Dynaudio BM5A Powered Studio Monitor

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The Dynaudio BM5A Studio Monitor has established itself as one of the most successful compact studio monitors: It's not just the sales figures that corroborate this; glowing reviews in the studio trade-press and unanimous positive comments from studio engineers and musicians alike show that Dynaudio has again come up trumps, following the recent success of the Air Series.

This high-performance monitor comes in a very compact design and it is extremely well suited for production environments where space is a concern. The BM 5A is well suited for music monitoring and mixing, broadcasting, OB vans, edit suites, playback suites, project studios and smaller post production facilities.

The small size in combination with the renowned Dynaudio Acoustics performance makes the BM 5A suitable for smaller 5.1 productions. When space is limited, the combination of the BM 5A with the BM 10S will deliver a full-blown 5.1 system with a remarkable performance, most often only known from larger setups.

The BM 5A monitor is a further development of the BM series and great effort has been made in extending the range with this small active monitor. Our engineers have redesigned and fine-tuned the BM 5A, according to the latest Dynaudio Acoustics technology.

The 2-way active system with a 175mm (6.9-inch) woofer and a 28 mm (1.1-inch) soft dome tweeter, builds on classical reference monitor technology. With the redesign of the exterior and the latest fine-tuning of the drivers, the BM 5A is sure to live up to even the most scrutinizing monitoring standards.

The BM 5A comes with a 2x50 watts amp package and a frequency response of 50 Hz – 21 kHz.

The BM Range
Any outstanding musical production embodies a passion for detail in a quest to create a result that goes beyond the sum of its parts. Dynaudio follows this same principle when developing a studio monitor.

The BM-series loudspeakers are available in active or passive versions. The active versions are high performance studio monitors, which - in contrast to the critically acclaimed Air-Series models - are designed for conventional (analog) amplification.

They deliver high resolution and precise tonal accuracy and a natural, lifelike balance while staying neutral and remaining honest to every musical genre.

A primary consideration in the development of all Dynaudio monitor concepts is focused on the capability to achieve totally uncompressed reproduction of the audio signal, even at extremely high sound pressure levels, thus always delivering excellent performance.

Fitted with renowned Dynaudio driver-technology, these monitors have earned reference status around the world for their ability to deliver the highest levels of sound quality and transparency. In combination with a Dynaudio professional subwoofer, the BM series is the perfect solution in the studio for the most ambitious multi-channel recordings.

About Dynaudio
Founded in Denmark in 1977, Dynaudio originated as a group of engineers and developers who held a penchant for music and loudspeaker design, who came to the mutual conclusion that even high-quality loudspeakers were not able to reproduce recorded music without coloration. At that time, distortion, timing differences, phase shift and a slow impulse response were not only audible, but also clearly measurable.

Dynaudio had initially manufactured speakers using its own crossovers while relying on available OEM drivers. The first loudspeakers Dynaudio introduced in 1977 and 1978 were the models in the P-series. But according to Wilfried Ehrenholz, Dynaudio's co-founder and sole owner, the company knew from its technical background that the only way it could produce a really good loudspeaker product would be by developing its own drivers.

"If you are an OEM customer, you are always dependent upon the development level of your suppliers. But we had ideas that were a long way ahead of the products we could buy, and it was always our intention to aim for the quality end of the market. Within three years of our existence, all of our loudspeaker systems were equipped with our own drivers which were developed by our in-house R&D team."

At this point in time, Dynaudio began selling its drivers to other speaker manufacturers. Ehrenholz says: "This proved to be a very successful move because, while there are many different speaker manufacturers, there are only a few driver manufacturers - and even fewer at the quality end of the market. Within a very short period of time Dynaudio drivers became popular all over the world and were widely recognized for their quality by audiophile consumers".

Ehrenholz is steadfast in his belief that the heart of any system is the driver. "This is the key to Dynaudio's success because our drivers are of the highest quality, with low distortion, extended dynamic range and high power handling. From the onset, we were emphasizing quality and reinforcing the quality message because we always had advanced technology. Of course, quality doesn't come cheap, and it is up to consumers to decide whether they want to pay for top-of-the-range technology or buy something cheaper that doesn't perform as well. At Dynaudio, we have always felt that there is no room for compromise, and we will not allow the company's name to be associated with any product that does not deliver top quality results."

The Dynaudio engineering team in the town of Skanderborg had the ambition to create "a new generation of loudspeakers ", based on its own technological developments, allowing true "High Fidelity". The most important first step was to avoid the accepted, conventional means of material, technology and manufacture prevalent at that time, and to instead realize Dynaudio's own ideas in order to avoid the known disadvantages of the conventional methodology. Only through a vertically integrated approach would build quality and sound quality without compromise be achieved, which was very different to the then dominant opinion that manufacturing precision could be seen at best, but not heard.

The results achieved were innovations in each detail of the loudspeaker, which formed the basis for Dynaudio. Many of original Dynaudio developments and innovations where not immediately understood by all outsiders, but today, they form the core of the driver technology responsible for the advanced Dynaudio sound quality.

Dynaudio - The History
In 1977 when the company was founded in Denmark, Dynaudio, like most speaker companies, manufactured speakers using its own crossovers while relying on OEM drivers.
However, early on the company realized that the only way to further improve performance was through innovation of driver technology.

Dynaudio had ideas and visions that were way ahead of the products available from driver manufacturers and thus decided to start developing driver technology on their own. A major R&D program of driver technology was launched and after three years, in the early eighties, all Dynaudio loudspeaker systems were equipped with Dynaudio's innovative driver technology.

At this point, Dynaudio began to sell its drivers to other speaker manufacturers. This proved to be very successful as there was and still is a huge demand for high-quality drivers but no suppliers - the very same reason why Dynaudio started to research and develop driver technology.

Dynaudio drivers became popular all over the world and were widely recognized for their quality both by speaker designers and end users. Many agreed with the old Dynaudio philosophy: "The heart of any speakers system is the drivers".

The company has become known for quality, innovation and advanced technology and decided to take full advantage of its driver technology and increased focus on building its own loudspeaker systems.

Simply, Dynaudio wanted to build a brand with a range of loudspeakers that guaranteed the quality that had come to be associated with the drivers. Still today, the fact that Dynaudio starts a product design by designing the right drivers is to a large extend what makes Dynaudio unique compared to many other speaker manufactures.

Starting a speaker design by designing special drivers that are second to none when it comes to low distortion, extended dynamic range and high power handling is an advantage beyond imagination or perhaps not. Try listen to the speaker systems.

After achieving an industry leader position and an outstanding reputation in high-end hi-fi, the company enrolled into a unique co-operation with some of the worlds leading studio designers. After experiencing overwhelming interest from the Pro audio market, Dynaudio decided to establish a subsidiary to focus 100% on designing monitors for the professional audio market. Allied with Andy Munro, the studio designer, Dynaudio Acoustics became a reality and rapidly got established and recognized as the technological leader in the Pro Audio market.

The fine array of monitors - ranging from small nearfields to big main-systems, active or passive, - keeps expanding driven mainly by demands from our critical customers but also by progress and innovation in technology.

Customers include top recording studios like Air Lyndhurst, The Pierce Room in London, NRG Studios in Los Angeles, Coconut Studios in Cologne, The Hit Factory in New York, as well as leading record producers such as Mike Hedges, Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, and Mutt Lange. Users among artists includes the Pet Shop Boys, the Cocteau Twins, Sade, Marillion and Prodigy. Also a wide range of television, radio, and postproduction users are putting their trust in Dynaudio Acoustics monitors.

In 1999, Dynaudio Acoustics tied up with another strong partner, TC Electronic, for worldwide sales, marketing, distribution and service. TC Electronic is a market-leader in DSP technology for Pro Audio applications and moreover highly respected for an outstanding sales-and service system. Allied with TC, Dynaudio Acoustics aims at getting even closer to their customers and set new standards in terms of service and sales.

Although Dynaudio Acoustics is a separate business-unit operated by Pro Audio people (a bunch of musicians, engineers, studio designers etc.) for Pro Audio people, the company is taking advantage of Dynaudio's proprietary driver technology, state of the art research and manufacturing facilities. It is a unique set-up aiming at ensuring focus on our customers needs while keeping costs down through economics of scale.

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Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A Specifications

  • System: Two-way Active Nearfield Monitor
  • Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB): 50 Hz - 21 kHz
  • Maximum SPL 1m, pair (IEC Short Term): 115 dB peak
  • Maximum SPL 2m, 5.1 (IEC Short Term): 116 dB peak
  • Input level for 85 dB SPL @1m (+4/-10): -16dBu RMS @ 0dB setting
  • Input level for maximum peak SPL (+4/-10): +9dBu Peak @ 0dB setting
  • Power Consumption:
    • Idle: 10 Watts
    • Maximum: 90 Watts
  • Amplifier Power:
    • Tweeter: 50 Watts
    • Woofer: 50 Watts
  • Resonant Frequency: 55 Hz
  • Internal Cabinet Volume: 9 liters
  • Bass Principle: Bass reflex
  • Crossover Frequencies: 1500 Hz
  • Crossover Slope: 6 dB/oct
  • Tweeter: Esotec 1.1-inch soft dome, rear chamber, Magnetic fluid. 4 mm die-cast aluminum front, Pure alu wire voice coil
  • Woofer: 6.9-inch, One-piece molded poly-prop cone, 3-inch pure aluminum voice coil
  • Weight: 19.2 lbs
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.3 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches

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