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Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor   

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The Sterling MX5 bi-amped studio monitor represents the latest evolution in Sterling Audio design, combining top sound quality with next-generation m...Read More

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5" bi-amped studio monitors With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology.

The Sterling MX5 bi-amped studio monitor represents the latest evolution in Sterling Audio design, combining top sound quality with next-generation materials that deliver top-class audio quality and features. With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH technology each bi-amped monitor is built for optimal wider-and-higher frequency dispersion, giving you clear, articulate sound even when listening off-axis.

The MX5’s proprietary multi-fiber 5 in. low-frequency driver cone delivers superior damping to minimize sonic artifacts and unnatural resonance and its 4-layer voice coil provides greater motor force for outstanding low-frequency performance. The MX5’s rear-port design reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion, greater improving the overall low-end delivery. Its 1 in. silk dome tweeter powered by neodymium magnets also give the MX5 monitors a smooth and natural frequency response.

Powered by 70 Watts of high-efficiency, low-distortion Class A/B amplification, MX Series monitors deliver best-in-class efficiency and ultra-low distortion and the monitors also include High and Low filters to custom tune monitors to your listening preference and environment. With an elegantly polished ebony finish and blue, backlit Sterling logo, these MX monitors look as good as they sound in any studio environment.

FEATURES
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: Proprietary cone
  • Sound
  • Frequency response: Info not available
  • Max peak SPL:Info not available
  • Amplifier class: Class A/B
  • Output power: 70 W
  • Onboard Features
  • Input connectors:XLR, TRS, RCA
  • Standby mode:Yes
  • Acoustic space control:Yes
  • Power indicator:Yes
  • Other
  • Width:Info not available
  • Height:Info not available
  • Depth:Info not available
  • Weight:Info not available
  • Enclosure type:Ported

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Sterling AudioMX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
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5.0

DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I NEEDED MONITORS!

By deberney.com

from Texas City, TX

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Pros

  • CLEAN, FULL SOUND
  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • SURFACE SCUFFS EASILY

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

I did a video review on the MX5 and on the video I use a Zoom H5 (with the X/Y microphone) to record as closely as possible to what I hear through the Sterling MX5 monitors. I have an Apogee Duet that is connected by USB to my Macbook Pro Retina.
Using my Zoom h5 I compare 2 mixes. One mixed with a pair of Beyerdynamic
headphones and a second mixed using the Sterling MX5 monitors. I would not have believed the difference the monitors made in being able to hear the clarity and bass response. The mix is quite different when mixing from headphones then when mixing with the Sterling monitors.

 
4.0

Like the LSR305 but different

By Scott

from Los Angeles

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Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

First, I'm not a music pro. I buy monitors for high quality audio playback at sane prices. Have been running JBL 305s and tannoy 402s for a couple years now. Added MX5s a month ago. This weekend I set up the 305's,402s and MX5's for head to head evaluation. Setup, placed the three pairs of monitors on a table pointed at the listening position ABC left and ABC right so that each pair was equally spaced. Set the 305s at max gain with trims flat. Adjusted the gain on the MX5s and 402s to match the 305s. The MX5s were dialed back to the 9 o'clock position, the 402s ended up dialed down further. I decided the 305s sounded best with the trims set flat. For frequency response, The MX5s matched the 305s very closely with the high trim set flat and the low trim set to boost. The tannoy 402s sounded kind of lacking in the highs so I set the high trim to boost. That is the only trim available on them. I played all types of music. Result, they all sound great and are awesome values. They do sound 'different' however. The 305s sounded very pleasant and open with a wide flat response. The MX5s matched the 305s very nicely in terms of response. The only obvious difference was in the sound stage imaging. With the Stirling's, at times a vocal or lead mixed center sounded like it was coming from a monitor dead center. Like a phantom speaker. The same track seemed to come from a wider space coming from the JBL's. Less precise. The sound stage of the JBL's seemed wider, more open, but with less definition than the MX5s. The sound from the Stirling's seemed narrower but better defined. More over, the JBL's sounded 'wetter' than the Stirling's. The 402's are smaller, and give up some max volume and a tiny bit of bass. But the big difference was that the highs are a bit mellower. Pleasing but less 'exciting'. Less sizzle than the bigger units. Wish I could test the 502s. Verdict, 305s sweetest, MX5s most precise. 402s, mellow gems for smaller spaces.

 
4.0

Nice entry level speakers

By John

from Chas, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

    Use these speakers as one of my references when mixing my music. I have a small music room so these 5" speakers fit perfectly.

     
    5.0

    i'm impressed with the sound ...

    By "Thumper"

    from Des Moines Iowa

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      good sound I put a DVD in my laptop and plugged these monitors in ..wow what a sound

       
      5.0

      Great speaker at a reasonable price

      By CBG

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

        Great monitor for the home recording studio. One suggestion is to put the volume level knob on the front.

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