|Warranty length||2 Years|
Configuration: Three-way floorstander
Tweeter: 12x45mm True Ribbon
Midrange driver: 125mm woven Kevlar
Bass drivers: 165mm woven Kevlar x2
Bass system: 165mm ABR x3
Sensitivity: (2.83V @ 1m) 90dB
Recm amp power: 25-100W
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Freq response: (+/-3dB) 42Hz ~ 23kHz
Bass extension: (-6dB) 35Hz
Crossover Freq: 570Hz & 3.2kHz
Cabinet Volume: 72.4L
Dimensions (HWD): 1070 x 205 x 330mm
Marking the 79th year of Quad's existence, the S series combine advanced Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers with a specially formed ribbon tweeter that delivers effortless audio expression capturing all the minute details along with the passion of the original performance. The Quad S5 floorstanders support three-way configurations, coupling a 125mm midrange driver with two 165mm bass drivers.
State of Art Techniques and Materials
The new ribbon unit developed for the S5 uses cutting edge techniques and materials. With a robust sandwich construction built to handle high-powered amplifiers, the ribbon is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field allowing it to flourish as both voice coil and the sound radiator.
Remarkable Musical Detail
As well as delivering excellent transient response and superb musical detail, the sound from this ribbon unit is smooth right up to the highest musical overtones beyond the limits of human hearing. Controlled directivity maintains this sound quality over a wide horizontal arc to cover all listeners whilst vertical dispersion is tailored to avoid floor and ceiling reflections, resulting in the purest high frequency performance at the listening seat.
Sophisticated Crossover Networks
This ribbon tweeter is aligned with Quad’s Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers through sophisticated crossover networks. While the standmount models use carefully tuned, rear-firing reflex ports to augment the bass, the floorstanders are unusual in incorporating three ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators) in place of a port. These passive, rear-firing bass units support the main drivers to extend bass response down to 35Hz whilst maintaining an accurate and articulate rendition of instrument fundamentals.
Beautifully Presented Speakers
Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each speaker cabinet uses a sandwich construction of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard to reduce panel resonance to below the level of audibility. Aesthetically, the look is classically Quad yet subtly updated, available in a choice of black or sapele mahogany wood veneers.
Full Dynamic Performance
Peter Comeau, Director of Acoustic Design at Quad’s parent company IAG, said: “S Series speakers are fashioned to reveal all the delightful inner detail of whatever style of music is played through them, yet exhibit a full and dynamic performance... that exemplifies Quad’s dictum of ‘The Closest Approach To The Original Sound’.”