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Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair

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Sterling quality now available in studio monitors.

The Sterling MX3 are a matched pair of bi-amped studio monitors that represents the latest evolution in Sterling Audio design, combining top sound quality with next-generation materials that deliver top-class audio quality and features. With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology each bi-amped monitor is built for optimal wider-and-higher frequency dispersion, giving you clear, articulate sound even when listening off-axis.

The MX3’s proprietary multi-fiber 3” low-frequency driver cone delivers superior damping to minimize sonic artifacts and unnatural resonance and its 4-layer voice coil provides greater motor force for outstanding low-frequency performance. The MX3’s rear-port design reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion, greater improving the overall low-end delivery. Its 3/4” silk dome tweeter powered by neodymium magnets also give the MX3 monitors a smooth and natural frequency response.

Powered by 20 Watts of high-efficiency, low-distortion Class A/B amplification, MX Series monitors deliver best-in-class efficiency and ultra-low distortion and the monitors also include High and low filters to custom tune monitors to your listening preference and environment. With an elegantly polished ebony finish and blue, backlit Sterling logo, these MX monitors look as good as they sound in any studio environment.


FEATURES
3” LF driver with proprietary cone design
3/4” Silk dome tweeter, neodymium magnets
20 Watts of Class A/B amplification
Dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ for wide sweet spot
Rear port reduces LF turbulence and distortion
Polished ebony front baffle with logo
Studio grade internal components
Protective electrical design
Unbalanced RCA inputs

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Sterling AudioMX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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3.0

These are just okay

By mrmetal

from Rochester, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Price

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Questionable Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Computer Speakers

Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

Temper your expectations with these monitors. I was able to get these at an outstanding price - as an open-box and the ability to use my Musician Friend reward points. For this price I paid, and I happy. I would be sending them back if I had paid full price.

The word "monitor" is a bit misleading, as these are basically computer speakers. I use them to connect to my laptop as I am working on scratch recordings and when I want to test out an idea. They are low-end heavy and will not give an accurate read on mid or highs. For the purpose I am using them, they are fine. They are easy to set up, although the power cord is a bit short and it is limited with only RCA inputs.

As usual, Musician's Friend was outstanding. As an open-box, it was repackaged very nicely and the product had no visible flaws. Tracking information was promptly in my email and delivery was when promised. They remain my go-to when shopping for studio equipment.

 
2.0

Not really worth the money

By moparzack

from CFO, OH

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    These are nothing more than fancy looking computer speakers. They sound OK for casual listening (which is what I'm using them for), and MAYBE checking mixes on an alternate set of speakers. But I wouldn't try to do any serious recording with these. The biggest disappointment is how light and basically cheap these are. OK...I realize these only have 3 inch drivers in them...but still, I could have bought a set of computer speakers just as cheesy as these for a third of the price. I guess I'll keep them, but would warn others to think twice about these...especially considering how relatively expensive they are. I should have gone to Micro Center for speakers instead...

     
    5.0

    These are a great addition!

    By Nyang

    from Somewhere

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

      These are a great addition to the setup! I've owned studio monitors in the past, but being on a tight budget, all of them were used, and the quality varied greatly. Finally, I saw these and picked up a pair for myself. I doubted them highly due to the price, but after hooking them up to the 4-track and popping in a tape (and yes my band still uses one, it was free so I can't complain), I was highly impressed. These are going to stay with our setup for a long time. I don't know why these aren't more popular. These are perfect for anybody making a demo with their garage band who doesn't want to break the bank. I'd still prefer JBL, but being on a tight budget, it's a little hard to do so. This a lot of quality for a low price, and I more than recommend these.

       
      5.0

      Studio Monitors

      By Rob

      from Florida

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        Great Product.... Professional Sound Quality

         
        5.0

        Quite surprised, actually

        By Pete

        from Greenfield, Massachusetts

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          I use these monitors for remote recording, and when in my home studio they just are another sonic reference for track evaluation. For travel purposes they are ideal in their compactness. They are not perfect, with some frequency irregularities particularly in bass region, but nothing that would make you say they are not a great value. In fact, for powered monitors they're an amazing bargain at this price.

           
          4.0

          Nice little speakers for the price

          By Steve

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • A little heavy on the low end; no eq knobs

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          I mainly bought these for my beautiful wife's computer, and we're both happy with them.

           
          4.0

          Great Travel Monitors

          By Rich

          from Vancouver

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

            I am living on the move air B n B until my studio equipment arrives from the UK so I need small bit not lacking...these don't do lows too well but for editing at low volume they are great I'll keep them for a different reference when my my full size monitors arrive

             
            4.0

            They are what I expected.

            By Noodle Head

            from Spaceship Earth

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

            These speakers sound good and work great for personal use with a computer. I haven't had them long enough to experience any issues. The sound quality is good for such small components and they will do the job for what I need.

             
            5.0

            A great set of monitors for the price

            By Joe the computer speaker buyer

            from Pittsburgh Pa.

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer monitors
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              I purchased these to use as computer monitors, since the price was close to a set of computer speakers anyway. The power is sufficient, and provides plenty of bass for my needs. Hook up was simple, and sound is great for my use.

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