Our D5 (Direct 5) coaxial studio monitors are geared for the recording professional seeking a small, affordable, accurate, well-voiced, reference, nearfield studio monitor solution.
Studio Monitors w/ coaxially designed transducer with a 5.25" woofer and a 1" silk tweeter
Frequency response of 53hz to 20khz
Cutting-edge digital amplifier with breakthrough performance
Internal DSP allows for intricate factory adjustments
Balanced XLR and balanced / unbalanced TRS inputs
Boundary selection switch to select the appropriate monitor response for their placement (in a corner, in front of a wall, free standing)
All wood cabinet, including a wood front baffle for optimum performance
Fully extended 1.75" perfectly tuned front port, providing superior and accurate extended low-end response
D5's can be positioned close to a wall with no fear of the low-end being choked
2016 Version Enhancements
The port system has been redesigned to reduce chuffing and low-frequency distortion as well as improved servicability
The front fascia has been redesigned. The back has a new sealing process to prevent air leakage. The external edges of the front port/fascia have a more gradual radius. The internal port has been rerouted
The HF/LF transducer has been redesigned making it more sensitive and more efficient
The gap between the tweeter and the woofer has been tightened to reduce air leakage, which reduces low-frequency distortion and air turbulence
The HF tweeter wave guide has been re-seated to a more optimized position. This improves transparency by reducing high-frequency reflective artifacts
Mechanical improvements to the electronics have been made to avoid internal sympathetic vibrations. This reduces distortion and improves serviceability
Design of the nearfield speaker combined with a steep 4th order crossover delivers a detailed mid-range that allows for clarity in that complex 900Hz - 3 kHz range.
Guitars, voices, strings, horns, & reverb trails are very clearly and accurately portrayed and any mid-range anomalies in the source material can be easily determined and addressed.
Matched Transducer Output
Because of our matched transducer output, mid-range mix elements can be positioned in the stereo field without the fear of being misplaced.
D5's are optimally pre-set and voiced for ideal instrument translation
Accurate No-Shift Imaging
Like the Q Series, the D5 features our Zero-Point Reference™ custom designed coaxial Digitally-Controlled Transducers™ along with internal DSP to provide a matched output curve for every unit.
Huge Bang for Little Buck
High-quality components, internal DSP, 100w of power, and 103 dB of SPL
It's a no-brainer. Buy these speakers. You will not be disappointed. If you don't like them, send them back.
The D5 studio monitor is high in quality, low in cost, sounds fantastic, offers amazing detail and imaging, and is backed by a 60 day money-back guarantee.
These speakers settle in nicely; their distinguishing characteristics include accuracy that doesn’t grate, and the ability to make mixing a satisfying, not just clinical, experience.
In the D5, Equator have employed the same innovative technology they use in their premium models — but at a remarkably low price.
I've been recently using D5 monitors for film editing cuts and ambient sound loops. Everything is clear and distinct. Scene to scene level balance is good. It speeds up the process. Forget the price. These D5 monitors are good. Everyone is happy.
I have no fear in comparing these monitors with Adam ,Genelec or Focal due to the amazing clarity and accuracy of the sound. To my taste these monitors are the best choice available on the market for a home studio.
I just mixed a pop/rock album with D5s and I'm very pleased with the results. The studio I mixed in is a Hidley designed studio and has an SSL G+/E series desk with Pro Tools HD. The mixes from the D5s were outstanding with excellent translation from studio to home/car stereos.
To sum up everything I love about these monitors: realistic, life-like, wide-open and 3D, they give clear insight into the critical midrange that makes EQ, compression, panning and level decisions much easier, they are highly portable and affordable.