M-Audio AV 30
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M-Audio AV 30

AV 30, Monitor Attivo from M-Audio in the Studiophile series.

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sw80 04/03/2013

M-Audio AV 30 : Recensione di sw80 (content in English)

"They have an aux input, but not for me"
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The M-Audio AV 30’s are very inexpensive. They have 3 inch woofers, and ¾ inch dome tweeters. This are not the type of monitors that are going to give you a big loud sound and you will not be able to get a studio quality mix out of them but they could be used for a extra pair of reference monitors. They have a 3.5mm headphone outputs and stereo aux input so you can listen to your MP3 player or other audio source right directly into them.

SOUNDS

The frequency range of these monitors is 90 Hz to 20 kHz. These speakers do not take up much room and can be used for multiple purposes. I do not recommend these to be your main set of production or mixing monitors because they just do not have a clean enough low end to mix your songs in. But if you are looking for a pair of reference monitors that can be used for multiple things these are perfect.

OVERALL OPINION

They are very inexpensive and have the proper connections to work with other gear. They are small and can be moved easily. These are the perfect monitors to hook up to video game systems as well with the aux input connection. Most speakers/monitors do not have this input so that is a plus with the AV 30’s.
These particular monitors are not for me though, I do not feel they are loud enough or have enough low end for me to use at all. I used them for a few months as a pair of back road monitors but I didn’t ever use them and ended up selling them. They are not bad, but not made for music production or mixing. They are fun and great to listen to music in though and that is what I recommend them for. The distortion is pretty low in these though for them to be in this price range.