M-Audio AV42 Active Desktop Speakers, 4″ woofer

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  • Listen like the professionals with 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers and 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters
  • 10-W per channel amplifier and OptImage IV tweeter wave guides for powerful, room filling sound
  • RCA inputs for connection to gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers and more
  • Front-panel 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop, desktop computer, MP3 player or other audio sources
  • Includes 1/8 inch cable, 1/8-inch RCA cable, premium speaker wire and acoustic traction pads

Loaded with 4-inch low-frequency drivers and bass-reflux designed MDF cabinets, AV42s offer you remarkably rich sound you can put to work with your computer and other music gear. What’s more, AV42s feature 1-inch silk-dome tweeters, just like professional studio monitors, giving them smooth top-end detail. Other nice touches include OptImage IV tweeter wave guides and a sleek black vinyl laminate finish. If you’re tired of trying to make music using cheap laptop speakers, then you’ll find M-Audio AV42 desktop monitors to be a major step up.

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Upgrade your sound

Listen like the pro’s and experience crystal-clear, defined sound by upgrading your standard factory desktop speakers. Right for gaming, watching movies or listening to your favourite song, M-Audio’s AV42 monitors combine high quality components and an attractive, style-driven design aesthetic that provides solution for pro-grade sound. Compact, attractive and simple-to-install, M-Audio’s AV42 desktop speakers have been meticulously designed for you to experience your media like never before, at a standard previously reserved for recording engineers, producers and media professionals.







  • 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers for tight, accurate bass
  • 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk cone tweeters for clear, pristine highs
  • OptImage IV tweeter wave guides for superior imaging and detail
  • 20-watt per channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture
  • RCA inputs for connecting gaming systems, DJ gear, mixers, and more
  • Front-panel 1/8-inch stereo auxiliary input for connecting your laptop or desktop computer, MP3 player, or other audio sources
  • Front-panel 1/8-inch headphone output
  • Front-panel volume control
  • Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex design for deep, rich sound
  • Attractive black vinyl laminate finish


  • Type: Two-way desktop reference speaker
  • Low-Frequency Driver: 4″ diameter, polypropylene-coated, with high-temperature voice coil
  • High-Frequency Driver: 1″ diameter, silk cone tweeter
  • Frequency Response: 75 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.7 kHz
  • RMS SPL: 101.5 dB @ 1 meter
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: > 90 dB (typical, A-weighted)
  • Input Connectors: Left and right RCA line input, and 1/8″ aux input
  • Polarity: Positive signal at “+” input produces outward low-frequency cone displacement
  • Dynamic Power: 20 watts continuous, per channel into 4 Ω
  • Input Impedance: 10 k Ω unbalanced
  • Input Sensitivity: 100 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
  • Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter
  • Indicator: blue power LED for aligning wave guide
  • Power Requirements: 100-120V/~50/60 Hz, 220-240V/~50/60 Hz; powered via detachable 2-conductor line cord
  • Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated MDF
  • Dimensions: 8.4″ x 5.7″ x 7.4 (21.3 cm x 14.6 cm x 18.8 cm)
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.43 kg)


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