Dynaudio BM5 mkIII Powered Studio Monitor

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
Dynaudio BM5 mkIII Powered Studio Monitor

The Dynaudio BM5 mkIII improves upon its predecessor by putting out more power, a wider frequency range, and higher SPL without distortion.

These improvements result in a clearer sound, better dynamic range, and less distortion at higher playback volumes.

Tech Specs

  • Driver: 7" Thermo Molded MSP Cone, 1" Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 100W (50W LF, 50W HF)
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
  • Frequency Response: 42Hz-24kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Dimensions: 12.5" x 7.3" x 11"
  • Weight: 16.9 lbs.

Pros

Several users note that the monitors deliver very transparent sound. Some users mentioned they didn't need to get adjusted to the monitors to start working on music. Other reviews mention them striking a balance between great-sounding reproduction and critical accuracy. They sounded great for some users that didn't have optimal room treatment. The sound signature was also said to be non-fatiguing.

Cons

The low-frequency extension is present but can be hit-or-miss depending on your room and how well standing waves are treated. Some users report needing a sub for better low-frequency reproduction.

Overall

If you want a transparent and natural sounding monitor that won't fatigue you while making long mixing sessions a joy, the Dynaudio BM5 mkIII is a great pick for your studio.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.