M-Audio BX8 D3

Active 2-way near field reference studio monitor

  • Woofer: 8 "woofer (203 mm) 70 W with Kevlar membrane
  • Amplifier: 150W RMS bi-amp Class A / B power amp
  • Maximum level: 114 dB
  • Crossover: 1900 Hz
  • Further sound adjustments: Acoustic Space
  • Frequency range: 37 - 22,000 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: balanced 10 kOhm, 20 kOhm unbalanced
  • Protection Circuits: Overheat, Transient and Subsonic Protection Circuit, Output Current Limiters, Shielded for RF Interference, On Delay
  • Controls: Volume control, Acoustic Space switch
  • Housing: vinyl-coated MDF
  • Power consumption: 150 W
  • Power supply: internal power supply 100 - 120 V / 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 384 x 250 x 302 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Including acoustic foam pads

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 8", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 150 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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Well That was a Useless Buy, 12.02.2020
Bought a pair of these BX8 D3's even though I hadn't heard them due to so called rave reviews, was great to start with, now ONLY a year later and the tweeter on the right hand one is intermittent so totally useless as studio monitors, but have to keep using them until I get a replacement pair, This has well and truly stuffed up a couple of mixes including ones that's released on Spotify and all before I noticed it was faulty, so two albums are too bright on the right side. I would return under Warranty but have heard the process is a nightmare. Don't waste your money because they weren't cheap.
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10000000, 18.12.2017
The monitors arrived in an enormous, very heavy box (usually a good sign with speakers). In the box was the power cables, speakers and a thin set of isolating foam pads for the base of each speaker, if you want to use them. No XLR cables were included.

When making dance music, a problem I often encounter is that poorer quality speakers can struggle with bass and become very distorted. These have very accurate sound, and I have had them close to full volume and didn't have any trouble with distortion at all. I work in a small room and liked the feature to reduce the bass for small work environments (a switch on the back of the speaker).
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Nice Speakers!
catchobzen, 08.12.2020
- Impressive clear and full sound
- Good tight bass, clear mids and bright highs
- Big volume range
- Easy to set up and place (with Acoustic Space Control)
- XLR and TRS inputs wich is kinda nice
- Good build quality

It's nice to listen to high-quality audio files and also work with the sound!
Really good choice for the money!
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Good value for the money, but...
the-other-operation, 15.10.2017
Solidly built. There are compromises however to achieve this price point. Firstly, there is a noticeable mains hum. It's not bad enough to make them unusable but its a lot more noticeable than, say, the Dynaudio BM15 actives I use in the studio.

Secondly, the input is very sensitive (probably about -10dB) and not calibrated to any particular standard, which is inconvenient when connecting them to pro equipment.

Thirdly, the level knob on the rear is vague. It took a lot of fiddling with them to get a mono signal into the centre.

Sound-wise, time will tell - once they're run in a bit I'll have a better idea but my initial impression is good.

(Also, the UK mains leads Thomann shipped with them were very short - barely reaching past the bottom of the stands!)
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