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New & Improved D5 Studio Monitors (Pair)
New & Improved D5 Studio Monitors (Pair)
D5 Studio Monitors with DSP (Pair)

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D5 Studio Monitors with DSP (Pair)
Our Price: $499.99

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Product Code: D5

Accessory 1:
Isolation Pads [Add $19.95]

Accessory 2:
1/4-XLR Audio Cables [Add $24.95]

Accessory 3:
Carrying Case [Add $34.95]

Accessory 4:
Speaker Wall Mounts [Add $99.95]

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Active Coaxial Studio Monitors

Our speakers have been sounding off not only in studios, but around the music gear community as well. Check out what some of the most respected names in the business are saying about our coaxial studio monitors.

Mix Magazine
D5 Review | Mix Magazine
"It's a no-brainer. Buy these speakers. You will not be disappointed. If you don't like them, send them back."

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Electronic Musician
D5 Review | Electronic Musician
"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."

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Tape Op
D5 Review | Tape Op
"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."

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Sound on Sound Magazine
D5 Review | Sound on Sound Magazine
"In the D5, Equator have employed the same innovative technology they use in their premium models -- but at a remarkably low price."

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Recording Magazine
D5 Review | Recording Magazine
"D5 is niether brash nor mellow, it just sounds - for want of a dictionary's worth of other words - good . Accurate, detailed, balanced."

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Pro Audio Web Blog
D5 Review | The Pro Audio Web Blog
"The clarity is excellent where critical listening is required. In fact it becomes such a simple pleasure that you will often find yourself wanting to use the D5's right around the clock."

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Sound Stage
D5 Review | Soundstage
"Equator Audio makes professional monitors that use DSP technology in two helpful ways."

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D5 Review | CNET
"The D5 is, by far, the least expensive desktop speaker I've tested with a coaxial driver."

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Music Radar
D5 Review | Music Radar
"Compact enough not to dominate your studio space, at first glance the D5s have the look of a two-way monitor until you realise that you''e actually getting a tuned front port for bass that sits under the main driver assembly."

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The Details

Our D5 (Direct 5) coaxial studio monitors are geared for the recording professional seeking a small (9.75" x 7" x 8.5"), affordable, accurate, well-voiced, reference, nearfield studio monitor solution. Focused attention was paid to the development details to ensure that they deliver professional sonic performance. These monitors feature an expensive coaxially designed transducer with a 5.25" woofer and a 1" silk tweeter. The frequency response is 53hz to 20khz. A new cutting edge digital amplifier with breakthrough performance was designed specifically for the D5. The internal DSP allows for intricate factory adjustments.

The D5 studio monitors also have pro features such as balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced TRS inputs as well as a boundary selection switch to select the appropriate monitor response for their placement (in a corner, in front of a wall, free standing). No plastic front baffle here. The D5 features an all wood cabinet, including a wood front baffle for optimum performance. No simple air releasing cutout on the front baffle or cut-out hole in the back. The D5 features a fully extended 1.75" perfectly tuned front port, providing superior and accurate extended low-end response. And because the port is on the front baffle, the D5's can be positioned close to a wall with no fear of the low-end being choked.

The coaxial transducer 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. Because of our matched transducer output, mid-range mix elements can be positioned in the stereo field without the fear of being misplaced. The D5's are optimally pre-set and voiced for ideal instrument translation.

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. This allows for accurate no-shift imaging. The DSP allowed pin-point accurate adjusting during the voicing process. The voicing was aided by award-winning recording engineers that referenced their hit mixes for voicing considerations. The final D5 pre-set voicing curve is optimal for mid-range detail. With high-quality components, internal DSP, 100w of power, and 103 dB of SPL, the D5s deliver a huge bang for little buck.

Unconditional 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident that you will love them that we even offer an unconditional 60 day money back guarantee. Every room has different sonic characteristics. The best place to demo the D5's and tweak your speakers for optimal performance is within your own room. If for any reason within the first 60 days of receiving the D5's you are not completely satisfied with your D5 purchase, just email us at: to receive a return authorization number.

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