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M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors  

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Overview

  • Bi-amplified design with 130 watts of distributed power offers cohesive, accurate sound
  • 8” low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones provide rich, defined lows
  • 1-1/4” high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides deliver smooth, clear highs
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    $599.00
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      With Kevlar low-frequency drivers, waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters, and custom class A/B analog amplifiers.

      The M-Audio BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, BX8 D2 monitors extend the bestsellers’ legacy with an elegant new design inside and out. M-Audio has leveraged technology from their 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.

      M-Audio monitors—number one by design
      M-Audio’s experienced engineers combine innovative thinking with masterful speaker design and superior craftsmanship, developing monitors that push technology boundaries and outperform the competition. From the high-resolution M-Audio DSM series to the best-selling M-Audio BX series, our monitors provide the perfect monitoring solution to complement your professional setup, project studio or mobile recording rig.

      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 BX8 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. BX8 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 8” 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 BX8 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.

      Bi-amplified efficiency
      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. BX8 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 BX8 D2 power LEDs appear to be brightest.

      Features

      • Bi-amplified design with 130 watts of distributed power offers cohesive, accurate sound
      • 8” low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones provide rich, defined lows
      • 1-1/4” high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides deliver smooth, clear highs
      • Optimized rear ports for extended low-frequency response
      • XLR balanced and 1/4” balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting mixers, amplifiers, instruments, DJ gear, and more
      • Volume control
      • Includes two isolation pads

      Turn up the volume with even more improvements to the industry’s best-selling monitors.

       

      BX8 D2 Studio Monitors Specifications:

      • Frequency response: 38 Hz – 22 kHz
      • Crossover frequency: 2.2 kHz
      • Low-frequency amplifier power: 70 watts
      • High-frequency amplifier power: 60 watts
      • Maximum signal-to-noise (dynamic range): > 100 dB (typical a-weighted) Polarity: positive signal at + input produce outward lf cone displacement
      • Input impedance: 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
      • Input sensitivity: 85 mv pink noise input produces 90 dBA output SPL at one meter with volume control at maximum
      • Power: factory programmed for either 115v ~50/60 Hz or 230v ~50/60 Hz Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
      • Cabinet: vinyl-laminated MDF
      • Size: 12” x 10” x 15”; 30.48cm x 25.4cm x 38.1cm
      • Weight: 26.4 lb./unit; 11.97 kg
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      M-AudioBX8 D2 Studio Monitors
       
      4.0

      (based on 5 reviews)

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (4)
      • Durable (3)
      • Easy to use (3)
      • Versatile (3)

      Cons

      • Bulky/heavy (3)

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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        • Professional musician (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      4.0

      Best In Class

      By Cash Money

      from Long Beach WA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors:

      I have owned these speakers for about 5 months, I have been using them in my home studio driven by my mbox 3 from m audio as my interface/ soudcard. They work perfectly in tandem with one another. Very Crisp and balanced. I seek to supplement this setup with the matching sub unit, the Mackie SBX 10 to extend the lows. Grab a pair of these speakers if you are looking for great fidelity and features at a bargain price.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Monitors for the money

      By SoundGuy88

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors:

        I bought these a few weeks ago and have had no complaints. Tight bass, clear highs, and any mix you bring to these translates well to most other speakers. Can't ask for much more for monitors in this price range.

        This is my first large purchase from MF...and besides the shipping mishap the first time around, I'm completely satisfied. Thanks.

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        (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waiste your cash

        By Mass Destruction

        from Cherokee Al

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable

        Cons

        • Not Clear

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors:

        If u want something decent to get dont waiste your time are $$ purchasing these M-Audio speakers however , if you want something worth using purchase the Yamaha speakers the cheapest Yamaha speakers make these sound like a cell phone on speakerphone . Point made don't waiste your money like I did!

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love these monitors

        By Mr Melody

        from Foster City, Ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Highs Booming Lows
        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording
        • Recording At Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors:

        These are great for midi and audio mixing. Volume and DBs controls on the back which is good which makes the front look clean. place a sponged foam sound cushion behind them if close to wall to even out bass. I play funk, Jazz, Contemporary, R&B. They may be a little heavy but that's because they are solid. Great monitors.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing studio monitors

        By GrinningMouths

        from Agamemnon, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Heavy-Duty
        • SEXY looking
        • Versatile
        • Well constructed

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about M-Audio BX8 D2 Studio Monitors:

        The M-Audio BX8 D2s are heavy-duty professional studio monitoring speakers with excellent bass response. They are very large and considerably heavy, so do not buy these without adequate desk space or cheap stands. Prior to breaking them in the highs were a tad harsh but that has faded to a nice unbiased neutral range that is very true to what your mix will sound like across most all mediums. I love these speakers, I even use them for watching movies, streaming music, and gaming when I'm not recording and mixing. The speakers need an audio interface to work properly - they can not plug straight into your computer's motherboard/on board sound card, so keep this in mind when purchasing. Another awesome feature is the LED lights on the front of each monitor- it is not bright enough to be annoying, but it will appear brightest when you center the monitor in the correct position in relation to the listener (more on that in the manual).

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