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Equator

Audio D5 - Black (Pair)

5.25" Active Speakers with DSP

Equator Audio

D5 - Black (Pair)

5.25" Active Speakers with DSP

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Excl. Tax: £374.17 Incl. Tax: £449.00
RRP £459.00 Save £10.00 (2%)
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  • Key Info

D5 Studio Monitors from Equator, 100 Watts (2 x 50w RMS), 5.25” Woofer ,1" Diameter Silk Tweeter, Internal DSP, 53Hz - 20kHz,  XLR & TRS Input.

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Delivery

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FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

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  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

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Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

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  • Details

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Overview

The new D5's (Direct 5) studio monitors from Equator are geared for the recording professional seeking a small (9.75" x 7" x 8.5"), affordable, accurate, well-voiced, reference 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 also has 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 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 that might exist 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 D5 deliver a huge bang for a little buck.

  • Internal DSP for Matched Transducer Output and Meticulous Pre-Set Voicing
  • 100 Watts of Power (2 x 50w RMS)
  • Pin-Point Accurate Pre-Set Voicing Aided by Award-Winning Recording Engineers
  • Boundry selection (3 voicings)
  • 1.75" Tuned Front Port For Accurate Low-End Extension.
  • Steep 4th Order L&R Crossover with DSP Compensation for Reduced Mid-Range Distoriion
  • Coaxial Designed 5.25” Diameter Polypropylene Woofer
  • Coaxial Designed 1" Diameter Silk Tweeter
  • Electronically Time Corrected
  • 10-Biquads for Factory Applied DSP Driver Correction
  • 10-Biquads for Factory Applied Voicing Considerations
  • Frequency Response: 53Hz - 20kHz (+ or - 3dB)
  • Front Ported All Wood MDF Cabinet w/ Small Radius Edges
  • Limiter & Driver Protection
  • Driver Magnitude Correction
  • Power LED
  • Sensitivity adjustment (Volume Control)
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Thermal Protection
  • IEC Power Inlet
  • Power on/off Switch
  • 1.8 meter EMI Power Cord (115v only)
  • Balanced XLR Input (female)
  • TRS ¼ Inch Input (female)
  • 103dB SPL
SKU D5-PAIR
Brand Equator
Condition New
Colour Grey
Sold As Pair
Speaker Type Active
Speaker Configuration 2-Way
LF Driver Size 5.25"
LF Amplifier 50W
LF Driver Material Polypropylene
MF Driver Size No
MF Amplifier No
MF Driver Material No
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Amplifier 50W
HF Driver Material Dome
Total Power 100W
Min Frequency Response (Hz) 53 Hz
Max Frequency Response (kHz) 20 kHz
Max SPL 103 dB
Crossover Frequency No
Port Configuration Front Ported
Monitor Features DSP, Rear Panel Volume Control
Level Control No
Input Connectivity XLR, 1/4" Jack
Output Connectivity No
EAN 0793573089472

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

Click here to view our full Returns Policy.

Payments

Secure Online Payment Powered By Sage Pay 

We accept the following debit / credit cards:

Card Payments

Paypal

Pay for your item(s) in just a few clicks with PayPal. PayPal

Finance

Buy now, pay later with PayPal Credit

PayPal Credit is like a credit card without the plastic. And with 0% interest for 4 months on all purchases of £99 or more, it’s the perfect way to spread the cost of larger online purchases.

It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is choose to pay with PayPal at checkout, complete a short application form and they will give you a decision instantly. 

Representative Example:
Representative: 19.9% APR (variable)
Purchase interest rate: 19.9% p.a. (variable)
Assumed Credit limit: £1,200

This example above illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of their offers and promotions, including their 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.

Simply choose to pay with PayPal at checkout and apply for PayPal credit.

or

Pay Later with PayPal Pay in 3

Split purchases into three interest-free monthly payments at millions of stores online.

Subject to status. UK residents only. Late fees apply. PayPal is a responsible lender. Pay in 3 performance may influence your credit score. T&Cs apply.

Simply choose to pay with PayPal at checkout and select PayPal Pay in 3 from your account.

Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

Reviews

brianvic

Bought these after seeing an ad in Sound On Sound and then reading the reviews online. At the price they sounded too good to be true, but I can honestly say they are even better than I hoped for!

I mix in a small corner of my dining room (not ideal, but needs must) and these speakers sound great! Not too much bass, but still nice and tight. Not too much HF, but still sparkly. I can hear things on these that I was missing on my headphones. Volume is more than adequate for me and I have them set to approximately half way. If I turn them up near full they are too loud to think! I sit about 2 feet from them and have them mounted on shelves that brings them to just above my ear level. I am planning on getting isolation pads to raise them at the back slightly and point them down to my sitting position.

After 2 weeks of working with the D5s I don't have a bad thing to say about them. Are there better speakers out there? I would hope so considering the price some of them are!! But for a set up like mine and at a £350 price point I would be surprised if there's much out there could match them.

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