The AV 30 speakers are compact wooden bass-reflex cabinets that feature a 3" polypropylene-coated woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter to provide a wide frequency response. Internal Class-A/B amplifiers provide 10W of power to each channel for strong...
The AV 30 speakers are compact wooden bass-reflex cabinets that feature a 3" polypropylene-coated woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter to provide a wide frequency response. Internal Class-A/B amplifiers provide 10W of power to each channel for strong performance with low distortion. OptImage III waveguides on the front baffles help to improve detail and clarity, as well as provide an accurate stereo image. The front panel offers a 1/8" stereo aux input for connecting an MP3 player or CD player. The rear panel features a stereo RCA input for wide compatibility with both consumer and professional devices. The 1/8" headphone jack offers private monitoring, while the front-panel volume control lets you make convenient adjustments. The speakers are magnetically shielded for use near video monitors. With a small space footprint the AV 30 system is the perfect audio upgrade for desktop production systems, portable video games, personal DVD players and more.
They're cheaper than most other "monitors," however these aren't really monitors. Real monitors require an interface, and these plug straight into your headphone jack. Or at least, as far as I know real monitors require an interface. Regardless, these babies pack a lot of sound, a lot of bass too, despite they're shaky low frequency cutoff. I think it's like 60 hz, but I could be wrong. I'd love to hook up an extra subwoofer, just to see how much I could make the windows in my house shake. I use them for my productions, simply because I like to work long hours, and that's not really possible with headphones. They work like monitors, your room needs to be acoustically treated and they need sit in a perfect triangle shape at the exact height of your ears. However, I lack the desk space as of yet to allow that much of a perfect setup. If I lean in, I get an "accurate," read, but I don't know how accurate they are in terms of the mixdown. Regardless, I still listen on tons of sound systems before I release a track. Mixdown is becoming more and more important to me, having a bunch of systems to listen on is very important to the process, which I'm sure a lot of expert producers are very much aware of. I'm kinda speaking to the amateurs out there. Don't think, "Oh this is great! I'll just never listen to my tracks on headphones or car radios. This is my fix for all of that nonsense!" From what I've read, monitors serve as tool among many to the art of your track. There are no get rich quick schemes, and there are no quick fixes in the industry of audio production. The tools are very expensive and it is a very time consuming practice. You will literally devote hundreds of hours into one track and still find mistakes in it. No track is perfect, but there are lots of resources to make it damn near close to perfect. Having these monitors is just one resource, and I would recommend them to any amateurs out there, but if you want to get serious, get Audiophiles, or KRK's. Those are expensive, but well worth the investment.