Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Black (Pair) + A2-30 power amp Bundle
Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Black (Pair)
PASSIVE REFERENCE MONITOR PAIR
The 5C, which became famous in the 1970s and 80s 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.
Auratones were used extensively by Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien to mix Michael Jackson’s historic ‘Thriller’, the world’s most successful album of all time.
After lengthy testing and remanufacturing of the 5C driver, Auratone finally were able to achieve the purest sound equalling the sound of the original 5C Super Sound Cube. All componets of the driver are made of the highest quality materials in the United States. The cabinet is built with Mahogany laminate surround, black laminate front and back, and quality craftsmanship in the Nashville workshop.
Durability, flat full-range response, amazing power handling and portability have made Auratone Super Sound Cubes the Recording, Broadcasting, and Motion Picture industries favorite mixdown monitors for comparison and final mixes, auditioning, remotes, and reference standard speakers.
“I mix with Auratone 5C Super-Sound-Cubes the little powerhouse speakers. They tell me exactly what will be in the grooves. You hear it all with Auratone!” – Quincy Jones
Founded in 1958 by Jack Wilson, Auratone has been family owned for over 50 years, and has set the standard in the music and recording industry for quality. Jack started the company out of his garage in Chula Vista, CA, and rest is history as it became one of the most reputable recording brands worldwide. The legendary 5C Super Sound Cubes, which are found in studios across the globe, shook up the recording industry, and remain the industry standard today.
Since re-launching the brand the company has moved its offices from Coronado, CA to Nashville, TN, and continues to be family owned by Alex Jacobsen, Jack’s Grandson. “Our products are hand crafted in our Nashville workshop to insure they are of the utmost quality. As Jack used to say, “I will never sacrifice quality for quantity.” Jack’s name and what he did for the recording industry will always be remembered, and we look to keep his legacy alive for years to come.”
- Frequency range: 75 / 15000 Hz
- Impedance: 8 Ω
- Loudspeakers: 4 1/2″ full range
- Magnetically shielded
- SPL / Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1W / 1m
- Housing made from 16 mm MDF
- Rated power: 25 W RMS / 50 W peak
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 165 x 165 x 152 mm
- Weight: 6 kg per pair
- Colour: Black
- Manufactured in the USA
Auratone A2-30 Power Amp
Purpose-built to complement the legendary TECnology Hall of Fame Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube reference monitors, the A2-30 amplifier powers two 8ohm loudspeakers at 30W each. Like the 5C Super Sound Cubes, the A2-30 amplifier is full of heart but intentionally short on bells and whistles – nothing but a power switch, a status LED, and pro-grade I/O. Experience the sublime honesty of the Auratone A2-30 + 5C Super Sound Cube combo!
In addition to sounding beautifully neutral and giving the 5C Super Cubes every opportunity to raise auditory ‘red flags’ when aspects of a mix aren’t sitting right — which is obviously its most important characteristic– the Auratone A2-30 amplifier has the same footprint as the Sound cubes so it looks great sitting on the meter bridge or desk.
- THD+N @ 1kHz 1W/8 ohms (both channels driven)0.03%
- THD+N @ 1kHz 30W/8 ohms (both channels driven)0.05%
- Power @ 1kHz 1% THD+N (both channels driven)23W + 23W @ 8 ohms
- Voltage Gain20dB
- Crosstalk@ 1kHz +4dBu <70dBu Input Sensitivity 1.228Vrms (+4dBu) Frequency Response(+/- 0.4dBu) 20 – 20kHz Signal-to-Noise Ratio>100dB
- ControlsAC power switch on back
- LED IndicatorsPower (green) on front
- Power115 – 230VAC
- Power Consumption @ Idle (120VAC)6.4W
- Fuse (120VAC)T1.6 A 5x20mm
- Input Connectors(balanced) XLR-F Pin 2 Hot
- Output Connectors5-Way Gold Binding Posts
- Dimensions (H x W x D)45mm x 170mm x 180mm / 1.8″ x 6.7″ x 7.1″
- Weight1.25kg / 2.75lbs