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3-Way 8" Active Studio Monitor

  • M-Audio M3-8 (Black) Studio Monitor Back
  • M-Audio M3-8 (Black) Studio Monitor Angle
  • M-Audio M3-8 (Black) Studio Monitor Side
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M-Audio M3-8 (Black) is a 3-Way 8" Active Studio Monitor that features Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet

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M-Audio M3-8 Black (Single) Product Description

Outstanding 3-Way Monitoring Performance

Upgrade your sound and take your production to the next level with M-Audio M3- 8 Black professional active studio monitors. Combining a total of 220 watts of Class AB amplification with a production-focused specification, M3-8 Black provides ample headroom for even the loudest mixes without compromising its sonically–accurate, uncompromising frequency response. With M3-8 Black three dedicated individual internal amplifiers provide power to each of the three constituent speaker elements, specifically engineered for the drivers they are matched with for smooth operation and system synergy that is virtually impossible to equal using outboard amplifiers and passive speakers. The meticulouslyselected crossover points divide the frequency spectrum into select bands with each individual driver being responsible for the exact frequency range where it is most accurate. The result? Superior monitoring and a wide, consistent dispersion pattern, delivering the ultimate in detail and clarity.

Innovative, In-Line MF/HF design

M-Audio’s M3-8 Black combines premium studio-grade monitoring with an innovative In-Line MF/HF design. This in-line design assures the all-important mid and treble frequencies reach the optimum listening position at precisely the same time, delivering sonically-precise replication of the source audio whilst facilitating an ultra-compact cabinet design for convenience and simple integration into a diverse range of production scenarios. No speaker with conventionally-mounted drivers can equal the M3-8 Black’s incredibly natural, threedimensional sound field – mixes exhibit every subtlety and nuance of the source audio with a wide, consistent dispersion pattern allowing confident, precise adjustments to recordings.

Superior Drive Units

Kevlar® is an ideal driver diaphragm material: Incredibly strong, stiff and light, and used in both the M3-8 Black’s 8” woofer and the 5” midrange, giving those units an incredibly fast transient attack, excellent sensitivity and great resistance to cone flexing and resonant breakup at high power levels. Loud, strong and fast — the perfect monitor characteristics. The 1” woven silk dome tweeter uses Ferro-fluid voice coil cooling for added reliability at studio power levels and this tweeter imparts virtually no harshness or “listening fatigue,” as is often the case with metal dome tweeters – the ideal solution for long sessions mixing, composing and/or recording.

Tailor Your Sound To Your Room

With M3-8 Black, numerous thoughtful touches are included to tailor the sound to a given space, guaranteeing accurate reproduction regardless of the sonic-characteristics of the listening environment. A powerful three-band EQ provides the flexibility to shape the sound to effectively match the listening environment. A switchable low-cut filter is ideal for tailoring the M3-8’s bass response for use with a subwoofer. Plus, position M3-8 Black perfectly and cite the optimum listening position using the innovative Pinhole-mounted blue LEDs. The result of all these innovations and thoughtful design touches is an outstanding studio monitor speaker able to perform at a far higher level than the typical monitor.


  • Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
  • Inline mid- & high-frequency drivers offer superior imaging
  • 8" woven Kevlar low-frequency driver
  • 5" woven Kevlar mid-frequency driver
  • 1" silk dome tweeter with integrated waveguide
  • Tri-amp Class A/B power, 220 Watts total
  • XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs; RCA unbalanced input
  • 3-band EQ with bypass; switchable low-cut filter
  • Rear-mounted volume and power control

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency response 38 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Crossover frequency: Low-Mid 450 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: Mid-High 3.9 kHz
Amplifier Power
  • Low-frequency amplifier power: 150 W
  • Mid-frequency amplifier power: 35 W
  • High-frequency amplifier power: 35 W
  • LF cutoff switch flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
Equalizer 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 k Ω balanced, 10 k Ω unbalanced
  • Input sensitivity 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
  • Protection Output current limiting; over-temperature; transient on/off protection to prevent speaker "pops"; subsonic filter; external mains fuse
  • Cabinet Matte black soft touch front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
  • Size (W x H x D) 10.6" x 17.1" x 11.2"; 268 mm x 434 mm x 285 mm
  • Weight 28.2 lbs.; 12.8 kg

M-Audio M3-8 Black (Single) Additional Information

Brand M-Audio
Condition New
Sold As Single
Speaker Type Active
Speaker Configuration 3-Way
LF Driver Size 8"
LF Amplifier 150W
LF Driver Material Kevlar
MF Driver Size 5"
MF Amplifier 35W
MF Driver Material Kevlar
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Amplifier 35W
HF Driver Material Dome
Total Power 220W
Min Frequency Response (Hz) 38 Hz
Max Frequency Response (kHz) 22 kHz
Crossover Frequency 3.9 kHz
Port Configuration Rear Ported
Monitor Features Rear Panel Volume Control
Level Control Bass, Mid, Treble
Input Connectivity XLR, 1/4" Jack, RCA / Phono
EAN 0694318021132