BX5A Deluxe and Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Maurier, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Maurier macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2010
    At the moment I am using a pair of m-audio AV30 wich are ok but not that great and I want to get some better speakers to use with the Mac Pro and my native instrument Maschine.
    I found a pair of m-audio BX5A Deluxe at 269.00$ and they seem pretty good.
    From what I understand this are bi-amped speakers so I believe they have to be turned on individually and they have also to be individually plugged in into an outlet.
    I have no idea if this can actually be used for desktop speakers=/ I believe I have to use the TRS connection and will need a cable like this in order to plug them in directly to the Mac pro?


    If anyone here knows about monitor speakers and how they will work with a desktop help out=)
    I just don't know if I will run into problems using them for desktop speakers

    I saw few pics online of an imac using this speakers but looks like he has an external sound card and at the moment I can't afford both=)

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  2. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    I wouldn't be an complete expert on this, but that cable looks correct.

    Never, ever buy anything from Monster though. Try monoprice.
  3. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    That cable will do ok. About the brand, its a personal preference: just make sure they do not hum or leak any noise when you receive them - couldn't find a monoprice equivalent.
  4. Monoprice macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
  5. antmo, Jan 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011

    antmo macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    I use the BX5a with my Mac Pro, right out of the built-in line-out... I just grabbed this cheap cable from a local guitarcenter: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Live-Wire-3-5M--TRS--Dual-1-4---Y-Cable-100267558-i1169103.gc. I think I paid like $10 about a year ago.

    I use them for non-critical listening... they do the job and will sound much better than your AV30's (I owned a pair of av40's a while ago). When it comes to audio, it's all relative... depends on what you're coming from and what your expectations are.

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