The Digisonic DS5A Active Near Field Reference Monitor Loudspeaker is accurate, low distortion, high quality, self amplified loudspeaker system designed and optimized for recording and reference monitoring.
Aimed at the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) user the DS5A's unique industrial design offers the perfect complement to today's computer-based recording and production environments. Look beyond the DS5A's stunning aesthetic though and you'll find a capable monitor that is at home in professional and home recording facilities alike.
Actively bi-amped using an electronic crossover, the DS5A is built around a driver complement consisting of a 1" (25mm) soft dome high frequency driver, and a 5" woofer. The woofer uses a sophisticated Kevlar cone material specially formed to give exceptional rigidity yet low mass. The extreme strength of Kevlar gives excellent cone stiffness for long excursions under very high drive levels, yet at the same time its low mass means the cone can remain truly pistonic at extended frequencies. Fitted with a range of input connectors and a Half-Space LF filter, the DS5A is capable of integrating into nearly any studio environment. Magnetically shielded drivers allow the speaker to be positioned close to CRT monitors and displays without effect. Discrete indicators indicating power status and clip are mounted to the front of the speaker.
The Digisonic DS5A is a "full range" two way direct radiating, ported loudspeaker system in a compact and well damped enclosure bi-amplified with an active crossover. All components are specifically designed for optimum performance as a system. Magnetic shielding is provided on the transducers to allow their use in close proximity to CRT displays.Drivers
The Digisonic DS5A driver complement consists of a 1" or 25mm soft dome high frequency driver, and a 5" woofer. The woofer uses a sophisticated Kevlar® cone material specially formed to give exceptional rigidity yet low mass. The extreme "bulletproof" strength of Kevlar® gives excellent low frequency stiffness for long excursions under very high drive levels from the voice coil, yet at the same time its low mass means the cone can remain truly pistonic at extended frequencies. Normal cones are a compromised through being made light in weight to make the higher frequencies at crossover, but their light weight means the cone can break up when asked to stop and start over 4,000 times a second at typical crossover frequencies, with resultant "cone cry".
DS5A internal active crossover, 2.0kHz The inherent quality and correctness of the design of the Digisonic components means that simple and elegant crossover designs can be used. The lack of cone break up at high frequencies means that steep and complex crossovers with their inherent phase distortions are avoided.
The Digisonic DS5A has two independent power amplifiers built in -designated and optimized for each of the specific duties. The low frequency amplifier is designed to output 60 Watts RMS to match the woofer. The high frequency power amplifier outputs 40 Watts. Both amplifiers are carefully designed to provide enhanced headroom with extremely graceful overload characteristics. The net effect of the holistic nature of the design of each amplifier combined with its paired driver is apparent and usable output is well beyond the power levels implied in the specifications.
This is carefully and specifically designed to control the typical low frequency build-up caused by the speaker's interaction with the room/space. The Bass Filter is a simple and graceful 6dB per octave filter that cuts the bass energy progressively at the same rate as the loudspeaker directs energy to a wider angle.
The Digisonic DS5A Active Near Field Reference Monitor Loudspeaker Systems are accurate, low distortion, high quality, self amplified loudspeaker systems designed and optimized for recording and reference monitoring.