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M-Audio BX8 D2 8-Inch Active 2-Way Studio Monitor Speakers

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  • Bi-amplified recording studio monitor with 130 watts of distributed power
  • Class A/B bi-amplification with precision crossover lets each speaker work effortlessly to reproduce your mix with stunning accuracy
  • 8-Inch low-frequency transducer with Kevlar cones for rich, defined lows
  • 1.25-Inch high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides for smooth, clear highs and a wide -Inchsweet spot-Inch
  • Rear porting for extended low-frequency response while reducing air turbulence
  • Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic equipment
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4-Inch inputs let you connect to a wide range of audio sources
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M-Audio BX8 D2 8-Inch Active 2-Way Studio Monitor Speakers + Hosa CMP159 Stereo Breakout, 3.5 mm TRS to Dual 1/4 in TS, 10-Feet + Hosa Cable CSS110 TRS to TRS Interconnect Cables - 10 Foot
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 16.5 x 20 inches ; 50 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 52.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005F3H6MC
  • Item model number: MA99006517500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,501 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 17, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

The M-Audio BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, the BX8 D2 monitors extend the bestsellers legacy with an elegant new design inside and out. We leveraged technology from our 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.

From the Manufacturer

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Next-Generation Bi-Amplified Studio Monitors

Trust the BX8 D2 monitors from M-Audio® to deliver professional, accurate sound in your studio. The BX8 D2 monitors ensure you hear exactly what's happening in your mixes, so you can be confident that your music will sound its best in any listening environment. Premium components, advanced cabinet design, and efficient bi-amplification come together to provide superior audio reproduction.

Exceptional Electronics

The custom crossover is paired with two Class A/B amplifiers-one for each driver. This bi-amped design ensures that each driver is sent only the frequencies that it can reproduce most efficiently, producing clean power and plenty of headroom. The woven Kevlar low-frequency driver offers rich and articulate bass. The natural silk dome high-frequency driver uses a built-in waveguide to add clarity.

Comprehensive Cabinetry

These impressive cabinets take up very little valuable space in your studio, yet are loaded with professional features, from radial-edge corners that reduce edge diffraction to magnetic shielding for safe use near video monitors. The bass porting is optimized to extend the low-end response, and there is an isolated chamber for the high-frequency driver. Pinhole LEDs aid in "sweet-spot" targeting.

Professional Connections

M-Audio BX8 D2 studio monitors are equipped with both XLR and TRS balanced/unbalanced 1/4" inputs, providing a solid connection to your studio mixer or other audio gear. The power switch, voltage selector, detachable power cord socket, and volume control are easily accessed via the rear panel. Acoustic isolation pads are included.

Features
  • 8" woven Kevlar low-frequency driver for accurate bass
  • 1.25" natural silk dome tweeter with enhanced waveguide improves clarity
  • Efficient 130 Watt (70+60) distributed Class A/B amplification
  • XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs are provided
  • Recessed LEDs assist in proper speaker placement for accurate monitoring
Mix, Master, and Record with Accurate Sound

The BX8 D2 monitors use efficient bass porting, premium components, and two Class A/B amplifiers per cabinet to achieve cohesive sound across the entire frequency spectrumplus exceptional imaging.

What is in the box
  • One pair BX8 D2 studio monitors
  • Power cables (x2)
  • Isolation pads (x2)
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
M-Audio BX5 D2 BX8 D2 SBX 10 M3-8
Type Nearfield studio monitor Nearfield studio monitor Studio subwoofer Nearfield studio monitor
Low-Frequency Driver Size 5 inches 8 inches 10 inches 8 inches
Mid-Frequency Driver Size N/A N/A N/A 5 inches
High-Frequency Driver Size 1 inch 1.25 inches N/A 1 inch
Kevlar Speaker Cone X X X
Balanced XLR Inputs X X X X
Balanced/unbalanced 1/4 inch inputs X X X X
RCA Inputs X X
Volume Control X X X X
Footswitch X
Frequency Response (Hz) 56-22,000 30-22,000 20-200
Crossover Frequency 3 kHz 2.2 kHz variable (50-200 Hz) 450 Hz, 3.9 kHz
Low-Frequency Amplifier Power 40 watts 70 watts 240 watts 150 watts
Mid-Frequency Amplifier Power N/A N/A N/A 35 watts
High-Frequency Amplifier Power 30 watts 60 watts N/A 35 watts

Customer Reviews

Really accurate sound detail and tight low end and crisp highs.
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I highly recommend these to anyone who's serious about music production but is on a budget.
Ryan Archut
We both are completely satisfied with the speakers high quality sound.
Lori Keating

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By a.t. on August 17, 2012
Save $200 on on a $600 set of speakers? Yes please!

I originally found these speakers on Sweetwater Sound's website @ $600, and also on M-Audio's website for the same price tag. When I saw them here for just under $400, I couldn't help but think, "Are they over priced if Amazon can sell them for $400 instead of $600?" The answer is no! The speakers are worth far more than $600... I needed a good pair of studio reference monitors to take my home studio to the next level, and I tell you what, these speakers are gold. They are built extremely well, and have PLENTY of power. You'll blow your ear drums before you EVER get to the max vol. on these dudes. So what am I trying to say? If you want an incredible set of studio monitors... or just some beefy computer/stereo speakers, you won't find a better deal than this. And believe me, I've spent hours searching!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazonian on August 9, 2012
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I use it for center and main channels of a surround sound system. Perfect for movie background music and dialogue playback for sure. For mixing, I think they'd be lacking midrange presence and detail like most small nearfield monitors, but this, especially for the price, is probably the best among them in this price range and a bit beyond even if you were to use as a studio monitor. Beautiful, sweet and silky smooth treble. Not a harsh, ribbon tweeter type sound. Decent bass. Dont expect it to shake the room with bass as a sub would be needed but it is only an 8" woofer. Any more bass on it and it would not be a balanced speaker.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Tang on January 7, 2014
Went into Guitar Center for reference headphones went out with these. They are blowing them out unadvertised at 300 the pair. AVID no longer owns M-Audio and the new M-Audio is only selling single Bx8s. I compared them to Mackie, Yamaha, etc., the Bx8 D2s are compatible at a 5" price. Get them while the two packs last.

As far as Buzzing goes, if you set the onboard volume to MAX you will get HUMMING. I put it to the middle and get no noticeable buzz. At that level they are well suited for mixing, even at loud levels. If you want a chest-shaking, entertainment speaker, this may not be appropriate. I have a PA to do that, which BTW, these compliment very well, but can't and are not meant to compete with15" inch PA cabinets.

They are clean, reference monitors for mixing at the perfect price, I've been looking for years for a decent, near-field mixing monitor and these are awesome, they make mixing so much easier, I can't believe I waited so long!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JL on August 17, 2014
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Great speakers for my purpose, and greatest speakers bargain to me, what a pleasant surprise!
I seldom bother to write review, but I feel I need to offer my experience to pay respect to these great speakers.
I had been audiophile playing with high end audio since 1980,s, owned many great speakers,
MBL 101ii,Focal Utopia&Grande Utopia,Wilson WP7,Revel Salon,JBL,Thiel3.6,Magnepans, now still own a couple of pairs B&W 800 Diamond, and Focal Nova Utopia..
they had been driven by electronics from Conrad Johnson, Audio Research, Krell, Levinson, Goldmund, Classe, Macintosh..
Recently I assembled an Intel NUC based PC, moved this small but capable PC to my dining room, then tried to build a PC based stereo system, in a fairly large room.
First tried the B&W mm1 that I used on previous setup, ok sound except not enough bass,
Also tried Klipsh pro media 2.1 that I used on another setup, these are great buys, for less than 200 bucks including subwoofer, provide pretty good full range sound, good for PC system, I think this is good enough for most people.
But this time I try to see how good can a PC system sound, I use iTunes(also trying out jRivers), all music I reaped is .wav format(bit perfect), I compared most other format, like Apple lossless, flac, in my ref system I can hear the degradation, so I use .wav format only,
DAC wise I compared Audioquest dragonfly v1.2, HRT streamer iii, PS Audio Perfect Wave Dacii, Bryston BDA-2, also built in Dac of NAD d3202 amp, hooked up to my pc's USB port,
will explore some other dacs, like Meridian, Jolida,....
Using notebook or PC as music server seems to be the trend, so my effort is trying to find out the truth.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Azefore on January 14, 2014
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I've had these for a little more than a day but they were exactly what I was expecting from the given specs and woofer sizes.

This was an upgrade from Alesis M1 Active 520s (2008 version) that I paired with the sub from an Logitech Z-2300 (only turned on for gaming purposes, left off from minimal mixing, music listening, and videos).

I was stumped as whether or not to get these or Audioengine's A5+ (regular and bamboo were considered in addition to the A8 sub later on), Wharfdale Diamond 10.1s, save for Yamaha HS7s, possible Adam monitors, or even try the Overnight Sensations kits (both the MT and MTM models).

Having said that I know those are all varying products with some being 5" monitors, others being larger, some being passive requiring external amplification and prices varying. However the main purpose of looking into all of these was that I wanted the biggest sound that could go as low as possible (so as to not need a subwoofer later on) for as little as possible.

I have no space limitations so I took a chance on these M-Audio BX8 D2s being one of the more cheaper options on the list. After playing through at least 6 hours of my library, (320kbps mp3 and some FLAC) with the source being the RCA out on my Xonar STX sound card, I am overly satisfied with these monitors.

There is no longer a need for a subwoofer with these as the 8 inch woofers go plenty low enough on any song I choose (some very seldom exceptions that have that really deep sub-bass notes).

Something I tested out right away from the reviews I read was the buzzing a lot of people hear with this product. It is a NON-ISSUE, I put the gain on each monitor to max and received the noise. I put them down to half way and it was gone.
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