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M-Audio BX8a Deluxe Active Monitors

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M-Audio BX8a Deluxe Active Monitor

When some companies design a "low-cost" reference monitor, they take the design of their flagship model and subtract features until its price is more "reasonable." Not M-Audio. Their BX-series monitors are designed specifically for the home recording enthusiast, sporting features that you really need to get the most out of your mixes. They're a serious solution for those serious about their craft.

Internally Bi-Amped For Full-Spectrum Sound

One thing that project studio owners have in common with professional engineers: they both want minimal setup hassle. The BX8as are internally amplified, so you won't have to worry about finding a matching power amp to ensure clean audio reproduction. The monitors sport a pair of finely tuned drivers--an eight-inch woofer and a one-inch tweeter--that cover a wide frequency spectrum, with an internal crossover to maximize each driver's efficiency. Think of properly bi-amped reference monitors as audio glasses that let you see further into your sonic periphery. Prescribe yourself a pair of BX8as and see more of your mix than ever before.

Smooth Top End For Reduced Listening Fatigue

Tired of being tired of listening? While you want your monitors to be revealing, you don't want to expose your ears to damage. The Smooth top-end of the specially designed silk-domed tweeter presents high frequencies accurately, and not harshly. This means longer listening sessions and higher productivity, but it also means an investment into your future as a "professional listener."

Magnetic Shielding Won't Interfere With Computer Monitors

M-Audio knows that most home recording practitioners work in less-than perfect setups. It's not crazy to assume your BX8as are going to end up situated right next to your desktop computer monitor. Not to worry. The BX8a is internally magnetically shielded to protect computer monitors, and to keep your recorded audio free of disturbance.

You deserve reference monitors that were designed just for you. The M-Audio BX8as complete your home studio with all the features you'll need, and none of what you don't.

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Crossover frequency: 2.2kHz

Low-frequency amplifier power: 70 watts

High-frequency amplifier power: 60 watts

Maximum signal-to-noise (dynamic range): > 100dB (typical A-weighted)

Polarity: positive signal at + input produce outward LF cone displacement

Input impedance: 20k ohms balanced,10k ohms unbalanced

Input sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 90dBA output SPL at one meter with volume control at maximum

Power: factory programmed for either 115V ~50/60Hz or 230V ~50/60Hz

Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse

Cabinet: vinyl-laminated MDF

Size: 12 x 10 x 15 inches, (30.48 x 25.4 x 38.1 cm)

Weight: 26.4 lbs. (11.97 kg)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765

M-Audio BX8a Deluxe Active Monitor

The M Audio Studiophile BX8a Studio Monitors are revered around the world for their exceptional sonic accuracy. The new Studiophile BX8a Deluxe system builds on this legacy with new waveguides and enhanced driver integration for greater high-frequency clarity and refined sound. The magnetically shielded monitors feature 8-inch curved Kevlar low-frequency drivers plus high-temperature voice coils and damped rubber surrounds for durability and fidelity. The 1-1/4 inch natural silk, waveguide-loaded tweeters deliver a high end that's both clear and easy on the ears. Custom-tuned crossovers distribute 130 watts of bi-amplified power for optimal frequency handling by each driver.

Features

- Exceptional driver integration - well-balanced sound with superior detail
- 1-1/4 inch waveguide-loaded high-frequency drivers - excellent clarity
- 8-inch Kevlar low-frequency drivers - high resilience and durability
- 130 watts of bi-amplified power with crossover - dedicated reproduction of high and low frequencies
- Magnetic shielding - electronic equipment coexists without interference

Deluxe edition

The Studiophile BX8a Deluxe monitors update the best-selling M-Audio BX8a system with a variety of enhancements. The new waveguide delivers a cleaner sound. Custom amplifier tuning enhances the integration between the high and low frequencies, delivering refined spectral balance and a smoother response. An elegant new industrial design completes the package.

Kevlar low-frequency drivers

To insure a lifetime of service, M Audio constructed the BX8a monitor's 8 inch low-frequency driver from woven Kevlar. Kevlar's high mechanical and thermal resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones. M Audio engineers also created a curved conical design that improves room dispersion. High-damping reliable rubber surrounds provide percussive musical bass, and insure that the cone reaches its optimal excursion for accurate reproduction. And their high-temperature voice coils reduce power compression, guaranteeing that your monitors will deliver full performance hour after hour.

Silk-dome, waveguide-loaded, high-frequency drivers

M Audio's high-frequency domes are made from natural silk to counter the high Q ringing that is inherent in the poorly crafted metallic materials often found in other monitors. In addition, their new waveguides refine the high-frequency response. M Audio's FerroFlow technology uses ferrofluid liquid cooling to dissipate heat for maximum efficiency and extended usage.

Bi-amplified efficiency

Active monitors have a distinct advantage over unpowered monitors because the built-in power amps are specially designed to work with the drivers and crossovers in a tuned system. Bi-amplification further refines the concept by dedicating separate power amps to the highs and lows. Combined with a finely tuned crossover, this design insures that both the high- and low-frequency drivers are asked to deliver only the frequencies they are most efficient at reproducing.

Rear-ported cabinet design

The Studiophile BX8a Deluxe monitor's cabinet is integrally designed with its other components for optimal performance-right down to rounded corners for reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging. Custom rear-port design audibly reduces the turbulence and resulting distortion caused by poorly designed ports.

Magnetic shielding

Unchecked, the electromagnetic waves emanating from your speakers can wreak havoc with your computer's video monitor or a nearby TV. The BX8a Deluxe is magnetically shielded so that all of your electronic equipment can coexist without interference.
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Sound: The Sound is really magnificent. Ive used these to in my studio to record about 8 albums, all of different genres and they produce great clarity. The 8 inch woofers have dispersion that adds a nice punch to the lows. The are the best ive come by so far. Im sure there are better, but not for this price. Id recommend these to anyone doing a start up studio like i did, or simply just trying to get the best sound for your buck Feature: Pretty cool and straight for. However i would have liked for the control settings to be located on the front for more convenience. Other than that, its pretty simple Ease of Use: Nuff said. Pretty primative Quality: Very durable also. I accidentally dropped one about 5 feet off the ground its still ticking as normal. I respect the design (it being bulky and boxy) cause it is those specification that add to its durability Value: Way worth the dollar. Like i said, id recommend these to anyone starting a studio. Of course if your business is good and picks up youll want to upgrade. But consider these monitors in the same tier as a startup loan, Something to get you rolling and making noise until you can afford the greater stuff Manufacturer Support: Despite the error i kept receiving when trying to send an email, and the 10 min wait to get through to an operator, The support was great. I was just calling to register my products and see about a repair to the second set i bought (cranked the woofers up to max for hours for a listening party and blew them) and the support was great. The squared my situation out that instant and received my new set within a week The Wow Factor: Again real boxy, bulky, and basic. Im easy to please so i dont complain. In fact i can care less cosmetically what it possess as long as it gets the job done. Their Deluxe model is a little more sexier and of course a lil more pricier if you want something more eye candy-ish Overall: Cant beat it for the buck hands down. Honestly id say the smartest thing to do would be to just buy a bunch of pairs in bulk (if your ballin) and just disperse them as you go
Style of Music: Hip hop and RnB
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"Beautiful in sound, ugly in looks."
Sound: First of all, I've tried the Axiom from MAudio and i found it cheezy, the the Fast Track Pro and didn't liked it's sound and I tought that M-Audio just sucks, but then, then I heard these monitors...and bought them. P.S. As an advice, when you buy monitors, buy the ones that make your music sound worst as they will expose the most holes. The sound in these is just incredible, the woofers sound how they should, just the expression of the low end is terrific. I've recently done a dirty south album on these things and I've verified my mixes on a radio cd, on a hi-hi and in a car with a tigh system and it sounded just great. Sure there are better sounding stuff, there always will be, but for this price, it can't get better. Feature: It would have been nice a on/off buton in the front and even a headphone jack, but hey, it's al about the sound. Ease of Use: Plug and Play, can't say more. Quality: Awesome feel, awesome sound. Value: Good for the buck. Manufacturer Support: Well, I haven't had problem with these, but I've reached M-Audio for support on my ex-Axiom (I now own a XBoard 61) and they sucked, pardon my language, but I don't know any issues that you could have with the monitors, They're just great. The Wow Factor: Actually, I don't like their look, it's kinda ugly, but as I Said, they sound just the right way. Overall: As for the sound and price/what you get, I will give them a 10+. As looking from a Louis Vuittonic perspective, they're ugly. But the thing is I own them and I cand do very tight and good mixes just on them.
Style of Music: Hip-Hop , Pop, R&B, Reggae, Pop-Rock
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