M-Audio BX5 D3

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Active 2-way near field reference studio monitor

  • Tweeter: 1 inch (25 mm) 60 W silk dome tweeter
  • Woofer: 5 inch (127 mm) 40 W woofer with kevlar membrane
  • Amplifier: 100 watts RMS bi-amp Class A / B power amp
  • Sound pressure (max SPL): 110 dB
  • Crossover: 2 kHz
  • Further sound adjustments: Acoustic Space
  • Frequency range: 52 - 35,000 Hz
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR input
  • Balanced jack input
  • Input sensitivity: 85 mV input signal (pink noise) produces 96 dBA output level (sound pressure level at 1 m and maximum volume)
  • Maximum input level: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance: 20 kOhm balanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
  • Protection Circuits: Overheat, Transient and Subsonic Protection Circuit
  • Output current limiter
  • Shielded against RF interference
  • Controls: Volume control, Acoustic Space switch
  • Housing: vinyl-coated MDF
  • Power consumption: 100W
  • Power supply: internal power supply 100 - 120 V / 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 254 x 176 x 197 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Including acoustic foam pads

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 5", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 100 W
Magnetic Shielding Yes
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) No
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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Daniel_G, 25.02.2019
I bought 2 of these without any tryout, only based on Youtube comparisons with a studio headphone (included in the Focusrite studio set).

I am very satisfied with the sound and the stereo imaging of the speakers, actually I love just to hear music on them, not just for studio work.

Many of reviews were about lack of bass, but even for just listening to music (pop, rock, metal, southern rock, modern metal etc, blues, jazz), there is enough bass I can confirm that.

For my taste these speakers are very natural sounding, round and the notes are very understandable. Hearing them from 0.5-1m, the result is perfect.

I have currently no time to make music on them, but I can imagine full mixing and mastering processing on these ones. Of course for super-lows mix I would prefer a good studio headphone, and at the finalisation hearing your music on different speakers and headphones is always a great practice. For D4 version I suggest to add a high freqency booster potmeter.

I recommend these ones, they are loud and great!

After two years: Finally after 2 years I found the highs rolled off too much, it is easy to
make too crisp/harsh mixes on them. I found my mixes became too warm sounding
not enough aggresive on them. With the acoustic space to -4db and cross reference
with a great studio headphone (like ath m40x) the results can be much better. Stereo imaging, amount of bass is ok. For less agressive styles it can be a good monitor.
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Brilliant Studio monitors
Jer B, 15.12.2020
I have just set up a home recording studio and these monitors pack a punch! They are very bassy, but the ability to change the Db levels really works for the room I have to use and the sound balance is brilliant!
For this price range, I'd say they might be the best ones out there!
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So cheap and so good!
MarkZhero, 26.08.2019
As a music producer I can confirm that this is a great alternative regarding near field monitors: Precision, smooth bass and general accurate frequencies. They are ideal for small rooms and able to deliver everything that an experienced producer needs to produce professional audio. Deserve 5 stars.
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My first but they'll stay.
Jarolukas, 23.05.2020
Always used to mix and 'produce' on what I could find. Since BX5D3 came to my world it's like a day and night, meaning we have day now and it's sunny and warm. Best spent money this year so far, I am well satisfied.
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