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M-Audio Studiophile AV 30

M-Audio Studiophile AV 30
alaScore 82

462 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analysed 28 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: M-Audio Studiophile Av30 Desktop SpeakersM-AUDIO Studiophile AV30 HiFi loudspeakers

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: M-Audio Studiophile AV30 Professional Reference SpeakersM-Audio Studiophile AV30 Professional Reference SpeakersM-Audio Studiophile AV 30 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)

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M-Audio AV30 Desktop Monitors


I've been using the M-Audio AV30 desktop monitors for a year or so now for video editing and just general desktop audio use. They are 15-watt powered monitors driving 3-inch woofers and 3/4-inch tweeters.


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Review Of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30


Compared to the AV 40 which is priced at $150, its sibling has been priced $99. Also it does not have the same features but yeah obviously since its priced less u cant expect the same stuff from this one. This one resorts to using a cheaper amplifier...

punchy lows, clear, crisp highs, dandy speakers for the price, classic design, not bulky

Gets really hot in the back, a bit of a deep bass response, integrated amplifier isn't that loud, also the power button is located awkwardly at the back

: The sound quality is fantabulous not much of shrill or blaring sounds. Highly impressive at the price that it is being offered for. If u are looking out for a high end speaker at a layman affordable price for probably a small room and you are not...

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M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 review


M-Audio's Studiophile AV 30 speaker system delivers powerful, detailed sound in a relatively compact package, and does it all for a reasonable price

Magnetic shielding prevents interference with other electronic equipment ; Solid construction ; Beefy sound quality

Integrated amplifier doesn't get loud enough to wake the neighbours ; Power switch is inconveniently located on the back

One last criticism concerns the placement of the power switch on the back. The placement is typical of pro-audio studio monitors, which assume you'll either be leaving the speakers on or switching them off from a power strip. But, for speakers aimed at...

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M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 Compact Desktop Speaker System


The M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 compact powered speakers make it easy to enjoy full, rich sound even when space is limited.

3" composite woofers 3/4” ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters OptImage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging 15-watt-per-channel amplifier magnetic shielding RCA inputs 1/8” headphone output 1/8” stereo...

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Satisfyingly clean sound


I honestly cannot think of a single genre that is disadvantaged from these speakers. I listen to just about everything, my favorite genres being classical, metal, and electronic dance music (mostly trance). Obviously with classical music, it is hard to...

Clean Sound ; Bass boost doesn't hinder the other frequencies, just raises the lowest ones slightly ; Brings out details in sound I can't even get out of my best pair of headphones ; Looks great around my PC monitor ; That hum that all speakers get...


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Blown, 2 months after end of warranty


Good capacitors are only a little more expensive than cheap ones that blow up after 14 months, and would be worth paying a little more. Shame on M-Audio for cutting corners! They obviously have the expertise in house to make good speakers. But until I...

Sounded GREAT while they worked. So I gave them a 5-egg review soon after buying them

Stopped working; busted caps (blown capacitors). Both electrolytics capacitors in the left speaker have swollen, and spewed disgusting yellow goo all over the circuit board, so even if I replace the busted caps, the speakers will probably never work again

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good quality


Speakers are amazing.

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These aren't your Daddy's desktop speakers


These speakers are a great upgrade if you are thinking about replacing your workstation's existing speakers. The convenience ports on the front are very handy should you want to run a line out of your MP3 player or external device, and the headphone...

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7 months later...


I am really disappointed about these speakers. I have used several M-Audio based gear before and I hopped that these would fill in that gap when I did not want to use my headphones. The fact that These have very little usage and died like they did is...

Sounds really good. Don't need a sub. Compact. Good price

These things basically sound blown after owning them for 7 months. I have never turned up the volume past 11 and never put any hard hitting bass though these. I started getting a static sound and it sounded like they were blown. Visual inspection shows...

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AV30 The Good and the Ugly


These speakers are very nice to listen to but I don't recommend them. I just dont understand how speakers of this quality can go bad after a year of non-abuse use. I've had other speakers such as logitech/creative for years and never had issues. ...

Great sound compared to most speakers

Lots of issues with left speaker. If your speakers ever have issues and warranty is out after a year, trash it and get new ones cause it will cost you more to ship them out for repairs. And good luck getting support without forking over a lot of hard...

Product Specifications

The Studiophile AV 30 compact powered speakers make it easy to enjoy full, rich sound even when space is limited. They're designed with the same critically acclaimed technology that has made M-Audio monitors popular in recording studios around the world. The Studiophile AV 30 speakers deliver clear, crisp highs and deep lows, along with superior clarity and imaging. Designed for the traveling musician or multimedia enthusiast, the Studiophile AV 30 system is the perfect audio upgrade for desktop production systems, portable video games, personal DVD players and more. The Studiophile AV 30 speakers feature the same core technology used in all of M-Audio's acclaimed professional monitors. Designed for a variety of mobile and desktop applications where space is at a premium, the speakers include audiophile-grade amplifier architecture as well as RCA inputs, making them compatible with practically all professional and consumer audio products. In addition, dedicated 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled tweeters and composite woofers work with built-in crossovers to ensure optimal fidelity. The Studiophile AV 30 speakers allow you to get the most out of today's urban / dance music, movies, and video games. Unlike the "acoustically challenged" plastic found in many speakers in this price range, the Studiophile AV 30's feature dense wood cabinets, bass reflex design and an integrated bass boost switch to deliver tight, accurate low-frequency response. The Studiophile AV 30 speakers are magnetically shielded and designed to coexist with all manner of electronic equipment without interference, making them perfectly suited for video editing and multimedia work. M-Audio's proprietary OptImage III wave guide improves overall detail and clarity while minimizing sound issues that can plague other compact speakers. The system works by improving the overall efficiency of the tweeter as well as time-aligning the drivers. This ensures that the sound from each driver reaches the listener at the same time, guaranteeing precise stereo imaging and accurate response.

Dimensions & Weight



Model:AV 30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:M-Audio Studiophile

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:15Watt
Response Bandwidth:90 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers