The Gold 5 from Tannoy is a dual-concentric, biamplified nearfield reference monitor capable of pushing 200W at 107 dB SPL. Use this monitor for accurate sound reproduction with a wide sweet spot thanks to the concentric design and point source waveguide.
With controls over the high and low frequencies, you can place this monitor in a variety of environments. XLR and 1/4″ jacks adorn the rear and are both continuously active, so you can have two different audio sources plugged in at the same time.
The monitor provides a 5″ woofer and a 0.75″ tweeter. It provides you with a frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz.
The highest quality studio monitors begin with the highest quality drivers — which is why Tannoy designs and manufactures their own drivers. On the subject of crossover points, Tannoy has long adhered to a strict, less-is-more philosophy, as minimizing the number of crossover points reduces potential phase anomalies and creates a more natural-sounding and accurate speaker system. Dual Concentric monitors are, by definition, two-way designs with only one crossover point. Not only is phase coherence maximized; the system operates as a single point source for pinpoint imaging and a wide, seamless sweet spot.
Smart, flexible connectivity
Whatever your studio setup, the Tannoy GOLD 5 integrates seamlessly. It simultaneously accepts two audio inputs via its continuously active XLR and TRS inputs. It also lets you assign Left or Right when connected to a 3.5mm TRS plug. Dedicated input trim, bass, and treble controls let you optimize the GOLD 5 to accommodate your interface and room acoustics. The GOLD 5 is equipped with intelligent signal sensing circuitry that automatically enters a power-saving, environmentally friendly standby mode when the system is not in use.
Suited For All Placements
The ideal environment for listening is a room that is “flat,” neither too reflective (reverberent) nor too absorptive (where the sound is muffled). But since all rooms are not the same acoustically, your GOLD 5 comes equipped to function in a wide variety of environments. HF trim control, and a rear panel filter switch is provided to adapt the monitor’s low frequency characteristics for the effects of boundary conditions.
Optimized Class AB bi-amplification
With decades of experience in designing professional sound systems for recording and broadcast studios and venues of all sizes, Gopandy Mucical understands that under-powering is never an option. Which is why the Tannoy 5 is bi-amplified with 200 watts of onboard Class AB power. Why Class AB? While Class A amplifiers sound sweet at low levels, they run hot and are tremendously inefficient at higher volumes. Class B amps are much more efficient, but they tend to add distortion to your signal. Class AB amplification combines the linear performance of Class A with the higher operational efficiencies of Class B, while sidestepping the deficiencies of both. It’s the best of both worlds.
What's in the box
- Tannoy Gold 5 2-Way Active Studio Monitor – Pair
|Monitor Type||Active 2-Way|
|Power Rating||200 W|
|Drivers||LF Driver: 1 x 5" / 127 mm Dual Concentric Woofer HF Driver: 1 x 0.75" / 19.05 mm Dual Concentric Tweeter|
|Amplification||1 x HF Amplifier: Class-AB 1 x LF Amplifier: Class-AB|
|Frequency Range||49 Hz to 20 kHz (at -10 dB)|
|Frequency Response||70 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB|
|Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||107 dB|
|Maximum Input Level||+20 dBu|
|Analog Input Sensitivity/Gain||0 dBu|
|Protections and Limiting||Limiter|
|EQ||1 x HF Shelf 1 x LF Shelf|
|Crossover Frequency||2 kHz|
|I/O||1 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Female Analog Input (5 Kilohms) 1 x XLR Balanced Female Analog Input (10 Kilohms) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Input (5 Kilohms) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Output (5 Kilohms)|
|Power Consumption||50 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||7.2 x 11.6 x 9.9" / 182.9 x 294.6 x 251.5 mm (Each)|
|Weight||12.8 lb / 5.8 kg (Each)|
|Package Weight||15.6 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||15 x 13 x 9.8"|