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M AUDIO OPEN BOX M-AUDIO BX PREMIUM ACTIVE 10" STUDIO SUBWOOFER FOR CARBON MONITORS NEW $599

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161-163 ST GEORGES RD, FITZROY NORTH, VIC, 3068

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  • Manufacturer: M AUDIO
  • Model: BX
  • Item Condition: NEW
  • ID: #100495

Description

DISPLAY STOCK, IN GOOD CONDITION (MINOR COSMETIC MARKS). INCLUDES: ALL NEW-IN-BOX ACCESSORIES. BOX MISSING, BUT CAN BE SAFELY PACKED SHIPPED, IF REQUIRED. CHECKED BY: MIKE (SYDNEY), LANCE (RICHMOND), MATT (FITZROY), NICK (BRISBANE) BADEN (PERTH).

The BX Subwoofer delivers deep, accurate bass response down to the lowest audible frequencies, picking up where your left/right studio monitors leave off. Recording professionals know that hearing the extreme low frequencies in music is essential for making accurate mixing adjustments and producing the best recordings. The BX Subwoofer easily fulfills this requirement in a powerful and compact package that wont take up too much of your valuable studio space.

The BX Subwoofers frequency response extends down to 20Hz (-3 dB), the lowest audible frequency. It uses the highest-quality components for no-compromise performance: a 10 fiberglass/paper composite driver with an oversized magnet and high-temperature 2 voice coil, powered by a 240-watt Class AB all-discrete internal amplifier with a variable 50-200 Hz crossover. The cabinet is constructed of resonant-free Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) with 1 front and rear baffles, and is heavily braced to eliminate the extraneous cabinet vibrations that can rob a subwoofer of its impact and articulation.

However, pure acoustic performance is not the only thing thats important to you. Therefore, weve focused on making the BX Subwoofer as easy to connect and convenient to use as possible.

To give it the connection and use flexibility needed to accommodate any system configuration, the BX Subwoofer has a full complement of inputs, outputs and controls.

Inputs: Two XLR balanced/unbalanced inputs; two TRS balanced/unbalanced inputs; two unbalanced RCA inputs
Outputs: Two XLR balanced/unbalanced outputs for satellites; two TRS balanced/unbalanced outputs for satellites

Controls:

Volume/gain control
Phase inverse switch for a seamless system frequency response, regardless of the subwoofers location in the studio
Variable 50-200 Hz crossover control to blend perfectly with L/R monitors of all sizes
Subwoofer bypass footswitch

Youll find the footswitch particularly useful when you want an instantaneous comparison of how your mix sounds with and without a dedicated subwoofer.

Designed for use with the M-Audio M3, BX Carbon and BX D2 series, the BX Subwoofer delivers the deep bass response necessary to optimize your music, film and multimedia projects. Most of todays personal audio systems can easily reproduce very low bass frequencies, so its critical that your audio production environment allows you to monitor and adjust those frequencies while youre mixing.

The BX Subwoofer empowers you to do just that. When paired with any M-Audio studio monitor, the BX Subwoofer becomes an indispensible part of a high-performance monitoring system that provides accurate sound over the entire 20-20 kHz audible spectrum. Although we designed the BX Subwoofer with our superlative M-Audio monitors in mind, the BX sub will enhance the low-frequency performance of any brand of high-quality near-field monitor.

Studio monitors like our BX5 Carbon are designed to work well as full-range monitors. Yet when they are asked to reproduce extremely bass-heavy material at high volumes, it can be taxing on the speakers and fatiguing to the listener. When theyre used in tandem with the BX Subwoofer however, the system comfortably reproduces full-range signals at significantly higher levels without any audible stress.

This is because the active HP/LP crossover in the BX Subwoofer acts as a traffic cop, directing low frequencies to the subwoofer and only letting those frequencies above the user-chosen crossover point to go to the satellite monitors. When the satellites are relieved of the burden of trying to reproduce the deep bass with their modest 5 woofers, they can play at much louder levels with markedly lower strain and distortion. The entire system now plays cleaner, louder, and with greater detail, which means youll get cleaner audio information and make better mixing decisions.

The BX Subwoofer accepts two-channel stereo outputs from your mixer, audio interface or sound card. Your main L/R monitors connect to the subwoofers outputs. As stated above, the internal crossover network of the BX Subwoofer splits the signal at a user-chosen crossover frequency ( between 50-200Hz), routing everything below to the sub and everything above the crossover point to the main L/R monitor speakers.

The very steep 4th-order HP/LP filters (24 dB/oct) significantly improve your systems overall fidelity because they limit the amount of overlap between the subwoofer and the satellite, thus minimizing phase-related frequency response cancellations and other crossover-induced anomalies. This assures that each component only has to deliver frequencies to which it is ideally suited: deep bass for the BX Subwoofer, and mid-bass/midrange/treble for your near-field monitors.

The variable crossover also makes it possible to tailor the bass response in your monitoring environment in order to achieve the most accurate acoustic responsein both studio and home theater applications. For example, to minimize localizing on the sub (detecting the origin of the subs sound by ear, which destroys any semblance of a believable sonic image), you can choose a higher crossover frequency if the subwoofer is reasonably close to the L/R monitors, or a very low crossover frequency if the sub is located far away from the L/R monitors. Sound becomes more localizable as frequency increases, while very low bass is non-directional. Therefore, you can see how a widely-variable 50-200 Hz crossoverlike in the BX Subwooferreally opens up your system placement options.

Bass you can feel takes some heavy-duty power and components. Thats why the BX Subwoofer carries a hefty 240 watts average continuous of totally discrete Class AB power for tons of headroom. Headroom is the amount of undistorted instantaneous power an amplifier can deliver in excess of its continuous or average RMS long-term power output rating. Its what makes one amplifier sound louder than another, even when both have the same power rating. Class AB amplifiers have far more headroom than Class D digital amplifiers and an AB amp can usually play much louder and cleaner than a D of the same continuous power rating.

The 10-inch driver features an oversised magnet for higher sensitivity (efficiency) and a high-temperature, long-throw voice coil, delivering maximum low frequency output and optimized power handling. A well-designed powered subwoofer, like the BX Subwoofer, has a driver and amplifier that are well-matched to each other. It makes no sense to have a rugged driver with long excursion and high power-handling capability if the on-board amplifier cant exploit those attributes to maximum benefit. Likewise, its just as counterproductive to have a powerful amplifier with great headroom paired with a driver than cant handle that input power and convert it into clean acoustic output. The BX Subwoofer combines a very powerful amplifier with a driver of commensurately matched power handling and long excursion to form a system of unusually capable, dynamic performance.

The cabinet is made of vinyl-clad MDF with 1 front and back baffles, serious internal bracing and a flared rear bass-reflex port to minimize audible air turbulence and optimize low frequency output. The fiberglass/paper composite driver provides exceptionally accurate bass response, resulting in deep, articulate low-frequency output that adds stunningly lifelike body and weight to any program material.

Features

10 long-excursion low-frequency driver with oversized magnet
240-watt Class A/B amplifier with all-discrete transistor design
Stereo inputs: XLR; 1/4" balanced/unbalanced; RCA
Stereo satellite outputs: XLR; 1/4" balanced/unbalanced
Internal crossover offers variable frequency
Included subwoofer bypass footswitch
High-density bass reflex cabinet with internal bracing
Removable grill and detachable feet
180 phase reverse switch

Store Information

THE HISTORY OF MANNYS

When you shop at Mannys you don’t just get the gear, you get the knowledge and expertise of 25 years of experience as one of Australia’s most influential independent music retailers.

In the beginning…

After managing the Allan’s city store for 10 years, an ambitious Manny Gauci-Seddon decided to open his own music store. He wanted his shop to uphold the values of true support and after-sales service, and to form genuine ongoing relationships with his customer base. The trends of the industry at that time were pointing to more of a disposable, corporate mentality and so in the early years he set out to make a name for himself as a serious independent alternative.

The first store was a funky shop in Smith Street, Collingwood in 1991. By 1998 Manny had outgrown this store and saw the need to focus more on the upcoming computer based recording revolution. He established an address in Johnson St Fitzroy as the arts were booming on the north side of the city. In the same year the opportunity came to acquire a business on Chapel St – the Revolver Music Gallery. With a two store operation Manny was now making the difference he set out to 7 years earlier. The Mannys brand was known for knowledge and service, with the staff greatly sought after for their experience. Unlike the other major players, the focus was not just on sales but also on the process of making music.

When the opportunity came to consolidate into one superstore, the North Fitzroy address seemed perfect for the move. Manny wanted to expand his customer base to include more of the musicians turning to the internet due to the lacklustre service of his competitors. He took the best from both stores and moved his operation to the hub of music and musicians just north of the city.

In November 2016 Mannys was sold to SoundBay Pty Ltd, the operator of Australia’s largest DJ and production retailer, Store DJ. While the essence of Mannys Music will always exist, our mission for Mannys Music moving forward is to ensure that we continue to build the ultimate experience for our customers online or in store. Our sales staff remain knowledgeable, professional musicians first and sales people second. Mannys Music gives you one hub to purchase all of your gear, and if we don’t have it, we’ll try our hardest to get it for you.

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