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M-Audio BX5 D3 5" Powered Studio Monitor

2-way active studio reference monitor with 5" Kevlar woofer and industry-leading Class A/B bi-amp providing 100 watts of the cleanest sound available
MFR# BX5D3XUS

Product Description

The M-Audio BX5-D3 5" Powered Studio Monitor is an active studio reference reproducing audio with clarity and precision. A studio monitor is no ordinary loudspeaker. Unlike a conventional speaker, a true monitor must be unerringly accurate, with a flat frequency response and vanishingly low distortion. It has to tell you, the music producer — dependably and unquestionably — exactly what is or is not in your recording. In a studio-grade monitor speaker, there is no place for the usual list of speaker colorations and limitations prevalent in conventional loudspeakers. Response peaks/dips, uneven polar response, high THD, nasal midrange, bloated mid-bass, and crossover-induced phase incoherence do nothing but undermine the confidence demanded for superior mix performance.

Monitor Performance Starts with Driver Excellence

A monitor’s drivers are the heart and soul of its performance. Driving the low-end and midrange, BX5-D3’s 5-inch military-grade Kevlar woofers are rigid and lightweight, delivering outstanding transient response whist negating unwanted “cone breakup.” BX5- D3’s treated silk dome tweeter provides the perfect combination of low mass and the absence of audible resonances that plague conventional tweeters. Together, the BX drivers deliver critical detail, nuance and dynamic accuracy, so your mixes have the veracity and transparency you demand.

More Than Just an Enclosure

With M-Audio’s BX5-D3, every detail has been meticulously engineered with one goal in mind - to facilitate the freedom to mix with confidence. BX5-D3 monitors have a rear- mounted bass port, meticulously engineered to the exact length and diameter. The result? Deep, defined bass response with maximum bass extension and resolution. When combined with a smoothly-flared port, BX5-D3 monitors markedly reduce the audibly-intrusive air turbulence that results when bass is played back at high sound pressure levels (SPLs). BX5-D3’s tweeter is mounted in a custom waveguide for reliably accurate dispersion that eliminates unwanted high-frequency “scatter,” whilst ensuring a soundstage that remains consistently wide and stable. For seamless setup and easy-location of the optimum listening position, the BX5-D3’s front-mounted positioning LED shines brightly when you’re located in the perfect listening spot, for uncompromisingly accurate and reliable critical evaluations. Finally, BX5-D3’s iconic design on the front panel—M-Audio’s famous “keyhole” shape—is more than just an attractive look: This special “fastenerless” design ensures so there are no driver attachment screw heads to interfere with the sound coming from the drivers.

High-Current, High Headroom Class A/B Bi-Amplified Power

Efficient and accurate: Driving the BX5-D3 monitors are two Class A/B internal amplifiers that power the woofer and tweeter separately - each optimized for the specific frequency range it handles and engineered to complement the characteristics of its companion driver. A precision-tuned crossover guarantees each driver only handles the frequencies that it produces most efficiently for a sound that is cohesive across the entire frequency spectrum. Play louder with less audible distortion: The BX5-D3 bi-amplified design is a far more efficient and accurate way to power a loudspeaker than using a single full-range amplifier to drive multiple driver elements.

Tailor-Made Sound

M-Audio understand no two listening spaces are the same. Therefore, the BX5- D3 monitors custom tailors your sound to your environment, so you will always experience sonically-true, reassuringly-accurate sound reproduction. Negate problematic bass frequencies and limit the impact of nuisance standing waves thanks to BX5-D3’s special Acoustic Space control for precise adjustment of BX5-D3’s sound output in line with your studio space.

Connectivity Covered

Whatever your needs, the BX5-D3 Studio monitors guarantee to assimilate into your existing setup with ease. Combining conveniently-located, rear-mounted XLR and 1/4- inch balanced inputs, BX5-D3 connects to virtually all studio equipment including audio interfaces, mixers, DJ gear and more.

It’s Far More Than The Sum of Its Parts

M-Audio’s BX5-D3 monitors excel in every way, the rightful successor to the original studio icon. Fusing superb drivers, meticulously engineered enclosures, great-sounding amplifiers, versatile control options and standardized connection facilities, BX5-D3 delivers sound quality you can trust.

Features:

  • Bi-amplified design with 100 watts (60 LF, 40 HF) for powerful, accurate sound
  • 5” Kevlar low-frequency driver with high-temp voice coil and damped rubber surround
  • 1” natural silk dome tweeter delivers superb transient details
  • New computer-optimized tweeter waveguide for precise imaging
  • Acoustic Space Control to fine-tune low-end response to your room
  • Optimized rear port for extended low-frequency response
  • XLR balanced and 1/4” balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting audio interfaces, mixers, synthesizers, DJ gear, and more
  • Volume control enables you to dial in the perfect monitor playback level
  • Ultra-wide range 52 - 35 kHz frequency response covers full musical spectrum
  • Front panel LED shines brightly when speaker is positioned at ideal monitor angle

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Width6.9 in
Depth7.8 in
Height10 in
Unit Weight12.3 lb
Active or PassiveActive
Monitor ApplicationNear-Field
Speaker ConfigurationTwo-Way
driver_sizesLF: 5 inch (127mm) Kevlar curved cone; HF: 1 inch (25mm) magnetically shielded natural silk dome
Number of SpeakersSingle
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Amp WattageLF: 60 W; HF: 40 W (both Class A/B)
Frequency Range52 Hz - 35 kHz
Max. SPL110 dB

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