M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)

M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)

M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)

M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)

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Expected availability: Feb 1, 2019

Product Highlights

  • Precision-Designed Baffle
  • Inline Mid-& High-Frequency Drivers
  • 8" Woven Kevlar Low-Frequency Driver
  • 5" Woven Kevlar Mid-Frequency Driver
  • 1" Silk Dome Tweeter & Waveguide
  • Tri-Amp Class A/B Power, 220 W Total
  • XLR, 1/4", and RCA Inputs
  • 3-Band EQ with Bypass
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • Rear-Mounted Volume and Power Control
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M-Audio M3-8 overview

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The single M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor from M-Audio is designed to bring your mixes to the next level utilizing three individual class A/B amplifiers; high-quality low-, mid-, and high-frequency drivers; and a precision-designed cabinet and baffle. Whether you're mixing a dynamic 100-piece full orchestra, a full-throttle rock band, or high-energy electronic music, this monitor enables you to make confident and precise adjustments to your recordings.

It is built with an 8" woven Kevlar low-frequency woofer, a 5" woven Kevlar midrange driver, and a 1" silk dome tweeter with an integrated waveguide. There are XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs and a RCA unbalanced input on the rear panel. In addition, there is a 3-band EQ with bypass and a switchable low-cut filter also on the rear panel.

The M3-8 monitor delivers three-way sound with midrange detail, higher power-handling, and broader sound coverage—from the same size cabinet as a standard two-way monitor.


In-Line MF/HF Design
The midrange and tweeter are mounted in-line with each other at precisely the same point in space. This means the sound of the two drivers (midrange and treble) reaches your ears at the same time
Kevlar Low and Mid-Frequency Drivers
Kevlar is used in both the M3-8's 8" woofer and the 5" midrange, giving those units fast transient attack, sensitivity, and resistance to cone flexing
Silk Dome Tweeter with Ferro-Fluid Cooling
The 1" woven silk dome tweeter uses Ferro-fluid voice coil cooling for added reliability and delivers no harshness or listening fatigue
Custom Waveguide
The tweeter is mounted in an integrated waveguide. It focuses and directs the treble energy into the listening field and ensures a solid and stable sonic image, which minimizes random acoustic scatter that distracts from the recording's playback
Precision-Designed Baffle and Cabinet
The baffle is chamfered at the top edges to add in dispersion and reduce edge diffraction. The cabinet's internal bracing provides a solid platform for the drivers to launch their sound, and the port has been calibrated for the optimum bass response
Three Individual Class A/B Amplifiers
Three individual internal amplifiers provide power to each of the three speaker elements. They are tailored to the drivers and are matched for smooth operation and system management. A total of 220 watts of Class A/B amplification empowers the M3-8 with ample headroom for even the loudest mixes
UPC: 694318021132
In the Box
M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • AC Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    M-Audio M3-8 specs

    Material of Construction Wood front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
    Frequency Response 38 Hz to 22 kHz
    Crossover Frequency Low to Mid: 450 Hz
    Mid to High: 3.9 kHz
    Amplifier Power Low-Frequency: 150 W
    Mid Frequency: 35 w
    High-frequency: 35 W
    LF Cutoff Switch: Flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
    EQ Controls LF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 100 Hz
    MF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 1 kHz
    HF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 10 kHz
    Bypass switch  
    Polarity Positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
    Input Impedance 20 kOhms balanced
    10 kOhms unbalanced
    Input Sensitivity 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter (volume at max.)
    Protection Output current limiting; over-temperature; transient on/off protection to prevent speaker "pops"; subsonic filter; external mains fuse
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.6 x 17.1 x 11.2" (268 x 434 x 285 mm)
    Weight 28.2 lb (12.8 kg)
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    Package Weight 33.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 15.7 x 14.6"

    M-Audio M3-8 reviews

    M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my BX5D2's Wow is the only thing I can say. These replaced my M-Audio Bx5d2's, which I really liked; these speakers blow those guys away...because they're tri-amped. I can't imagine ever going back to mixing on two way monitors...These are awesome.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
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