Dynaudio M3XE Active Studio Monitor, Left (Black)

Studio Main Systems – Quad-Amped, Dual 12″ ESOTAR Woofers, Dual 6″ Midrange Drivers,



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The Dynaudio M3XE is a 3-way, quad-amped main monitor with dual, handcrafted 12″ LF drivers, dual 6″ midrange drivers, 1.1″ soft-dome tweeter, matched with two Lab.gruppen PLM 12k44 amplifiers

The Dynaudio M3XE is the latest iteration of Dynaudio’s esteemed M3A monitor. Along with the advantages of flush-mounted monitors, such as predictable bass behavior, more truthful imaging and better tonality due to reduced diffraction, the advanced technology of the M3XE main monitors puts your sound under a microscope, revealing every subtle nuance and detail. The M3XE features Dynaudio’s industry-leading, renowned ESOTAR² driver technology, a favorite for critical listening and audiophile reproduction. With a unique, liner-phase 22Hz – 21kHz frequency response and a 135dB SPL, the M3XE is a study in power, precision response, and high-resolution audio. To provide that power, the M3XE is powered by not one, but two 4-channel 12k44 Lab.gruppen amplifiers powering the high-frequency, midrange, and dual low-frequency woofers via four discrete channels at 3,000W each. The 12k44 features Lake Processing, renowned for active crossover processing and the industry standard for loudspeaker protection and sonic transparency. All combined, the Dynaudio M3XE takes your studio monitoring to new and previously un-ascended sonic plateaus.

Dynaudio M3XE Main Monitor in one take:

  • Three-Way Main Monitor
  • Handcrafted drivers
  • For in-wall or free standing setups
  • Matched with two Lab.gruppen PLM 12k44 amplifiers
  • Unique linear phase frequency response
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 22kHz
  • Dual 12″ ESOTAR Woofers, aluminum voice coil
  • Dual 6″ Midrange drivers, MSP cone, 75mm aluminum voice coil
  • 1″ (28mm) ESOTAR² Soft-dome tweeter, aluminum voice coil
  • Made in Denmark

Handmade ESOTAR2 drivers

Tweeter—While there have been numerous discussions on what material makes the best tweeter, Dynaudio’s answer is “experience.” In essence, it’s a matter of understanding the advantages and disadvantages and designing ways to accentuate the advantages and mitigate the disadvantages. For example, silk dome tweeters may lose their shape at higher frequencies, which results in distortion. Metal dome tweeters maintain their shape out to higher frequency levels, but they can sound harsh. Dynaudio’s Esotar2 tweeters combine the advantages of both.

Dynaudio has perfected the soft dome design via an extremely time-consuming, labor-intensive process in which the fine fabric diaphragm is shaped into a dome and then treated with a special precision coating that maintains it shape at high-frequencies without the harshness of more exotic materials. The Esotar2 tweeter features a specially coated 1.1″ (28 mm) diameter fabric dome, ultra-lightweight voice coil, an extremely powerful neodymium magnet, and an exceptional CNC-machined metal housing with a newly-developed damping back chamber. The performance is highlighted by extremely high power handling, effortless reproduction of dynamics, absolute clarity, natural tonal balance, and incredible resolution.

12″ woofer—Built to precise parameters with extremely tight tolerances, Dynaudio’s innovative 12″ (30 cm) Esotar2 woofer, exhibits deep bass performance—with an incredible low-frequency extension down to 18Hz. It features a massive dual-stacked magnet system that powers a large 3″ (75 mm) aluminum voice coil and MSP cone diaphragm. Dynaudio’s exclusive MSP (magnesium silicate polymer) driver membrane achieves ideal combination of rigidity, light weight, and excellent inner-damping to reproduce the lowest frequencies naturally and without distortion. It also has an ultra-rigid, die-cast frame basket that provides the most anti-resonant foundation possible, resulting in a powerful, accurate, and controlled bass that precisely tracks the amplifier’s signal, even at the highest output levels.

PLM10000Q powered loudspeaker management system

 The two-input, four-output Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q seamlessly integrates networked digital signal distribution, drive processing, power amplification, and load verification

 While the M3XE is a 3-way system, the HF, MF and dual LF woofers of each enclosure are individually powered by a 2-input/four-output PLM10000Q.

Power Amplifier 

The amplifier section of the PLM 10000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system features enhancements for greater sustained power output. Its basic output topology is Lab.gruppen’s patented Class TD, which combines the high efficiency of Class D with the sonic purity of Class B, with new circuitry for substantially greater current-carrying capability. The Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS) is optimized to deliver full power during long low-frequency bursts, as well as maintain stable rail voltages despite fluctuating line voltage.

Load verification and continuous performance monitoring 

The PLM 10000Q includes a breakthrough set of tools for fast, accurate load verification and real-time performance monitoring. The LoadLibrary, key to both of these features, is a comprehensive database that provides unique “Fingerprints” (load characteristics) for each loudspeaker model in the system.

Lake processing 

The PLM 10000Q has four precision, full-featured Lake Processing modules, with settings for gain, delay, crossover slope, equalization, and limiting. Exclusive Lake Processing algorithms are included for Raised Cosine Equalization, linear phase crossovers, LimiterMax loudspeaker protection, and Iso-Float ground isolation. Raised Cosine Equalization provides the foundation of Lake’s Mesa EQ and Ideal Graphic EQ, which are revolutionary EQ interfaces found in the Dolby Lake Processor. Mesa EQ offers asymmetric filtering to match the asymmetric responses of many loudspeaker systems. The Ideal Graphic EQ offers true sum-to-flat response, so the adjustments provide uniform boost and cut along with greater selectivity.

Lake Controller software 

Lake Controller software provides a comprehensive interface for control and monitoring of the Powered Loudspeaker Management system. In addition to standard Lake Processing, which can be used with Dolby Lake Processors, it provides control and monitoring of digital input gain and attenuation, and load verification and performance monitoring via LoadSmart and SpeakerSafe. The Lake Controller software environment can handle extensive networks of powered loudspeaker management systems from a single computer. The user interface is based on discrete processing modules, with each module assigned to power outputs normally defined for sets of band-limited drivers (e.g. low, mid, high, subs). Adjustments can be made in real time to any parameter of any module on the network. Modules may be assigned to groups representing subsystems in larger systems, such as main arrays, delays, and fills in an arena system.

Dante Audio Over IP networking

The PLM Series Powered Loudspeaker Management systems come standard-equipped with Audinate’s Dante Audio Over IP, a self-configuring digital audio networking solution. The industry standard for audio networking, Dante provides reliable, sample-accurate audio transmission via Ethernet with extremely low latency. Dante incorporates Zen™, an automatic device discovery and system configuration protocol that enables PLM Series products and other Dante-equipped devices to find each other on the network and self-configure.

Dynaudio’s CAFÉ power management for the environmentally conscious

CAFÉ (Configuring Amplifiers For the Environment) is a software suite that allows the PLM10000Q to be easily configured and monitored in the most efficient manner possible. CAFÉ provides comprehensive system monitoring and configuration of amplifier features, such as RPM (Rational Power Management, which provides integrators to specify varying output-channel load conditions; ISVPL (Inter-sample Voltage Peak Limiter), a zero-overshoot voltage peak limiter working in concert with LoadLibrary to precisely tailor each output for any type of load; and Breaker Emulation Limiter (BEL), which ensures uninterrupted service.

CAFÉ also includes valuable help to save the environment (and reduce electric bill). In combination with RPM configuration, CAFÉ can accurately predict average mains current draw and generated heat. By combining with the PLM+ Series’ innovative power supply technologies in combination with BEL, the mains draw can be safeguarded to a predicted level. The end result is precise mains management and thermal control, which allows more accurate (rather than over-specified) provision of mains distribution, cabling and cooling. This technology suite reduces lifetime running costs and minimizes environmental impact. It also reduces demands on UPS systems.

Why buy Dynaudio MX3E Main Monitors from Westlake Pro?

Westlake Pro is not just an online pro audio retailer, we also comprise Westlake Design Group, and Westlake Studios. Westlake Pro Design Group has provided both design and integration of legendary recording studios, post-production facilities, and broadcast stations worldwide, with studio builds for clients such as Snoop Dogg, Dave Pensado, The Village Recorders, and the award-winning Enzi Studio in Mumbai, India. Among our post-production clients are major film studios, including ABC, Disney, NBC, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros, and Capitol Records.

Not only does Westlake Pro build world-class studios, we are a legendary studio ourselves— Westlake Studios. If that sounds familiar, it because the world’s best selling album, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, was recorded at Westlake Studios. Whether you’re building a laptop studio or a world-class facility, why not work with the real pro audio experts—Westlake Pro.

For mastering, tracking, and mixing in a world-class studio or post-production facility, talk to your Westlake Pro Integrator about a Dynaudio M3XE system for your studio today.


Dynaudio M3XE specifications:

  • 3-way Active Main Monitor
  • Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB): 22Hz – 21kHz
  • Peak SPL 1m, pair (IEC Short Term): > 135dB peak
  • Resonance Frequency: 24Hz
  • Internal Cabinet Volume: 145 liters
  • Bass Principle: Bass reflex
  • Amplifier: 2x Lab-gruppen PLM10000Q (pr. speaker). Preset: M3XE V06
  • Tweeter: Esotar² 28 mm soft dome Magnetic fluid, Metal rear chamber, Pure aluminum wire voice coil, 4 mm die-cast aluminum front, Neodymium magnet material
  • Midranges: 15 cm with 75 mm diameter pure alu wire voice coil, MSP-cone, long stroke
  • Woofers: Esotar 30 cm with 75 mm diameter pure cupper wire voice-coil, MSP-cone, long stroke
  • Weight: 65 kg.
  • Dimensions (WxHxL): 555 x 775 x 505 mm
  • Cabinet: 25 mm MDF. Strategically braced and damped. Low turbulence reflex-ports. Separate chambers for each woofer.
  • Crossover: All 4 channels: Active DSP-based in-amp Lake processor. Each channel has impedance-correction providing the best working conditions


Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q specifications: 


  • Number of input channels: 2
  • Number of output channels: 4
  • Peak total output all channels driven: 10800W
  • Peak output voltage per channel: 153V
  • Max output current per channel: 49 A peak
  • Max output power (all channels driven): 16 ohm: 660W; 8 ohm: 1300W; 4 ohm: 2300W*; 2 ohm: 2350W-
  • All channels driven into optimal impedance interval:> 2700 W into 2.4 – 3.2 ohm
  • Max output power bridged: 8 ohm 4600W; 4 ohm: 4700W
  • Bridged into optimal impedance interval: > 5400 W into 4.8 – 6.2 ohm


  • THD + N 20Hz – 20 kHz for 1W: < 0.05 %
  • THD + N at 1kHz and 1dB below clipping: < 0.04 %
  • Dynamic range with analog inputs: >112dB
  • Frequency response (1 W into 8 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz): +/- 0.05dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (CMR): >74dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Internal Sample Rate/Data path: 32-bit/96kHz floating point
  • Product propagation delay (straight path analog server input -> amp): 1.61ms
  • Product propagation delay AES 96kHz / analog input: 1.68ms

Sample Rate Converters

  • THD + Noise: 0.00003 %, 20Hz – 20kHz, un-weighted

Analog to Digital inputs

  • Inputs: 2 inputs x 2 link
  • Input sensitivity settings: +12 or +26dBu
  • THD + Noise: 0.00022 %, typical at 1kHz un-weighted at +26dBu headroom setting
  • THD + Noise: 0.00033 %, typical at 20Hz and 20kHz un-weighted at +26dBu headroom setting

Gain, Sensitivity and Limiters

  • Adjustable Inter-Sample Voltage Peak Limiter (ISVPL): 17.8 – 153V, step size 0.1V
  • Current Average Limiter (CAL) > 300ms: 25 Arms
  • MaxRMS (rms voltage limiter): Yes
  • MaxPeak (peak voltage limiter): Yes
  • Output attenuator: -Inf to 0dB, step size 0.25dB

AES3/EBU (sample rate converters available as desired)

  • Supported sample rates: 48, 96kHz
  • Support redundant paths: Yes
  • Flexible topology: yes
  • Network latency: 0.8, 1.3 and 4ms

Back panel Interface

  • AES / EBU / I/O (input + link): 2 x 3-pin XLR
  • Analog, 2-channel I/O (input + link): 4 x 3-pin XLR, electronically balanced
  • Output connectors: Neutrik speakON (1 x NLT8, 2 x NLT4) or 4 Binding Posts (pairs)
  • Auto 10/100, Auto Uplink: 2 x RJ45 etherCON
  • Control and monitoring interface: Via Ethernet for Lake Controller software, or DLM (the 3rd party protocol)
  • Detachable mains cord: Neutrik PowerCon rated at 250V/32A
  • Cooling: Two fans, front-rear airflow, temperature controlled speed

Front-panel user interface

  • Display: 2.5 inch, daylight readable LCD
  • Fault/Warning/Limit/Clip indicators: RGB LEDs and detailed fault description on display
  • Mute and soft function buttons: 8
  • Standby Power button: On/Standby
  • Meter button: Toggles through meter views
  • Menu: Provides a menu driven interface for full function front panel control
  • Rotary Encoder: Yes
  • Exit Button: Provides a “back” function


  • Operating voltage: 140 – 265V / 70 – 135V**
  • Soft start / Inrush power:         Yes / max. 5 A
  • Power Average Limiter (PAL): Yes
  • Power Factor Correction (PFC): No
  • Breaker Emulation Limiter (BEL): No
  • Under Voltage Limiter (UVL): No


  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 19″ x 3-1/2″ x 15-3/16″ (483 x 88 x 386 mm)
  • Weight: 30 lb. (13.5 kg)
  • Finish: Black painted steel chassis with black painted steel / aluminum front
  • Approvals: CE, ANSI/UL 60065 (ETL), CSA C22.2 NO. 60065, FCC

** More power available when driven asymmetrically


Additional information

Weight 41 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 19 × 16 in

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