Arx a5....?????

Discussion in 'Loudspeakers' started by ahblaza, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    Hello to all
    I have been hanging around this forum Audioinsider, they have this new tower speaker coming out the ARX A5, it was designed by Jon Lane of the audio insider. It's building upon the A3 model, they also have the new redesigned A1b monitor, both of these will be available in a few weeks. There is a lot of buzz on the forums about the A5 and A1b, would be interested hearing some of what you all think. ;)

    Arx A5 floorstanding loudspeaker

    Arx A1b monitor loudspeaker
  2. BoredSysAdmin Audioholic Warlord

    BoredSysAdmin
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Location:
    New Joisey
  3. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    BS, I didn't want to ruffle any feathers here, just wandering if anybody had experience with the speakers, by the way I have an all Ascends 340SE setup and you are correct Dave knows how to design and sell loudspeakers, saving up for the ST's or Phil 2's. I quess I was trying to get the same sound (A5) for less than half the price of the ST's or Phil's.
    Thanks for the link.
    Jeff
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012
  4. macddmac Audioholic General

    macddmac
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,055
    Likes Received:
    487
    Location:
    Colorado
    Might be worth a look - see hear.. 30 day in home, 5 yr warranty, decent specs, a little inefficient , but worth a listen. Is that a ribbon tweeter with a different name?
    • Like Like x 1
  5. its phillip Audioholic Ninja

    its phillip
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,763
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Location:
    fort worth, tx
    They look pretty interesting to me. I'd like to check out some Arx speakers one of these days (along with some Ascends :))
  6. zieglj01 Audioholic Spartan

    zieglj01
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    5,167
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Location:
    Texas
    The Arx do look interesting - and I would like to hear them.
    • Like Like x 1
  7. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    Here is a good read about the A5 from the guy that urged Jon to just make a prototype.

    Arx A5 Evaluation
  8. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    This is the tweeter that is the closest to their tweeter, quote "but better"

    BG, Neo 3
    • Like Like x 1
  9. zieglj01 Audioholic Spartan

    zieglj01
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    5,167
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Location:
    Texas
    Thanks, I already knew about this.
    • Like Like x 1
  10. afterlife2 Audioholic Spartan

    afterlife2
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,401
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    Location:
    In a Small Space.
    I was inquiring about these last year, but could not afford them. Someone here owns them and loves em', but don't remember who.
  11. gtpsuper24 Full Audioholic

    gtpsuper24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Ohio
    Arx A5's haven't been released yet. Give it a month or so till all the preorder/Group Buys have been fulfilled.
  12. Matt34 Moderator

    Matt34
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    6,406
    Likes Received:
    2,825
    Location:
    Colorado
    Let's not rehash the old thread.

    There is no problem discussing these speakers, I'm pretty interested in them and what appears to be some solid choices in driver selection. I wish some different finish options were available but that obviously would hike the price up a bit.
  13. afterlife2 Audioholic Spartan

    afterlife2
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,401
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    Location:
    In a Small Space.
    Too bad it got to that. They seem to be good speakers. If they were $200 I'd jump on them or those HSU horn speakers quickly.
  14. Matt34 Moderator

    Matt34
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    6,406
    Likes Received:
    2,825
    Location:
    Colorado
    Seriously though, if they offered these in a cherry or walnut veneer I would really consider them in my secondary system.

    [​IMG]
    • Like Like x 1
  15. its phillip Audioholic Ninja

    its phillip
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,763
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Location:
    fort worth, tx
    Or Rosenut :D
  16. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    I agree no rehash.....I also am interested in these, I may purchase a pair of the redisigned A1b's to get a feel of the ARX sound. They will be available first week of August to everyone, the A5 after all the group buy list has been exhausted. The finish is one way Jon has been able to keep the costs down, especially with the rising cost of neodymium. I will make some comparisons with the Ascends 340SE and 170's, that may be an unfair comparison, we will see.................:)
    • Like Like x 1
  17. ahblaza Audioholic General

    ahblaza
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    383
    I like the utilitarian look....black PVC :D
  18. gtpsuper24 Full Audioholic

    gtpsuper24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Ohio
    They are really solid and heavy too, all the Arx models are solid like brick.

    As compact as the A5 is its really heavy at 55lbs, compared to EMPs top at 52lb and the Axiom M60 47lbs they are even 10lbs heavier than the Ascend Sierra towers.

    It will be interesting to see how these perform with the competition even against more expensive towers like the Axiom M80s or Sierras. Hopefully those that get the A5s first have a wide experience with other brands to compare too.
  19. afterlife2 Audioholic Spartan

    afterlife2
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,401
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    Location:
    In a Small Space.
    What was the going rate with the group buy?
  20. gtpsuper24 Full Audioholic

    gtpsuper24
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Ohio
    $749 plus shipping, a free pair of A1/A1b (no shipping charge) and the option to get an A2 LCR for half plus normal shipping charge. Only for the first 20-30 members.
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

  • EMPTek.com
  • BlueJeansCable.com
  • SVS Sound Subwoofers
  • Experience the Martin Logan Montis
  • CEDIA