M-Audio announces the Studiophile AV 20 portable desktop speaker system ($129.95 a pair), designed for travel or tight desktop spaces. Small enough to fit in the corner of a carry-on bag, the Studiophile AV 20s provide a practical alternative to headphones or bulkier speaker systems while on the go.
Comprising a 2-inch composite woofer, 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled Mylar dome tweeter, crossover and an internal 10-watt amplifier per channel, the Studiophile AV 20 promises solid bass, crisp highs and convincing realism while occupying only a fraction of the space of standard desktop speakers. The speakers also feature magnetically shielded drivers so they can coexist with computer monitors, TVs and other electronic equipment without interference.
The Studiophile AV 20 speakers feature custom cabinets with dense wood construction for tight, accurate bass response. An angled design directs sound to the ear for greater precision and listening satisfaction.
The Studiophile AV 20 also features the M-Audio proprietary OptImage III waveguide, which is said to improve high-frequency response while minimizing phasing issues. The waveguide evens out the response of the tweeter and time-aligns the tweeter and the woofer so the audio from each driver reaches the listener at the same time for precise stereo imaging and accurate response.
M-Audio expects to ship the Studiophile AV in early 2007.
For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.