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Monitor Reference 5A

2.5-way bass reflex floorstanding speaker with a fully-fledged configuration

  • Compact, powerful 2.5-way active speaker system
  • Integrated amplifier with 2 x 60 watts of continuous power or 2 x 120 watts of peak power
  • aptx® Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) for optimum sound reproduction
  • HDMI® input with ARC capability for playback of TV audio and all connected sources
  • Phono input for turntables with MM system
  • Solid housing for precise sound reproduction

2.5-way bass reflex floorstanding speaker with a fully-fledged configuration

Anyone who has ever wondered whether there are any multi-functional and fully active speakers in fully-fledged dimensions can now answer their question with a resounding yes. With the same front width as the 3A, the Monitor Reference 5A stands 908 mm tall, making it a full-size floorstanding speaker. This format leaves you in no doubt as to whether you have a real hi-fi system in front of you.

Compact, but with a sound of a much larger model


The tweeter dome measures 25 mm (like its siblings) and is driven by the tried and tested, powerful ferrite magnet. Underneath there are two 170 mm chassis. One caters for the all-important vocal range as a bass-midrange driver, while the second is designed purely for reproducing the deep bass range. The use of materials really makes an impact here - the floorstanding speaker of the Monitor Reference series delves right down to a frequency of 28 Hz. Nevertheless, the 5A boasts a slim visual appearance and can therefore be set up in any living room environment.

There is even more amplifier power on board here: Each channel has 60 watts of continuous power (or 120 watts of peak power). An HDMI input, phono preamplifier, Bluetooth® with fast aptx® Low Latency capability, as well as analog and digital connections round off the configuration here as well. And we haven´t skimped on the material either: Weighing in at 14.7 and 13.8 kg (active and passive speaker respectively), the Monitor Reference is not unbearable, but it is still considerably sturdy.

Technical specifications


Power Handling (RMS/Max.)
  • active
Impedance
  • Powered
Principle
  • Powered Bluetooth® stereo floorstanding speaker set
  • 2.5-way bass reflex, active
Mains voltage
  • 100 – 240 V
Drivers
  • 6.5“ woofer-midrange
  • 6.5“ woofer
  • 1 x 1“ dome tweeter
Output power (RMS/Max.)
  • 2 x 60 / 2 x 120 Watt
Frequency Response
  • 25 - 40.000 Hz
Crossover Frequencies
  • 3.200 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 205 x 908 x 282 mm
Weight
  • Active speaker: 14,7 kg
Cabinet surface
  • Front panel: matt black / housing: black textured veneer

Highlights


Amplifier & Connections
  • Bluetooth® input (version 5.0)
  • The left passive speaker is connected to the right active speaker via a supplied cable
  • Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) with aptX Low Latency, optimized for audio/video applications
  • Control for volume and input selection at the rear panel
  • Optical digital input for direct connection of digital audio devices (e. g. TV)
  • Sampling rates of all digital inputs up to 24Bit/192kHz
  • Low standby power consumption (<0.5 watts) with auto standby function
  • LED status indicator at the speaker front
  • Complete control is ensured via the supplied remote control (incl. battery)
  • Additional 3.5 mm analogue stereo input for connecting portable audio devices
  • Analogue stereo input (Cinch R/L) with switchable phono preamplifier for direct connection of a record player with magnet system (MM)
Chassis
  • FE-Dynamics woofer bass-midrange driver with low partial oscillation, coated paper cone and distortion optimized magnet system
  • 25 mm fmax tweeter with soundguide for optimised dispersion properties and powerful ferrite drive for excellent dynamics
Highlights
  • Numerous connection options for flexible and versatile use for smartphone via Bluetooth®, record player, TV via, HDMI® etc.
  • HDMI® with ARC and CEC function (Speakers can be controlled via TV remote control
  • Bluetooth® input (version 5.0) supports the aptX® high-end audio standard for high-quality playback from mobile devices
  • Integrated high-performance amplifier module, no additional amplifier is required
  • High-quality phono preamplifier for direct connection of a record player with MM magnet system
Crossover
  • High-quality terminal with solid gold-plated and capsulated screw connectors
  • Amplitude and phase-optimised crossover to meet the strict THX Ultra2 standard
Cabinet
  • Elegant design with a high-quality black hairline finish
  • Resonance-damping rubber feed
  • Detachable front cover with acoustic cloth
  • Airflex port with rounded reflex opening for reducing wind noises
  • Solid low-resonance cabinet construction using E1-MDF panels
Cabinet surface
  • Front panel: matt black / housing: black textured veneer