5th Avenue II

Having been involved with music and music reproduction via loud speakers and electronic equipment for a few decades, it has brought clear insight concerning the human listening habits.

Every concert visitor, whether in classic, jazz or pop have a different perception and notion of musical responsiveness and room acoustics. One loves the immediate impulse and dynamics of the music, the next person appreciates the delicate transients from the String Quartet and orchestra at a distance whilst another person enjoys the great expanse and overall view of the music. An acoustic concert without the use of any electronic amplification achieves results with these different perceptions through the listening space within the concert hall. Musicians experience these results in their immediate proximity, but the further away the listener is sitting the “spatial effect” is creating the hearing impression.

With the 5th Avenue II it has been made possible to combine the different listening effects in one loud speaker. Free dispersion of the reproduced source within the listening room creates a wide and deep sound field.

Musical instruments transmit their tones in various directions. In a recording studio when making a musical recording with the use of audio storage medium, the microphone captures only a part of these tones, other tones are reflections of the recording studio or specific additions of a hall effect by the sound engineer. The cover of the 5th Av. II can be exchanged with a “reflector” accessory; the loud speaker serves as a direct sending system, without losing its spatial hearing impression.

Technical data

Efficiency 88 dB / W / m
Impedance 4 Ohm
Load capacity 80 W - 250 W / 10 ms
Dimensions H x W x D 1070 x 260 x 320 mm
Weight approx. 23 kg
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