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M-Audio BX8 D2 Active Studio Monitors

When it comes to accurate bass monitoring, bigger speakers are better. That's why M-Audio's BX8 D2 powered studio monitors feature 8-inch woofers. (4) Rate and review this product
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Loaded with 8-inch woofers, M-Audio BX8 D2 active studio monitors let you experience the low end of the frequency spectrum with all the clarity and detail it deserves. These bi-amped powerful reference monitors offer an extended frequency response, accurate reproduction, and a sleek design that will look sharp in your studio.

Tonal Accuracy, No Matter What

The BX8 D2 monitors were designed to provide a natural listening experience, stellar dynamics, and tonal accuracy via their custom Class A/B analog amplifiers, woven Kevlar low-frequency drivers, and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters. With accurate reproduction of lows, mids, and highs, these powered monitors let you hear your music the way it's meant to be heard, giving you a real sense of how your mixes will translate to other listening environments or systems.

Eight-inch low-frequency drivers made of woven Kevlar lengthen the lifespan of the monitors; mechanically and thermally resilient, Kevlar is a long-lasting material ideal for use in speaker cones. Likewise, high-temperature voice coils reduce power compression, practically guaranteeing that the BX8 D2s won't fail on you after long listening sessions. These active studio monitors also feature a curved conical design that improves room dispersion, as well as high-damping rubber surrounds that help ensure percussive, musical bass and (again!) accurate reproduction. With the BX8 D2, it's all about accuracy.

With these M-Audio monitors, you won't have to move about the room to find the sweet spot. The BX8 D2s have a pinhole power LED that gets brighter when you're sitting in the right listening position.

Ample Headroom for Loud Mixes, Thanks to Bi-Amped Design

M-Audio's BX8 D2s feature a Class A/B bi-amplified design, which assigns separate power amps to the high and low frequencies, providing plenty of headroom for loud, dynamic mixes. The analog amplifiers, combined with a finely tuned crossover, ensure that each driver delivers only the frequencies that it can reproduce most efficiently. The end result is cohesive sound across the frequency spectrum.

The BX8 D2's cabinet has a custom rear port designed to reduce air turbulence and distortion while adding extra low-frequency extension. For reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging, the monitor cabinet has rounded corners.

Silk high-frequency domes eliminate audible ringing, while a fully isolated high-frequency driver keeps distortion at the bare minimum, and a built-in waveguide offers an expansive sound stage and excellent imaging. All in all, the BX8 D2 studio monitors provide a smooth frequency response of 38 Hz to 22 kHz, with 130 watts of distributed power (70 watts for the low-frequency amplifier and 60 for the high-frequency amplifier).

Features:

- Active studio monitor with bi-amplified design for 130 watts of distributed power
- Frequency response of 38 Hz to 22 kHz for tonal accuracy across the frequency range
- 8" low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones for rich, defined lows
- 1-1/4" high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides for smooth, clear highs
- Optimized rear ports for extended low-frequency response
- Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic equipment
- XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting mixers, amplifiers, instruments, DJ gear, and more
- Rear volume control
- Includes two isolation pads

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- Frequency response: 38hz - 22 khz
- Crossover frequency: 2.2 khz
- Low-frequency amplifier power: 70 watts
- High-frequency amplifier power: 60 watts
- Maximum signal-to-noise (dynamic range): > 100 db (typical a-weighted)
- Polarity: positive signal at + input produce outward lf cone displacement
- Input impedance: 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
- Input sensitivity: 85 mv pink noise input produces 90 dba output spl at one meter with volume control at maximum
- Power: factory programmed for either 115v ~50/60 hz or 230v ~50/60 hz
- 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"; 30.48cm x 25.4cm x 38.1cm
- Weight: 26.4 lbs./unit; 11.97 kg
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765

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 legacy with an elegant design inside and out. M-Audio leveraged technology from the 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 woven Kevlar low-frequency drivers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters provide rich, defined sound. With the BX8 D2, you'll enjoy the utmost accuracy in an engaging listening experience.

Accurate and enjoyable

Whether you're recording, mixing, or mastering, your monitors are your primary reference source. Accurate monitors let you hear exactly what's happening in your mixes--and give you the assurance that your music will translate well to other listening environments. The M-Audio BX8 D2 monitors leverage a decade of monitor engineering expertise to deliver exceptional transparency and sonic definition--allowing you to enjoy marathon mixing sessions with minimal listening fatigue.

Clarity of Sound You Can Hear

Countless pros use M-Audio studio monitors to produce and mix the music and audio you hear every day. The BX D2 series makes that same design philosophy and technology available to anyone with a passion for great sound. BX8 D2 helps you understand what's in your mix so you can make better decisions about how it will translate across a wide variety of systems--from MP3 earbuds to car stereos to audiophile rigs.

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

The high-frequency domes are made from natural silk to counter the audible ringing that is inherent in the poorly crafted metallic materials often found in other monitors. The high-frequency driver is fully isolated from the rest of the enclosure to ensure minimum distortion, providing ultra-smooth frequency response up to 22 kHz. It also features a built-in waveguide, which offers an expansive sound stage and exceptional imaging.

Kevlar low-frequency drivers

To insure a lifetime of service, they constructed the BX8 D2 monitor's 8" low-frequency driver from woven Kevlar. Kevlar's high mechanical and thermal resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones. Their 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 the high-temperature voice coils reduce power compression, guaranteeing that your monitors will deliver full performance hour after hour.

Rear-ported cabinet design

The BX8 D2 cabinet is integrally designed with its other components for optimal performance--right down to rounded corners for reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging. The custom rear port is designed to minimize air turbulence and resulting distortion while adding additional low frequency extension.

Bi-amplified efficiency

The Class A/B bi-amplified design dedicates separate power amps to the high and low frequencies--providing ample headroom for even the loudest and most dynamic of mixes. Combined with a finely tuned crossover, the design ensures that each driver only delivers the frequencies that it can reproduce most efficiently, resulting in tonal accuracy and cohesive sound across the entire frequency spectrum.

Find the sweet spot quickly and easily

When monitoring, it's important to sit in the middle position or "sweet spot" between the two speakers -- where the stereo image is optimized. BX8 D2 features a pinhole power LED that makes finding the sweet spot easy. You'll know you're in the right listening position when the BX8 D2 LEDs appear to be brightest.

Features

- Bi-amplified design with 130 watts of distributed power for cohesive, accurate sound
- 8-inch low-frequency drivers with kevlar cones for rich, defined lows
- 1-1/4" high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides for smooth, clear highs
- Optimized rear ports for extended low-frequency response
- Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic equipment
- XLR balanced and 1/4" balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting mixers, amplifiers, instruments, dj gear, and more
- Volume control
- Includes two isolation pads
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