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M-Audio BX5 Carbon vs BX8

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Raman, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Raman


    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc

    I was on the lookout for some time in the local classifieds for an affordable pair of monitors. I finally scored some BX5 Carbon for CAD200$ yesterday. I took them back home and I have to say I'm very impressed with them. Great bass response for such little cones!

    But then Murphy's law hit: This morning, a new ad appeared for a pair of BX8 at CAD250$...

    Do you think it would be worth the hassle to buy the BX8 and resell the BX5?

    I'm thinking I'm always better with bigger cones, especially if I want to play bass through them. I'm afraid I could eventually damage the 5" cones if I stress them too much with bass.
    On the other hand, the Carbons are a newer generation...

    I plan to use them generally as speakers, sometimes to play bass with and also occasionally for mixing and working with some field recording I do.

    Any input will be appreciated.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  2. Kenova


    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    I have BX8 and I'm very satisified, I personally wouldn't go below 8'' driver, I don't use it for studio so I don't give a crap about true response, but I must say these are pretty transparent. Good mixes sounds great while crappy mixing sounds awful.
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