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M-Audio BX5A and BX8A Deluxe Monitors

Published: Wed August 06, 2008  News Feed

Recording professionals around the world trust M-Audio Studiophile™ reference monitors for exceptional sonic accuracy. The new Studiophile BX8a and BX5a Deluxe systems build on this legacy with new waveguides and enhanced driver integration for greater high-frequency clarity and refined sound.

The magnetically shielded monitors feature curved Kevlar low-frequency drivers plus high-temperature voice coils and damped rubber surrounds for durability and fidelity. The 1-1/4” 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.

Deluxe edition

The Studiophile
BX8a Deluxe and BX5a Deluxe monitors update the best-selling M-Audio BX systems 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 Deluxe  and BX5a Deluxe monitors' low-frequency drivers from woven Kevlar. Kevlar’s high mechanical and thermal resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones. The 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 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

Their 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, 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 Deluxe monitors 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 BX Deluxe monitors are magnetically shielded so that all of your electronic equipment can coexist without interference.

Both pairs retail at Dolphin for under £300, making them exceptional value for money and great choices if you're looking for new studio monitors.

 
 
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