The Internet-direct channel can offer customers excellent audio gear for less than expected. At Chane we expect that it also offer real musical enjoyment. It takes a lot to beat whole fields of competing designs ranging to $2500 in direct comparisons but the A5 platform has done just that.
The A5rx-c is the top-rated, five-driver, three-way system using triple high output SplitGap woofers with licensed XBL2 technology, plus a dedicated midrange driver and Chane flat leaf tweeter. Acoustically, audiophiles can think of the A5rx-c as a responsive midrange-treble satellite speaker above an exceptionally powerful midbass and bass foundation. Naturally, the A5rx-c needs no speaker stand.
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Under the hood the A5rx-c is a clean, classic design with the dynamic freedom to create substantial soundfields, wideband acoustical power, and real slam. The A5rx-c is dynamically responsive, involving to hear, and authentic to the recording.
Standing just over forty inches tall, the A5rx-c deploys three SplitGap midwoofers for lots of cone area and displacement. A special midrange driver makes its debut in the A5rx-c, making it the only 3-way Chane model. The A5rx-c's five drivers are arranged in-phase for constant power. Off-axis response is uniform and wide.
The A5rx-c is powerful - it has some three times the volume displacement of similar compact floor-standing loudspeakers - but because of a minimalist but technically sophisticated design, it's also acoustically refined. Although it plays loud, it's built more for smooth, open clarity than sheer volume.
The Chane A5rx-c is a freestanding main loudspeaker and like virtually all capable main floor speakers, sounds best away from major boundaries. To aid subwoofer integration the convertible bass reflex system can be defeated with a charcoalester foam plug, included. The removable base comes with adjustable pointed feet, and removable black fabric grilles are included.
Satellite-subwoofer combinations cannot meet this level of refined sound quality - the A5rx-c has a more consistent, more cohesive acoustical signature.
Chane A5rx-c owners are virtually unanimous: They prefer a certain something the A5rx-c does that they don't find elsewhere, even at substantially more cost. What should we credit for these reactions? Great components, smart design, and comprehensive tuning.