The two new monitors are seriously compact and are built for multi-purpose use, whether it’s making or listening to music, gaming, watching movies or live streaming. The brand claims that the duo provides “the ultimate solution for compact pro-grade sound”.
The BX3 and BX4 look identical, with the only difference being the size of the military-grade Black Kevlar low-frequency drivers. The M-Audio BX3 features a 3.5-inch driver, while the BX4’s driver is 4.5-inch, with both featuring a computer-optimised 1-inch natural silk dome tweeters to project your audio across a frequency range of 69Hz–22kHz. The computer optimisation ensures accurate stereo imaging, while a rear port on the monitors adds extended low-frequency response. An acoustically-inert MDF cabinet with a bass-reflex design gives you a deep sound, despite the size of the M-Audio monitors.
For more sonic control, M-Audio’s BX3 and BX4 can be fine-tuned via high and low EQ dials on the rear panel. There is also a Left/Right Active Speaker Position that dictates which speaker is on the left or right side. With quarter-inch, eighth-inch and RCA inputs, the BX monitors can accommodate a wide range of audio sources, whether its a mixer, audio interface or just a mobile phone.
For those just starting out in music production, M-Audio’s BX3 and BX4 could be ideal, especially given that it comes with a lite version of Pro Tools. Avid and M-Audio collaborated to create Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition which includes 20 Avid Effect plug-ins to record, mix and edit any audio project. Plus, at just £85 for the BX3 and £100 for the BX4, they seem like they might be a bargain.
To find out more head to m-audio.com.
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