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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 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, ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sound good bass good

By Peter

from houston tx

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

nice clear sound and bass good

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product for the price.

By Skip

from Altadena, Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

    Solid Speakers. Flat response. The front panel volume control, audio in and outs are great for single room studio operations

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Monitors

    By Bluesman

    from Seville ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      Was really supprised by the sound of these monitor. Clear with plenty of power

       
      1.0

      blew out in 3 weeks on 80 %

      By t

      from brooklyn

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          blew out

           
          5.0

          Great sound and built quality, but a bit noisy.

          By Jo_Drumz

          from San Dimas, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Connectivity
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Room adjustments
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Some noise

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I purchased these from Guitar Center a while ago when Musicians Friend had these on sale for under a $100 each. Amazing.
          There are no better speakers in that price range. Period.
          Their sound is great, plenty of bass! And you have room adjustments on the back for both low and high frequencies. It takes both XLR and TRS/TS for balanced and unbalanced signals.

          The only thing i don't like that there is a little bit of noise/hiss on standby. You might not hear it when you have them placed a little bit further away (> 3 ft). It does NOT increase if you raise the volume, so that's good. However I do have it plugged into a Furman power conditioner.
          I guess at this price point there's going to be drawbacks. Can't have everything.

          I definitely recommend these over Mackie's (especially the CR4/5 etc).

           
          4.0

          Buy before they jack up the price .

          By Nate

          from Lake Ridge, Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            I heard these monitors while in the store with the intent of buying another brand. The guy was trying to get me to buy something more expensive and kind of passed them by saying they were ok but there are better monitors out there. Sure there are, but not at this price point. The sound is clean and accurate. If turned up they don't create ear fatigue so you can do long sessions without having to take breaks every couple of minutes. I have them as my new main monitors with my old Event Ps5 as my reference. My mixes haven't been this accurate from my home studio ever. I'm not the only one saying this about these, I predict they will be like the Yamaha NS10S back in the day when they jacked up the price due to demand. So grab one while they are still cheap.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great sound and adjustments for the money.

            By ryan

            from oregon

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            Comments about Sterling Audio MX5 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            great

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