M-Audio AV32.1 | Professional Desktop Multimedia Audio-Monitor Pair & Subwoofer (3-inch Woofer / 6.5-inch Subwoofer)
M-Audio AV32.1 | Professional Desktop Multimedia Audio-Monitor Pair & Subwoofer (3-inch Woofer / 6.5-inch Subwoofer) Features
- 3-channel amplifier in sub cabinet powers the subwoofer and two speakers
- Digital (optical), analog RCA and TRS inputs for connection to virtually any equipment
- Subwoofer uses powerful down-firing 6 1/2-inch woofer in ported enclosure for deep bass to 36Hz
- Speakers have 3-inch polypropylene midrange drivers and 1-inch silk dome tweeters
- Remote control switches unit in and out of standby, adjusts volume, and bypasses sub
M-Audio’s AV32.1 is a complete high-performance sound system that delivers deep, lifelike, full-range sound. It is ideal for use with TVs, computers, portable music players or any device that has analog or digital outputs.
The system is comprised of two compact speakers and a powerful subwoofer. The speakers each use a 3-inch high-definition polypropylene driver for accurate midrange reproduction and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter in our exclusive OptImage IV Waveguide for pristine highs and precise acoustic imaging.
The AV32.1 subwoofer has an internal custom-equalized amplifier with a down-firing, long-excursion 6.5-inch woofer that delivers high-impact bass down to 36Hz (-3dB). Completing the system is a compact and convenient remote control that powers the system on or off, adjusts the volume and provides a sub bypass option. This is also an ideal system for monitoring and mixdown use.
The two speakers deliver musically-accurate, detailed sound so you can clearly hear what’s on your mix, while the subwoofer bypass mode on the remote control enables you to do an instant A-B check of how your recording sounds with or without a subwoofer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I connect all of the speakers to my device?
When adding a sub to your system, typically the audio signal will first be sent to the sub which will then send the signal out to the additional speakers. So, to connect your device, use the inputs on the back of the sub. The sub will have three standard inputs:
- Stereo RCA - commonly used to connect a phone or other device with an 1/8"" (3.5mm) headphone output. For this, use the included 1/8"" (3.5 mm) to stereo RCA cable. This input can also be used with older stereo equipment or devices with an RCA line-output.
- 1/4"" Line inputs (2) - These inputs will accept a line-level signal from a 1/4"" cable. This may commonly be used for mixers or audio interfaces.
- Optical input - This will accept an optical or digital input commonly found on some tvs or digital stereo receivers. This input will use a S/PDIF or Toslink cable.
Before connecting your device though, you'll want to first make sure the speakers are properly connected to the sub using the speaker wire terminals and the provided interconnect cables. Match the red cables with the red terminals and the black cables with the black terminals.
The speakers make a popping noise when plugging in my device. Is this normal?
With any speaker system it's important to use a proper power on/off procedure. Generally, the speakers should be the last device turned on and the first to go off. All connections should be made while the speakers are turned off. For example, if the speakers are left on while turning on your attached TV or plugging in your ipod, this may create an unpleasant popping/electrical noise caused by the two devices making a connection. This is normal, but should be avoided. Over time this can have damaging effects on the speaker performance.
So, just make sure that your devices are attached and turned on before powering on your speakers. It may also help to turn the volume down on your device or the speakers before powering them on.
How do I adjust the volume?
The sub will have a volume control on the rear of the unit and the volume level will be indicated by an LED light on the front of the sub. This will adjust the volume for both the sub and the included speakers. The gain knob can also be pushed in to bypass the subwoofer when necessary.
All the same functions will also be accessible from the remote.
I connected my TV/receiver to the digital input but it's not working. What do I do?
Oftentimes, TVs with a digital audio output may default to a Dolby Digital 5.1 or other surround setting as this is a common use for a digital output. This 5.1 surround format will only support devices with those particular speaker setups and will not work with the AV 32.1. Instead, check your TV's manual or audio settings menu for a PCM or Stereo output. This configuration should line up properly with your AV 32.1 setup.
Where should I place my speakers?
Speaker placement is crucial for any setup, especially when adding a sub to the mix. Where the speakers are placed relies heavily on the room and the environment, but these tips may help you determine what works best for you:
- Try to avoid placing the speakers directly against a wall. This can affect their low-end response.
- Keep the speakers equidistant from your listening position and equidistant from their surroundings. For example, if your left speaker is 6 inches away from your wall, your right speaker should also be 6 inches away from the wall. This will help the symmetry between the speakers.
- The speakers will inevitably resonate with low frequencies, so it may help to put these on speaker stands or acoustic isolation pads to keep your desk from vibrating sympathetically. This can help improve the bass response.
- As studio monitors, it's a good rule of thumb to place the speakers in the ""first third"" of the room. Ideally, this means measuring one-third of the distance into your room and placing the speakers on or before that line.
- When placing the sub, start by placing it on the floor between the two speakers and move it around from there until it sounds good.
- Always place the sub on the floor. When placed on items like speaker stands or desks, these can start vibrating sympathetically with the bass and start to affect the bass response of the sub.
The speakers sound out of phase. What should I do?
Phase issues can come about if the sub or speakers are not aligned well enough in the room. This can sound like the low end or certain frequencies are being sucked out of the signal and can be a good indication that the sub has not been placed correctly in the room.
The first thing to do here is to try moving the sub to a different position. If it still sounds off, try reversing one end of the interconnect cables to one of the speakers. Take the end of the interconnect cable at the sub and plug the black wire into the red port, and the red wire into the black port. Experiment with doing this with each speaker and even with both speakers to see what works best for you.
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- TYPE: Two-way desktop reference speaker with subwoofer
- DESKTOP MONITORS
- Low-frequency Driver: 3” diameter, polypropylene-coated, high-temperature voice coil
- High-frequency Driver: 1” diameter, silk cone tweeter
- Frequency Response: 80 Hz – 20,000 Hz
- Crossover Frequency: 3.3 kH
- Power: 20W+20W/25W+25W (RMS/Music)
- POWERED SUBWOOFER WITH CONTROL
- Driver: 6.5” diameter, coated paper, with high-temperature voice coil
- Frequency Response: 36 Hz – 200 Hz
- Crossover Frequency: 100 Hz
- Power: 70W/100W (RMS/Music)
- Connectors: Left and right RCA line input & left and right TRS balanced/unbalanced input
- Digital (optical)supporting PCM up to 24bit/192kHz
- Polarity: Positive signal at “+” input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement
- Impedance: 20 KΩ balanced, 10KΩ unbalanced
- POWERREQUIREMENTS: 100-120V, 50/60 Hz; 220-240V, 50/60 Hz
- FUSE REQUIREMENTS
- 100-120V, 50-60 Hz; T2.5AL 250V
- 220-240V, 50-60Hz; T1.25AL 250V
- Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter
- Indicator: White LED for power/standby and indicating remote control operation
- Power Requirements: Factory-programmed for 100-120V/~50/60 Hz, 220-240V/~50/60 Hz
- Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated high-acoustic-efficiency MDF
- DIMENSIONS(height x width x depth)
- Speaker: 7.5” x 5.1” x 6.1”
- Subwoofer: 10.8” x 7.9” x 11.4”
- Speaker(pair) 5.6 lbs
- Subwoofer: 14.2 lbs
- (2) AV32.1 Monitors
- 1 Subwoofer
- Remote Control
- Acoustic/Traction Pads
- Power Cable (standard IEC)
- 1/8” to stereo RCA cable
- (2) Speaker Interconnect Cables
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual