing
                            • Poor Frequencie Response
                            • Poor Sound Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Referencing A Mix

                            Comments about M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitor Pair:

                            Really I don't have anything good to say about these other then they turn on, play audio, and give you an idea of how your mix will translate through horrible transducers. I currently mix on B1030A's and love them. I ONLY bought these to reference my mix through a very low quality monitor to help me understand how it may translate in the worst situation. If you mix with these you aren't getting an accurate representation of what you're really doing to your audio. I also feel they aren't worth the price for the set. But of course these are all my opinions and everyone is entitled to there own.

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