Chane A5.4

The A5.4 returns early August

Chane A5.4

  • Brand: Chane Music and Cinema
  • Product Code: Chane A5.4
  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • Due to high demand, quantities are limited.

Top rated affordable tower loudspeaker

The A5.4 is Chane's third generation A5, a top-rated, five-driver, three-way floor speaker platform. Under the hood this clean, classic, powerful design focuses on precise imaging and a vast soundstage with more acoustic openness and presence than before. An improved base system looks better and allows easier adjustments on any surface.

The Internet-direct channel may offer customers excellent audio value, but it should also offer real enjoyment. The A5.4 is therefore dynamically responsive, involving to hear, and authentic to the recording. 

It takes a lot to rank in the top of a field of $1000 - $2500 designs in direct comparisons. Chane's A5 platform has done just that.

A technology set not found elsewhere

Standing just over forty inches tall, the A5.4 deploys three SplitGap midwoofers for plenty of volume displacement. A special midrange driver makes it Chane's only 3-way model, and our revised custom crossover network delivers better transient response and dynamic life. The A5.4 serves music and cinema equally well.

SplitGap drivers mean the A5.4 can cleanly displace more air than similar compact floor loudspeakers but the minimalist, technically developed design keeps it acoustically refined. The A5.4 can play loud but never at the expense of Chane's smooth, open clarity.

To aid subwoofer integration the A5.4's convertible bass reflex system can be sealed with an included charcoalester foam plug. Removable solid aluminum outrigger feet come with adjustable pointed feet and floor discs, and removable black fabric grilles are included.

Musical authenticity uncommon for the money

Chane A5 owners are nearly unanimous: They prefer a certain something the A5s do that they don't find elsewhere, even for substantially higher cost. Great components, smart design, a very solid build, and comprehensive tuning deliver more of what Chane users value and enjoy.


  • 1.25" x 2.25" flat panel leaf tweeter
    • Uniform, high-output thermoplastic diaphragm
    • High energy Neodymium motor
    • Very high frequency extension to over 30kHz
    • Higher output and power handling than domes
    • Resistive amplifier load for consistent neutrality
  • New molded aluminum treble face plate
    • Acoustical flare and lens for flatter, smoother response
    • Improved acoustic phasing and design integration
  • Triple 135mm/5.25" high-excursion SplitGap mid-woofers with XBL2 motors
    • Exotic, licensed technology for very long, linear cone excursion
    • Distortion reduced over 50% versus conventional drivers
    • Critically-damped natural cellulose fiber cone for exceptional resolution
    • Copper SplitGap ring and short, underhung voice coil improve responsiveness
    • Aluminum frames and enormous, twin-gapped, double-ventilated motors
    • High thermal capacity for reliable, high output
  • Dedicated 135mm midrange driver
    • Critically-damped low mass curvilinear cone with natural cellulose fibers
    • High energy stacked motor extends response and aids high sensitivity
    • Aluminum frame and double-ventilated motor for high power and linear response
    • Aluminum phase plug and heat sink for excellent thermal stability
  • Chane's 0.4 series precision dividing network
    • Hybrid 3-way crossover with improved integration
    • Excellent bass timing and treble power protection
    • Very heavy-gauge inductors and special non-inductive resistors improve frequency extremes
    • Heavy foil, epoxy circuit boards for high electrical integrity
    • 100% soldered board and lead technique for long life
  • Detachable milled black anodized aluminum outrigger arms
  • Includes machined black anodized knurled adjusting knobs withi stainless steel studs
  • Includes stainless steel carpet spikes and floor discs
  • Convertible bass reflex acoustic alignment with included port plug
  • Large diameter acoustically-flared rear port for low coloration
  • Heavy 18mm six-way braced construction for quieter, blacker soundscapes
  • Heavyweight internal damping  
  • Handsome seamless simulated black ash PVC finish
  • Includes detachable low diffraction black fabric grille with stainless steel pegs and low resonance rubber cups
  • Heavy gold-plated five-way input terminals accept common cable terminations
  • Packed individually in heavy foam cradles and triple-wall cartons
  • Includes Chane Music & Cinema's 30-day in-home satisfaction guarantee
  • Five year warranty
  • Frequency response: 47Hz-25kHz +/- 3dB
  • Low frequency cutoff: 40Hz -6dB
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m): 90dB
  • Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 92dB
  • System type: Convertible bass reflex
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Recommended music power: 20-250W
  • Dimensions: 1025 x 180 x 260mm
  • Dimensions: 40.35 x 7.1 x 10.25in
  • Detachable outrigger feet: 8 x 40 x 140mm, M8 threaded
  • Screw-on carpet spikes: 1.25" diameter x 1.5" tall
  • Includes stainless steel floor disc for each foot
  • Net weight: 25kg / 55lbs each

Black: Typical 1M response @2.83v.  Nearfield below ~350Hz; averaged listening window above.

Black: Impedance magnitude

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"...incredible value ... very revealing."

"...unmatched by anything else in the market anywhere near the price ... the first thing people comment on is always the sound quality."

"The sound stage is pretty huge for these speakers ... the sound seems to be everywhere ... amazingly clear ... it sounds beautiful and coherent."

"...[upon break-in] the bass opened up in a way that defies the size of the drivers, and the mid to treble balance became astoundingly refined."

"...the best piece of audio gear that I own."

"The sound is phenomenal ... with well recorded jazz tracks, the precision and quality of bass is unparalleled in anything I have heard below $2000. The mids and highs are clean and articulate."

"The sense of separation, or air between each sound source was fascinating ... imaging was rock stable ... I had to be pried away ... a sheer joy ... this speaker begs to be listened to, not just heard, but to really listen ... just plain show stoppers."
-Home Theater Shack

"The Arx A5x's have a fundamental core of musicality ... surrounded by sound, you just want to turn off the lights and let an album play all the way through."

"I [am] completely blown away ... can see deep into the soundstage ... play flat out loud and clean with no noticeable distortion ... front stage presentation is huge and seamless ... the knuckle rap felt like solid wood ... quite obvious where the money was spent. A speaker must be musically competent and distinguish music from sound, the A5 does this in spades ... I am WOWED."
- JN

"The A5 passed with flying colors ... highs were clear and transparent ... did not experience ear fatigue ... musicality and the exactness of the sound did not break [with] very high volume."

"Clarity, transparency, efficiency and value ... sound much larger than their physical size ... they are transparent and disappear into the background."

"Great soundstage ... amazing imaging ... I could pinpoint each solo voice ... the speakers disappear and you just hear the music ... the sound was absolutely transparent ... the A5s sound like there are no speakers, just the music ... nobody expects a speaker this good at its price."