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Your thoughts on DYNAUDIO BM 6A MK2 NEARFIELD MONITOR

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I would like to know a little bit more about the;

DYNAUDIO BM 6A MK2 ACTIVE ANALOG NEARFIELD MONITOR.

What are your thoughts on these monitors? How do they perform when playing back media from an entertainment point of view, as in high def films and HQ-Mp3 and lossless music? (DacMagic would be used). I had a brief listen to these and I liked what I heard, but it was only brief. How would it compare to the M-Audio Studiophile DSM2 or DSM3?

Cheers
post #2 of 16
Dynaudio monitors are one of the best monitors to use outside the studio. I'm biased of course, but I heard quite a few Dynaudio active monitors and they are all sweet sounding, detailed but smooth. In short, just right for any music listening
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post
Dynaudio monitors are one of the best monitors to use outside the studio. I'm biased of course, but I heard quite a few Dynaudio active monitors and they are all sweet sounding, detailed but smooth. In short, just right for any music listening
Warp, have you heard any Dynaudio passives? I'm considering Dynaudio for my future desktop upgrade, from my Energy RC-10s (not that they aren't perfectly serving me well right now...), but I've only heard the lower-line Focus series (yes, 2K is considered low-end for Dyn, other thread viewers) and they had a warmer, more colored sound that I found fairly delectable, but ultimately not as true to the music as the Energy RC-10...
post #4 of 16
I have some BM5A's paired with an HSU sub, crossed over at 60hz. For music it offers great bang for the buck. Highly detailed mids and high's with an engaging sound that's smooth and easy to listen to for extended periods of time. If I had to find a gripe with them it would be that cymbals do not sound quite as natural as with some other speakers. IMO speakers this good aren't really necessary for movies but it certainly doesn't hurt. I can only imagine the BM6A MK II being even more satisfying, especially if you don't plan to use them with a sub.

Also, if you aren't sold on them in the store, see if you can take them home for a demo or if you can return them if you buy them and aren't satisifed. I listened to them a few times at the guitar place where I ended up buying them, but they were set up in a way that didn't do them (or any of the other monitors for that matter) justice. When I got them home and into my own setup it didn't take more than a few songs to realize that they would not be going back. They were definitely a big step up in resolution compared to the Paradigm's and B&W's I owned at the time.

You may also want to take a look at the original version of the BM6A as well. It had a more powerful amp for the tweeter (100W vs. 50). I don't know what the other differences are besides the cabinet, but some people say it sounds better than the MK II version. You might be doing yourself a favour to listen to both if you can.
post #5 of 16
I would say the Mackies are pretty good too.
post #6 of 16
I never hear this particular model, but Dynaudio is awesome .. if you ask me, what ever have DYNAUDIO label, BUY IT ...
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
Warp, have you heard any Dynaudio passives? I'm considering Dynaudio for my future desktop upgrade, from my Energy RC-10s (not that they aren't perfectly serving me well right now...), but I've only heard the lower-line Focus series (yes, 2K is considered low-end for Dyn, other thread viewers) and they had a warmer, more colored sound that I found fairly delectable, but ultimately not as true to the music as the Energy RC-10...
Oh yes, I've heard them, and I like 'em, a lot.

Interesting you found they aren't true to the music, because I found the opposite. I can hear a lot more inner detail in the music (you know, the cliche I heard things I didn't hear before). What I like about the Focus series is that they are always detailed, never veiled but yet smooth enough to allow me to listen all day. Even their Excite line and previously their Audience is really good IMO, with just a tad less refinement overall.

In comparison to the RC10, I definitely find the Dynaudios present a far deeper, more 3D soundstage, whereas the Energy (any of the RC series) seems fairly flat/collapsed in comparison, especially the larger models which are all over the place in terms of soundstage (not sure why this is but I was actually quite disappointed)

The passives are more advanced in terms of the drivers from Dynaudio. Dynaudio doesn't revision their active models as often because professionals would probably get upset if they kept changing the sound quality. Pros value consistency in sound more than having the latest/greatest tech.
post #8 of 16
I thought my RC-10 were generally more neutral, since the Focus 220 I auditioned had a very captivitating, enjoyable sound, that was impressively dynamic, but overall warm (even warmer than my Polk LSi15), and colored (in the mids, at least). Don't take me wrong, since a bit of warmth is great, but I just felt that the Focus was just slightly too warm, and likely isn't the best representation of the Dynaudio house sound (which I've heard to be very transparent and balanced?). Ultimately I'd love to hear the Dynaudio Evidence line...(wonder what 35K (Temptation) or 80K (Master) really brings to the music)

You've heard the RC-10s before?
post #9 of 16
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You've heard the RC-10s before?
Yes, I bought a pair to try out for a week. Couldn't resist for $350 CAD, but I didn't keep them past the return period.

I didn't find the Focus 110 or 140 colored in the mids at all, so it's surprising that the 220 would exhibit that. Maybe try it again with the port plug?
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello again guys, thanks for the replies.

How would you compare the 'Adam P11A Active Nearfield Monitors' to the 'Dynaudio BM6A MKII Active Monitors'? Both are in the same price league. I have been advised that If I did go for the Adams I should concider spending extra and getting the P22A due to the added bass responce. I am stuck here.

Cheers,
post #11 of 16
Puro,
At the prices your looking at I would highly recommend a pair of used Mackie HR824's. They are very neutral and sound fantastic. Adam's are way too bright for my tastes.
post #12 of 16
Audition first if possible.

I would also give Genelec a listen as well, and go with which ever suits your tastes.
post #13 of 16

looking at the BM6A MKII too.  any newer better alternatives in the sub $1500 range?  def want to have look-end sturdiness @ this price point.....

post #14 of 16

there's a pair of DYNAUDIO FOCUS 110A going for just over $1500. whether is a good deal or not, I can't say, as I know nothing about theses speakers. they should be much better than the BM6A's judging by price alone.

post #15 of 16

Check out the new Dynaudio DBM50 active speaker. It looks promising and affordable. 

 

I'd love to audition it soon. 

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