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M-Audio Studiophile BX5A Deluxe Limited Edition
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Recording professionals around the world rely on M-Audio Studiophile reference monitors for exceptional sonic accuracy. These Studiophile BX5a Deluxe...Click To Read More About This Product
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An update of M-Audio's bestsellers with waveguides, enhanced driver integration, and cool, red finish.
Recording professionals around the world rely on M-Audio Studiophile reference monitors for exceptional sonic accuracy. These Studiophile BX5a Deluxe Limited Edition monitors update M-Audio's bestsellers with new waveguides and enhanced driver integration for a cohesive and refined sound, and feature a hot, red finish. The 5" low-frequency driver cones are crafted from Kevlar, an extremely resilient material. Curved cone design coupled with high-temperature voice coils and damped rubber surrounds deliver excellent fidelity and durability. The 1" waveguide-loaded, high-frequency drivers are made of magnetically shielded silk domes for a crisp top end that's gentle on the ears. 70-watt bi-amped power and expertly tuned crossovers round out a first-rate pair of reference monitors with a footprint small enough to fit just about anywhere.
The Studiophile BX5a Deluxe monitors update the best-selling M-Audio BX5a system with a variety of enhancements. The updated waveguide delivers excellent imaging. A new low-frequency transducer provides well-defined bass. Custom amplifier tuning enhances the integration between the high and low frequencies, delivering refined spectral balance and a smoother response. An elegant new industrial design with red finish completes the package.
M-Audio's Studiophile BX5a Deluxe monitors employ Kevlar for low-frequency driver construction. Kevlar's high mechanical and thermal resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones. M-Audio's engineers also created a curved conical design that improves room dispersion. High-damping reliable rubber surrounds provide percussive musical bass, and also ensure that the cone reaches its optimal excursion for accurate reproduction.
Silk-dome, waveguide-loaded, high-frequency drivers
M-Audio's high-frequency domes are made from natural silk to counter the high Q ringing that's inherent in the poorly crafted metallic materials commonly found in other monitors. In addition, M-Audio's waveguides refine the high-frequency response. M-Audio's FerroFlow technology uses ferrofluid liquid cooling to dissipate heat for maximum efficiency and extended usage.
Active monitors have a distinct advantage over unpowered monitors because the built-in power amps are designed to work with the drivers and crossovers in a tuned system. Bi-amplification further refines the concept by dedicating separate power amps to the highs and lows. Combined with a finely tuned crossover, this design insures that both the high- and low-frequency drivers are asked to deliver only the frequencies they are most efficient at reproducing.
Rear-ported cabinet design
The BX5a Deluxe monitor's cabinet is integrally designed with its other components for optimal performance - right down to rounded corners for reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging. Custom rear-port design audibly reduces the turbulence and resulting distortion caused by poorly designed ports.
Magnetically shielded for desktop use
Unchecked, the electromagnetic waves emanating from your speakers can wreak havoc with your computer's video monitor or a nearby TV. The Studiophile BX5a Deluxe monitors are magnetically shielded so all of your electronic equipment can coexist on your desktop without interference.
- Limited Edition red finish
- Two-way studio reference monitors
- Deluxe edition delivers extended low-frequency response and refined sound
- 70 watts of distributed power
- 5" low-frequency drivers with: curved Kevlar cones, high-temperature voice coils, damped rubber surround
- 1" high-frequency drivers with: natural silk domes, integrated waveguides, magnetic shielding
- XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs
- Power indicator
Studiophile BX5A Deluxe Limited Edition
- Frequency response: 56Hz-22kHz
- Crossover frequency: 3kHz
- Low-frequency amplifier power: 40 watts
- High-frequency amplifier power: 30 watts
- 100dB (typical A-weighted)
- Polarity: positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
- Input impedance: 20k Ohms balanced, 10k ohms unbalanced
- Input sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 90dBA output SPL at one meter with volume control at maximum
- Power: factory programmed for either 115V 50/60Hz, 230V50/60Hz
- Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, Turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
- Cabinet: vinyl laminated MDF
- Size (H x W x D): 9.84" 6.92" x 7.87",(250 x 176 x 200 mm)
- Weight: 11.02Lb., (5.0 kg/unit)
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It came in an maudio box inside another box.Very well shipped. I dont give a darn if they are red, they are $100.00 cheaper than the black! They come with 2 power cords. No tax free shipping!Perfect for my smaller studio room. I know my monitors and these were nice suprise. I think I will give them to my son when he goes off to college.
The Good:I do most mixing on a pair of Rokit 8's, which are very good but lack a certain range that these excel in. As far as I can tell, the deluxe edition is the same sound-wise as the BX5a's, except a staggeringly good deal. A great second pair of monitors. I'd recommend highly as a cross-checking pair.The Bad:If you're looking for a great all around pair of monitors that you won't outgrow, these aren't them. They have excellent accuracy, but only within a "small-speaker range". Only major complaint, which is not to do with sound: When they arrived they had M-Audio's promotional stickers stuck right on the front. I tried taking them off as gently as possible without luck. Just totally frustrating. 15 minutes later I'm gently scrubbing off the paper/goo mess with some water and scrub-sponge. So, my brand new speakers now each have a scratched-up spot where the sticker used to be. I know it doesn't effect the sound, but it really sends a message to the customer about what the manufacturer thinks of their own product's quality- they don't regard it as too valuable if they're slapping on a cheap gooey sticker to the front.
I use the BX5A Deluxe Limited Edition monitors for computer speakers and general music listening. Tired of crappy 2.0 speaker set ups and overblown 5.1 and larger setups, I researched for a decent pair of monitors that would be relatively "flat" in their delivery and still manage to fit on my desk.I was considering the non-limited edition of the BX5As. Once I saw the bright red of the LE version of the BX5As and read reviews across the net, I was in love. Plus the price was lower! My desk set up is a red Lian-Li pc case, with two 23" lcd video monitors and some additional red accessories. Bingo!Even using the onboard ASUS sound, I can hear so many nuances in my collection. The only negative I have so far is that when the room gets extra warm, the blue led on the right speaker tends to fade out to nearly non-existant.I'm very pleased with my purchase given what I use them for.
Nice set of speakers, good for getting a overall idea of you mix. I use them after i do my main mixing in my headphones. Work really well for casual music listing too. only problem is one of the L.E.D. is starting to flicker on and off does not seem to effect the sound.
While I'm not a professional by any means, I have friends that are, and for unprofessional purposes these are great. You can learn to work with these and then listen to the mixes in your car and understand the mids, highs, and lows and how they translate to real life. I don't see how they are any different that other $500 speakers. Ive recorded in amazing studios and let me tell you. Their monitors dont give an accurate representation of what the end product will sound like. These don't either. They separate the music in a way I can't explain, but it becomes very clear. I can pick apart the frequencies very well. Just barely put the bottom end into these speakers and the final product will boom. I'm very happy. I did a lot of research. I don't think there are a set of speakers under 350 that compare to these and at 500, I'm really not sure either. If you have a great ear. Spend the money and get better ones. If you want something that sounds better than good klipsch or bose speakers, go with these.
Bought a pair of M-Audio BX5As from Musicians Friend two years ago for the home studio. Have worked flawlessly running every day since. Very pleased with the sound, and the quality. There may be better monitors out there, but you cannot go wrong with these for the money, and a good EQ can make up for any sonic deficiencies.