• Floor Standing Floor Standing
  • GOLD C-CAM Tweeter GOLD C-CAM Tweeter
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Footprint 215mm x 282mm
  • 2 1/2-way 2 1/2-way
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II
  • Driver size Twin 5 1/2in
  • Bolt through driver Bolt through driver

Technology

BX5 technology
  • C-CAM® tweeter with bandwidth beyond 30kHz
  • Twin 5 1/2 C-CAM® bass and mid-range drivers refined by FEA analysis.
  • Single bolt-through drivers.  A design feature which means the driver is not fixed to the front baffle and cannot transmit vibrations and therefore colouration to the cabinet.
  • Improved cabinet rigidity and stability.
  • HiVe®II port technology to speed the transit of air from the cabinet, resulting in more dynamic bass.
  • High-quality terminal panels blend easy access with high-end functionality.
  • Choice of four high quality vinyl wood finishes.

Specification

Frequency Response +/- 3dB

36Hz - 30kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1m)

90 dB

Nominal Impedance

8 ohms

Power Handling (RMS)

120 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

30 - 120 W

Cabinet Design

Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear. HiVe®II port technology

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM® bass.
1 x 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM® bass mid-range driver.
1 x 25 mm (1") gold dome C-CAM® tweeter.

Crossover Frequency

LF: -6dB @ 400Hz
MF/HF: 3.2Hz

External Dimensions: (H x W x D mm)

850 x 166 x 248 mm
(868 x 215 x 282 - inc Plinth)

External Dimensions: (H x W x D inches)

33 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 9 3/4 inches
(34 3/16 x 8 7/16 x 11 1/8 - inc Plinth)

Weight (Individual)

12 Kg (26.4 lbs)

Professional reviews

BX5

August 2011

Standing Ovation

"The BX5 is a fun budget floorstander. Graced with a big sound yet a strong sense of balance and control it works well as a high fidelity all rounder...So with a wide range of ability, from it's great sense of scale and control with big performances it will appeal to all those who like their music strong and fast."

BX5

August 2011

Bronzes get a gold star

'The easiest £500-ish floorstanders to live with we've heard in a good while - which is why these elegant Monitor Audios score the full five stars...Smooth looks and finish; unified, controlled and unthreatening sound'

Read the full review

BX Centre

November 2012

The Bronze Age Returns

“An equally strong element in Monitor’s corporate identity is a laudable commitment to value… Nowhere is this commitment more obvious than in the firm’s new “entry level” Bronze BX-series speakers”.

“Bronze BX models frankly do not look or sound like “entry level” products at all.”

“Bronze BX models offer an unusual degree of overall refinement and especially sonic coherency for their price - a quality that I’ve rarely heard so well executed in speakers in this price range.”

“The imaging characteristics of the Bronze models are astonishingly good.”

“The Bronze BX models sound more like the Silver RX range than not and for only a fraction of the price meaning that the Bronze BX offers superb sonic value for money.”

“The Bronzes conveyed qualities of spaciousness and dynamic expansiveness as few small systems can.”

“The sound of the vibes, as presented by the Bronze BX system, is simply gorgeous.”

“It is, quite simply, a brilliant success. The longer you listen to this system, the more “right” it sounds, and for not a lot of money.”

BX5

November 2012

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's BX5 Review

The Monitor Audio BX5 displays it's all round ability in the most recent HiFi Choice magazine group test, earning the title of "HiFi Choice Recommended".

David Price said “It throws out masses of detail, yet really rocks when called upon to do so. It's a great all rounder”.

Read the full review in the December 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.

BX5

February 2011

Bronzes get a gold star

'The easiest £500-ish floorstanders to live with we've heard in a good while - which is why these elegant Monitor Audios score the full five stars...Smooth looks and finish; unified, controlled and unthreatening sound'

BX5

November 2010

Standing Ovation

"The BX5 is a fun budget floorstander.  Graced with a big sound yet a strong sense of balance and control it works well as a high fidelity all rounder...So with a wide range of ability, from it's great sense of scale and control with big performances it will appeal to all those who like their music strong and fast."

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