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the box MA5

Active Monitor / Full-Range Speakers

  • Equipped with: 5" Premium Full-Range Neodymium Driver
  • Power: 150W
  • Integrated Class D amplifier
  • 3-Channel mixer with 3-band EQ
  • Frequency range: 60 - 18,000 Hz
  • 1 Microphone/line/instrument input
  • 1 Microphone/line input and 1 stereo RCA CD input
  • 3/8" Microphone stand mount, mounting on microphone stands possible
  • Dimensions: 290 x 210 x 175 mm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Suitable optional transport bag: Art.484111 (not included)

Further Information

Multifunctional Housing No
Woofer size 1x 5"
Tweeter, 1" and Larger No
Microphone Input Yes
Line Inputs Yes
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The perfect little box
Gordkeir, 12.01.2018
The perfect solution to onstage monitoring, small gigs and at home.
As a keyboard player in a busy 8 piece band, I sometimes struggle to hear a satisfactory 'mix'. Having lugged my own combo or speaker + amp for years, I wanted something more portable and flexible. Having researched what's available, I decided on a small 'personal' active monitor. Our backing singer recently purchased one from a well known manufacturer - which performs well, but is very expensive! Having bought a number of items from Thomann in the past, I was intrigued to find a very similar looking active speaker for a fraction of the price - 'the box MA5'.
Having studied the 'specs', I could see that the 'MA5' was virtually identical.
I was not disappointed - in fact I'm delighted!
This little box is very rugged and well made, and performs astonishingly well. The sound quality is more than adequate for my purposes - with clarity in the 'highs' and enough depth in the 'low' frequencies despite its diminutive proportions. The volume - should you need it is incredible! As an onstage monitor, I have it mounted on the 'mic stand' adaptor on top of my keyboard tower stand, facing me. In this location, the volume can be kept quite low. By turning it around it serves as a more than adequate p.a for small gigs. Even at high volumes, the sound quality remains consistently good.
For larger venues, I use the MA5' as my personal monitor and send my keyboard mix to the main mixer via the 'through' Xlr located at the back of the MA5'.
The MA5 is incredibly good value for money, (why spend 2 or 3 times more when you can get this!).
As a well built, great sounding, flexible and portable solution for onstage monitoring - this little box is fantastic!
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Purchased 4 of these as foldback monitors
Ed Bray, 04.04.2018
Bought a single one initially and then bought 3 more, they are a cheaper equivalent of a Behringer model which in itself is a cheaper version of the Mackie SRM150. Very nicely finished and surprisingly effective. Only downside is the delay button which doesn't offer up much of a choice of settings, but for our use that doesn't really matter. Good product at a great price and saves us having to use in ear monitors on stage.
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terrible
Greg Y., 25.08.2021
Complete waste of money .Cant begin to understand why an Echo is on this unit !! What purpose does it serve ..
Its not a Pro bit of kit , might be ok in a bedroom
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A good idea
John440, 09.02.2021
As an alternative to in-ear monitoring, this is good for small stages which will not fit large floor wedges.
I’ve used mine a few times and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. The sound quality is very mid/high frequency focused. I think I expected a little bit more from this product.
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