M-Audio DX4

M-Audio DX4

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DX4, Active Monitor from M-Audio in the Studiophile series.

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M-Audio DX4 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: M-Audio
  • Model: DX4
  • Series: Studiophile
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 04/05/2004

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M-Audio DX4 user reviews

Average Score:3.3( 3.3/5 based on 7 reviews )
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acav802's review

M-Audio DX4
The DX4's are an inexpensive set of active studio monitors designed for entry-level use. No amp required, just plug them into your computer or mixer and start mixing your music.
1/4" TRS and RCA inputs make them easy to hook up. 70Hz-20KHz frequency response reproduces a wide range of audible frequencies. Great clarity and punch for speakers in this size and price range -- Compared to your friend's boombox, it'll sound like pure joy.
An added feature from M-Audio is the mid-boost switch which can be toggled to adjust for different room acoustics. It's recommended to leave this switch at the "out" position to allow for a flat frequency response.
The only downside here is that the bass is going to be missing from any music with frequencies below 70Hz - this makes up the great portion of hip-hop, dance and other bass heavy genres.


4" low frequency driver and 1" high frequency driver, with a crossover frequency of 2.8KHz
18 watts/channel

The mids and highs are clear and, and the bass you can hear is smooth and balanced. Great stereo image. Highs are a little over-represented, but overall frequency curve is remarkably neutral.

Low frequencies rolled off at about 70Hz, so you won't be hearing sub frequencies with these!

Not ideal monitors for people doing dance, hip-hop or any bass heavy music unless you have a dedicated subwoofer. For mixing most types of music these actually do really well. Testing mixes across several systems you can get really good translation with some practice.


Been in use for mixing ~2 years.
Best part: Inexpensive and good mids & smooth highs. Easy connection to any setup. Mixes translate well as long as they aren't bass heavy, or you use a separate subwoofer.
Worst part: No sub-bass frequencies.

Good value for the price, but you might want to spring for some slightly more expensive but better sounding KRK monitors.
Quality is quite good, never had any distortion in the time I have used this pair of monitors, so I would definitely consider buying M-Audio again.
el Katra11/03/2012

el Katra's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good quality / price ratio"

M-Audio DX4
The price / quality ratio very good.
Home studio use and important to me: they are relatively independent of the sound of your room. So for small parts and / or acoustically untreated rooms, very useful.
I started in my room as much, this can seem cheap but should not lie either: when looking for a pair of monitor less than 200 €, it is not Abbey Road: Everything is relative and their use these speakers are VERY good job and you save the part of the poor acoustics of your room!


Another time it all comes down to price. We will not compare with Dx4 CMS40 eh ... So for the price it is quite honorable.
It sounds a little "boxy" looks like our friend so testers AF but you hear about it rather well! But we must put his ears contributions of course: D
on the other hand, if you expect to work 8 hours per day over ... say that you will be very tired at the end of the day. Say 4 or 5 hours max per day in listening mode / work after your ears are going to face.
In 6 years I did a lot of mix over and made on larger systems, pros, leisure, various diff I've never been big surprises. Go once if a phase problem on a voice listening studio pro. once in 6 years, it's fair game!
Also quite nice to listen to music for pleasure.


I hope to restore some of the prestige these speakers because I've seen some pretty hard I think.
I saw a super user disappointed but reading his opinion I think that he may have pushed a little hard at the beginning because it says "a high level speakers produce sound really dégeulasse", "A point negative that has never been mentioned, it is fragilitée its speakers, they laché home after two months, "" The point fragilitée on both membrane after only 1 week of use. " . I guess, like any studio monitor, it needs to be lapped by the time the membrane "to do" and that it was probably not push early.
I have read say that a member had 2 sav returns in 1 year, I understand that it is worshiped in this case, I am surprised it should really be an extreme case of bad luck because I use them for 5 or 6 years and no problem despite numerous transport, they still work as well. I have two other friends who also have: no worries.
This I say this with respect, it is sad that he had had a bad experience with these speakers and it bores me to them and they have wasted their time and money. Anyway I have a radically different experience of this product and I wanted to share: for me these speakers are a great product quality / price ratio: we mug a pair for € 100 OCCAZ, it's just amazing!
I say quality / price ratio! Of course if you go up in price you better but it will at least double the bet ;)
Pakupaku (lcl)12/01/2004

Pakupaku (lcl)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio DX4
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
size and price, I do not know if you can call a "technical";)

- For what purpose?
cvomme costs for my mixers vinyl.

- What amp / What configuration?
well, mixing table on monitors e-line (table = smac pro 20, trs good by the way)


- The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
she tries but it was not! maintenance has mainly to physical limitations, can not work miracles in this format!

- Stereo image is good?
can go to is even one of the strengths of this model over other CHARACTERISTICS (see more)

- The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
is that the apche seriously!
good, of course, these monitors are intended for DVD or cost of games is even written on it, do not expect miracles then. the highs are relatively prcis, no worries known. Cot mdiums however is the complete blur! There is a button to boost the mids on the active speaker, has a little Relva cohrence the entire course, but still artificial and should not be relied upon to make a mix (of I mean production).
For low is something else: the bass reflex as the rear of the monitors, too far from a wall there is almost no bass. by putting the correct distance, a little goes prs, but do not get too close to the risk of muting the sound. ie a does not fit all contexts.

- The dynamic is she respects
I would say no, see above-cited reasons


I acquired these mini monitors to mix with the head in the center of a system that's, my instructors prods as few meters away. For this purpose, they agree, although one should not look for a great sound, bass and midrange cot because it's not terrible. I had tried before, so I act knowingly, but I recommend impractical to try before you buy!
for games or DVD trs can do it well.
HOWEVER TO AVOID ABSOLUTELY FOR PROD because that has to give anything.
but hey, it's not a vocation.

DPIT in any a, a is a system that's right for a small fee (170 euros montpellier) and compact size. neither more nor less.

MrMarcH's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio DX4
I was looking for speakers in proximity to most of the costs and to work with pieces of music (Jazz, Blues and Funk) and for audio processing.

- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The price (under 160), size (for printing on a desktop), 2x18W power (enough for a pice of 9m) in double (jack and RCA)


- The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
Overall yes, the audio processing 'pro' is not be a fair bit but to use 'amateur' the quality is good trs.

- Stereo image is good?
Ct of this the image is excellent.

- The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
Overall the sound is good but it's Retailer did for the monitoring pro. Moreover, given the size of the speakers do not have low esprer monstrous; to techno music or other electro it may not be the best MODELS.

- The dynamic is it respect? ...
Vrifier difficult ...


- How long have you use it?

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The ON / OFF button is the rear it can be a boring dtail but trs

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Edirol MA-10, Near05, Resolv 50a MKOne Alesis, Tapco S5 ...

- How do you report qualitprix?
In this price range need not look no better now. For now anyway.
APRS Tapco the two are but the price for a quality that is not twice as good.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, at least to mount a professional recording studio.

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