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M-Audio Unveils Studiophile DSM3 Active Studio Reference Monitor
New Premium Studio Monitor Enables Users to Create Mixes That Sound Consistent Across a Broad Range of Listening Environments
By: Marketwired .
Apr. 6, 2009 09:06 AM
TEWKSBURY, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/06/09 -- M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today introduced the new Studiophile® DSM3 active studio reference monitor, providing superior monitoring capabilities for audio professionals. The Studiophile DSM3 monitor delivers exceptional accuracy, clarity and dynamic range via a number of unique design elements including onboard digital signal processing (DSP), carefully matched components and a dual-woofer configuration.
The Studiophile DSM3 monitor is the result of a strategic engineering collaboration between Avid's M-Audio® and Digidesign® product lines and features a unique hybrid midwoofer-tweeter-midwoofer (MTM) design. This configuration delivers the sound of a larger monitor and flexibility of horizontal or vertical placement, allowing users to position the monitor a variety of different ways while maintaining consistent sound. The MTM design also maximizes the horizontal radiation pattern coherency for a wide and accurate sweet spot with minimal reflections, giving engineers the freedom to move from side to side across the mixing board, while hearing the same representation of the mix.
Additionally, a powerful onboard DSP engine controls a complex fourth order digital crossover to provide true acoustical alignment and exceptional imaging. The Studiophile DSM3 monitor's onboard DSP also manages a host of customizable filter settings to help optimize the speaker for placement within even the most challenging acoustic settings.
The Studiophile DSM3 monitor includes several robust design components -- including custom 6.5-inch anodized aluminum cone woofers and a 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled Neodymium tweeter -- which provide customers with superior accuracy and response, enabling them to create mixes that sound consistent across a broad variety of listening environments.
"With the Studiophile DSM3, we were able to incorporate advanced digital technology into an unconventional MTM system configuration," stated Richard Ngo-Tran, Marketing Manager at Avid Technology. "The result is an exceptionally well-designed high-definition monitor that delivers outstanding performance -- ideal for both professional environments and project studios."
Pricing and Availability
The Studiophile DSM3 monitor will be available in Q2 2009 and carries a USMSRP of $899.95.
M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative tools for today's computer musicians and audio professionals. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company was founded with the goal of democratizing music production by making powerful, easy-to-use technology accessible to a broad creative community. The company's award-winning and comprehensive product line includes PCI-, FireWire- and USB-based audio interfaces; USB/MIDI keyboard controllers and digital pianos; microphones, preamps and reference monitors; and DJ tools. M-Audio has received numerous industry accolades, including Music Trades' "Company of the Year" and "Fastest Growing Company" distinctions. For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio and broadcast professionals -- as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid's products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar® statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company's Oscar, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.
© 2009 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are MSRP for U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid office or reseller for prices outside the U.S. and Canada. Avid, Digidesign, Film Composer, M-Audio, KeyStudio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Studiophile, Sundance and TruTouch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Emmy is a registered trademark of ATAS/NATAS. Oscar is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Grammy is a trademark of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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