When you’re a pro audio editor, you want exceedingly accurate speakers that are good enough to be called “reference.” These M-Audio Studiophile DSM1 and DSM2 Reference Monitors fit the bill, each with two on-board amplifiers and a digital sound processor (DSP) that can make its 1-inch tweeter and 6.5-inch woofer (or an 8-incher in the DSM2) sing together in perfect harmony.
Just look at the back of this baby, with that plethora of inputs and controls giving those with solid gold ears nearly unlimited tweakitude. While these speakers are intended for use near a Pro Tools digital audio workstation, there’s no reason why those of us with gold-plated tin ears can’t give ‘em a listen, too. Well, unless we get scared away by that $649 price ($749 for the DSM2) for each one. For that kind of money, you could just get a set of these Kefs and call it good.