LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 2022: It has been fifty years since Auratone founder Jack Wilson released the 5C Super Sound Cube, the most famous and enduring of the Sound Cube lineage. Anyone who has ever perused glossy glamour shots of famous studios, past or present, has seen the unmistakable six-inch Auratone 5C Sound Cubes atop meter bridges, safely guiding engineers down the narrow and rocky path to midrange nirvana. Indeed, its involvement in innumerable hits earned the 5C Sound Cube a NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Award in 2016.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Auratone and its US distributor, TransAudio Group, are pleased to announce the first-ever Active 5C at NAMM 2022, June 3-5 in Anaheim, CA.
The mono amplifier is designed and built in Europe in collaboration with the famous hardware manufacturer, Bettermaker. A careful R&D process has been implemented to maintain the original characteristics of the 5C, utilizing the same amplifier design from the NAMM Tec Award winning A2-30 amplifier.
“Auratone has been receiving requests for an active version of their flagship sound cubes for a long time,” noted Brad Lunde, Founder and President of TransAudio Group. “We were happy to get boutique Polish manufacturer Bettermaker together with Alex Jacobsen, owner and grandson of founder Jack Wilson, for the perfectly matched A2-30 amplifier. Now, the two companies have collaborated to get a mono amplifier that contains the guts and soul of the A2-30 into each chassis for the active version.”
Like the other 5C variants, the Auratone Active 5C is made in the USA. It delivers 50W into its internal 8ohm load via a balanced combo XLR/TRS input. Like the passive version, it reproduces between 80 and 15,000 Hz via a 4.5inch driver with a signal to noise ratio in excess of 100dB. In addition to an input, the rear of the box provides an on/off switch and power LED. The active 5C has Integrated overcurrent, overheated, and short protection in the rare event of electrical trouble.
The Auratone Active 5C is now shipping • MAP: $749/pair
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TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.
SEE THE NEW AURATONE ACTIVE 5C SUPER SOUND CUBE AT NAMM:
AURATONE BOOTH #16311
TRANSAUDIO BOOTH #14914