Altec Model 5

October   1 9 7 5 october 1975
1 9 7 8 c.1978

" The Model Five utilizes a novel technique : It employs three drivers in a two-way system ; a single bass driver, but two drivers for high frequencies instead of one.

The result is increased midband sensitivity, 91.5dB SPL at 4 feet, which is quite high for a speaker system in the Five's price range.

And, since the high-frequency energy is evenly divided between two drivers instead of just one, system power capacity is increased over single driver designs.
The drivers are positioned on the baffle in a manner that produces uniform dispersion and an accurate stereo image whether the cabinet is placed vertically or horizontally.

The vented enclosure and 12-inch bass driver combine to produce excellent low-frequency energy response to 45Hz.
Fundamentals are tight and clear, with a minimum of distortion, and without doubling or artificially accentuated upper bass frequencies.
The Five eliminates the "boominess" so prevalent in other speaker systems in its price range.

The hand-rubbed, genuine oiled walnut cabinet is tastefully styled with finished baffle and removable knit grille.

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Altec Model 5 specifications
Title Value
Low driver : 1x 12"
High drivers : 2x 4"
Nominal impedance : 8 Ohm
Crossover : 1,5Khz
Enclosure : vented
Sensitivity : 91,5dB SPL
(4ft., 1W, 8 Ohm input, 500Hz...3Khz pink noise)
Frequency response : 45Hz...20Khz
Dispersion : 90 ° at -6dB vertical
120 ° at -6dB horizontal
(4ft., 800Hz...8Khz pink noise)
Long-term power : 45W
Operational power : 12W...150W
Long-term acoustic output : 108dB at 45W
Dimensions : 64,8 x 36,8 x 30,5cm
Weight : 14,5kg.
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