M Audio BX8a studio monitors refine their earlier highly acclaimed near-field reference monitors, renowned for packing a lot of punch for their size.
The BX8a's low-frequency driver cones are crafted from Kevlar, typically found in much more expensive monitors. Curved cone design coupled with high-temperature voice coils and damped rubber surrounds deliver incredible fidelity and durability. The 1-inch high-frequency drivers’ magnetically shielded natural silk domes produce crisp top end while still being gentle on the ears. Integral cabinet and electronic engineering work together to deliver improved bass response. Biamped power and expertly tuned crossovers round out an incredible sounding pair of reference monitors with a footprint small enough to fit just about anywhere.
8 inch Woofer, 130 Watts
M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Features
Kevlar LF Drivers
- Two-way studio reference monitors
- Stylish design
- 130 Watts of bi-amplified power
- 8-inch low-frequency drivers with:
- Curved Kevlar cones
- High-temperature voice coils
- Damped rubber surround
- 1-inch natural silk high-frequency drivers
- Magnetically shielded
- XLR balanced and 1/4-inch balanced/unbalanced inputs
- Volume control
- Power indicator
To insure a lifetime of service, M-Audio constructed the BX8a 8-inch low-frequency driver from woven Kevlar - the same material bulletproof vests are made from. (Kevlar is typically reserved for more expensive monitors.) Their engineers also created a curved conical design that improves room dispersion. High-damping rubber surrounds insure that the cone reaches exactly its optimal excursion for accurate reproduction. And M-Audio's high-temperature voice coils guarantee that your monitors will deliver full performance no matter how many hours you use them.
Silk-dome HF drivers with FerroFlow™
M-Audio's high-frequency domes are made from natural silk to counter the ringing that is inherent in the stiffer metallic materials common to other monitors. M-Audio’s FerroFlow™ technology uses ferrofluid liquid cooling to dissipate heat for maximum efficiency and extended usage.
Active (powered) monitors allow designers to optimize amplification for other components such as speakers and cabinets. And by using two separate power amps and a finely tuned crossover, the BX8a’s bi-amped design insures that both the high- and low-frequency drivers are each sent only the frequencies they reproduce most efficiently.
Rear-ported Cabinet Design
The BX8a’s cabinet is integrally designed with its other components for optimal performance - right down to rounded corners for reduced edge diffraction and superior imaging. Custom rear-port design eliminates the turbulence and resulting distortion caused when front ports project low frequency waves in the same path as the speakers’ direct signal.