Samson Launches Budget MediaOne M30 Powered Studio Monitors

Samson is a company that is known for making affordable audio equipment for both amateurs and professionals. For many podcasters, for instance, its microphones are a wonderful value and quite popular. The company has a very diverse portfolio of such products.

Today, Samson launches a new set of powered studio monitors. These pro-grade speakers should offer solid sound reproduction. While they are 2.0, meaning just left and right speakers, there is an output to add a dedicated subwoofer. If you do need added bass, but don't want to buy a sub, there is a bass-boost button too.

"The MediaOne M30 monitors are ideal for consumers looking for an affordable, yet high-quality audio solution for listening to music, producing music and video, watching/streaming videos or playing video games. The M30s feature an internal amplifier, solid wood construction and other high-quality components that produce big sound while occupying minimal desktop space. An internal 20-watt (10 watts per channel) studio-grade A/B amplifier powers both monitors to produce robust, detailed sound. Also, a solid wood cabinet construction with rear porting ensures maximum efficiency and low response without mechanical power loss," says Samson.
The company further says, "Despite their modest size, the MediaOne M30s deliver sound that match speakers twice their size. Both monitors feature a 3-inch copolymer woofer that provides tight lows, complemented by a 3/4-inch silk-dome tweeter housed in a custom waveguide that adds smooth highs with a wide sound stage. The result is a compact system with a balanced frequency response and stunning full-range audio. Additionally, a Bass Boost switch allows you to enhance the lows if desired. Users can connect mixers, audio interfaces, computers or mobile audio devices to the system’s rear RCA inputs. A front panel headphone jack mutes the speakers for private listening sessions. In addition, a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) output allows users to integrate a powered subwoofer with the MediaOne M30s to create a 2.1 system."
Samson shares the following features and specifications.
  • Compact multimedia speaker system
  • Sold as stereo pair (one active speaker, one passive speaker)
  • Ideal in home studios for music playback, production, gaming and video applications
  • 20 watts (10W per channel)
  • 3" copolymer woofers
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeters
  • Crystal clear high-end performance
  • Exceptional bass response
  • Bass Boost switch
  • Stereo RCA inputs
  • Stereo 1/8" Sub and headphone outputs
  • Sleek all-black vinyl finish
  • Speaker cable included
AmplifierClass A/B
Power Rating2 x 10W RMS @ 8O
Woofers2 x 3" copolymer
Tweeters2 x 3/4" silk dome
Frequency Response50Hz–20kHz -2dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio85dB
Distortion (THD) <0.1%
Input Impedance18KO
Input ConnectorsStereo RCA
Output ConnectorsStereo 1/8" Sub, Stereo 1/8" headphone, 1/8" Left Speaker
ControlsPower/volume knob, Bass Boost switch
IndicatorsPower LED
FinishBlack vinyl
Product Dimensions5" x 5.75" x 7.5" (127mm x 147mm x 190mm)
Product Weight6.5lb (2.95kg)
Gift Box Dimensions12.75" x 13.5" x 7.75" (323mm x 341mm x 194mm)
Master Carton Quantity1
UPC (US only)809164020240
SKU (US only)SAM30

If you are interested in purchasing these speakers, they can be had immediately for $79.99 at various retailers. This is surprisingly affordable for all that you get. With that said, they must be heard before the true value can be determined.