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The new M-Audio BX5 D2 series monitors combine years of design experience with a contemporary look making them ideal for mixing in the modern studio. A high degree of accuracy is aided by built-in, custom-designed Class AB amplifiers, and Kevlar woofer and silk dome tweeter cones contribute to a rich sound which does not lack detail in any area of the spectrum.
Ideal as nearfields in a small mixing studio, the BX5 D2 monitors have taken the best of Avid high end design and placed it into a pair of active studio monitors affordable to home recordists.
Here's what Avid say about the M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors
The M-Audio BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, the BX5 D2 monitors extend the bestsellers' legacy with an elegant new design inside and out. We leveraged technology from our high-end monitors to extend the frequency response and provide an even more natural listening experience. Custom Class A/B analog amplifiers deliver superior dynamics and tonal accuracy across the frequency spectrum-while the latest-generation woven Kevlar low-frequency drivers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters provide rich, defined sound. With the BX5 D2, you'll enjoy the utmost accuracy in an engaging listening experience.
- Bi-amplified design with 70 watts of distributed power > cohesive, accurate sound
- 5" low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones > rich, defined lows
- 1" high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides > smooth, clear highs
- optimized rear ports > extended low-frequency response
- XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs > connect all your gear
Accurate and enjoyable
Whether you're recording, mixing, or mastering, your monitors are your primary reference source. Accurate monitors let you hear exactly what's happening in your mixes-and give you the assurance that your music will translate well to other listening environments. The M-Audio BX5 D2 monitors leverage a decade of monitor engineering expertise to deliver exceptional transparency and sonic definition-allowing you to enjoy marathon mixing sessions with minimal listening fatigue.
Designed for pros-and beginners
Countless pros use M-Audio studio monitors to produce and mix the music and audio you hear every day. The BX D2 series makes that same design philosophy and technology available to anyone with a passion for great sound. BX5 D2 helps you understand what's in your mix so you can make better decisions about how it will translate across a wide variety of systems-from MP3 earbuds to car stereos to audiophile rigs.
Silk-dome, waveguide-loaded, high-frequency drivers
Our high-frequency domes are made from natural silk to counter the audible ringing that is inherent in the poorly crafted metallic materials often found in other monitors. The high-frequency driver is fully isolated from the rest of the enclosure to ensure minimum distortion, providing ultra-smooth frequency response up to 22 kHz. It also features a built-in waveguide, which offers an expansive sound stage and exceptional imaging.
Kevlar low-frequency drivers
To insure a lifetime of service, we constructed the BX5 D2 monitor's 5" low-frequency driver from woven Kevlar. Kevlar's high mechanical and thermal resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones. Our engineers also created a curved conical design that improves room dispersion. High-damping reliable rubber surrounds provide percussive musical bass, and insure that the cone reaches its optimal excursion for accurate reproduction. And our high-temperature voice coils reduce power compression, guaranteeing that your monitors will deliver full performance hour after hour.
Rear-ported cabinet design
The BX5 D2 cabinet is integrally designed with its other components for optimal performance-right down to rounded corners for reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging. The custom rear port is designed to minimize air turbulence and resulting distortion while adding additional low frequency extension.
The Class A/B bi-amplified design dedicates separate power amps to the high and low frequencies-providing ample headroom for even the loudest and most dynamic of mixes. Combined with a finely tuned crossover, the design ensures that each driver only delivers the frequencies that it can reproduce most efficiently, resulting in tonal accuracy and cohesive sound across the entire frequency spectrum.
Find the sweet spot quickly and easily
When monitoring, it's important to sit in the middle position or "sweet spot" between the two speakers-where the stereo image is optimized. BX5 D2 features a pinhole power LED that makes finding the sweet spot easy. You'll know you're in the right listening position when the BX5 D2 power LEDs appear to be brightest.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 29 December 2013
Great sounding speakers for the price, excellent first set of good studio monitors.
Andrew | Purchase date: 13 June 2013
I wasn't expecting much from these monitors to be honest, I have some Genelecs that I use for monitoring and just wanted a cheap set of monitors for use on a keyboard stand.
I am very surprised at how good they are, for the money they cost these have to get 5 stars.
If you are on a budget I recommend these.
John | Purchase date: 13 May 2013
These are as good in the studio as my Mackie 450's are on stage.
Dave | Purchase date: 20 April 2013
I am very pleased with this pair of monitors. They were available from Andertons at a competitive price (I had searched the Internet before visiting the shop). They are quite weighty and well built. The built in amplifiers work well - with no obvious distortion or crackles. I'm not sure what more expensive monitors would have done for me - but these are exaclt what I needed for my small home studio set up. They have plenty of power and will probably outlast me!
Ian | Purchase date: 21 March 2013
This is the first set of studio monitors I have ever bought so I have nothing to compare them with personally in my home studio situation. I have however recorded in many different recording studios in the past and these seem very good for the price and ideal for the home studio. I am new to recording but these have given a very clear sound which has transferred well when my recordings have been mixed and converted for playing on other devices.
James | Purchase date: 06 October 2012
The speakers I purchased were a good price for my budget, they seem to be good quality speakers so far. I had problems at first but came to the conclusion that it was the old mixer I was using. The staff that I contacted were helpful and insightful.
Oliver | Purchase date: 11 September 2012
If anyone is looking for an affordable monitor option which gives superb sound & build quality look no further! The M-Audio BX5 D2's are absolutely incredible for the price. Moving up from some logitech computer speakers to these was the jump that I needed for mixing and producing my own music. With a decent quality audio interface to pair with these monitors will blow you away with their clarity and tone making songs you once thought were dull, full of life and sparkle with the same intensity they had in the studio.