Dynaudio BM5A MKII by evo6
Back in 1999 I received a copy of FL Studio (it was called Fruity Loops back then). After "fixing" the room accoustics by rearranging the bed and buying accoustic foam to plaster on the walls I was ready to mix my songs-almost. I still needed a good set of monitors because my stock pc speakers left much to be desired. That was the beginning of my studio monitor journey. Over the years I went through a few pairs of monitors, and of the 5 or I had, my favorite so far has been the Dynaudio BM5A. My favorite feature of this monitor is the way it handles the mid range. The mids poke through a mix in a non fatiguing way. The high end speaker is silk and iis very non fatiguing compared to a $1500 pair I had sold earlier due to the serious headaches I would get from mixing with them for any extended period of time. The stereo imaging is excellent and it's easy to find the sweat spot without too much work. The back panel features switches to adjust the low medium and high response of the speakers. My only complaint is that with a 6.9" woofer, I find mixing sub frequencies nearly impossible without hooking it up to my subwoofer. Overall, for less than $1000 I find the Dynaudio BM5A a good value in monitors. They have a relatively small footprint, and as long as you remember to compensate for the mids, your mixes should translate well.