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M-Audio Adds New Studio Monitoring Solutions with M3-6 3-way Monitors and HDH50 Headphones

Innovative tri-amped coaxial monitors and advanced studio headphones deliver precise, immersive sound for the audio professional.

M-Audio, industry-leading manufacturer of award-winning computer interface and studio integration solutions, announces the addition of the M3-6 to its acclaimed 3-way studio reference monitor series, and the introduction of its studio-grade HDH50 headphones. The M3-6 joins the larger M3-8 3-way 8-inch studio monitor introduced in Fall 2013. New for 2014, the HDH50 headphones combine critical sound reproduction with tremendous audio isolation for dependable studio monitoring and mixing.

The M3-6 is a premium 3-way monitor for space-challenged desktop workspaces. The woven Kevlar® 6-inch low-frequency driver and 5-inch midrange driver are mounted coaxially, taking up no more room than a traditional 2-way speaker. The 1-inch natural silk dome tweeter is equipped with internal waveguides for improved clarity. Inside, three separate Class A/B amplifiers—one for each driver—deliver a combined 160 Watts of power.

M3-6 Highlights:

  • Superior audio detail from three individually amplified drivers
  • Inline mid & high drivers deliver world-class acoustics in a compact size
  • Resilient woven Kevlar drivers (6″ low / 5″ mid); 1” silk dome tweeter
  • Tri-amp Class A/B power, 160 Watts total
  • XLR and 1/4” balanced ins; RCA unbalanced in
  • 3-band EQ with bypass instantly adapts to any mixing environment

Built for the rigors of recording studio use, the aluminum and steel reinforced HDH50 headphones fuse unequaled build-quality with trustworthy, high-defintion detail. Providing both comfort and extreme audio isolation, the around-the-ear, closed-back design prevents signal bleed into adjacent microphones during marathon recording sessions.

HDH50 Highlights:

  • Studio-grade quality, tuning, and frequency response
  • High definition 50mm neodymium drivers provide revealing audio detail
  • Robust gunmetal aluminum and steel construction
  • Around-the-ear, closed-back design prevents sound from leaking in or out

“At this show, we are introducing two superb monitoring systems, the M3-6 monitors and HDH50 headphones” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager at M-Audio. “The efficient three-way design of the M3-6 improves clarity, offers enhanced imaging, and minimizes distortion, and does so at an unprecedented value. With the HDH50 headphones, we have created a precision monitoring system that provides isolation from the environment, plus long-term comfort for extended studio sessions.”

M3-6 monitors are sold individually, with an estimated street price of $249.99 USD/£199.99/€249.99. HDH50 headphones are available with an estimated street price of $199.99 USD/€179.99/ £149.99.

M-Audio will unveil both products in Hall A, Booth 6700, at the 2014 NAMM Show, January 23-26 in Anaheim, California. For more information, visit: