Originally Posted by LCDeez
I appreciate that! Ya I know this is the stompin grounds of MA owners and that the opinions will be biased, but I know enough about MA to know that they are tremendous speakers. I was just hoping someone had heard both lol. But, to your point, the front facing porthole is a big reason I choose these as the desk is up against the wall and it seemed like the best option. Now with that said, I do listen rather loud and a question more appropriate would be are these BX2s capable of handling loud music/games (explosions/dialogue) ? How do they stand up to the BX1? Thanks
As I said, I have the BX2's in my HT. They handle the front channels, currently in full range, although I have a sub (I'm still playing with that to choose the best settings). The room is small, but I like to crank the volume a bit, and the sound is excellent for my taste. Actually, I have the impression that the BX2's sound better at high volumes - not ear-bleeding, but just loud enough to prevent any conversation in the same room. I feel they lack some bass, and maybe get a little muffled at low volumes. Now, as "loud" is quite subjective, maybe you should better try them before you buy them, or at least buy them with a good return policy. On the other hand, as you already have a sub, I believe you will be fine with them as long as you set the crossover in your soundcard (or audio driver?) at 60~80Hz.
I also have the BX1's, they're my surrounds. I never tried them in the main channels. But I can tell you two things: 1) they have rear ports, and 2) I tried them briefly at the shop where I bought them just to make sure the drivers were OK (I bought them several thousand miles away from home, didn't want to find out I had a defective unit after
flying back), so I didn't pay much attention to the amplification, except that I asked them not to add a sub, and boy, the sound was great for such a little speaker. The cherry on the cake was my wife with a confused look on her face: "is all this sound coming from that tiny one?"