The Model 5A combines the superior openness of the Vandersteen boxless design with the powerful, extended bass of an amplified subwoofer in a compact, elegant loudspeaker. With trend-setting technology, the best components, and painstaking attention to detail, the Model 5A is another masterpiece from Richard Vandersteen.
While conventional speakers must be perfectly positioned in the room to maximize their low-frequency performance, the Model 5As can be positioned in a convenient location and then tuned to the requirements of that particular placement. The subwoofer amplifier incorporates multiple unique adjustments that all the speaker’s low frequencies to be matched to its environment and the preferences of its owner.
With these innovative and versatile adjustments, Model 5As can be matched to any environment or placement. They will work as well in a small room as in a large room. The family entertainment system is a part of the room rather than the room being forced to be a part of the entertainment system.
Vandersteen Model 5A Features
Massive 12-inch proprietary push-pull Vandersteen subwoofer with a powerful motor on either side of the aluminum cone.
Over 1" of subwoofer linear excursion.
400-watt subwoofer amplifier.
7" Woofer with precision-formed magnet assembly with a copper Faraday ring on the pole piece to reduce magnetic distortion and maximize linear excursion.
Patented 4 1/2-inch open basket Vandersteen midrange driver.
1-inch dual-chamber ceramic coated, alloy-dome transmission-line loaded tweeter.
Critical acoustic dampening and a precision phase plug extend the high frequencies past audibility without the excessive ringing associated with open or under-damped metal dome tweeters.
Rear mounted 3/4-inch dome tweeter can be adjusted to tailor the Model 5A's treble response to different rooms or listener preferences.
Low frequencies to be matched to its environment and the preferences of its owner.
Vandersteen Model 5A Specifications
Bandwidth: 22 Hz to 30 kHz.
Sensitivity: 87 dB.
Impedance: 6 Ohms, 4 Ohms minimum.
Subwoofer Amplifier: 400 Watts.
Dual motor 12" aluminum cone with over 1" of linear excursion.
7-inch die-cast basket, long excursion woofer with curvilinear polypropylene/kevlar composite cone and copper Faraday ring, transmission-line loaded.
Patented open basket 4 1/2-inch midrange with a polypropylene cone, alnico magnet assembly, and copper Faraday ring on pole piece, transmission-line loaded.
1-inch critically damped, low-distortion, dual-chamber, ceramic-coated alloy dome tweeter, transmission-line loaded.
Dimensions: WxHxD 44" x 14" x 20", 182 lbs each.