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M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each)

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The BX5 Carbon studio monitor helps you track, monitor, and mix with confidence by providing accurate sound and dynamic acoustic control. Equipped wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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5" near-field studio monitors with acoustic space control.

The BX5 Carbon studio monitor helps you track, monitor, and mix with confidence by providing accurate sound and dynamic acoustic control. Equipped with a 5 in. woven Kevlar low-frequency driver and 1 in. natural silk dome tweeter, the BX5 Carbon delivers a flat frequency response, enhanced stereo imaging, and increased clarity for authentic mixing in a space-saving design. The bi-amplified 70 Watt Class A/B amplification means high power with less noise and ensures that your monitoring setup can handle today's modern music with ease. With the BX5 Carbon, your music is ready for any listening environment.

Sweeter Sweet Spot
The tweeter's waveguide has been enhanced to provide an expansive sweet spot and superior stereo imaging. A wider mix position gives you professional monitoring for any caliber studio. Pinhole-mounted LED placement cues help locate and light up the sweet spot to ensure a speaker placement that reliably translates stereo information and frequencies. When the LEDs turn bright, you know you're dead center and ready to start mixing your sessions or laying down tracks with the BX5 Carbon.

Acoustic Control
Mixing doesn't occur in a vacuum. Your listening environment influences your mixing decisions and, ultimately, the sound of your music. The BX5 Carbon's Acoustic Space Control, a series of calibration switches, helps provide optimal acoustic conditions for tracking, mixing, and monitoring anywhere. Adapt the BX5 Carbon to any mixing environment-from bedrooms to basements to professional studios-without compromising frequency detail or stereo image. The result is a flexible monitoring setup for the most demanding mixing environments.

FEATURES
  • Bookshelf size, ideal for project studio
  • Great-sounding yet affordable
  • Acoustic space control to maximize room efficiency
  • Decoupling feet for keeping mixes clean

Compact monitors great for mixing and music production. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 5 in.
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1 in.
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Kevlar
Sound
  • Frequency response: 56Hz - 22kHz
  • Max peak SPL: 90dB
  • Aplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 40W
Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS
  • Standby mode: No
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
Other
  • Width: 6.9 in. (176mm)
  • Height: 9.8 in. (250mm)
  • Depth: 7.9 in, (200mm)
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Enclosure type: Ported
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M-AudioBX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each)
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value in Studio Monitors

By CSharpDude

from Sarasota, FL

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

    I bought a pair as a gift for my son who is getting started with his home studio. I've been using a pair of these since they were initially released about 2 years ago. They suited my needs so well that I bought him a pair for Christmas.

    They have a good, flat sound which is what i want in studio monitors. They have plenty of power for a home studio and the 5" woofers along with the cabinet design provide a good bass. My son records guitar and vocals for what might be called alternative christian rock. I create orchestral music and the monitors work well for both genres.

    The following suggestions are not shortcomings of the monitors, but are good practice in general for any studio monitors.I do recommend getting better isolation padding if you are going to place them on a desk. You really want to eliminate sympathetic vibrations from the surface of the desk. Also if you place the on a wall, consider putting sound treatment on the wall behind the monitors to keep the sound as flat as possible.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid Sound

    By wynot

    from Loganville, Ga. USA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

      I got these to upgrade from the Minimus 7/Yamaha sub system I have used successfully for many years, and am very happy with them so far. The minimice were totally awesome reproducing vocals, and these sound just as realistic in that range, and a bit better in the higher and lower ranges. The bass is more rounded than I expected, and the treble is very smooth, and not over-hyped. I regularly play with a friend who has the KRK Rockit 5s, and these sound every bit as good. My studio space is fairly small (13' x 20'), and these fill it with sound, and sound the same from 10 feet away as they do up close. And, of course, that they take so much less space than my former amplifier/speakers/sub set-up is a giant plus!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value monitors!

      By CSharpDude

      from Sarasota, FL

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Flat sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

        I have these monitors. I bought them over a year ago at about twice the price At the price here they are a ridiculous value. They have a nice, flat sound, plenty of power, good bass - they meet my studio needs perfectly. I tried a bunch of 5" powered monitors in person before I purchased these. They are good enough that the local Guitar Center has them hooked up on all their studio and keyboard demo units.

        Note that they are real near field monitors so they need to be positioned so you are in the center of the field. There is an LED that helps - it gets dim if you are not in the field center. Because they are near field monitors they aren't really intended to perform as full room speakers although they'll do in a pinch.

         
        4.0

        Pretty Darn Good....

        By Lucky Finn

        from Western NC

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Almost too "focused"; Lazer-like...

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

        This is my first pair of dedicated recording monitors. The sound is all it should be, to me. Good solid bass, accurate highs with a wide sonic range in between. My only complaint would be that the sound is so focused that if you are sitting in the "sweet spot" and turn your head, the stereo dynamics become lost and unfocused. You need to keep your head still and centered between speakers. I guess you could say that they require YOU to be focused! Probably not a bad thing, altogether....

         
        5.0

        nice deal

        By stu

        from carmel

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

          good value

           
          5.0

          Very good sound.

          By creedence2

          from Elizabethtown, Ky.

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

            We use this speaker as a monitor to playback commercials after recording.

             
            5.0

            Very nice sound

            By Max Power

            from NM

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

              We are using these speakers as monitors for a radio station. I'm quite pleased with the sound.

               
              5.0

              Awesome monitors

              By Cloneworks

              from Springfield MO

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer monitors for music or videos
                • Home Studio

                Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

                I did a lot of research to get the best possible I could afford. These are perfect for size and sound and are the first monitors I've had after many years of mixing music with only headphones. When I sampled them in the music store I couldn't believe all that sound was coming from these monitors. All frequencies clear. I want to mention that for computer or anything else that may have a balanced output, that you definitely use the "microphone" type of cables. My multitrack is unbalanced but till I got adapters for balanced signal from my PC I wasn't happy with the sound. It's resolved and everything is sounding great now.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product, if you added a small sub you could play small

                By Billy Ray

                from Houston Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

                  i use these on the sound board for mixing

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy again...good value

                  By Cy

                  from Dubuque, IA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

                    I use for home recording, I've only had these speakers for a couple weeks...so far no complaints

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