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M-Audio Releases M3-8 New 3-way Studio Reference Monitor

Featuring a rich wooden veneer, M3-8 studio reference monitors leverage innovative coaxial engineering to deliver superior imaging.

Adding to their industry-leading studio monitor line, M-Audio announces the new 3-way M3-8 studio reference monitor, which is now available in stores. Featuring an innovative inline design and superior imaging, M3-8 is compact yet delivers an immersive audio experience with dedicated low-, mid-, and high-frequency drivers, each with its own dedicated amplifier.

“They’re meant to stand out both visually and acoustically,” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager, M-Audio (@M_Audio_

). “One of the biggest upsides to having a three-way design is accuracy in the lower midrange frequencies—M3-8 has a dedicated driver for that often-muddy range, which can be too high for a woofer and too low for a tweeter to handle. M3-8’s three-way coaxial design successfully addresses that challenge, and does so at an unprecedented price point.”

M3-8’s high- and mid-frequency drivers are coaxial, with the mid surrounding the high, allowing for a compact standard-size monitor that offers incredibly rich audio detail and a wide “sweet spot” for accurate mixing. The inline design provides truly spectacular three-way sound in the same space as a standard two-way monitor. With the high- and mid-frequency drivers delivering sound along the same focal plane, M3-8 delivers improved time-alignment for fatigue-free listening.

“Because of the coaxial design, we’re offering a three-way speaker in the same footprint as a two-way with all of the benefits of having time aligned mid and high drivers,” said Sutherland. “Having a dedicated driver for mid-range makes a huge difference when mixing.”

M3-8 monitors are now available in stores, sold individually with an estimated street price of $349 for each monitor.