M-Audio AV42 Active Compact Desktop Reference Monitor Speakers, Good value with some flaws

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When i got these out of the box i thought omg how small are these, they can be any good. But omg how the hell can something so small sound so good. These are amazing and take up no room at all. Well worth getting if space is an issue.

The people in these comments are stupid, people moaning about how these are blowing up, these speaker are build well but for not playing for like dj. Myself i do play loud and bass music but be careful.

M-Audio AV42 Active Compact Desktop Reference Monitor Speakers for Professional Media Creation – Pair

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  • Premium sound reproduction: 4 inch polypropylene-coated woofers produce tight, accurate bass and 1 inch Ferro fluid-cooled silk cone tweeters produce clear, pristine highs
  • 20 W per channel amplifier and opt Image IV tweeter wave guides for superior, punchy sound reproduction and uncompromised sonic imaging
  • Versatile, conveniently located RCA inputs for seamless connection to gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers and more
  • Front-panel 1/8 inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop, desktop computer, MP3 player or other audio sources with a 1/8 inch output
  • Easily-accessible front-panel 1/8 inch headphone output for private listening; acoustically inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex design for deep, rich sound, wrapped in an elegant black vinyl laminate finish
  • Note: The AV32 and AV42 speakers feature built-in thermal protection that can help to prevent permanent damage from occurring in the event the speakers are overloaded. When the signal level is too high for the speakers to sustain, the audio will be interrupted, or the speakers may shut down temporarily. Turn the power switch on the rear of the speakers to the OFF position, wait 2 minutes, and turn the speakers back ON. Reduce the signal level by A) turning the volume knob on the front of the speaker down or B) turn the volume down on the external audio source (i.e. your iPhone).

At first they sound really flat and unimpressive, but after you burn in on high volume for a few days, the sound is really clear, punchy and they even sound basy if you adjust them a little.

I bought these mainly for the purpose of making and mixing songs. These are the first set of speakers that i’ve had so for the price they are great.

Great speakers, really am impressed. Not too bassy, as some have said. Maybe it`s their `mix` thats too bassy.

M-Audio AV42 Active Compact Desktop Reference Monitor Speakers for Professional Media Creation – Pair : As someone who experiences “frisson”, sound quality is very important to me. Put simply, these speakers do not disappoint and definitely punch above their weight class in terms of price. My only niggling issue would be that the power switch is on the back of the left speaker — ideally the switch should be combined with the volume control, either in the form of a push button or turning it fully to the left to click it off — but it’s genuinely a minor issue and does not prevent me giving these speakers a well-deserved 5 stars. To give some context to my review, i use an asus xonar d2 sound card in my computer and have my output set to 48khz at 16-bit, since i have no audio sources that go beyond this.

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Really love these speakers, being an audiophile. They are surprisingly light for the quality of sound they produce.
Really love these speakers, being an audiophile. They are surprisingly light for the quality of sound they produce.
Overall not a bad value for the money, but it has some major flaws. The biggest one might be that the volume of the subwoofer can’t be controlled separately, and it’s waay too loud compared to the tops. And i’m using it in my 27m2 living room, so they are in quite a spacious area. I solely use it for movies, i would not recommend listening to music on this, it’s really bad. Also, the tops don’t seem to have a low-pass filter in front of them, and the small 3″ speakers overdrive very easily. If you have the version with the subwoofer, i actually recommend stuffing in the bass-reflex port on the back of the tops, that’ll rectify the overdrive issue a bit. Also i’m using the tos-link connector, which seems to be some cheap chinese socket, as the cable keeps falling out of it.

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Overall not a bad value for the money, but it has some major flaws. The biggest one might be that the volume of the subwoofer can’t be controlled separately, and it’s waay too loud compared to the tops. And i’m using it in my 27m2 living room, so they are in quite a spacious area. I solely use it for movies, i would not recommend listening to music on this, it’s really bad. Also, the tops don’t seem to have a low-pass filter in front of them, and the small 3″ speakers overdrive very easily. If you have the version with the subwoofer, i actually recommend stuffing in the bass-reflex port on the back of the tops, that’ll rectify the overdrive issue a bit. Also i’m using the tos-link connector, which seems to be some cheap chinese socket, as the cable keeps falling out of it.

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Great speakers, especially at this price point. Great speakers, especially at this price point. I’ve owned these for a while now and i use them for producing techno & house style tracks and for dj’ing as well. These are brilliant for me as a bedroom dj and producer and at the level i’m at i’m not gonna encounter any problems using these for mixing & mastering tracks and referencing etc. When it comes to dj’ing they are very loud for their size. When i play little house parties i bring these, they’re more than loud enough to fill a room full of people reasonably well. Obviously they’re not gonna rip the paint off the walls. The one issue i have with them is that when i put them up to full volume they do distort a little bit when i’m playing through my mixer. I have an xdj900rx so obviously the hardware will be driving very detailed sound through these speakers, they sound incredible but can’t quite cope if i put the master up on my mixer past a certain point. Obviously for this reason i don’t turn them past that point but i’m not red-lining my mixer and they do begin to distort.

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Great speakers, especially at this price point. Great speakers, especially at this price point. I’ve owned these for a while now and i use them for producing techno & house style tracks and for dj’ing as well. These are brilliant for me as a bedroom dj and producer and at the level i’m at i’m not gonna encounter any problems using these for mixing & mastering tracks and referencing etc. When it comes to dj’ing they are very loud for their size. When i play little house parties i bring these, they’re more than loud enough to fill a room full of people reasonably well. Obviously they’re not gonna rip the paint off the walls. The one issue i have with them is that when i put them up to full volume they do distort a little bit when i’m playing through my mixer. I have an xdj900rx so obviously the hardware will be driving very detailed sound through these speakers, they sound incredible but can’t quite cope if i put the master up on my mixer past a certain point. Obviously for this reason i don’t turn them past that point but i’m not red-lining my mixer and they do begin to distort.
These are great for the price. Good bass, good build quality – perfect to boost my crappy laptop speakers.

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These are great for the price. Good bass, good build quality – perfect to boost my crappy laptop speakers.

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I think that they’re really good speakers for the price paid. I think that they’re really good speakers for the price paid, they have a clean sound quality to the kick drum and are generally easy to set up. However the speakers would need stands, the sound quality is not good without a proper set up.
I think that they’re really good speakers for the price paid. I think that they’re really good speakers for the price paid, they have a clean sound quality to the kick drum and are generally easy to set up. However the speakers would need stands, the sound quality is not good without a proper set up.

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Very good gaming speakers and simple set up. . Very good gaming speakers and simple set up.

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Very good gaming speakers and simple set up. . Very good gaming speakers and simple set up.

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Good, though the sound lacked depth. Slightly disappointed when compared to other m-audio products.

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Good, though the sound lacked depth. Slightly disappointed when compared to other m-audio products.
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