Posted on 30th August, 2018


You've likely heard of M8audio by now. The new Australian speaker brand has been attracting press both locally and overseas, particularly its Sweet Maxwell which is a 2-way stand mount speaker.

It uses a honeycomb braced cabinet that’s intelligently dampened using the brand’s unique viscoelastic dampeners and decoupling feet.

Soaring high and digging deep, it features a pure beryllium tweeter with a 29mm voice coil and a 187mm bass/midrange driver whose cone is made from the rather exotic Egyptian papyrus. Its motor is Neodymium while the crossover uses high-end parts including Alumen-Z capacitors.

Founder, Mark Thomsen ventured far from his hometown in Denmark to join his wife here back in 2010. By 2015 Mark was established in Australia, and as it was an opportune moment, he founded M8audio.

M8audio's Sweet Maxwell speaker stands out from its horde of competitors courtesy of its high-end sound and sensuously curved cabinets.

It now has a matching stand to take its performance up another notch.

But with the creativity M8audio has in spades, it’s not just another stand. Walk around it a couple of times, and from any angle, you’ll have to admit M8audio has done the nearly impossible.

The new stand seems to float in space such is its curvaceous, free-flowing profile. What’s more, it’s exquisitely built with nary a burr or surface imperfection in sight.

M8audio’s new stand is sturdy and designed to transmit unwanted resonances away from any speaker it’s used with while simultaneously looking light and airy.

While the Sweet Maxwell speaker and new stand are an obvious synergistic match thanks to the speaker’s decoupling feet and the non-slip top plate of the stand, other speakers would also work just as beautifully.

Available standard finishes are satin white side panels or the striking Australian Blackwood real wood veneer side panels.

Both options have clear coated birch end grain in a rich satin finish that brings out the natural beauty of the wood. All finish coatings are environmentally friendly with industry-leading low emissions.

Custom veneers and finishes are available upon request.

The M8audio Sweet Maxwell speakers are available now and sell for $6,500 pair, while the matching stands in the Satin White, and Tasmanian Blackwood finish retails for $1500 pair.

See M8audio at the 2018 Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, October 12-14 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Queens Road, Albert Park. Tickets on sale now.

For more information visit M8audio.


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Peter Familari

One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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