M-Audio BX3 Active Studio Monitors, Pair
Overview by GAK
If you’re looking for your first pair of quality active monitors and need an upgrade from your run-of-the-mill USB or built-in speakers, you cannot go wrong with choosing M-Audio. Their previous ranges of entry-level monitors (check out the AV42) are some of the best options out there, providing a fantastic sound that punches well above their weight - and the BX Series is no different!
Whether you’re a budding producer in need of some reference monitors for your mixes, desire crystal clear audio for your conferences/live streams/podcasts or a music lover that’s looking to level up your listening experience… the BX Series can do it all with ease. You don’t need to be a tech wizard to get them going and they’ll integrate seamlessly into your existing setup, with their compact form-factor and tasteful design.
Whilst the BX Series will excel at anything you throw at it, it’s perfect for getting an immersive sound out of your live-streaming, podcasting, gaming, film watching and music listening.
Thanks to its two-way design that uses an Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex and Black Kevlar® low-frequency drivers, you’re guaranteed a full 120W of punchy yet pristine sound with a smooth low-end. This is supported by additional rear ports that have been enhanced to provide an extended low-frequency response… no need for that bulky subwoofer to aggravate the neighbours! The computer-optimised natural silk dome tweeters are responsible for the crisp high-end and precision stereo separation, resulting in an overall optimal balance of sound for any multi-media application. All of the powerful technology in the BX Series of monitors is housed within a sleek, modern design that will complement any rig.
Further integration into your set-up is made straightforward by the wide array of different connections, with ¼-inch, 1⁄8-inch, and RCA inputs on offer. You’ve also got access to an extremely useful ⅛-inch aux input on the front speaker so you can easily plug in your phone, tablet or computer.
Not only is the BX Series ready-to-go with a superb sound out of the box, you’re also able to fine-tune to your heart’s content with the High-EQ and Low-EQ controls. This means you can adapt the BX Series to any room environment that you use them in! Lefties are also accommodated for with the handy Left/Right Active Speaker Position switch, which allows you to alternate which speaker is on the Left or Right - you can have the front panel volume control on any side you want.
Whilst the BX Series is already insane value with the speakers alone, M-Audio have gone above and beyond by throwing in a free version of Pro Tools called “First M-Audio Edition”, making this series a brilliant option for anyone that wants to record and edit audio but hasn’t dived into the software world yet. It’s enough to inspire anyone to produce and record audio/MIDI with a version of one of the best DAWs out there today, there’s a reason why it’s used in countless professional studios. With this version of Pro Tools, you’re given access to incredible features such as AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments, Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time, Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and, best of all, 1 GB of free cloud storage space. This gives you the ability to collaborate on projects and work on them remotely if you have an internet connection.
Overview by M-Audio
Upgrade Your Sound
Are you unhappy with the sound quality of your built-in computer speakers? Looking to get a better listening experience for your favourite music, podcasts, live streams, video games, video calls and conferences? The M-Audio BX4 monitors are the perfect choice! Compact, attractive and simple-to-install, M-Audio’s BX4 desktop speakers have been meticulously created for you to experience your media like never before!
Immersive Listening Experience
Designed for live streaming, podcasting, gaming, watching movies or listening to your favourite music, M-Audio’s BX4 monitors provide an impressive 120 Watts of crystal-clear sound inside an attractive, style-driven design. The two-way design features an Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with a bass reflex that facilitates a smooth low end and punch through the Black Kevlar® low-frequency drivers. Plus, the enhanced rear ports add extended low-frequency response making any video-game, movie or song you play a truly immersive experience. Add to this, the computer-optimised natural silk dome tweeters for a crystal clear high-end and precise stereo image and the BX4 delivers pristine sound quality perfect for any multimedia application.
The rear panel connections offer ¼-inch, ⅛-inch, and RCA inputs making them compatible with all your gear. There’s even an ⅛-inch aux input and headphone connection on the front of the speaker for your tablet, computer, or mobile device.
With the BX4, no stone is left unturned when it comes to providing you with the ultimate customised listening experience. High-EQ and Low-EQ controls dial in the perfect sound for your environment. The Left/Right Active Speaker Position switch even lets you choose which speaker is the Left or Right side - particularly useful if you are left-handed and want the speaker with the front panel volume control on your left side.
Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition Included
Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any musician, podcaster, live streamer or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time. Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1 GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing your projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet, plus compatibility with all the included AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments. This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified into the world.
- • 3.5-inch Black Kevlar low frequency drivers; 1-inch natural silk dome tweeters
- • New computer-optimised tweeter waveguide for precise imaging
- • High-EQ and Low-EQ controls for dialling in the perfect sound
- • Enhanced rear ports for extended low-frequency response
- • Left/right Active Speaker Position switch for configuring which side has volume control
- • 1/4-inch, 1⁄8-inch, and RCA inputs for connecting to virtually any audio source
- • Front 1⁄8-inch AUX input for quick connection of smartphones or other audio sources
- • Acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with bass reflex design for deep, rich sound
- • Includes 1⁄8-inch speaker interconnect cable, 1⁄8-inch to 1⁄8-inch cable and 1⁄8-inch to RCA cable
- • Production Software Suite with Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition and 20 Avid Effect Plugins included
- Frequency Response - 80Hz – 22kHz
- Output Power - 120W (total peak), 2 x 25W (RMS)
- LF Driver - 3.5” / 88.9mm
- HF Driver - 1” / 25.4mm; silk dome
- Audio Inputs - 1 RCA stereo input pair, 2 1/4-inch (6.35mm) TRS inputs, 1 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) stereo auxiliary input
- Headphone Output - 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) stereo output
- Interconnection Cable - 1⁄8 (3.5mm) TRS
- Power - 100–240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 85W
- Dimensions - (width x depth x height, per speaker) 5.5” x 5.7” x 8.2”, 140 x 145 x 208mm
- Weight (per pair of speakers) - 7.39 lbs./3.35kg