Encore! The upgraded, third-generation, limited-edition companion to the Swan M200MkII is here and it sounds incredible. Look for improved bass, twice the power, cleaner sound, and Swan's finest M200 series cabinet joinery yet.
Swan M200MkIII active desktop loudspeaker system
Top Swan sound in a premium, limited edition product
A decade ago Swan launched what's now become one of the most popular powered speaker series ever, the M200. This premium, affordable desktop monitor series first consisted of the original M200, then evolved into the more powerful and reliable M200MkII. From this platform Swan have provided a high performance, high value product series, each iteration of which delivered excellent value at each respective price point.
Today this amazing platform includes the award-winning M200MkIII, the third and most advanced M200 ever.
The most ever offered from the M200 platform
What's different in the third-generation M200? Upgraded, more powerful onboard electronics and amplification; real bi-amplification; extended bass tuning and performance; premium deluxe cabinetry.
Award-winning quality and performance from its introduction
The Swan M200MkIII immediately won an International Consumer Electroncis Show Design and Engineering Showcase Honors Award for 2009
Cleaner, louder sound
The M200MkIII Swan studio monitor has more than doubled power for the most sound and lowest distortion yet. Swan have completely revised the on-board electronics for a whopping 120 combined RMS system watts, which when driving a speaker as naturally sensitive as the amply-sized, 5.25"-woofered M200MkII, means real room-filling output - remember, the M200 series isn't the tiny multimedia speaker its competition is. The M200 series are large enough to be used as main speakers for nearly anything requiring great sound from a small-footprint loudspeaker.
The M200MkIII uses active filtering and bi-amplification to reach much higher performance levels than lesser designs
Sample response plot showing +/- 3dB amplitude to 18kHz, with a -6dB low frequency cutoff at Swan's specified 53Hz
More neutral and extended than some speakers costing ten times as much
For the M200MkIII, Swan also retuned the bass section with an optimized new low-noise porting system and in the process added even lower deep bass than any previous version M200. Swan's new specification calls out nearly 50Hz bass at "reference" levels, for a flat response spanning nearly eight octaves from a speaker measuring under a foot tall and costing well under five hundred dollars.
A new aerodynamically-tuned bass reflex vent tube extends the M200MkIII's bass output over previous models
Furniture-grade features and finishes
Lastly, to immistakably trademark all this new technology and enhanced performance Swan upgraded the new M200MkIII with genuine solid milled hardwood side panels, each precision cut by computer with gently radiused edge details and center striping between individual laminations. The result is breathtaking. The M200MkIII not only redefines the category acoustically, it does so cosmetically.
Polished solid laminated CNC-milled side panels. New acoustically-transparent black fabric grilles protect the precision drive units
Designed by Swan's founder Frank Hale, each high-performance M200MkIII set is badged and serial-numbered
Swan have thoroughly upgraded the M200MkII. The Swan M200MkIII keeps the classic M200 form factor and profile, but adds polished solid hardwood side panels, improved bass tuning, and much more power. The M200MkIII is actually much closer in performance to the top-of-the-line Swan T200B than it is the original M200.
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Swan Active Desktop speaker technology
From the entry-level M10 to the top T200b studio monitor, the Swan name has been associated with top audio performance for desktop or studio, while The Audio Insider is known for providing great sound with Internet-direct value. Every Swan Active Desktop loudspeaker system incorporates the highest grade components, design, and value in their category. Count on Swan for a number of important design features that all add up to a superior listening experience...for less!
Acoustical physics simply state that a larger speaker has better efficiency and bass response. Dollar for dollar, Swan Active Desktop speakers are substantial, solid designs - check dimensions and weights to see just how much speaker your money buys...and then compare to anything on the market.
Regardless of price, all multi-way Swan Active Desktop speakers use high performance soft dome tweeters with Neodymium motors. The top T200b employs 28mm Danish-style tweeters with German-made silk domes, while the M200 series models and D1080 series models feature 25mm soft fabric tweeters. Even the economical M10 and D1010IV have 20mm soft dome tweeters. Every Swan speaker in the multi-way category shares similar high frequency treble performance to Swan's Diva home theater speaker offerings.
Midbass / Woofers
Excluding the Swan M10, D1010IV and all fullrange models such as the H2, nearly all Swan Active Desktop loudspeakers use beefy 5.25" woofers - unlike competitors, Swan doesn't use 3", 4", or even 4.5" "woofers" in anything except the very smallest models or in satellite speakers supported by bass systems. Combined with each multi-way model's larger size, you get deep, low-distortion bass, while the excellent sensitivity of a larger system means Swan can employ higher quality, conservatively rated internal amplifiers.
Swan uses very high quality amplifiers and on-board electronics to deliver the clean, clear, musical sound Swan owners have come to depend on. Remarkably, Swan has included renowned audiophile-grade "gainclone" chipset amplification in its powered models, a technology known around the world for some of the most transparent, musically-authentic sound possible ... even in the high end of premium performance home audio amplifiers. Swan is constantly refining their electronics sets so many models are in their second, third, or even fourth generation. See individual product pages in this section for more information and photographs.
Most of the models in the Swan Active Desktop class use substantial enclosures weighing much more than anything in their price class. The M200 series are double-side wall construction, while the top T200b uses a mill-cut aluminum baffle overlay on top of polished black lacquer. The M200MkIII even includes solid milled laminate side planks for a look and value unique in its class.
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