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M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors   (Used)

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      M-Audio fidelity in portable active desktop monitors that won't break the bank.

      M-Audio StudioPro 3 active desktop monitors offer powerful amplification, custom-tuned cabinets, optimized speaker design, and advanced crossover technology for the best possible sound. Magnetic shielding prevents StudioPro 3 audio monitors from interfering with your computer or video speakers.

      Stereo Auxiliary Input and Headphone Output
      In addition to the main RCA inputs in the back, for maximum flexibility the StudioPro 3 monitors' stereo aux input makes it easy to plug in a secondary audio source—such as your portable music player. The speakers' volume control works on both inputs simultaneously. Additionally, a stereo headphone output next to the aux jack mutes the speakers' sound and redirects it to your headphones.

      Natural Bass
      The M-Audio custom bass reflex port discharges very low-frequency signals and delivers smooth, substantial bass response. Need more? The rear-panel bass boost gives you additional low-frequency gain and makes the StudioPro 3 monitors flexible enough to perform well for different spaces and listening preferences.

      Monitor Pads
      High-frequency audio signals tend to be fairly directional. That's why M-Audio includes wedge-shaped monitor pads that assist you in placing your M-Audio StudioPro 3 units directly at your ears for an optimal listening sweet spot.

      Speaker Enclosure
      M-Audio StudioPro 3 speakers provide a more stable performance with a special medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and unique interior reinforcement that absorbs vibration and impact generated under extreme conditions. Carefully placed acoustic material makes StudioPro 3 monitor's sound much bigger than they are—resulting in smooth, natural bass response.

      M-Audio includes a pair of angled isolation pads with each set of StudioPro 3 desktop audio monitors.

      Features

      • 3.25" low-frequency drivers; 1" high-frequency drivers
      • Self-powered
      • Remarkably accurate frequency response and imaging
      • Advanced crossover design
      • Custom-tuned wood cabinet
      • Magnetic shielding prevents computer/video monitor interference
      • Vented port design for added bass
      • Transportable, compact design is ergonomic and flexible
      • Internal standing wave acoustic absorption for greater efficiency
      • Bass Boost switch
      • Factory programmed for worldwide use
      • RCA rear-panel inputs; convenient front-panel 1/8" inputs

      Professional monitor sound and features at an unbeatable price.

       

      StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors Specifications:

      • Type: 2-way desktop reference monitor
      • LF driver: 3.25" diameter, magnetically shielded with curved cone with high-temperature voice coil
      • HF driver: 1" diameter, magnetically shielded silk dome
      • Frequency response: 100Hz – 20kHz ±3dB)
      • Crossover frequency: 2.3kHz
      • Dynamic range (Maximum Signal-to-Noise Ratio): >80dB (typical, A-weighted)
      • Input connectors: left and right line input connectors (RCA)
      • Polarity: positive signal at + input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement
      • Dynamic power: 10 watts into 4Ω (per channel) at 0.5% distortion
      • Input impedance: 10kΩ (unbalanced)
      • Input sensitivity: 100mV pink noise input produces 90dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
      • Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter
      • Indicator: blue power LED ring around on/off/volume knob on front panel
      • Power requirements: 100-120V~50/60Hz, 220~240V~50/60Hz; powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
      • Cabinet: vinyl-laminated MDF
      • Dimensions: 5.5"W x 7.9"H x 5.9"D
      • Weight: 8.8lb./pair (approx., without packing)
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      M-AudioStudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors
       
      3.8

      (based on 59 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (22)
      • Compact (20)
      • Easy to use (17)
      • Lightweight (13)
      • Versatile (10)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur recording (14)
        • Home studio (13)
        • Professional recording (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (9), Professional musician (9), Novice (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good speakers for the price

        The 1st thing to get your head around is that these are NOT professional studio monitors (despite what the packaging says)! These are desktop computer speakers that are good for listening to music...Read complete review

        The 1st thing to get your head around is that these are NOT professional studio monitors (despite what the packaging says)! These are desktop computer speakers that are good for listening to music while you geek out. I have these hooked up to my laptop which I do most of my life admining on. I would not use these for any sort of real referencing or for mixing but they can serve a purpose as a computer speaker sanity check station. If you want real monitors for real mixing, spend real money. If you want to buy a decent prosumer computer desktop speaker system, this is a value worth considering for a birthday present or for asking Santa to bring for christmas.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not too bad

        These are really nice monitors; if your a novice to home recording. If your just getting started or have limited space, then these speakers work well. They have a flat response (which...Read complete review

        These are really nice monitors; if your a novice to home recording. If your just getting started or have limited space, then these speakers work well. They have a flat response (which is what you want), but lack fidelity and have limited bass response. But, they're great for folks such as myself who just want to get their feet wet and do some non-professional home recording. They come with some nice stands and vibration pads. They are easy to set-up and they are just right for my application, and at this price, they're well worth it. As I said, if your looking to build a "pro-level" studio, then your want better monitors than these. But if your like me; a novice or have limted funds and or space-the M-AudioPro 3's are a great place to start.

        Reviewed by 59 customers

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        5.0

        Good Speakers

        By JDaddyDDawg

        from Johnson City Tn

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not loud enough

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Great In Home Sound
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

        These speakers are great for just about any occasion except playing live, unless you are in a small room. They are just simply not loud enough. These speakers are very clear and carry enough bass for my taste without turning on the boost. I would recommend these for anyone who is looking for a great set of personal monitors.

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        4.0

        Decent Monitors at a Fair Price

        By Ern

        from Bakersfield, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good For General Playback
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Basic Listening
        • Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

        If you are looking for small monitors to help you get a general idea of your music, then these speakers are fine. I like using them for a quick listen to my studio recordings. Yes, I am happy with the purchase.

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        5.0

        Great Desktop Speakers for the Money

        By TheAtomicRockstar

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

            I bought these guys to use as a pair of desktop speakers in my office at work because i wanted something that had a bit more quality than something you would normally pick up from a computer store. I have these guys hooked up to a little bluetooth audio receiver so i can stream music and such directly off my work machine. Great product for how i use them!

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            5.0

            Great desktop monitors

            By JamOn

            from Oakland, CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Super Clean

            Cons

            • None that I can think of

            Best Uses

            • Computer Desktop

            Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

            I am not a musician, but I am an avid music listener. I am using these speakers as my desktop speaker for my computer. I LOVE THEM! Super clean/accurate sound they definitely get loud enough and have enough base for my needs.

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            5.0

            great little speakers

            By jackson blue

            from condon montana

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great For Internet Radio
            • Great Internet Radio
            • Lightweight
            • Speaker Volume Control
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None at this time

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Amazon Cloud
            • Internet Radio
            • Pandora

            Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

            easily set up to livio and computer as a monitor....no background noise....great clear sound..enjoy them enough so bought a second pair...what more can i say

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            5.0

            better than what i had

            By chris

            from salem n.h.

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Sonds Good With Xtra Bass

            Cons

            • Needs Xtra Bass

            Best Uses

            • Computor Speakers

            Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

            bought for computer hooked up old sub sounds good

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            5.0

            Great Studio Monitors!

            By tbear47x

            from Oak Hills Ca.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Loud And Clear
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

              Incredible Speakers For Home Or Professional Studio!

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              4.0

              Real computer monitor speakers!

              By Ira

              from Vermont

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Imaging Focus

              Cons

              • Poor Qc

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Computer Momnitors

              Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

              Don't let the sales title StudioPro3 misslead you. These are not professional studio monitors as they do not have the the precision sonically or image-wise to be used for mix monitoring.

              That said, these are good for modeling small transducers that you might find in a quality tabletop radio or home theater satellites to audition a mix targeting this sort of listener.

              I bought a pair to use as decent computer monitors and they are super for such a role, far better than the junk sold as computer speakers by computer retailers. And they are priced right for this role.

              Except for a broken 1/8 inch jack that fell into a speaker cabinet after manufacture but before shipping, the product worked fine. I opted to take the speaker apart and solder in my own replacement jack rather than returning the pair for a refund or replacement.

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              5.0

              A great value

              By GrungeFreak

              from Thornville, Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Great Value
              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

                I wanted to upgrade my home recording and needed monitors, but couldn't spend a lot. Musicians Friend came thru again by offering these great speakers at a great sale price. Plus free shipping! These are really good speakers and have already been a huge plus to the out come of my recording mix.

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                4.0

                Great for the Price

                By God's Idiot

                from Dallas, Tx

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors:

                    I bought these monitors when I first started my recording career solely to get by with something cheap while I worked up money for some better ones.
                    I can honestly say that these monitors work wonders for amateurs and people just starting out on recording. After a year though, the right monitor tended to flake out on the bass every once in a while, and pretty much all of the jacks were worn out and liked to cause problems if the connections got messed with. The volume knob is fairly stiff and slick, not a good combination if you have sweat on your fingers from hours of slaving over the keyboard.
                    The one thing that impressed me the most about these monitors though is the accuracy of their trueness with the bass boost engaged. If it's not, then you'll definitely mix bottom-heavy to compensate for it while listening through the monitors, which throws off the entire mix in the end.
                    All in all, a very decent starting point for anyone looking to get into recording, and I would definitely recommend them to people looking for something cheap and decent-sounding.
                    (Oh, and the Aux input makes them a perfect extension of any television or gaming platform.)

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