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M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each)

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The BX5 Carbon studio monitor helps you track, monitor, and mix with confidence by providing accurate sound and dynamic acoustic control. Equipped with a 5 in. woven Kevlar low-frequency driver and 1 in. natural silk dome tweeter, the BX5 Carbon delivers a flat frequency response, enhanced stereo imaging, and increased clarity for authentic mixing ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The BX5 Carbon studio monitor helps you track, monitor, and mix with confidence by providing accurate sound and dynamic acoustic control. Equipped with a 5 in. woven Kevlar low-frequency driver and 1 in. natural silk dome tweeter, the BX5 Carbon delivers a flat frequency response, enhanced stereo imaging, and increased clarity for authentic mixing in a space-saving design. The bi-amplified 70 Watt Class A/B amplification means high power with less noise and ensures that your monitoring setup can handle today's modern music with ease. With the BX5 Carbon, your music is ready for any listening environment.

Sweeter Sweet Spot
The tweeter's waveguide has been enhanced to provide an expansive sweet spot and superior stereo imaging. A wider mix position gives you professional monitoring for any caliber studio. Pinhole-mounted LED placement cues help locate and light up the sweet spot to ensure a speaker placement that reliably translates stereo information and frequencies. When the LEDs turn bright, you know you're dead center and ready to start mixing your sessions or laying down tracks with the BX5 Carbon.

Acoustic Control
Mixing doesn't occur in a vacuum. Your listening environment influences your mixing decisions and, ultimately, the sound of your music. The BX5 Carbon's Acoustic Space Control, a series of calibration switches, helps provide optimal acoustic conditions for tracking, mixing, and monitoring anywhere. Adapt the BX5 Carbon to any mixing environment-from bedrooms to basements to professional studios-without compromising frequency detail or stereo image. The result is a flexible monitoring setup for the most demanding mixing environments.

Features

  • Bookshelf size, ideal for project studio
  • Great-sounding yet affordable
  • Acoustic space control to maximize room efficiency
  • Decoupling feet for keeping mixes clean
Specifications
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: Kevlar
Sound
  • Frequency response: 56Hz - 22kHz
  • Max peak SPL: 90dB
  • Aplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 40W
Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS
  • Standby mode: No
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
Other
  • Width: 6.9 in. (176mm)
  • Height: 9.8 in. (250mm)
  • Depth: 7.9 in, (200mm)
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Enclosure type: Ported
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M-AudioBX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each)
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice speakers from M-Audio

I bought two of this speakers to use them for practice at home with my Yamaha MM6 keyboard and they produce a very crystal clear sound for pianos, guitars and synth from my keyboard....Read complete review

I bought two of this speakers to use them for practice at home with my Yamaha MM6 keyboard and they produce a very crystal clear sound for pianos, guitars and synth from my keyboard. This buy was a very nice upgrade from my Alesis Elevate 3. i would recommend this speakers to any friend looking for a good pair of reference monitors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok, but if you move them the capacitors blow out!

I have had to replace components on the inside twice. The speakers were fine for years, but the second they were moved (carefully packed) they began to hum. I'm tired of repairing...Read complete review

I have had to replace components on the inside twice. The speakers were fine for years, but the second they were moved (carefully packed) they began to hum. I'm tired of repairing them. I'm moving on to another brand especially since M-Audio quit making legacy drivers for an interface I had. I won't buy anything from this company again. Clearly making money, is their ONLY concern!

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(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice speakers from M-Audio

By JORGE OMAR

from Tijuana, Baja California

Site Member

Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

I bought two of this speakers to use them for practice at home with my Yamaha MM6 keyboard and they produce a very crystal clear sound for pianos, guitars and synth from my keyboard. This buy was a very nice upgrade from my Alesis Elevate 3. i would recommend this speakers to any friend looking for a good pair of reference monitors.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great set of monitors!!

By Sean

from North Salem, NH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Monitors Recording

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Home Studio Recording

Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

I love the powerful punchy warm sound. Wonderful warm bottom to the lows, great accent on the mids and the right amount of crispness on the highs - you won't be dissapoi!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just right studio monitor

By Spidey

from RGV, TX

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Lacks Front Volume Cntrl

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

This monitor reproduces clear sounds from audio devices and live vocal singing at the same time. This monitor will not sound distorted with full volume on both the monitor and my phone. I use it with the Vocalist LiveFX to practice singing at home so I don't have to drive to church and turn on the whole PA system. My kids use it also. It's a good way for kids to start discovering their talent. I purchased this monitor on sale but it is worth the full retail price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Computer Speakers!

By B Dawg

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

      I'm not a musician. My son is, so I spend a lot of time at Guitar Center. Picked up a pair of these speakers to replace my Audioengine A5+ computer speakers. To me, these are awesome. Tidal + MacBook Pro... So good. Powerful, but clear and spacious. Much more alive, so to say, than the Audioengine's. I'd easily recommend these for just plain old listening pleasure!

       
      5.0

      By Benjamin

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

      I'm very happy with the speakers. Yes.

       
      5.0

      PERFECT SOUND FOR MY BEDROOM STUDIO

      By LarrZ

      from West Coast USA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • TRS INPUTS
      • VOLUME ADJUSTMENT

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

        Home Studio, they produce all of the sounds with ease. I have some 8" monitors also , but they are too loud sometimes. These 5's are perfect for all day use.

         
        5.0

        You have to hear it first...

        By Jason

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

        These things are stellar. You'll definitely hear the difference.

         
        5.0

        Yes , I would buy again.

        By Randy

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

        I had been thinking about buying these BX5 Studio Monitors for a few months. One day I walked into Guitar Center and found one on sale and I couldn't leave without purchasing it. These little monitors are powerful and sound great.

         
        5.0

        Great pairs of bx5 I would recommend anyone to buy

        By Marangiboy

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

          I'm using the pair bx5 for mixing my sounds and it works just fine for me... works great

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Staff was very helpful. Would recommend to others.

          By Trudrkdiva

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

          Love the speakers. Great sound in my home studio.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Ok, but if you move them the capacitors blow out!

          By Scott

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

          I have had to replace components on the inside twice. The speakers were fine for years, but the second they were moved (carefully packed) they began to hum. I'm tired of repairing them. I'm moving on to another brand especially since M-Audio quit making legacy drivers for an interface I had. I won't buy anything from this company again. Clearly making money, is their ONLY concern!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very good

          By ben

          from syracuse ny

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

            home recording

             
            5.0

            Amazing sound Quality

            By Aturis

            from New Mexico

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

              Im currently using this for my Dj setup and its quite magnificent in sound and portability. With decible levels of Flat, -2bd, and -4db. You can set it to you desire of sound in your room depending on what you are working with. Xlr outputs as well as a 1/4" input you can pretty much not go wrong with this product. The sound its amazing with clear tone and managable bass it works for a small studio in my opinion.

               
              5.0

              Amazing Monitors

              By Da Man

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Frequency Response
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

              When I was testing out monitors, I kept coming back to the BX5's. Their quality and crispness drew me to them and I fell in love. Every time I listen to a song, I can't help but smile because of these speakers. When I'm creating music, the BX5's bring out the best and worst parts about a track and I can hone my sounds in perfectly.

               
              5.0

              Great near-field monitors!

              By midimoose

              from Owls Head, Maine

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Smooth, flat response for mixing.

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

              I recently installed a pair of these as near-field monitors for use with a DAW on my desktop computer. They are so far superior to the speakers they replaced, that I have gone into files and re-mixed some older tunes with great results. As with any new equipment, there's a learning curve as I adjust to the sound, but I'm almost at the point where I trust them completely. No exaggerated bass, clear highs and mid-range. I find them excellent for mixing.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              its great condition & one of my favorite Monitor

              By Alexander

              from Bronx New York

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

                Been using m audio for awhile and its still one of my favorite models , bass and sound quality control is great for a bx5 it doesn't have any problems overtime however A must require for a thick cable to avoid distortion or low levels

                (0 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Billy's Reveiw of the BX5 Carbon Studio Monitor, Jan18, 2016

                By Billebob

                from Jacksonville, Fla

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Makes A Good Space Heater
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • The Bx5 Runs Too Hot

                Best Uses

                • I Plan To Return The Item
                • Not Suited To My Needs

                Comments about M-Audio BX5 Carbon Black Studio Monitor (Each):

                I was hoping to use the BX5's to use with my stage rig. They are not suffient, for my needs.
                I plan to return the pair of BX5 speakers.
                Thank you,
                Billy

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