A monitor’s drivers are the heart and soul of its performance. Driving the low-end and midrange, BX5-D3’s 5-inch military-grade Kevlar® woofers are rigid and lightweight, delivering outstanding transient response whist negating unwanted “cone breakup.” BX5- D3’s treated silk dome tweeter provides the perfect combination of low mass and the absence of audible resonances that plague conventional tweeters. Together, the BX drivers deliver critical detail, nuance and dynamic accuracy, so your mixes have the veracity and transparency you demand.
With M-Audio’s BX5-D3, every detail has been meticulously engineered with one goal in mind – to facilitate the freedom to mix with confidence. BX5-D3 monitors have a rear- mounted bass port, meticulously engineered to the exact length and diameter. The result? Deep, defined bass response with maximum bass extension and resolution. When combined with a smoothly-flared port, BX5-D3 monitors markedly reduce the audibly-intrusive air turbulence that results when bass is played back at high sound pressure levels (SPLs). BX5-D3’s tweeter is mounted in a custom waveguide for reliably accurate dispersion that eliminates unwanted high-frequency “scatter,” whilst ensuring a soundstage that remains consistently wide and stable. For seamless setup and easy-location of the optimum listening position, the BX5-D3’s front-mounted positioning LED shines brightly when you’re located in the perfect listening spot, for uncompromisingly accurate and reliable critical evaluations. Finally, BX5-D3’s iconic design on the front panel—M-Audio’s famous “keyhole” shape—is more than just an attractive look: This special “fastenerless” design ensures so there are no driver attachment screw heads to interfere with the sound coming from the drivers.
Efficient and accurate: Driving the BX5-D3 monitors are two Class A/B internal amplifiers that power the woofer and tweeter separately – each optimised for the specific frequency range it handles and engineered to complement the characteristics of its companion driver. A precision-tuned crossover guarantees each driver only handles the frequencies that it produces most efficiently for a sound that is cohesive across the entire frequency spectrum. Play louder with less audible distortion: The BX5-D3 bi-amplified design is a far more efficient and accurate way to power a loudspeaker than using a single full-range amplifier to drive multiple driver elements.
Type 2-way near-field studio reference monitors
Low Freq. Driver 5 inch (127mm) Kevlar curved cone with high temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround. Magnetically shielded
High Freq. Driver 1 inch (25mm) magnetically shielded natural silk dome
Frequency Response 52 Hz – 35 kHz
Crossover Frequency 2.5kHz
Low Freq. Amplifier Power 60W
High Freq. Amplifier Power 40W
Maximum Peak SPL 110 dB SPL – Full Bandwidth Pink Noise Measured
Input Sensitivity -10dBU
Input Connectors 1x XLR balanced input connector 1x TRS balanced/unbalanced input connector
Input Impedance 10k? balanced, 20k? unbalanced
Polarity Positive signal at + input produce outward LF cone displacement
Protection RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
Power Voltage: 100–120V, 50/60 Hz / 220–240V, 50/60 Hz Consumption: 100W
Fuse 220–240V~ T1AL 250V / 100–120V~ T1.6AL 250V
Cabinet Vinyl-laminated high-acoustic-efficiency MDF
Dimensions(width x depth x height) 6.9” x 7.8” x 10” / 176 x 197 x 254 mm
Weight 12.3 lbs, 5.6kg