The original reference speaker of yesteryear is back, and built in the USA!
This listing is for a stereo pair with black finish.
There is a reason why the Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube is a 2016 inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame!
There was always something about Auratone speakers that made them easy to listen to, mix on, and made them translate to just about any small radio or TV speaker on the planet. When they ceased manufacturing, a hole was left in the market that some have tried, but none have been able to fill. Today, Jack’s grandson has decided to take up the Auratone banner again, finding modern manufacturing techniques and new sources to have just what was needed to create the classic sound again.
After lengthy testing and remanufacturing their driver, Auratone finally were able to achieve the purest sound equaling the sound of the original 5C Super Sound Cube. All componets of the driver are made of the highest quality materials here in the United States. The cabinet is built with black laminate surround, black laminate front and back, and quality craftsmanship here in their Nashville shop.
The 5C, which became famous in the 1970’s and 80’s and has been used in virtually every major recording studio worldwide, is still the undisputed industry standard for “real world” referencing in the recording studio.
Durability, flat full-range response, amazing power handling and portability have made AURATONES the Recording, Broadcasting, and Motion Picture industries favorite “mixdown monitors.” . . . for comparison and final mixes, auditioning, remotes, and reference standard speakers.
- Dimensions 6 1/2'w x 6 1/2"h x 6"d
- Frequency Response 75-15,000 Hz
- Impedance 8Ω
- Driver 4 1/2" Full Range; Shielded
- Sensitivity 90 DB @ 1w/1m
- Cabinet Sealed 5/8" MDF
- Wattage 25 Watt RMS/50 Watt Peak
- U.S.A. Made
What We Think
We've been listening and comparing to original Auratones as well as current knockoffs, and the clear winner is the new 5C. It actually has high frequency response, and that focused midrange (with no crossover) which makes them so valuable. They also SOUND really nice, like a nice small hi-fi speaker should. It will instantly remind you of what you hear in the car, the grocery store, a clock radio and maybe a TV. They don't hide info either, rather they make things that stand out really stand out in the mix. Highly recommended, this is one of those out of the ballpark wins for all studios...now new again with full warranty.