M Audio M3-6 Active Studio Monitor
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M Audio M3-6 Active Studio Monitor (Single)

by M-Audio
Instantly improve the sound of your studio with 3-way monitors! The M-Audio M3-6s are designed for critical listening applications as a..

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Instantly improve the sound of your studio with 3-way monitors! The M-Audio M3-6s are designed for critical listening applications as an accurate nearfield reference monitor.

Active 160-watt, 3-way Studio Reference Monitors with 6" Kevlar Woofers, 5" Kevlar Midrange, 1" Silk Dome Tweeters

The M-Audio M3 series benefit from a Tri-amped design with Class A/B power amps. The result is a much clearer, wider stereo image, improved clarity and efficiency. The 1” woven silk dome tweeter uses Ferro-fluid voice coil cooling for added reliability at studio power levels and this tweeter imparts virtually no harshness or “listening fatigue,” as is often the case with metal dome tweeters. This is extremely important to the recording engineer who spends hours in the studio, listening to his mixes, relying on his unfatigued hearing to make subtle adjustments.
Versatile input options allow for connectivity via XLR, 1/4" Jack and RCA Phono. Connect your studio gear directly, or use any audio interface with the M3s! A stylish wood veneer finish ensure they blend in nicely with any modern studio or home furnishing.
If you're too familiar with the traditional '2-way' design of most active studio monitors, prepare to be blown away by the M-Audio M3-6!

Key Features:

  • Real wood baffle; optimized internal bracing
  • Inline mid- & high-frequency drivers offer superior imaging
  • 6" woven Kevlar low-frequency driver
  • 5" woven Kevlar mid-frequency driver
  • 1" silk dome tweeter with integrated waveguide
  • Frequency response: 40 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Tri-amp Class A/B power, 160 Watts total
  • XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs; RCA unbalanced input
  • 3-band EQ with bypass; switchable low-cut filter
  • Rear-mounted volume and power control

Why Go 3-Way?

1. It plays louder. A midrange driver is typically four to five inches in diameter, meaning that the midrange driver can “move a lot more air” through the mid frequencies than a diminutive 1” tweeter. For the same wattage input, a five-inch midrange driver literally takes a “bigger bite” out of the air, which translates into more sound for the same input power.

2. Great power handling & extremely reliable. Having a dedicated midrange driver means that the tweeter—which is the most fragile of speaker elements—does not have to struggle trying to reach down to the midrange frequencies, as tweeters must do in two-way systems. The crossover frequency specs tell the story: In a properly designed three-way speaker, the tweeter doesn’t have to “enter the game” until around 4,000 Hz—well up into the treble region, which is not a frequency area that requires the current-heavy drive signals that can burn out a delicate tweeter. In contrast, the tweeter in a two-way speaker crosses over about a full octave lower—around 2,000 Hz—which puts it in considerably greater thermal and mechanical danger. The lower a tweeter crosses over, the more likely it is that you’ll suffer tweeter failure from burnout or irreparable voice coil displacement from over-excursion.

3. Wide and consistent sound coverage. This is critically important in a studio monitor—you have to have wide, even, consistent sound coverage so you can hear your mixes with clarity and detail, even if you’re standing a little off to the side (“off axis”) of the speaker. The M3-6 uses its drivers only in the frequency range where it has very wide-angle dispersion.

Best of all, the space-saving M-Audio M3-6 Studio Reference Monitor delivers its truly spectacular three-way sound from the same compact cabinet size as a standard two-way monitor.


  • Frequency response: 40 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Crossover frequency:
  • Low-Mid: 400 Hz
  • Mid-High: 4 kHz

Amplifier Power:

  • Low-frequency amplifier power: 110 W
  • Mid-frequency amplifier power: 30 W
  • High-frequency amplifier power: 20 W
  • LF cutoff switch: flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz

Equalizer 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 k O balanced, 10 k O unbalanced
  • Input sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
  • Protection: Output current limiting; over-temperature; transient on/off protection to prevent speaker "pops"; subsonic filter; external mains fuse
  • Cabinet: Wood veneer front baffle with vinyl-laminated cabinet
  • Size (W x H x D): 9.25" x 15" x 9.06"; 235 mm x 381 mm x 230 mm
  • Weight: 23.15 lbs.; 10.5 kg



Weight (kg)10.5000
Warranty2 years
Power160 watts rms
Tweeter1" silk dome tweeter with integrated waveguide
Woofer Size6" woofer

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