M-Audio BX5 Carbon 5" 2-Way 70W Active Studio Monitor (Silver/Black)

M-Audio BX5 Carbon 5" 2-Way 70W Active Studio Monitor (Silver/Black)

M-Audio BX5 Carbon 5" 2-Way 70W Active Studio Monitor (Silver/Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 5" Woven Kevlar Woofer
  • 1" Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Class-AB Amplification
  • 40W of LF Power, 30W of HF Power
  • Waveguide with LED Placement Cues
  • Acoustic Space Control
  • 56 Hz to 22 kHz Frequency Response
  • XLR and 1/4" TRS Input Connectors
  • Multiple Points of Protection
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M-Audio BX5CARBONXUS overview

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The silver and black M-Audio BX5 Carbon is a 5" 2-way 70W active studio monitor that can be used for home studio recording and mixing. The monitor utilizes a 40W powered 5" Kevlar woven woofer and a 30W powered 1" silk dome tweeter to deliver a frequency response of 56 Hz to 22 kHz with a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB.

The monitor's Class-AB amplifier helps provide a flat frequency response with low noise to enable you to mix a wide variety of modern music styles. The tweeter output is sent through a waveguide to improve stereo imaging and pinhole mounted LED placement cues can help you place the monitor in relation to the optimal listening position.

A 3-way switch on the back of the unit allows the response of the monitor to be adjusted to different acoustic environments such as bedroom home studios or professionally treated facilities. Both XLR 3-pin and 1/4" TRS inputs are available for connection to your audio interface. The BX5 Carbon features protection against RF interference, output current limiting, a subsonic filter, and more.


Flat Frequency Response
Enables mixes that translate across different playback systems
Kevlar Low Frequency Driver
Provides clearly defined bass
Class-AB Bi-Amp
Provides low-noise amplification of low and high frequencies
Acoustic Space Control
Calibrates monitors for different acoustic environments
Waveguide with LED Placement Cues
Enables better stereo imaging and placement
In the Box
M-Audio BX5 Carbon 5" 2-Way 70W Active Studio Monitor (Silver/Black)
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    M-Audio BX5CARBONXUS specs

    Type 2-way active near-field studio reference monitor
    LF Driver Size 5" / 127 mm Kevlar curved cone with high-temperature, magnetically shielded voice coil and damped rubber surround
    HF Driver Size 1" / 25 mm magnetically shielded natural silk dome
    Frequency Response 56 Hz to 22 kHz
    Crossover Frequency 2.8 kHz
    LF Amplifier 40 W
    HF Amplifier 30 W
    Signal to Noise Ratio 100 dB typical, A-weighted
    Input Connectors 1 x XLR 3-pin balanced input
    1 x 1/4" TRS balanced/unbalanced input
    Polarity Positive signal at + input produces outward LF cone displacement
    Input Impedance 20 kOhms balanced
    10 kOhms unbalanced
    Input Sensitivity 85 mV pink noise produces 90 dBA output SPL at 1 meter with volume control at maximum
    Protection RF interference
    Output current limiting
    Over temperature
    Turn on/off transient
    Subsonic filter
    External mains fuse
    Indicators Power on/off indicator on rear panel
    Power Requirements Factory-programmed for 115 VAC ~50/60 Hz, 230 VAC ~50/60 Hz, or 100 VAC ~50/60 Hz
    Cabinet Vinyl-laminated high-acoustic-efficiency MDF
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 9.8 x 6.9 x 7.9" / 250 x 176 x 200 mm
    Weight 11 lb / 5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 12.1 x 10.5"

    M-Audio BX5CARBONXUS reviews

    BX5 Carbon 5" 2-Way 70W Active Studio Monitor (Silver/Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home studio and stereo I have the previous generation BX5 d2 and those are good, but these are a step up. I particularly like the -2dB & -4dB switch on the back, since sometimes the bass gets too much and the neighbors complain. There is less of a pop hen you forget to plug the audio cable before powering on. I use it as my home stereo system as well and have DJ some house parties with them. They are powerful enough without causing the neighbors to call the police.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product at a Good Price - Not Amazing My monitors arrived in great shape and very well packed. So thanks B&H. Please bare in mind that my perspective comes from working with Genelecs that recently blew away and that I needed a quick replacement to keep on working. These sound nowhere near as defined as the Genelecs and I would consider them entry level monitors. Good enough for mixing, but with enough uncertainty in your final mix that they make delivery a little uncertain... check on a different set or headphones to make sure you are good. Having said that, I grabbed these on a special sale, and for the price of Desktop speakers, these are MUCH superior. Also the Genelecs are 5 times the price of these... so you pick... I am currently mixing voices and audio for indie shorts and films and these are good enough.
    Date published: 2018-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these I have an older version, and they have been going strong for nearly a decade. Only complaint is I wish they had auto-on.
    Date published: 2018-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced older version. I've had a pair of BX5As for years. I use them as monitors on my video editing workstation. Finally one of them gave up the ghost. I was please to find this updated model model that is nearly identical. My ears hear no sonic difference between old and new.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value. Top end is very smooth. Low end very nice for a 5" woofer. Decent power and overall clean pleasant sound. With my added sub, very nice for long edit sessions at moderate loudness. On sale for half price. Great deal.
    Date published: 2018-07-12
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