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M-Audio Studiophile DSM2 Active Studio Monitor   

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The M-Audio Studiophile DSM2 is a studio reference monitor engineered to provide superior monitoring for discerning audio professionals. The Studioph...Click To Read More About This Product

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The M-Audio Studiophile DSM2 is a studio reference monitor engineered to provide superior monitoring for discerning audio professionals. The Studiophile DSM2 speaker's design results from a collaboration between 2 powerhouse music technology companies: M-Audio and Digidesign. The M-Audio DSM2 monitor features DSP-based crossover management, an assortment of onboard digital EQ controls, proprietary high-grade driver designs, and analog and digital inputs for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz. With stunning accuracy, clarity, and dynamic range, the Studiophile DSM2 monitor makes world-class studio reference technology accessible to a broad array of creative and professional environments.

Redefining the World-Class Near-Field Monitor

Over the last 20 years, M-Audio has achieved critical acclaim across diverse lines of music production tools. They attribute much of this success to the fact that each product group operates like a small boutique shop within the organization. The Los Angeles-based engineering team that designed the M-Audio Studiophile line applied their expertise to the DSM drivers, power amps, cabinetry, and electronics. Along the way, they worked with top recording engineers and producers to refine the Studiophile DSM monitors for optimal performance.

Powerful DSP
M-Audio engineers worked closely with their counterparts at Digidesign to bring their experience to the Studiophile DSM2 monitor. The powerful onboard DSP engine controls a complex 4th-order digital crossover. It also provides clear and accurate audio imaging by compensating for phase differences between the two drivers at the crossover point. This makes the DSM2 deliver perfect acoustic alignment and exceptional imaging. And as a result of exhaustive tuning and listening sessions, the DSM2 monitor provides incredible tonal accuracy, excellent dynamic range, and exceptionally low distortion.

Tailor the Speaker to Your Room

Your listening environment and speaker placement greatly impact monitor performance. To ensure optimal monitoring in your studio, the onboard DSP also manages a broad range of customizable performance filter settings that allow you to tailor each speaker to your room. DSM2 offers DSP-controlled high and low frequency roll-offs along with an assortment of EQ settings, from Acoustic Space to Q, to help optimize the speaker for placement within even the most difficult acoustic environments.

High-Class Drivers
To ensure excellent sonic clarity, the Studiophile DSM2 monitor features a custom-designed, 8-inch anodized aluminum cone woofer that actively reduces distortion by pushing the break-up mode out of the pass band for maximum low-frequency detail at any volume level. The 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled tweeter is made of a soft Teteron dome, which strikes the perfect balance between efficiency and damping to produce a controlled high-frequency breakup out to 27kHz. The drivers and their carefully matched power amps provide a wide 42Hz”27kHz frequency response and outstanding dynamic range, ensuring that you hear an accurate representation of your audio at all volumes.

Strategically Integrated Design
Each component in the DSM2 monitor is customized to deliver outstanding sound quality in a compact form factor. Featuring an exclusive design, the sturdy cabinet is constructed from high-density material with internal bracing that renders it acoustically inert. The tuned bass-reflex dual-sided flared port offers increased SPL with extended bass response and low turbulence, while the carefully matched Class D power amps deliver ample power with low distortion and excellent efficiency. The custom-voiced components ensure hours of accurate listening without fatigue. And the professional analog and digital inputs support studio-grade audio resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz, revealing every detail that you've created with your digital audio workstation.

  • 1" (25.4 mm) Teteron soft fabric, high-frequency dome with Neodymium magnet and ferrofluid cooling”accurate to 27kHz
  • 8" (203.2 mm) custom low-frequency driver with anodized aluminum cone provides exceptionally low distortion
  • Onboard DSP manages the complex digital crossover for pristine imaging
  • DSP-based EQ and Acoustic Space Controls optimize frequency response for any production environment
  • Bass-reflex port delivers controlled extended bass response
  • High-density cabinet yields good damping and reduced acoustic interference
  • Professional digital inputs (up to 24-bit/192kHz): S/PDIF and AES
  • Balanced analog inputs: XLR and 1/4"

Studiophile DSM2 Active Studio Monitor

  • Frequency response: 42Hz-27kHz
    Peak SPL at 1 meter: 111dB
    Low-frequency driver: 8" (203.2mm) domeless inverted anodized aluminum cone
    High-frequency driver: 1" (25.4 mm) soft Teteron dome with Neodymium magnet and ferrofluid cooling
    Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz @ 24dB/octave
    HF shelf: +1.5dB, -1.5dB, -3.0dB
    Mid EQ: +1.5dB, -1.5dB, -3.0dB
    High-pass filter: 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz @ 12dB/octave
    Acoustic space control filter: -1.5dB, -3.0dB, -4.5dB
    Desk EQ Filter 1: -1.0dB, -2.0dB, -3.0dB @ 220Hz
    Desk EQ Filter 2: -1.0dB, -2.0dB, -3.0dB @ 175Hz
    Desk EQ Filter 3: -1.0dB, -2.0dB, -3.0dB @ 200Hz
    Analog inputs: XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced
    Digital inputs: S/PDIF and AES/EBU
    Input impedance: 20kOhm
    Input sensitivity: +4dBu yields 90dB @ 1 meter (trim level set to 0)
    Gain trim: Volume trim from -22dB to +10dB

    Analog-to-digital specifications
    Maximum input level: 18dBu
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 102dB (A-weighted)

    THN + noise
    Conversion rate: 96kHz

    Digital Power Amplifier
    Output power (1% THD): LF: 100W, HF: 80W
    THD + noise (10W, 1kHz): < 0.05%
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 100dB (A-weighted)
    Frequency response (+0, -3dB): 20Hz-40kHz
    Efficiency: > 90%
    Dimensions: 10.6"W x 15.2"H x 10.1"D
    Weight: 20lb.

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Awsome monitors!!!!!

By Brian Lee

from US

Comments about M-Audio Studiophile DSM2 Active Studio Monitor:

Totally please and would make the same purchase again.
I have been an audiophile since I can remember. I use these monitors to record and recreate live sound. I have a set of B&amp;W Matrix 802 (wash tub) refrence monitors on my home stereo, I bought in 1992. The M-Audio DSM-2 monitors sound as good if not better than my B&amp;W Matrix 802 that cost 4 times as much. I am running the DSM-2 from my iMAC tru an Apogee duet -2 into my DSM-2 and out to an SBX-10(which ileave on bypass most of the time because it is not needed). The sound stage is unreal. I highly recommend these to anyone.
these things are solid.
Comparitivly speaking they are awsome for the money. I love the realism.

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