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Open-Box MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor Condition 1 - Mint

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(Open Box) 8" bi-amped studio monitors With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology.

The Sterling MX8 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 MX8’s proprietary multi-fiber 8” 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 MX8’s rear-port design reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion, greater improving the overall low-end delivery. Its 1” silk dome tweeter powered by neodymium magnets also give the MX8 monitors a smooth and natural frequency response.

Powered by 125 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: 8"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1"
  • 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: 125W
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 AudioMX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Huge monitors, seriously, but they sound amazing.

I bought two of these, fyi if you didn't catch it in the title, it is sold as a single studio monitor.
I personally like to think I produce a wide variety of...Read complete review

I bought two of these, fyi if you didn't catch it in the title, it is sold as a single studio monitor.
I personally like to think I produce a wide variety of music, so having the large 37Hz-22kHz frequency range was nice.
Didn't know what to expect on arrival, and to my surprise the low end was able to stay level, very low. Also it was able to act smooth, and punchy which i liked.
The mid end was extremely tight for an 8 inch mid/low sub, and i think it's due to it having a 4 ohm impedance speaker running 80w rms with a 4-way voice coil. It was also punishing in the sense if your mix had clashing mids, it made it apparent, which was also nice.
The high end is ridiculously punishing but clear, in a good way. It was also tight, so when using a guitar>DI box>Interface>computer/Monitors, I was able to even get logic pro X stock amp sims to not sound like complete fuzz.
Neodymium tweeters are usually good so i expected it to at least be good, but it was great high end. Also the tweeter runs 45w rms.
All and all, I love these monitors. Just keep in mind that they are huge, like 34 lbs a piece huge. They also feature a rear port, which is good in large areas. Make sure not to keep it close to a wall, It seemed to give me false tones until i was about 15+ inches away from the wall. Also I would suggest getting acoustic foam or stands if you aren't thinking about it already.
Oh yeah and they are loud! Seriously, I tried to do a distortion test, and with both monitors at half on the rear dial with eq flat, and my interface at 3/4 volume it was still full and clean! I couldn't turn it up more due to it just plain hurt my ears haha. That was a huge bonus for me, for practicing purposes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stay away from.

Only a two because of the looks. I will try to be easy with this purchase and return. The MX8's are probably the most confusing speaker I've ever heard, decent, with a...Read complete review

Only a two because of the looks. I will try to be easy with this purchase and return. The MX8's are probably the most confusing speaker I've ever heard, decent, with a couple styles of music depending on how the music was mixed, however, they really sound un-natural and inarticulate with most all music. Spend the extra money for a better eight inch monitor (Yamaha HS8). With these not so sterling monitors, you will not have any idea what music you listen to is supposed to sound like and, as important, how your mix will sound.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW !!!!

By bogy1

from huntsville Alabama

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

I did a lot of research before I settled on these and I am VERY pleased !!!!! nice defined low end clear mids and crisp highs....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge monitors, seriously, but they sound amazing.

By Kayleb

from Springfield, Oregon

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy
  • One came with a huge paint chip.

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

I bought two of these, fyi if you didn't catch it in the title, it is sold as a single studio monitor.
I personally like to think I produce a wide variety of music, so having the large 37Hz-22kHz frequency range was nice.
Didn't know what to expect on arrival, and to my surprise the low end was able to stay level, very low. Also it was able to act smooth, and punchy which i liked.
The mid end was extremely tight for an 8 inch mid/low sub, and i think it's due to it having a 4 ohm impedance speaker running 80w rms with a 4-way voice coil. It was also punishing in the sense if your mix had clashing mids, it made it apparent, which was also nice.
The high end is ridiculously punishing but clear, in a good way. It was also tight, so when using a guitar>DI box>Interface>computer/Monitors, I was able to even get logic pro X stock amp sims to not sound like complete fuzz.
Neodymium tweeters are usually good so i expected it to at least be good, but it was great high end. Also the tweeter runs 45w rms.
All and all, I love these monitors. Just keep in mind that they are huge, like 34 lbs a piece huge. They also feature a rear port, which is good in large areas. Make sure not to keep it close to a wall, It seemed to give me false tones until i was about 15+ inches away from the wall. Also I would suggest getting acoustic foam or stands if you aren't thinking about it already.
Oh yeah and they are loud! Seriously, I tried to do a distortion test, and with both monitors at half on the rear dial with eq flat, and my interface at 3/4 volume it was still full and clean! I couldn't turn it up more due to it just plain hurt my ears haha. That was a huge bonus for me, for practicing purposes.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased with the product

By Kurt

from Dover nh.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

     
    5.0

    MX8's...pretty wide imaging and realistic output BUT...

    By susisue

    from Inland Empire, Southern CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

      Great speakers for the price, I find that they do a terrific job in the studio to reproduce the high and mid frequencies in particular that you seek when you write music, but I am only an amateur musicien and don't have the means to compare to much more expensive active studio monitors above, let's say, a Yamaha HS8 or JBL LSR308, for instance, which I have heard and have had the opportunity to use. These 'cheaper' Sterling are IMHO right there with them if you ask me. For the low price of these babies, we're definitely quite happy with their performance so far, only 1 week after installing and starting using them, a rather reduced span of time only, certainly.

       
      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised...

      By C

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Excellent imaging

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

        To be honest, I never even considered this brand until I auditioned these by mistake... There were 3 rows of 8" studio monitors all crowded in a small spot for quick comparative auditioning in the store... I am familiar with the KRK,M-Audio, and Yamaha 8" monitors, and the guy ahead of me switched to a pair that just grabbed my attention... The mids were accurate, clean, and almost liquid with excellent imaging, combining just the right amount of focus and space. Highs were very articulate and extended. When called for, the bass was quite powerful, clean, and went plenty low (possibly around mid to low 40 hz area) without the mid-low bloat around 120 hz. I thought it was one of the ear level monitors playing because the imaging was so good, until I found out it was these bad boys, playing sitting on the lowest row on the floor... It was a bit shocking because you all know what floor placement of 8" monitors do to the sound and imaging signatures... Then the price... This was no brainer. Immediately bought a pair...

         
        5.0

        So glad i took a chance on these!

        By Chris

        from Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Great frequency response

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I use these in my studio and love them! Great, full spectrum representation without adding a lot of hype to the sound. If there is something going on in the 40hz range, you hear it. If there is something going on in the 18khz range you hear it. They just sound right. I highly recommend them. And they run quiet!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Stay away from.

          By Snave

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looks Good

          Cons

          • Flatless

          Best Uses

          • None

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          Only a two because of the looks. I will try to be easy with this purchase and return. The MX8's are probably the most confusing speaker I've ever heard, decent, with a couple styles of music depending on how the music was mixed, however, they really sound un-natural and inarticulate with most all music. Spend the extra money for a better eight inch monitor (Yamaha HS8). With these not so sterling monitors, you will not have any idea what music you listen to is supposed to sound like and, as important, how your mix will sound.

           
          5.0

          Awesomely great multipurpose monitors

          By Radakam

          from The middle of the Midwest.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

            Got them on a SDOTD, but easily worth the regular price. I had been watching JBLs and Mackies for more money. Listened to both at GC and I like the Sterlings better. Loud (really loud), clear (really clear), and no noticeable self-noise (even with dirty power). The high/low cut/boost switches are nice. The sound is flat (to my ear) with everything in the middle. You can hype the bass with the switch and EQ and the monitors handle it fantastically. The sweet spot is large, but it's definitely there. I'll get 2 more if they go on sale again, for the mid position, to fill the room a little better.

             
            5.0

            Great Monitors!

            By SamIAM

            from USA

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

              Very east to set up. They have a filter on the back to help compensate for your room.

               
              5.0

              These are super great they sound better than the H8

              By Logicmixx

              from Atlanta

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Sound better than the yahmaha h8

              Cons

              • No cons they great for 179

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

              These are great speakers for 179 it's insane they sound better to me then the Yahmaha H8 they should be priced at least 300 a pair for the way they sound and this there 1st time Sterling made speakers it's crazy I hope they continue, to make great monitors I love then they bang hard hard and sound real clean when cut up loud

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