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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,...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (4)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Chance

from Kansas city

Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

I've owned maudio bx8a's for a few years now and love them.... Until today when I spent a couple of hours with these monitors. These sound amazing! I was very skeptical because this brand is usually considered an entry level brand, but was absolutely blown away by the sound they make. They seem very balanced from top to bottom and have more punch than I expected. I love them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid, balanced, plenty of volume, flexible

By JL

from SF Bay Area

Pros

  • Multiple input types are a plus
  • Plenty of balanced bass
  • Skip the cheap studio monitors and get these

Cons

  • Had to filter down 60-80 hz-tad bit too much mid

Best Uses

  • Pro Studio

Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

Sterling has had a reputation of having entry level speakers, so I have avoided them. But played these by accident while demoing another pair. Bass filled the entire demo room with balanced bass, which was unexpected. When the volume is up, the speakers keep their sound shape and don't become irritating. I don't use any studio monitors with woofers under 8", as they are inaccurate and sound like speakers in a cardboard box. Though the MX5's are pretty good, they are not good enough for our studio work.
Case in point: We did a soundtrack for a documentary featuring underwater scenes and needed a full and deep bass (25hz to 40hz) to accompany shark activity. These monitors exposed a transient flutter in that low end that no other speakers caught. When we tested our first 3 mixes in a car, home stereo and mp3 player, results were consistent across the board.

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  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MX8 powered studio monitors

By Charles

from Houston, Tx

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

    These monitors have an amazingly perfect sound. I compared these to the JBL and the YAMAHA monitors and these sounded the best. Even better than the KRK

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Dustin

    from Indianapolis, IN

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • 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 was going to purchase a different brand of 8 inch monitors, I purchased these to save more money to put towards something else. Thinking I would just upgrade in the near future. Now that I am using these, I have no reason to upgrade. I saved money and got the same type of quality I was looking for.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pleasantly surprised...

    By C

    from New York City

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    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 boy, on the rows on the floor, playing... 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...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This product is better than advertised

      By Mystro

      from New Llano, LA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

        Studio monitoring.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        sterling mx8

        By S.D.

        from Midlothian,il

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I love these mx8 great sound,affordable and surprisingly no issues giving this is sterling first attempt at monitors.

           
          5.0

          Money well spent.

          By Paul

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          Bought one speaker to serve as a subwoofer to compliment a set of MX3 monitors.
          Bass response is pure and even the tweeter is pleasant.
          For the money spent I'd call it "money very well spent".

           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product to again and again!

          By Derek

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX8 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          At this price i would recommend these to anyone with a home studio. These monitors sound excellent, good bass and well built, they are quite heavier than i thought they would be. I have no complaints about this product!

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