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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post

they are only more expensive because they include stands and grille. Otherwise they are identical to these

 

http://dynaudioprofessional.com/bm-series/monitors/bm5a-compact/ except have RCA unbal inputs

 

They haven't revised the BM5A-Compact yet to series II.

The regular BM5A are now in series II and should represent an improvement http://dynaudioprofessional.com/bm-series/monitors/bm5a-mkii/

 


Wow, $300 extra for stands and grills...hardcore. 

 

When I was shopping for the BM5A's, I was attracted to the compact version, but no one local carried it. So I just ended up going with the non-compact version, which as you pointed out is a series II. I didn't even realize the compact wasn't a series II as well.

post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by FieldEffect View Post

 


Wow, $300 extra for stands and grills...hardcore. 

 

When I was shopping for the BM5A's, I was attracted to the compact version, but no one local carried it. So I just ended up going with the non-compact version, which as you pointed out is a series II. I didn't even realize the compact wasn't a series II as well.

To be fair, the MSRP for the BM5AMk2 is supposed to be $625 each, even though everybody sells it discounted to $499 each. The MC15 sells for $1299 with no discount for some reason.

post #48 of 54
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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post

To be fair, the MSRP for the BM5AMk2 is supposed to be $625 each, even though everybody sells it discounted to $499 each. The MC15 sells for $1299 with no discount for some reason.

 


Ah, I guess it's just due to the MC15 having a smaller market share.

post #49 of 54
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...and probably because the MC15 is usually sold mainly in "audio stores" rather than "music/pro" stores

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...and probably because the MC15 is usually sold mainly in "audio stores" rather than "music/pro" stores

Good point. I don't think there's an actual high-end audio shop within 75 miles of where I live.

post #51 of 54
Have you tried the CM1 in near field listening against the MC15? They look gorgeous.
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Great thread, thanks everyone. I'm new to the forum, but perhaps someone can weigh in on a couple of options I'm considering for my desk - mostly listening sitting in front of my keyboard:

 

Option 1 - Dynaudio MC 15 (and possibly a low-end DAC like the Audioengine D1)

http://www.dynaudio.com/int/multimedia_sound/mc_15.php

 

Option 2 - Dynaudio DM 2/6 with a TEAC AH01-B (DAC+amp)

http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/dm/dm_26.php

http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/reference_series/a-h01/

 

Both come in within $100 of each other. A few things I'm torn on: external amplification is a pro because if an amp fails you dont render the speaker useless. But I think the built-in bi-amping of the MC 15 may be better than what I'd get out of the TEAC and the passive 2/6 loudspeakers? It seems the MC 15 is a bit older, but perhaps the "nearfield" design is better for my situation. I'm assuming the MC 15 is shielded but the DM 2/6 isnt - should I be concerned with it less than a foot away from my macbook pro? The simplicity of the MC 15 is attractive.

 

Thanks tons for any thoughts!

post #53 of 54

Wow, it's been ages since I last posted on head-fi. I moved on from headphones to starting my car audio business, concentraiting on building subwoofer enclosures. However part and parcel of that is learning about 'basic' acoustics, and so i'm in the process of building my own speakers.

 

Knowing what i know now, I will probably never buy a pair of speakers again, much as though i love/loved the MC15's, I beleive I can build my own gear with better results for cheaper.

 

This is one of the top car audio engineers in the business and look what he's done.

 

ihttp://peteybox.com/home-audio/

post #54 of 54

Assuming you're still looking, I think option 1 is much better. Don't run your mind around in "what if something fails" circles of thought. If you ever have a problem with an active monitor, you can either repair it yourself or have it repaired.

 

While I really like the compact design of the MC 15, I think BM5A's are a much better bang for buck. So you might look at those, too.

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Originally Posted by leelance View Post

Great thread, thanks everyone. I'm new to the forum, but perhaps someone can weigh in on a couple of options I'm considering for my desk - mostly listening sitting in front of my keyboard:

 

Option 1 - Dynaudio MC 15 (and possibly a low-end DAC like the Audioengine D1)

http://www.dynaudio.com/int/multimedia_sound/mc_15.php

 

Option 2 - Dynaudio DM 2/6 with a TEAC AH01-B (DAC+amp)

http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/dm/dm_26.php

http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/reference_series/a-h01/

 

Both come in within $100 of each other. A few things I'm torn on: external amplification is a pro because if an amp fails you dont render the speaker useless. But I think the built-in bi-amping of the MC 15 may be better than what I'd get out of the TEAC and the passive 2/6 loudspeakers? It seems the MC 15 is a bit older, but perhaps the "nearfield" design is better for my situation. I'm assuming the MC 15 is shielded but the DM 2/6 isnt - should I be concerned with it less than a foot away from my macbook pro? The simplicity of the MC 15 is attractive.

 

Thanks tons for any thoughts!

 

 

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