The Novus 5B is a very flexible and versatile bookshelf speaker, which can be either used as an excellent stereo setup, with pinpoint imaging and wide soundstage, or integrated into a thrilling surround system. As the Novus 5B uses the same tweeter and mid/bass driver as the Novus 5T, sonically, it is a perfect match and able to perform with precision and accuracy. Despite the compact size of its cabinet, the deep bass qualities are astonishing. The implementation in a stereo system is recommended in rooms where powerful and dynamic sound is desired, but where there is not enough space for larger speakers.
|Product Weight||10 lbs/4.5 Kg each|
|Frequency Response||45-30,000 Hz(IEC 268-5)|
|Recommended Power||Short time 160W; Long time 80W|
|Tweeter||1 x 1" Silk-Dome Tweeter with ferrofluid|
|Woofer||1 x 5.25" Aramid-Fiber Cone Driver|
|Driver Configuration||2-Way Bookshelf Speaker|
|Enclosure Type||Anti-Resonant, Internally Braced, Front Ported|
|Product Dimensions||7.1" x 11.8" x 7.9" / 180 x 300 x 200mm (WxHxD)|
|Placement Location||Front or Surround Speakers|
|Shipping Weight||24 lbs/11 Kg Pair|
|Shipping Dimensions||19" x 13" x 17"/ 490 x 330 x 425mm (LxWxH)|
After searching the world for the finest of silk, we stumbled upon a natural fiber from Germany and couldn’t resist integrating it into the tweeter dome of the Novus speaker family. Each Novus speaker is embedded with our new tweeter – a high-end natural fiber dome membrane which utilizes a neodymium motor and ferrofluid cooled voicecoil to help give these tweeters a flat frequency response that can extend up to 30 kHz. These design specs, in combination of Aperion engineering knowledge and 20 years of experience has allowed us to create a tweeter so clear, that your ears can listen to music and dialog with ease.
A tweeter may be the “highlight” of the speaker, but a strong woofer can prove to be the true foundation of a speaker. Each Novus speaker utilizes our new 5.25” aramid-fiber woofer cones to bring forth a full range of sound. It features a unique tooled rubber surround to conceal the mounting screws in each speaker. The long-throw linear excursion design makes for a broad dynamic range and low distortion.
The Novus Tower and Bookshelf both come with a Tweeter Adjustment feature. This feature is designed to help the Novus speakers perform optimally within a variety of different listening environments as well as to accommodate listener preferences. We always encourage you to try the speaker with both settings so that you can find the sound that pleases you most! It also serves as a room correction feature for people with “live” sounding rooms with many reflective surfaces. Choose either the standard voicing for crisp, clear treble, or the -3 dB setting for a more mellow treble response.
The sloping front baffle design creates an even phase alignment between treble and bass drivers. Unlike the Boötes void, a porthole can enhance the bass performance of many speaker cabinets. In the case of the Novus, we went with a slotted reflex port design. This front ported design reduces air-leak noise and increases the bass performance throughout the room, so sit back and enjoy those bass vibrations.
Our design team kept aesthetics at the top of mind while designing our Novus family. Whether you have a dedicated black-out home theater room, or an open sunshine filled family room, the Stealth Black and Pure White painting are sure to be endorsed your other furniture. The sleek curved top cabinet radius is a step away from your traditional “box-style” speaker, which contribute a smooth look in your room. To protect the speaker innards from accidents, pets, or curious fingers, the Novus line sports a lightweight magnetic grille, which can easily be removed when it’s time to show off the goods to your friends and family.
You can mount your speakers wherever you want - out of the way and outside the reach of inquisitive children and pets. All bookshelf and satellite speakers come with dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts on the back for ceiling or wall mounting. Industry standard spacing of 60mm on these inserts means they’ll work with a variety of wall and ceiling mount brands.