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M-Audio Studiophile AV 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for M-Audio Studiophile AV 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 | Active Studio Monitor/Desktop Speakers for Composing, Mixing & Recording)M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 | Active Studio Monitor/Desktop Speakers for Composing, Mixing & Recording)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for M-Audio Studiophile AV 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 review

 

The M-Audio brand name may mean more to musicians and music producers than gamers and iTunes junkies, but all you really need to know is that the company makes one of the best-sounding PC and multimedia speakers you can buy. Unfortunately, those...

The M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 is a powered speaker system with magnetic shielding, a solid construction, and a beefy sound quality, all priced less than $100.

The integrated amplifier doesn't get loud enough to wake the neighbors, and the power switch is inconveniently located on the back.

M-Audio's Studiophile AV 30 speaker system delivers powerful, detailed sound in a relatively compact space, and does it all at a remarkably low price.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (dv247.com)

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...

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Nada

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Alias (TM) (newegg.com)

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

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Ctaisacan (tigerdirect.com)

good quality

 

Speakers are amazing.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Todd (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

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.

Amplifier

Amplifier output power:Y

Audio

Crossover frequency:3300
Frequency range:50 - 20000 / 90 - 20000
RMS rated power:10 / 30
Sensitivity:90
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90

Design

Color of product:Black
Housing material:MDF
LED Indicators: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.3in
Height:7.9in
Weight:9.5lbs
Width:5.5in

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Header

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

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:2.0
Magnet type:Neodymium
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:0.752 / 1
Tweeter Size:0.752 / 1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:3
Woofer diameter (imperial):3
Woofer Size:3

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Speakers:4
Type:Bookshelf

Performance

Bass optimization: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Magnetically shielded: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Remote controlled: No
Remotely operated:N
Volume Control:Rotary

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Speaker interface type:RCA
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.3
Height:7.87
Weight:11.7
Width:5.28