he single M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor from M-Audio is designed to bring your mixes to the next level utilizing three individual class A/B amplifiers; high-quality low-, mid-, and high-frequency drivers; and a precision-designed cabinet and baffle. Whether you're mixing a dynamic 100-piece full orchestra, a full-throttle rock band, or high-energy electronic music, this monitor enables you to make confident and precise adjustments to your recordings.

It is built with an 8" woven Kevlar low-frequency woofer, a 5" woven Kevlar midrange driver, and a 1" silk dome tweeter with an integrated waveguide. There are XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs and a RCA unbalanced input on the rear panel. In addition, there is a 3-band EQ with bypass and a switchable low-cut filter also on the rear panel.

The M3-8 monitor delivers three-way sound with midrange detail, higher power-handling, and broader sound coverage—from the same size cabinet as a standard two-way monitor.


Material of Construction Wood front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
Frequency Response 38 Hz to 22 kHz
Crossover Frequency Low to Mid: 450 Hz
Mid to High: 3.9 kHz
Amplifier Power Low-Frequency: 150 W
Mid Frequency: 35 w
High-frequency: 35 W
LF Cutoff Switch: Flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
EQ Controls LF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 100 Hz
MF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 1 kHz
HF: ± 6 dB boost/cut at 10 kHz
Bypass switch  
Polarity Positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
Input Impedance 20 kOhms balanced 
10 kOhms unbalanced
Input Sensitivity 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter (volume at max.)
Protection Output current limiting; over-temperature; transient on/off protection to prevent speaker "pops"; subsonic filter; external mains fuse
Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.6 x 17.1 x 11.2" (268 x 434 x 285 mm)
Weight 28.2 lb (12.8 kg)

M-Audio M3-8 3-Way Active Studio Monitor (Pair)