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M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors

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The M-Audio BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, BX5 D2 monitors extend the bestsellers’ legacy with an elegant new design inside and ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The M-Audio BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, BX5 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 BX5 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. BX5 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 5” 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 BX5 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. BX5 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 BX5 D2 power LEDs appear to be brightest.


  • Bi-amplified design with 70 watts of distributed power offers cohesive, accurate sound
  • 5” low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones provide rich, defined lows
  • 1” 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
  • Frequency response: 53 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 3 kHz
  • Low-frequency amplifier power: 40 watts
  • High-frequency amplifier power: 30 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: 7.7” x 7” x 10”; 19.5cm x 17.6cm x 25.2cm
  • Weight: 11 lbs./unit; 5 kg.
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M-AudioBX5 D2 Studio Monitors

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By Darryl Davis

from Murfreesboro, TN

Comments about M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors:

I put off spending the money on these BX5-D2 monitors for months. Big mistake. Now I am remixing everything that I had previously mixed without them. The clarity and fullness of the sound generated is undescribable. They sound better in my house than they did in the store.

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Great for the money..........Highly recommend !

By Elizabeth Heinrichs

from Los Angeles, Calif

Comments about M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors:

I bought my pair used. I was very very skeptical at first. I asked the sales rep to hooked them up and give a demo. These monitors impressed everyone in the room. I mostly record commercial music, like jazz,latin,rock,classical. If your looking for a set of monitors that give you a nice clean sound with crystal clear highs and mids and decent lows . These are it!!!. However, if you looking for something with a lot of bass. I would not recommend these The sub information does not register in these all that well.These are well worth the money.

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Excellent for the Price

By David Ranck

from Sarasota, FL

Comments about M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors:

I needed a pair of active monitors to replace a passive Alesis set. I spent many hours reading reviews and was able to demo many different brands in the local Guitar Center. I kept coming back to the BX5D2. I purchased the next gen version and for the price, they more than meet my expectations. Clean mids, crisp highs, good lows. These are dual-amplifier monitors with a separate amp for each speaker, giving a total power of 70 watts which is enough to fill a fairly large space. My studio is probably average for a home studio (12 x 14 feet)and there is more than adequate power. The original BX5s have been the market leader for a while and I can see why. One thing you might consider depending on your genre is how the monitors handle sub bass. There is no adjustment on the rear panel to tweak the frequency db levels. For me this is not an issue. One hint: the small blue power LED on the front of the cabinet has a dual function. It also delineates the sweet spot. If the blue LED is place at ear level, you should be at the best height for listening. I expect they will even sound better after they are broken in. I'm quite happy with them.

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from Katy, Texas

Comments about M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors:

Well...better check they actually work before leaving the store. I purchased these off recommendation of GC store staff, and a week later when I hooked them up only one of them powered up (yes I checked the inline fuse). I am somewhat amazed that M-audio does not perform quality control before shipments, but this is not surprising considering these speakers are manufactured in CHINA.


Great look, great price, mediocre sound.

By Ruben Carrillo

from Bakersfield, CA

Comments about M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors:

While I will say that these speakers come at a great price, they only sound decent at a certain volume. I use these speakers to listen to my music on iTunes, and they sound great, but when when I'm mixing music on Logic using high quality sampled instruments, they are inaccurate at certain volumes. For example, when I am listening on my Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 headphones, I can hear all the imperfections in the sound because of the wide dynamic and frequency range. Well, the M-Audio's range is a lot smaller and what sounds balanced at a low volume (sorry, no dB measurement here), once the volume is turned up, certain frequencies pop out more and the mix has to be adjusted. I think it's because I need a sub. The frequencies that seem to pop out at higher volumes are between 200-2kHz. I don't like it. I'm just going to end up buying bigger speakers.

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