The slender BX5 represents a careful re-tuning of the acclaimed BR5 floorstanding model, adding further bandwidth and resolution to a recognised class act. Its sophisticated 2 1/2-way system of twin 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM® drivers and 25mm (1") C-CAM® tweeter is perfected through a series of internal chambers providing the optimum operating environment for each driver and lending further rigidity to the cabinet. For such a modestly priced speaker, the BX5 is exceedingly coherent, having the transparency to expose the texture of complex musical passages and the control to communicate the natural dynamics of every performance. Astride the driver-matched BX Centre in a multichannel system, the BX5 will deliver a captivating blend of stratospheric highs, percussive mid-band and gripping bass extension for mesmerising three-dimensional AV fidelity.
|Frequency Response +/- 3dB:||36Hz - 30kHz|
|Sensitivity (1W@1m):||90 dB|
|Nominal Impedance:||8 ohms|
|Power Handling (RMS):||120 W|
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS):||30 - 120 W|
|Cabinet Design:||Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear. HiVe®II port technology|
|Drive Unit Complement:||
1 x 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM® bass.
LF: -6dB @ 400Hz
(H x W x D mm)
850 x 166 x 248 mm
(H x W x D inches)
|33 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 9 3/4 inches
(34 3/16 x 8 7/16 x 11 1/8 - inc Plinth)
|Weight (Individual):||12 Kg (26.4 lbs)|
Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminium/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material.
Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats.
The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
A new type of port technology which uses a straight rifled design to accelerate air flow and reduce turbulence. HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port, the result is fast powerful bass coupled with superior transient response.
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