M-Audio is proud to announce the Studiophile BX8a, an updated version of the highly successful BX8 near-field reference monitor. Like the recently released BX5a, the upgrade centers on improved driver materials and a stylish new industrial design.
The 8” low-frequency driver cone of the BX8a is crafted from Kevlar in contrast to the polypropylene used in the original BX8. Kevlar is the same material used in bulletproof vests, and its high resilience makes it ideal for use in speaker cones—although it is typically reserved for monitors with higher price tags than the BX8a. Curved conical design improves room dispersion, and high-damping rubber surrounds insure that the cone reaches exactly its optimal excursion for accurate reproduction. Our high-temperature voice coils guarantee that the monitors will deliver full performance no matter how many hours they are used.
Specifications for the BX8a includes 40Hz-22kHz frequency response, 2.2kHz crossover frequency, greater than 100dB signal-to-noise (typical, A-weighted), input impedance of 20k ohms balanced (10k ohms unbalanced) and input sensitivity of 85 mV pink noise input producing 90dBA output SPL at 1 meter (with volume control at maximum). The BX8a is factory programmed for either 115V ~50/60Hz or 230V ~50/60Hz. Protective features include RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, and external mains fuse. Size is 12” x 10” x 15”; 30.48cm x 25.4cm x 38.1cm. Weight is 26.4 lbs./unit; 11.97 kg.
The BX8a is currently shipping at an MSRP of USD $599.95 per pair (approx. euro 510). For more information please visit the our BX8a product page (link below).