What is the opinion of Reddit about the
M-Audio BX5 D2 5″ Active Studio Monitors (Single)?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point

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2nd Sep 2015

That seems bizarre….

I’m on richersounds.ie now and their speakers start out at a measley £50. Take a look at something like the Cambridge Audio AM5 paired with some Mordaunt Short M20 speakers. That’s quite a budget entry point.

If you’re interested in getting good Hi-Fi cheap, the second hand market is excellent.

These paired for example:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-AS500-Intergrated-Amplifier-/201419699833?nav=SEARCH

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/MONITOR-AUDIO-BRONZE-BR2-2-Way-Bi-Wirable-Speakers-EXCELLENT-/201418795482?nav=SEARCH

That system at full RRP would have cost £600+ and you can pick it up for around £250.

And if you’re willing to bid instead of relying on buy it now you can get even better deals if you know what you’re looking for.

The classified Ads on AV forums are quite good for picking up older, more expensive hardware at a good price.

If you would prefer monitors, then you can’t go wrong with M-Audio BX5s for the price (http://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-BX5-Single-Production-Recording/dp/B00JNC85Q2) but remember they are sold as singles so you’ll need two. Also, remember that monitors are designed for near-field listening and generally have a very flat tone meaning they are great as a desk monitor, but they can sound quite cold and due to their very narrow cone of dispersion, they won’t fill a room with sound as well as a Hi-Fi speaker.