Date: January 16th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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M-AUDIO STUDIOPHILE LX4 INTRODUCTION
Computer speakers have made great leaps in sound quality, with some setups capable of replacing much larger, pricier speakers in a home media system. And while many of these are high-powered, thumpin' speaker systems with tons of bass and crisp highs, they are not particularly well suited for monitoring in a recording environment. Pure monitor speakers, while much more true to the original recording, are not well-suited for general music and movie sound. M-Audio seeks to bridge the gap between multimedia and studio with the Studiophile LX-4 monitor system. Today, I'll be pointing my ears to the base 2.1 setup. Let's see how they stack up. (The speakers, not my ears.)
M-AUDIO CORPORATE PROFILE
M-Audio, a business unit of Avid, Inc, is a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, the Company now has independent offices in the US , Canada , UK , Germany , France and Japan . M-Audio is the driving force in the industry empowering musicians to create, perform and record with complete mobile hardware/software solutions that have forever changed when, where and how music is made. The Company's reputation for delivering cutting edge technology in easy-to-use, affordable products has garnered significant recognition by industry experts, including world-class artists, recording studios and magazines. M-Audio's advanced engineering and value-conscious pricing has also helped to bring the joy of creating high-quality music to virtually anyone with the desire.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES (from M-Audio)
The Studiophile LX-4 2.1 Monitor System is a three-piece array, consisting of two, two-way satellites and a ported, front-firing subwoofer. The subwoofer contains 6 power amps, rated at 60 watts RMS for the sub, and 27 watts RMS per satellite, and an integrated crossover.