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M-Audio BX5

BX5, Monitor Activo from M-Audio in the BX series.

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moosers 11/02/2009

M-Audio BX5 : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The M-Audio Studiophile BX5s were the first set of studio monitors I got when I was building my first project studio. I got them because they are small and easy to move from place to place, as I was doing recording on the go a bit at the time. It is also nice that these are self powered as it doesn't need a separate power amp.

SOUNDS

I have used these for mixing as well as monitoring during tracking. It works better on the latter because since they are pretty small they don't cover all of the low end you would look for in mixing monitors. That being said, the overall sound of these is good and great for listening to music on or listening back to mixes on. Also great to use when A/Bing mixes. The sound is clear although these probably aren't suitable for serious mixing because of their small size.

OVERALL OPINION

I got a pair of M-Audio Studiophile BX5s about six years ago and have since upgraded. In general I like the sound of these, but since it lacks overall fullness and low end definition, they aren't great for mixing. The price is very cheap which makes it an attractive option. While I like these, I would probably recommend the M-Audio BX8s, which is the step up from these, because while they are a bit more expensive, they are larger and cover a wider frequency spectrum. At this point, I wouldn't use these to mix on because I have upgraded to Mackie HR824s and Yamaha NS-10ms which work great for mixing for me. A benefit of these being as small as they are is that they are easy to move, which was a big plus for me. All in all, these are good sounding speakers for the small home studio and for those on a budget.