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 bestsellers’ legacy* with an elegant new design inside and out. We leveraged technology from our 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 latest-generation 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.
Designed for pros—and beginners
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
Our 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, we 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. Our 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 our 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.
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.
* The M-Audio BX5a Deluxe monitors are the best-selling monitors in the United States (Source: MI SalesTrak® reports January 2009 – December 2010).
TYPE 2-way near-field studio reference monitor
LOW FREQ. DRIVER 8 inch (203 mm) Kevlar curved cone with high temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround, magnetically shielded
HIGH FREQ. DRIVER 1.25 inch (32mm) magnetically shielded natural silk dome
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 37Hz 22kHz
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 2.0kHz
LOW FREQ. AMPLIFIER POWER 80W
HIGH FREQ. AMPLIFIER POWER 70W
MAXIMUM PEAK SPL 114dB SPL - Full Bandwidth Pink Noise Measured
INPUT SENSITIVITY -12dBU
INPUT CONNECTORS 1x XLR balanced input connector 1x TRS balanced/unbalanced input connector
INPUT IMPEDANCE 10kO balanced, 20kO 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: 100120V, 50/60 Hz / 220240V, 50/60 Hz Consumption: 150W
FUSE 220240V~ T1AL, 250V / 100120V~ T2AL, 250V
CABINET Vinyl-laminated high-acoustic-efficiency MDF
DIMENSIONS 250 x 302 x 384 mm
WEIGHT 10.5 kg