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The "S" in "S-5" stands for "superior" sound.

Mackie's uncompromising monitor design expertise is obvious in these professional active desktop monitors. Featuring dual high-precision internal amplifiers for punchy bass, extremely detailed mids, and a wide, sweet high-end, the "S" in "S-5" stands for "superior" to everything in its class.

Exceptional sonic performance
The S-5 active studio monitors may be small, but they're designed to be transparent, producing uncolored sound for critical desktop monitoring in home recording studios, video editing suites, and home theater systems. The Tapco S-5's two-way bass reflex design provides an amazingly flat frequency response and benefits from complete system integration with active crossovers, dual 60-watt power amplifiers, precision drivers (5.25-inch LF, 1-inch HF) and a custom-tuned, ported cabinet.

Adjustable, to work any room
Every room is different. Variables like size and shape, furniture, doors and windows, carpeted or wood floors, and where you sit when you listen, all combine to determine what you hear. With the S-5, TAPCO included some fine calibration controls to let you adjust the low (+2, +4 dB below 100Hz) and high (+/- 2dB above 5kHz) frequency response to correct any bad influences caused by the room. More importantly, these controls help to ensure that the great sounds you get with the S-5 also sound great on your home stereo, in the car, and anywhere else your music is played.

Protecting your investment
The S-5 monitors are tuned to maximize efficiency, but they can get hot when used in the real world. If the electronics get too hot, separate thermal switches activate and shut down the high and/or low frequency amplifiers until they cool down. An over-excursion filter, just before the low frequency amplifier protects the woofer from shredding itself when the low-end is driven to the maximum. These extra protections ensure long life and monitors you can count on to have your back at all times. Magnetic shielding will protect your computer display or television from being permanently tweaked from the powerful magnets found inside the S-5.

Tapco S-5 Active Studio Monitor Pair Features:

  • Mackie-designed active desktop monitors with dual high-precision internal amplifiers
  • 5.25-inch woofer delivers punchy bass output and extremely detailed midrange
  • 1-inch waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeter for smooth, non-fatiguing mix sessions
  • Low-Frequency Boost and High-Frequency Boost/Cut controls allow for acoustic tailoring
  • Balanced TRS/XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs

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Tapco S-5 Active Studio Monitor Pair Specifications:

  • Acoustic Performance
  • Free Field Frequency Response: +64 Hz 20 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Lower Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 64 Hz
  • Upper Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 22 kHz
  • Sound Pressure Level @ 1 meter, 7.5 dBu into Balanced Input: 100 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Maximum SPL Per Pair: 113 dB SPL @ 1m

  • Low Frequency: 5.25 in/133 mm with steel frame, polypropylene cone woofer
  • High Frequency: Wave guide loaded 1 in/25 mm silk dome tweeter

  • Low Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4-ohm load, 100 watts peak
  • High Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4-ohm load, 100 watts peak
  • Slew Rate: > 15 V/microsecond
  • Distortion (THD, SMPTE IMD, DIM 100): < 0.035%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
  • Low Frequency: > 101 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms
  • High Frequency: > 93 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms
  • Type: Monolithic IC, Class AB

    Electronic Crossover
  • Crossover Type: 24 dB/octave
  • Crossover Frequency: 4 kHz
  • Sensitivity: +4 dBu at 300 Hz for full output
  • Input Impedance: 20 kOhms, balanced bridging; 10 kOhms unbalanced

  • Low Frequency EQ: +2 dB/+4 dB @ 65 Hz, peaking
  • High Frequency EQ: ±2 dB @ 5 kHz, shelving

    AC Power Requirements
  • US: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
  • Europe: 240 VAC, 50 Hz
  • Korea (AC Power Select at 240 V): 220 VAC, 60 Hz
  • Japan (AC Power Select at 120 V): 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • AC Connector: 2-pin IEC 250 VAC, 16 A male
  • Fuse: 115 VAC: T 1.6 A H/250 V
  • 230 VAC: T 800 mA H/250 V
  • Power Consumption: 80 watts with music, loud mix
  • 20 watts quiescent (idle)

  • Enclosure: 0.625" (16mm) thick MDF with 0.750" (19mm) MDF front panel
  • Damping: Adiabatic foam
  • 11.3"H x 7.6"W x 9.1"D (286x194x232mm)

    Weight: 17 lbs. (7.7 kg)

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