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Chane A5.4 Speaker

Chane A5.4 Speaker

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Got em! Installed to my nvidia shield tv to Oppo205 via Behringer nx1000 @75% so its sucking about 350w. BAM!
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VA3TOX
Oh wow, after playing with the volume settings... Its MUCH louder than I need it. Its probably needing only 280 to 300w per.... Wow
VA3TOX
These speakers are 6 ohms so that amp is delivering between 160W (8 ohm rating) and 300W (4 ohm rating). Depending on volume they are going to get even less than that, but the wattage doesn't really matter a ton. Hope they sound amazing!
Oooh and here they come!!! ETA 3 days!!! Nobody else excited?
Are there any off-axis measurements out there for the A5.4?
Hows about adding the A2.4 as a center channel option?
I have these in a 2 channel setup. They sound phenomenal
Hey, will these be an improvement over Polk RTI A7? or will they be about the same? Currently I own the Polk and want to upgrade, but not sidewise.
aerendi
Based on what I'm hearing from Chane's A1.4 - the bookshelf speakers in there newest line - the A5.4 towers will be an upgrade, with superior sound-stage and imaging capabilities. If I didn't already own SVS Ultras for my front channels, I'd spring for these at this price.
mattris
Thanks for the reply, they do look like an amazing deal and way smaller than the Polks. Those are huge.
Looking at the specs/tech in these things, they should be incredible speakers! Is there anywhere on the web to see some accurate measurements?
dan-theman
I did find this: https://goo.gl/images/kB4hGk but it’s not really enough information
Honestly these are the best mains for your system you can buy for the money until you are willing to jump up to some Tekton Double Impacts (@ $3,000 a pair). If you have been looking around for some mains and considering things in the $1000-2000 range just save yourself the coin and pick these bad boys up, they are spectacular.
Wow! So glad to see a speaker utilizing xbl^2 drivers on here. This means increased linear excursion with very low distortion. If I was in need of speakers, this would be a top choice.
I have a pair of these serving as left and right fronts in my surround system (the center and two rears are also Chanes). Excellent speakers; serious value for the money.
We have the Chane Arx A5 1st Gen towers as part of a 7.1 HT setup, along with Arx (Chane) A1s and A3s. They are amazing. Best speaker purchase I have ever made for the money. Highly recommended. I found these on par with Golden Ears (minus the internal subs) and since I like my subs non-integrated into my speakers, I find these preferred. The SQ is just amazing. I've owned a lot of speakers & headphones over the years, and find these speakers hard to compete against for under $1000.00, even under $2000 (per pair) in most cases. Great value. Setup for reference: A5 x2 L/R mains A2.4 x1 Center A3 x3 rears A 1.5 sides Power Sound Audio v1801 sub & Antimode 8033 II
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I actually looked at HSU, SVS, Outlaw and a few others. Extensive reading on bass related forums suggests I'd get the most bang for my buck from PSA or Rythmik. I do know HSU makes a quality product as I've previously heard an older model.
Deviltooth
All great choices you've listed. The performance between each of them in their respective classes would be splitting hairs. That said, folks in AVS forum are saying the bang for the buck king is the VTF3 MK5 fwiw. Enjoy the process and happy hunting!
I have the Chane A3RX-C towers powered by a NuForce DDA-120. A beautiful stereo experience. I'd love to see a drop for the Chane A1.4.
Is this for home theater applications? Is there a matching center speaker?
tigerr
Yes and yes, they have a model called the A2.4 to use as a center. They're also expected to release a bigger center to better match these towers sometime by summer if you want to wait. It will be called the A6.4 I think.
Spookyboi
Yes. A2.4 is fantastic.
Let's see some frequency response measurements. Especially if you're going to market them as "the most linear response yet".
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Agreed! I'd like to see the off-axis response of the planar tweeter, especially since they are touting the aluminum waveguide upgrade.
Shazb0t
Me too! Typically these waveguides function very well, but I’m a big fan of proof. Not such a big fan of faith.
4 woofers, none of them is a subwoofer while 3 of them are virtually the same, nice (disclaimer: I'm just kidding, I'm mostly a headphones guy that saw this on my daily MD feed and passed by, don't kill me please)
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A major factor in low frequency content is the surface area and amount of air moved by the total surface area of the driver(s). Mechanical limitations (specifically excursion) will limit the ultimate low frequency available, and increase fall off of a multi-woofer design, but even a single large woofer (unless it's a dedicated subwoofer) will begin to fall off dramatically below 50hz. One benefit of a multi-driver array is smoother frequency response, and quicker response.
Eli35
It's all about how much air you can displace. It is a function of cone area and excursion. IIRC for every halving of an octave, excursion must increase by a factor of 4 to produce the same output. The nice thing about the xbl^2 motor topology is that it allows for greater excursion in a very linear fashion. This means more air displaced for a given speaker size without increased distortion. I have the first 6.5" midrange drivers to incorporate the xbl^2 motor in my home theater. They have a 1" peak to peak linear throw and can shake my room pretty good on their own.
Wow, one of the popular speakers on the audio forums! I have two of the first model (Arx A5) and they’re great.