For sale is a beautiful customer trade-in pair of Vandersteen Model 5A Carbon loudspeakers finished in a beautiful Walnut Finish with Black Grills. The pair ships with the original packaging, owner's manual, high pass filters, allen wrench for unboxing, stock power cords and spike kit. The speakers will be shipped via insured freight only with a liftgate to ensure they arrive to the proud new owner safely.
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Model 5A Carbon
Extreme Full-Range Powered-Bass Speaker
Vandersteen Audio's Model 5A Carbon is the latest evolution of the classic Model 5 and the ultra-competitive little brother to the flagship Model Seven. What separates the 5A Carbon from previous iterations of the 5 Series are its carbon-fiber midrange and tweeter drivers, which are descended directly from the patented Perfect-Piston drivers developed for and used in the flagship Model Seven. These carbon drivers are the result of an unprecedented 10-year research & development effort. FIND A DEALER
Starting at $31,300 / Pair
"The Vandersteen 5A Carbon is one of the best speakers I have heard ... I'm excited enough about the 5A Carbons to make them my new reference speakers ..."
- Anthony H. Cordesman, The Absolute Sound
Vandersteen Audio’s Model 5A Carbon is the latest evolution of the classic Model 5 and the ultra-competitive little brother to the flagship Model Seven. The Models 5 and 5A reigned at the top of the Vandersteen line for over a decade, exemplifying many of Richard Vandersteen’s most radically effective design principles. The 5 Series have always been time- and phase-correct speakers that push the technological edge, with extreme-performance features that include an ultra-rigid, constrained-layer head section with Minimum-Baffle construction, a 400-watt powered-bass section with 11-band room EQ, passive high-pass filters and a highly advanced, completely proprietary 12” push-pull subwoofer driver.
What separates the 5A Carbon from previous iterations of the 5 Series are its carbon-fiber midrange and tweeter drivers, which are descended directly from the patented Perfect-Piston™ drivers developed for and used in the flagship Model Seven. These carbon drivers are the result of an unprecedented 10-year research & development effort by Richard Vandersteen. While the Perfect-Piston midrange and tweeter used in the flagship Model Seven are the fully embodied ideal of Vandersteen’s carbon driver technology, the Model 5A Carbon is a paragon of high-frequency air and extension, midrange openness and resolution, and the kind of tight, tuneful deep bass that only a powered-bass speaker with integral room EQ can provide. The Model 5A Carbon is Richard Vanderteen’s Dimensional Purity concept taken to the extreme!
Model 5A Carbon Specifications
1” Exclusive Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
.75" Ceramic-Coated Alloy Dome
4.5” Patented Perfect Piston™ Midrange with 3-Layer Carbon Fiber/Balsa/Carbon Fiber Cone, Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket with Neo-Magnet Assembly and Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
7" Mineral-Filled Poly/Kevlar Sandwich Cone with Die-Cast Basket and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly with Copper Faraday Ring
Dual 12" Trussed-Aluminum Cones, Dual-Motor, Push-Pull Driver with Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket with Precision-Machined Opposing Magnet Assemblies with Copper Faraday Rings
400-Watt High-Current Power-Factor Corrected Amplifier
40-300 Watts Into 8 Ohms
22Hz – 30kHz +/- 2dB
87 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input
6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum
First order/6dB per octave, 100Hz, 600Hz, 5kHz
Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
14” x 44” x 20”
182 lbs. Each Net
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