M-Audio AV42 Powered Studio Monitors – Pair

(5 customer reviews)

  • Ideal for Home and Studio Use
  • 4″ Woofer and 1″ Tweeter
  • 20 Watts per Channel
  • RCA and 1/8″ Aux Inputs
  • Headphone Output

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Product Description

The M-Audio AV42 Desktop Speakers for Professional Media Creation (Pair) use acoustically-inert MDF cabinets to eliminate resonances, and 20W per Channel into 4 ohms per channel into a 4″ polypropylene woofer in a bass reflex design. The woofer is complemented by a 1″ wave-guided ferrofluid cooled silk dome tweeter to deliver a frequency response of 75 to 20,000 Hz and an RMS SPL level of 101.5 dB at 1 meter.

The rear panel of the monitors feature RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers and more. A front panel 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo auxiliary input allows for the connection of a laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device. A front panel 1/8″ headphone output allows you to monitor directly using headphones. The monitors are suitable for a wide range of professional and consumer applications.


  • RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers and more.
  • RMS SPL level of 101.5 dB at 1 meter.
  • A front panel 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo auxiliary input
  • A front panel 1/8″ headphone output
  • frequency response of 75 to 20,000 Hz
  • 1″ wave-guided ferrofluid cooled silk dome tweeter
  • 4″ polypropylene woofer in a bass reflex design
  • 4 ohms per channel
  • 20W per Channel
  • MDF cabinet

What's in the box

  • M-Audio BX8 Studio Monitor D2
  • Power Cord


TypeTwo-way desktop reference speaker
Input Connectors2x RCA (left and right line inputs) 1x 1/8" aux input
Low Frequency Driver4.0" (10.2 cm) polypropylene-coated woofer with high-temperature voice coil
High Frequency Driver1.0" (2.5 cm) silk cone tweeter
Frequency Response80 to 20,000 Hz
Crossover Frequency2.7 kHz
RMS Level101.5 dB at 1 m
SNR>90 dB (typical, A-weighted)
PolarityPositive signal at "+" input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement
Dynamic Power20 W per channel at 4 ohm
Input Impedance10 kilOhm unbalanced
Input Sensitivity100 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
ProtectionRF interference Output current limiting Over temperature Turn on/off transient Subsonic filter
IndicatorsBlue power LED for aligning wave guide
Power Requirements100 to 120 V at 50/60 Hz 200 to 240 V at 50/60 Hz Powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
CabinetVinyl-laminated MDF
Dimensions (H x W x D)8.75 x 6.0 x 7.25" ( 22.2 x 15.2 x 18.4 cm)

Customer Reviews

5 overall

Based on 5 reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    I edit videos as a freelancer, and needed some affordable, yet professional studio monitors. These bad boys have more power than I could ever need. They were super easy to set up. They come with a Y-cable to audio jack, so don’t be like me and buy one – you won’t need it. They lack some deeper tones, but all in all, very good deal.

  2. 5 out of 5

    The sound is very, very crisp and clean, not flat at all with a wide audio range. There is no hiss or buzz that I have heard from so many low end speakers. They can also get quite loud while still maintaining their fidelity. At the price point I think they are about as good as you can possibly ask for, for audio quality

  3. 5 out of 5

    After a lot of research, I replaced my M-Audio BX5a pair with AV42 pair for my home office about 12′ x 15′. My set up is simple – Windows PC connecting to M-Audio super DAC via USB and then out to the AV42. I listen to classical music most of the time including opera and the performance is outstanding. Of course I’m not saying it’s better than BX5a but for my office size AV42 works better. Now BX5a are moved to our family room to spread their wings. I was considering AV32 also, but the cutoff low frequency is 80Hz and the power output is half. AV42 has a wider range of frequency response with a cutoff at 75 Hz. This small 5 Hz range contains a lot instrumental …don’t overlook. Bottom line – it’s great for home office setting.

  4. 5 out of 5

    These speakers are perfect for filling up a room with sound. Good bass and low tones for the size, and great dynamics and clarity. Im more of a clarity guy than a bumping volume guy, and thats exactly what these are. I figured I would eventually add a sub woofer to this set but after trying them out, I think I’m good as is! Might not be enough volume for a party atmosphere, but definitely gets the job done for listening to music in your living room.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Highly recommend Gopandy. I have made a number of purchases and each time the product arrives on time and well packaged. The staff go out of their way to make sure their customer is happy. Top marks.

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