M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors

Updated Oct 04, 2017  |  by Hollagully  |  in MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY

M-Audio is known for creating affordable entry level products that deliver surprising results, making them a fan favourite of budding young producers. The M-Audio BX5 D2 are no exception, offering high performance with a professional, compact design at very affordable price.

Using premium components and Class A/B bi-amplification with 70W of distributed power, the BX5 D2 are solidly engineered full-range studio monitors that perform very well. A Blue LED light is recessed on the face of each monitor and shines brightest when the listener is positioned in the sweet spot — where the listener sits on-axis from the speaker’s front.

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M-Audio BX5 D2

  • Max SPL: 70W
  • Frequency Response: 56Hz – 22kHz
  • 40W 5” Kevlar bass driver
  • 30W 1” silk-dome tweeter with integrated waveguides
  • Connections: Balanced XLR and 1/4 inputs
  • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 7.7” x 7” x 10”
  • Weight: 11lbs

The high-frequency silk-dome driver is fully isolated from the rest of the enclosure, ensuring minimum distortion while providing a smooth frequency response up to 22 kHz. A 5-Inch low-frequency transducer with Kevlar cones supported in a rubber surround offers rich, articulate lows — an ideal monitor for mixing across genres or working in post-production and sound design.

The notable frequency ranges are the upper mids, which glisten with clarity yet provide heavy punch, optimal for vocals, percussion, delays and reverbs. A magnetic shielding eradicates interference with other electronic equipment such as video monitors, vintage outboard audio processors, and mobile phones for uninterrupted listening.

On the rear of the M-Audio BX5 D2 is where you’ll find the custom bass port designed to minimize air turbulence and resulting distortion while adding additional low frequency information. Get a solid connection to a wide range of audio sources through either XLR or TRS balanced/unbalanced 1/4″ inputs. Unlike some of the other home studio monitors of this sort, the BX5 D2 do not offer frequency controls as to compensate for the shortcomings of your room so be sure to have a workable environment if you plan to do more surgical mixing.

On the rear of the M-Audio BX5 D2’s is where you’ll find the custom bass port designed to minimize air turbulence and resulting distortion while adding additional low frequency information. Get a solid connection to a wide range of audio sources through either XLR or TRS balanced/unbalanced 1/4″ inputs. Unlike some of the other home studio monitors of this sort, the BX5 D2 do not offer frequency controls as to compensate for the shortcomings of your room so be sure to have a workable environment if you plan to do more surgical mixing.

As it is quite easy to hear the shortcomings of small, lower budget monitors when compared directly with large, high-quality studio monitors, the M-Audio BX5 D2 offer outstanding value in their class. They are not to be underestimated and are an impressive bargain for beginner producers, musicians, film/post-production, or as a second pair.

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