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  • M-Audio BX5a Monitors $199/pair at Sam Ash

    Apparently M-Audio has an updated model. These had been $199 ea., found them at a local Chicago-area Sam Ash for 50% off. (I love a good deal.)

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/m-audio-studiophile-bx5a-deluxe-active-monitors

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    the link says $150 per pair. good deal . I had the ESI nEar05, exactly the same, didn't liked them. But for $150, totally recommended

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    • #3
      the link says $150 per pair. good deal .


      Yes, I see that Musicians Friend has added a "sale today" of an extra $150 off, making it a really good deal online. I just purchased a pair from MF and will return the ones I have now to Sam Ash.

      Obviously retailers are closing these things out... bargains to be had!
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      • #4
        WOW, $150 a pair for low end pro reference monitors is a very good deal!

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        • #5
          Maybe I have tin ears, but I like the way these sound. I've been listening to various selections from my iTunes library on them and am impressed. My keys sound very nice as well.

          I listened to a ton of different monitors at the store today. I spent a lot of time listening to the Yamaha HS50m's. They are FLAT as flat can be. I think if you can make you mix sound good on a pair of those, it'll sound good on anything. Maybe if I was a "pro" I'd want those, but most of the time I just want to play my synths and have them sound nice through the monitors. These BX5a speakers provide enough color so that I don't feel as though I am playing through something as dull as cardboard.

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          • #6
            I like mine. I use a Tannoy sub with them.
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            • #7
              Yes it would not hurt to have 2 different reference monitors at some point. M-audio still have a sub?

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              • #8
                My buddy's got the BX5as, I have HS50ms, and his roomate has the 8" version of the HS. I prefer the Yamahas over all, really for anything. The BXs have coloration to the point of almost a squashed sound (as if that makes any sense). It's hard to explain, but I'm not a fan. I would rather have 8" model for bass response alone, but paired with a sub and set up well, the 50s do a great job for mixing.

                Still, $150 a pair? $300 and a sub for the new home theater?
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                • #9
                  Yes you will not get the 8" Yammi's for that price; but I agree about the mixing portion.

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                  • #10
                    for less than $200 fine yes

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                    • #11
                      that's cool, I have the older dx4s and like them. You can't crank them but for general listening and for mixing functions they're pretty darn flat.
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                      • #12


                        Wow, that looks like a Yamaha MoX. Congratulations!

                        What do you think of 1.) its keys when playing piano [obvisouly it's a synth-action board], but is the feel "heavy" enough in that you don't feel like you're playing piano on a "toy"? 2.) its rather limited polyphony [64 voices max] 3.) the lack of aftertouch, 4.) its onboard audio interface [if you use it]

                        But most importantly, do you see yourself making songs entirely on it? In other words, do you like the sounds in general?
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                        • #13


                          But most importantly, do you see yourself making songs entirely on it? In other words, do you like the sounds in general?
                          Thanks a lot!


                          And how is the keyboard compared to original Motif? I see you've had one of those also. In my opinion the keyboard of the first Motif is the best synth-action keyboard I've tried.

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                          • #14
                            i've tried it briefly.

                            something like this

                            Motif > MOX > Korg M50

                            so it's fine keyboard

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                            • #15
                              This might go against the grain a little, but I actually prefer the keybed action of the MOX over the Motif. I guess I more of a fan of synth action in general.
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