29 posts / 0 new
Last post
technic123's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 24/04/2014 - 21:52
Posts: 19
Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

I currently have MS Aviano 1 speakers which i do like the sound of...however....i feel there is a lack of bass in the sound

it might be down to my technics amplifier but im not sure

i am considering the MA BX2s as they seem to get good reviews and have bigger drivers. A couple of other things i would like to find out, do the BX2s have wall mount sockets in rear or do you have to clamp them with side clamping brackets?

 

also is it worth me getting a better amp?

Blackdawn's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 11 hours ago
Joined: 07/05/2010 - 20:37
Posts: 796
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

Depends on lots of things including room size, listening position and location of the speakers plus whether they are on stands or not. If you like the sound why not try the next size up Aviano 2? Try moving the speakers on stands a little closer to the wall. This should help increase the bass a bit.

If altering room placement/listening postition doesn't help, there are plenty of great budget loudspeakers to pick from. Can you demo a few after shortlisting? Apart from your amp which should be fine (but I don't know the model or specs) don't forget a good quality source is important as well.

If you read the BX manual it tells you about mounting etc Its not as easy as with some speakers such as Dali Lektor or Zenzor 1 (just have a mounting screw hole on the back and takes a few mins).

gasolin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 15 hours ago
Joined: 17/03/2013 - 10:40
Posts: 399
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

You need atleast something with a 8" woofer i have the Boston A26 and the bass from the 6½ " is okay but might not be power full enought for what you want.

 

A subwoofer might be able to do the trick, buy a used one with atleast 8"  or 10" with min 150watt

robg1976's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 days ago
Joined: 17/09/2007 - 21:13
Posts: 258
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

Hi.  I can recommend the Monitor audios. they are a great sounding speaker i have the BR5...  Dont worry about size of the drivers...this is not a true indication of sound or bass..  Modern small speakers use technology to get around the size issue like ports and cabinet dynamics as well as driver materials...

 

If you are happy with your amp why change it? 

If u can try not to wall mount your speakers they perform better on stands if your room will allow.

If and when you change your amp i can from experience recoomend for good timing and bass  either a NAD or ROTEL amp will work well with monitor audio speakers

 

Hope this helps

robg1976's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 days ago
Joined: 17/09/2007 - 21:13
Posts: 258
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

If your budget is low try EBAY for a second hand amp. you can pick up a NAD C352 for around £150  This a a powerfull amp and will drive almost any speakers and is very good with bass. NAD amps tend to be bass heavy. but not so much that it drowns the reast of the music

jonathanRD's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 10 hours ago
Joined: 27/01/2011 - 19:45
Posts: 360
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

The BX2's have a mounting bolt on the back, simple to undue with the supplied allen key. I think it is an M6 thread and the head of the bolt is about 16mm in diameter. So your wall brackets will need a mounting plate that fits flush to the back of the speaker, then just insert the bolt and tighten.

 

Rega Brio & Apollo + Mission 780

Sony BDP S480 Onkyo TX-NR609 Monitor Audio BX2 5.0 BK XXLS400

matthewpiano's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 23/11/2007 - 22:23
Posts: 8285
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

That isn't a mounting bolt.  It is the bolt for the bass/mid driver.  Do NOT undo this bolt or try to use it as a wall mounting bolt.

Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 - Rotel RCD965BX - Exposure 1010 amp - Dynaudio DM2/6 - Chord Co. Chameleon VEE3/Rumour 2 - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennheiser HD595

jonathanRD's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 10 hours ago
Joined: 27/01/2011 - 19:45
Posts: 360
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

matthewpiano wrote:

That isn't a mounting bolt.  It is the bolt for the bass/mid driver.  Do NOT undo this bolt or try to use it as a wall mounting bolt.

:oops:  sorry - I wondered why there was no mention of it in the manual   :doh:

 

 

Rega Brio & Apollo + Mission 780

Sony BDP S480 Onkyo TX-NR609 Monitor Audio BX2 5.0 BK XXLS400

Cypher's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 08/06/2007 - 06:45
Posts: 1404
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

The BX2 are very good speakers for the money. Buildquality is really good also.

But I would also try ;

Dali Zensor 3 and/or Boston Acoustics A26.

peterpiper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 20/03/2014 - 21:51
Posts: 117
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

 What about Acoustic Energy 101's ,  these are new kids on the block in the budget bookshelfs, not heard them but the reviews are good, if they are anything like other AE's they will execellent, I am looking into some of these to partner with a Marantz 610,  

Marantz MCR610 DALI Zensor3    Technics SL1300 CA Azur 651p Marantz CD7300, Marantz PM6005, AE109     

 

 

 

 

 

peterpiper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 20/03/2014 - 21:51
Posts: 117
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

matthewpiano wrote:

That isn't a mounting bolt.  It is the bolt for the bass/mid driver.  Do NOT undo this bolt or try to use it as a wall mounting bolt.

indeed, well spotted

I had a pair of BX6 and there were 3 of these allen bolts down the back, wondered what they were for originaly 

 

Marantz MCR610 DALI Zensor3    Technics SL1300 CA Azur 651p Marantz CD7300, Marantz PM6005, AE109     

 

 

 

 

 

matthewpiano's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 23/11/2007 - 22:23
Posts: 8285
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

The BX2s are good speakers but I wouldn't say they are going to give you a lot more bass than the Aviano 1s.  It isn't really what the BX2s are about.  They are also quite sensitive to partnering equipment.  Marantz is generally a good match.

As for Mordaunt-Short I believe the brand is being rested while AP concentrate on the Cambridge Audio speakers.  Perhaps you should consider auditioning the CA Aero 2s, which are currently on offer at £249 which is £100 off RRP.

Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 - Rotel RCD965BX - Exposure 1010 amp - Dynaudio DM2/6 - Chord Co. Chameleon VEE3/Rumour 2 - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennheiser HD595

technic123's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 24/04/2014 - 21:52
Posts: 19
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

well im not looking for room shaking bass like you may get from a rock concert, i just want a bassline that delivers more tightly and crisp than my curreent speakers. Im looking to get a Marantz MCR610 to power the new speakers

ive come up with a bit of a shortlist:

Aviano 2's

MA BX2s

CA aero 2

Dali Zensor 3

Any suggestions?

technic123's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 24/04/2014 - 21:52
Posts: 19
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

well im not looking for room shaking bass like you may get from a rock concert, i just want a bassline that delivers more tightly and crisp than my curreent speakers. Im looking to get a Marantz MCR610 to power the new speakers

ive come up with a bit of a shortlist:

Aviano 2's

MA BX2s

CA aero 2

Dali Zensor 3

Any suggestions?

Timpd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 days ago
Joined: 26/06/2012 - 10:06
Posts: 23
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

You can pick up end of the line MA RX 1 for £250 from £400+ . I run them  off a Marantz 6004 but heard them with a Unitilite and was very  impressed with their range.

knaithrover's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 24/11/2013 - 14:34
Posts: 133
RE: Monitor Audio BX2 worth it?

Marantz M-CR and BX2's is a very very good match - Boston Acoustics sound great too

Pages

Log in or register to post comments