M-AUDIO Upgrades its Best-Selling Compact Powered Speakers

M-Audio tell us the AV42 and AV32 compact speakers boast improved acoustic performance while delivering even greater value with the latest update.  

Ash Vale, UK (1st May, 2015)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of two new compact powered loudspeaker systems, the AV32 and AV42.

Building on the proven success of their best-selling AV30 and AV40, the new M-Audio AV32 and AV42 offer detailed, powerful sound and convenient hookup facilities, making them ideal for producing any kind of media. They are also perfect for gaming, watching videos, and listening to music.

Polypropylene-coated woofers are used in both systems—3-inch in the AV32 and 4-inch in the AV42—for superb transient attack and unexpected bass impact. The drivers’ treated cellulose fiber substrate provides the acoustic mass required for deep bass response, while their polypropylene coating ensures that upper bass and midrange transients are reproduced with detail and precision. Drivers of this sophistication are rarely, if ever, found in this category of compact powered speakers, and they are a major contributing factor to the accurate sound and transparency of these systems.

Both systems utilize cabinets made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), a dense, acoustically-inert material that prevents the cabinet vibrations that would otherwise diminish the system’s clarity. This is a huge advantage over similar-looking competitive speakers, most of which use thin, vibration-prone molded plastic housings.

The 1-inch soft-dome silk tweeters in both systems are mounted in M-Audio’s proprietary computer- optimized OptImage IV waveguide, the next generation of the OptImage III waveguide that was used to such great effect in the AV30 and AV40. The new waveguide controls the tweeter’s dispersion, ensuring optimum listening-area sound coverage, free from the random acoustic “splatter” of uncontrolled designs. The OptImage IV waveguide provides an even smoother frequency response and a more uniform radiation pattern for these new speakers than the already-excellent OptImage III waveguide.

Convenient operation of the AV32 and AV42 was just as high a design priority as outstanding acoustic performance. The Left speaker of each pair contains the system’s 2-channel amplifier, along with the Power On/Off and Volume controls. The front panel of both systems has a 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources as well as a 1/8-inch headphone output for private listening.

M-Audio AV32 powered speakers.

M-Audio AV32 powered speakers.

AV32 Features:

  • 3-inchpolypropylene-coated woofers for tight, accuratebass
  • 1-inch ferro fluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for clear, pristine highs 
  • OptImage IV tweeter wave guides for superior imaging and detail
  • 10-wattperchannelamplifier
  • RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJgear, mixers, and more
  • Front-panel1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources
  • Front-panel1/8-inch headphone output
  • Front-panelvolumecontrol
  • Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex design for deep, richsound Attractiveblackvinyllaminatefinish
  • Cables included

AV42 Features:

  • 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers fortight, accurate bass
  • 1-inch ferro fluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for clear, pristine highs
  • Opt Image IV tweeter wave guides for superior imaging and detail
  • 20-watt per channel amplifier with ClassA/B architecture
  • RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJgear, mixers,andmore
  • Front-panel1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources
  • Front-panel1/8-inch head phone output
  • Front-panel volume control
  • Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex design for deep, rich sound 
  • Attractive black vinyl laminate finish
  • Cables included

M-Audio AV42 powered speakers.

M-Audio AV42 powered speakers.

“Media producers and music enthusiasts require high-performance speakers that really deliver the acoustic goods in a compact, easy-to-use package. Our previous AV-series powered speakers set the standard in that regard, but these new AV32 and AV42 take refined, high-output performance and flexible, simple operation to a new level,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. He added, “The new AV32 and AV42 offer a combination of sophisticated components and materials that results in performance, build quality and value that is simply not available anywhere else in this category of product. We’re very proud of these new speakers.”

Pricing is as follows: AV42— £99.99 /pr. AV32— £69.99 /pr.

The AV42 and AV32 will be available in May 2015 at M-Audio dealers.

Web: http://www.m-audio.com

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