• Floorstanders Floorstanders
  • 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.

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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: 3.2kHz

External Dimensions: (HxWxD mm)

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

External Dimensions: (HxWxD 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

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine

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.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

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'

Hi-Fi World Magazine

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."

User reviews

David McDougall Monitor Audio UK

BX5

July 2014

I bought the BX2's way back in December 2011. Then I had Marantz separates (PM6003/CD6003). Great sound. But I recently upgraded the Marantz for Arcam. FMJ A19 & CD17. Both are excellent but I felt that I could do better than my old BX2's. So, after comparing the BX5's with Dali Zensor 5 I am now the proud owner of a pair of Monitor Audio BX5's in walnut finish. It was an easy choice, The MA is way ahead of the Dali for sound. I found the MA had amazing bass and treble and was just more listenable. The Dali being too bright for my ears. But the point I am making here is that this is the second pair of Monitor Audio speakers I have ever bought and again I am more than satisfied. Though I have only been using them for a week I feel that they sound great (if better when run in then I can't wait). So, Monitor Audio thank you for a fantastic pair of floorstanders that I will enjoy for years to come.

jp mira Monitor Audio UK

BX5

April 2014

They are so elegant, I thought that I should buy a subwoofer to fill the bass, but they are amazing on the bass zone, being so stylish.

Steve Ramsay Monitor Audio UK

BX5

March 2014

This C-CAM stuff is an amazing material. Not to mention the quality of manufacturing. Even the packaging couldn't be neater.

The level of after sales service is superb. I own a full set of Bronze speakers in a 7.1 setup and my friends are so jealous.

Amazing sound quality and service. What more could you ask for from a manufacturer? Go Monitor Audio!

Awan Apianto Monitor Audio UK

BX5

July 2013

At the first time I was unsure to buy these loudspeakers because I only have a 100 watts av receiver it was Denon 1910, but because I have nice experience with BX2, finally I decided to buy it. Using denon 1910 I still can enjoy the sound details and the spacious staging, but somehow my av receiver not powerful enough to drive this loudspeakers, especially the bass driver, later on I upgraded my receiver to Denon 4310. This AVR liberated all potential that BX5 has. I'm very happy with these loudspeakers. Now my BX5s have become more enjoyable the high, mid and low sound frequencies are mixed proportionally. The best thing that I love most is the sound details. These are simply great loudspeakers and I love it. Thanks MA. regards from your Indonesian fan :)

David De Smet Monitor Audio UK

BX5

March 2013

I bought the BX5s a little while ago. They replace my old Wharfedale Modus 5 pair who move upstairs. After a good auditioning in the store with my own music I decided to go for them. At home they were connected to my Technics A700MK2 amplifier and the sound was awful. It made me want to turn down the volume or even stop the music. There was an agressive sharp edge to the sound coming from my BX5s. Maybe they still had to be burned in. But I also ordered a new amplifier - the Yamaha A-S500. Once the BX5s and the Yamaha were paired things got so much better. The sound got so much more space. So in my opinion the BX5s are fantastic but I experienced that you have to be careful with matching them to other material as an amplifier. I have the impression the BX5;s need a somewhat more powerful amplifier.

Simon Stockman Monitor Audio UK

BX5

December 2012

Monitor Audio? More like Monitor Perfection. Just changed from B & W 603 S2's to MA BX 5's. They are simply superb, especially at the price & so much smaller. Don't waste time reading reviews & comparing the BX 5's with other makes - just invest in these. Was looking at Rega, Neat, Castle & Kudos. Some of these are over double the price of the BX 5's, but sound no better. Really pleased.

Paul Johnson Monitor Audio UK

BX5

June 2012

I have the BX5's with a Quad 606 & 405 pre-am combo and mainly listen to them through my Linn LP12. Even matched with this 'old' system they produce an excellent sound stage with real depth. They perform well listening at all volume levels and above all else, I really enjoy listening to music again.

Karl peek Monitor Audio UK

BX5

February 2012

I've just purchase bx center and fronts upgrading from mission mv6 as my budget was low and couldn't stretch to the rx6 but wow is all i can say they are fantastic sounds so go can't wait to get the sub thanks monitor audio

Robbie Hustwick Monitor Audio UK

BX5

January 2012

These BX5 speakers are amazing, very well built, with an accurate almost warm sound at all levels, with a range of different music,movies & gaming. After previously owning a pair of Mission MX3's I thought that they could not be beaten in the same price arena, but I was wrong,very wrong. Well done Monitor Audio!!

Robert Day Monitor Audio UK

BX5

June 2011

My system is in the budget area of Hi-fi. ARCAM CD73. ROTEL RA05 Se and Monitor Audio BR5. My BR5's are nearly 4 years old now and I can't praise them enough. I could go on about the stereo image, the timing and pace and the amount of detail they uncover from any recording, but what still pleases me is the build quality, the fit and finish is still as good as the day I purchased them. I have owned many quality speakers over the years - Mission, Wharfdale to name a few, all of which had problems with finish. The BR5s not only sound good of course but they are built to last. Thank you M.A.

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