GoldenEar BRX is a 2-way Passive Passive Radiator Bookshelf speaker by GoldenEar. It features a Folded Ribbon Tweeter and 1 x 6" Polypropylene Woofer. BRX also employs two rectangular side-mounted passive radiators. The speaker has a frequency range of 40-35k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. GoldenEar BRX has an MSRP of 1598$ per pair.
What size of room is the GoldenEar BRX speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the GoldenEar BRX is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
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What is the Frequency Response of the GoldenEar BRX speaker?
GoldenEar BRX has a Frequency response range of 40-35k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 40 Hz, BRX will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with GoldenEar BRX, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $2000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how BRX's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the GoldenEar BRX? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
GoldenEar BRX's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so GoldenEar BRX is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of GoldenEar BRX is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the GoldenEar BRX:
BRX features 5-way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
GoldenEar BRX External Dimensions and Weight
GoldenEar BRX has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 12-1/8 x 8-1/8 x 12-5/16inch (308.0 x 207.0 x 313.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of GoldenEar BRX is approximately 647.9cm2 / 100.4inch2.
The GoldenEar BRX weighs 5.45kg / 12lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how BRX's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
GoldenEar BRX has a Passive Radiator
type cabinet and a MDF/Lacquer finish.
GoldenEar BRX is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
GoldenEar BRX is available in Gloss Black.
BRX doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the GoldenEar BRX come with a Grille?
BRX comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of GoldenEar BRX?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of BRX:
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the GoldenEar BRX.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.