M-Audio BX5 D3 5" Active Studio Monitor

M-Audio BX5 D3 5" Active Studio Monitor

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The M-Audio BX5 D3. Monitor Performance Starts with Driver Excellence

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.

More Than Just an Enclosure

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 our drivers.

High-Current, High Headroom Class A/B Bi-Amplified Power

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.

Tailor-Made Sound

At M-Audio, we understand no two listening spaces are the same. Therefore, the BX5- D3 monitors custom tailors your sound to your environment, so you will always experience sonically-true, reassuringly-accurate sound reproduction. Negate problematic bass frequencies and limit the impact of nuisance standing waves thanks to BX5-D3’s special Acoustic Space control for precise adjustment of BX5-D3’s sound output in line with your studio space.

Connectivity Covered

Whatever your needs, the BX5-D3 Studio monitors guarantee to assimilate into your existing setup with ease. Combining conveniently-located, rear-mounted XLR and 1/4- inch balanced inputs, BX5-D3 connects to virtually all studio equipment including audio interfaces, mixers, DJ gear and more.

It’s Far More Than The Sum of Its Parts

M-Audio’s BX5-D3 monitors excel in every way, the rightful successor to the original studio icon. Fusing superb drivers, meticulously engineered enclosures, great-sounding amplifiers, versatile control options and standardized connection facilities, BX5-D3 delivers sound quality you can trust.

Key Features

  • Bi-amplified design with 100 watts (60 LF, 40 HF) for powerful, accurate sound
  • 5” Kevlar low-frequency driver with high-temp voice coil and damped rubber surround
  • 1” natural silk dome tweeter delivers superb transient details
  • New computer-optimized tweeter waveguide for precise imaging
  • Acoustic Space Control to fine-tune low-end response to your room
  • Optimized rear port for extended low-frequency response
  • XLR balanced and 1/4” balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting audio interfaces, mixers, synthesizers, DJ gear, and more
  • Volume control enables you to dial in the perfect monitor playback level
  • Ultra-wide range 52-35kHz frequency response covers full musical spectrum
  • Front panel LED shines brightly when speaker is positioned at ideal monitor angle

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 10kΩ balanced, 20kΩ 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

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  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.