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Quad - S-5 - Tower Speakers (Pair) is available to buy in increments of 1

Quad - S-5 - Tower Speakers (Pair)

Quad - Tower Speakers (Pair)

Glance at the Quad S-5 and you'll notice the elegant spiked outriggers that bolt onto a metal base and give the tower loudspeaker optimal stability. Indeed, something about these speakers, available for a veritable steal at nearly $800 off list price, suggests that they require the pro-grade support or they'd start walking toward you. Such is the degree of power, punch, and impact with which these 55.8-pound floorstanders play music. Of course, you'll also get an idea of just how gorgeous they look. Graced with Italian-inspired rounded top edges at the front and rear, each tall, slim cabinet is comprised of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard with circumferential internal bracing that reduces panel resonance below the threshold of human hearing.

That's just the beginning of a unit that Ken Kessler of Hi-Fi News says "delivers so much bang for the buck that I had to double-check the price." Designed in England and claiming a heritage that stretches back to the company's iconic Corner Ribbon loudspeaker, S-5 features a 1.75 x 0.5-inch true ribbon tweeter that ably handles modern high-power amplifiers while also retaining Quad's trademark detail, accuracy, and smoothness. And since the composite ribbon sandwich substrate tweeter functions as both the diaphragm and motor system – completely unlike conventional dome units – you'll benefit from off-the-charts levels of efficiency, control, and transparency.

Whether you want to experience the crescendo of an orchestral piece, the interplay of a jazz trio, or attack of a rock band, S-5 remains composed, finessed, and clean with all types of music. A sophisticated crossover network handles the virtually seamless handoff between the tweeter, four-inch woven Kevlar midrange driver, and pair of 6.5-inch woven Kevlar woofers. To ensure superb low-end scale, stability, clarity, and depth, the drivers pair with large auxiliary bass radiators (ABRs). All you need to do is position S-5 at least a foot from the wall and you'll hear what they have to offer – fatigue-free performance, beguiling coherency, and pinpoint imaging included.

SPECIFICATIONS:

General Description
3-way floorstanding speaker

Enclosure Type
ABR

Transducer Complement
3-way

ABR
3 x 165mm

Bass driver
2 x 165mm Woven Kevlar

Midrange driver
100mm Woven Kevlar

Treble driver
45 x 12mm true ribbon

AV Shield
No

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M)
90db

Recommended Amplifier Power
40-200W

Nominal Impedance

Minimum Impedance
3.2Ω

Frequency Response (+/-3dB)
42Hz - 23kHz

Bass Extension (-6dB)
35Hz

Crossover Frequency
570 Hz & 3.2kHz

Cabinet Volume
72.4L

Dimensions
42.1" x 8.1" x 13.0" (HWD)

Weight
55.8 lbs ea.

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