Swissonic ASM5

Active Studio Monitor

  • 2 Way system with class AB amplifiers
  • Power: 60 Watt Bi-Amplified (40 + 20 Watt)
  • Woofer: 5,25" (133 mm)
  • Natural silk tweeter: 0,75" (19 mm)
  • Frequency range: 55 - 20.000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio > 95 dB (type A-weighted)
  • Input impedance: 20k Ohm bal. / 10k Ohm unbal.
  • Inputs: XLR bal. 6.3 mm jack balanced, RCA connector unbalanced
  • Status LED
  • Standby Function
  • Cabinet made from MDF with vinyl lamination
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 185 x 278 x 200 mm
  • Weight: 4,6 kg
  • Price for pair

Sound setting options:

  • HF Trim: -2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB
  • Low Cut: Flat, 80 Hz and 100 Hz
  • Acoustic Space: 0 dB, -2 dB, -4 dB

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 5,25"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 60 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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Sound good for the price but lack manufacturing consistency.
Tim2787, 11.09.2015
- Unboxing...

I bought these speakers as they were extremely well priced for their on-paper specifications and were also of the perfect size to act as compact rear-surrounds for my 4.0 setup.

Upon receiving the speakers, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance and quality of the packaging. The speakers and their box were contained within another box, leaving the important packaging in perfect condition which is always nice to see when trying out a new product.

The speakers come with the standard IEC (kettle lead) cables for connecting to the mains, a pack of four adhesive-backed pads for the bottom of each speaker and a concise instruction/quick-start manual.

When taking the speakers from their packaging, I was pleasantly surprised by their build. They have quite a substantial weight to them for their size and price, and just feel solid to hold. While this may not affect the sound all that much, it's something I like in a monitor.

- Now, on to the speakers' performance...

So... ?170 for a pair of active monitors - can't expect a whole lot, can you?
Don't be fooled; they don't sound great for a speaker of this size, but they sound great for the price. When compared to the likes of the JBL LSR 305s, they're a fair bit behind in almost all aspects, but they are almost HALF the price.

The imaging is pretty decent and when they begin to get loud, the bottom end starts to roll in and provides a nice, full sound for such a speaker.
The highs, I'll admit, lack quite a bit of sparkle, but some may prefer the more subdued signature.
The minds are where they really do shine though. Vocals and such sound great through these monitors, especially in acoustic tracks and the likes. They do tend to fall slightly short during more busy sections of a track or in genres such as Drum & Bass, PSY-trance, etc.

- The cons - they gotta come some time...

Now this... this annoyed me. So I got the speakers up and running and I was playing with the back panels. The controls are all there - HF trim, low cutoff, acoustic space - even the IO is great - balanced XLR and TRS along with RCA.

The volume pots though. Don't get me started. One of them
felt nice; it was weighty and responsive - worked a treat. The
power switch on that monitor also had a nice, heavy click to
it.
The other monitor was a different story, however. The power
switch was light and felt slightly flimsy which I can get by, but the volume pot just felt like what I did with it barely corresponded with what I heard. It was also light and flimsy feeling, making it hard to apply any sort of fine adjustment without some frustration.

- The conclusion...

All of that said, bear in mind that I'm evaluating these speakers at their price which is incredibly good for what you're getting. Once you have them set up and you no longer have to worry about playing with inconsistant volume knobs, then they're great.
If you need a low-cost pair of very compact speakers, these are a great choice and throw out enough waves to sound a hell of a lot larger than they are.

I won't be sending them back, anyway!
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Great first buy speakers
itsmerob, 17.05.2019
I had these for about 8 months and they really are just a great pair of speakers to have on the desk, or for movable temporary setups elsewhere.
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