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ART Pro Audio RM5 Active 300w Reference Monitors (Pair)

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RM5 Active 300w Reference Monitors (Pair)

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RM5 Active 300w Reference Monitors (Pair)
RM5 Active 300w Reference Monitors (Pair)
Sale Price: $729.00 CDN
Original Price: $799.00 CDN
or from $77 CDN/mo
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With an aluminum unibody construction, dual opposing passive radiators and high resolution ring radiator tweeter, the 300-watt ART RM5 studio monitor system delivers uncompromising low end and an extremely wide 'sweet-spot' in a monitor system unlike anything else currently offered in the market.

Designed for maximum versatility, the RM5 offers three preset DSP modes (Reference, HiFi or Theatre) that allow the stereo monitoring system to be easily tailored to any near field listening application. User selectable Quarter, Half and Full Space room compensation modes ensure the RM5 can operate effectively in any studio environment or listening space.

Versatile input connectivity allows the RM5 system to be integrated into any professional studio or high end home listening application easily. Bluetooth connectivity offers users a convenient and cable-free connection with any Bluetooth equipped audio device. Top mounted controls ensure comfortable and convenient operation of the RM5 without expensive external monitor controllers.

User removable heavy duty monitor bases (included) and integrated 100mm Vesa mount points ensure the ART RM5 can be easily incorporated into any listening space.

Details
• System Type: Active 2-Way Stereo
• Program Power (Watts): 300 W
• Max SPL (dB): 109
• Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3dB): 45-22,000
• Crossover Frequency (Hz): 2200
• HF Driver(s): High Resolution Ring Radiator with Phase Plug to Improve Off Axis Response
• HF Program Power (Watts): 5W (x 2)
• LF Driver(s): 5-inch High X-Max Composite woofer
• LF Program Power (Watts): 125W (x 2)
• LF Protection: Thermal / Peak (X-max)
• Inputs: 2 x XLR & -inch TRS Balanced Combi-Jacks (Left/Right), Stereo 1/8-inch TRS Jack / Bluetooth Wireless Streaming
• Mode Controls: Reference, HiFi, and Theatre Room Compensation, 1/4 Space, 1/2 Space and Full Space
• Level Control: Master Level

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ASTOUNDING CLARITY, FEATURE RICH 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
I can only imagine the reason these are as well priced as they are is because ART doesn't have the industry presence some of these other companies do. The design is clean, and the sound is even cleaner. The price to performance can't be beat.
Replaced my Yamaha HS7s with Yorkville HSM8s in my main home studio. Then replaced my Yorkville HSM8 after 1 month with these ART RM5 monitors. Haven't looked back once! These are clearer than both the HS7s and the HSM8s. I was concerned that the RM5s wouldn't have the depth of the HSM8 but I couldn't have been more wrong. With the 3 settings on the ART (Reference, Hi-fi and Theatre) you have so much variety in how you'd like to listen. Because I have a KRK 10" sub, I prefer to listen in Hi-Fi or Reference mode. But without a sub, even independently these things are so deep! They have the clarity of the HS7 (6.5in driver) and the depth of the HSM8 (8in driver), even though these things are rocking oa little 5in driver. The technology they use of converting the sides of the cabinets into essentially they're own 8" woofer brings all the depth that would otherwise be missing with a driver this size. I'm so impressed with these that I may buy another set to go in my bedroom for easy listening, which is where I graduated my Yam HS7s to.
Well done ART! Canadian made. :)
Posted by Jeff Palmer on Dec 8, 2022
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Decent Studio Monitors 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
These monitors are amazing! Don't be confused by the size. They are super convenient for small desks but in fact speakers have more working area than many other conventional monitors. Very clever design. Every monitor has two big speakers on both sides (in addition to front ones) with the working area comparable to 2 x 8" guitar cabinets! Two monitors are equivalent to 4 x 8" :-) Absolutely happy how my electric bass and guitar sound now. I think it is time to sell my Headrush FRFR-108. The only complain is the price but no regrets :-)
Posted by Dmitriy on Aug 25, 2022
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Can\'t be beaten at the price point. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
These monitors are unusual, but don't let that turn you away from them. Despite the shallow form factor, these produce deep, rich bass and have power to spare. The master/slave arrangement of having all the power and input connectivity associated with just one of the monitors and then a link cable to the second monitor is really handy for reducing cable clutter. The all metal body, the fact that they are manufactured in Canada, and the excellent sound performance really help these stand head and shoulders above other options in the price bracket like Adam T7V or the Focal Alpha 65. Definite recommend.
Posted by Graham on Nov 24, 2021
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Unbelievable. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North Bay, Ontario
These monitors came highly recommended by L&M staff. The Art RM5 have not disappointed me. These monitors offer the best sound I have heard at this price point. The highs are crisp, the lows are warm. Bestbof all, if you need a bottom end with punch; trust me; you will feel it. I've owned these monitors for over a year They were originally purchased to replace my speakers for my home audio editing system. I believe these units would also be powerful pairjng with any micro home audio system. I also love the the fact that i can use my Cellphone's blue tooth for playback of digital audio I have recorded while in the field.
Posted by (DJ Enigma) Dyann Jackson on Jun 6, 2021
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Great Speakers 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
On my old studio monitors, I had a neighbour knock and say, “what ever it is you’re listening to, the thumping is annoying.” Tends to happen with poor sound quality. Now though, with these RM5s, he doesn’t need to knock anymore, because now he knows exactly what I’m listening to. Highly recommended, absolutely incredible sound. Top notch!
Posted by Adam on Apr 10, 2021
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Happy with these 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Courtenay, British Columbia
These replaced some m-audio active monitors and are a great step up. Highly recommended.
Posted by Jamie M. on Mar 24, 2020
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Wow! 300 Watts! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Chilliwack, British Columbia
Very impressed so far, excellent sound reproduction, tight bass, crisp highs. DSP modes and room switch make for tailored sound listening depending on speaker placement, Bluetooth is an added bonus for sure and well built nice and heavy. Glad I chose them over the KRK,s. Best of all is there made in Canada!!!
Posted by Brad Baxter on Apr 19, 2018
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Your search ends here 16 of 16 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
I had been on the hunt for some studio monitors for a while. I had tested multiple monitors out in the store and even taken some home to try out. My biggest problem was space. I knew I wanted bigger monitors but I just couldn't afford the space. A sales associate suggested these to me. I was a little taken back by the design. They looked like nothing I had seen on the market. I didn't really know what to think of them. That was until I witnessed what they were capable of in person. just looking at them I thought there would be no way they would be able to produce any sort of low-end due to how shallow their design was. Was I ever wrong. The Duel opposing passive radiators make these things sound more than twice as big as any 8" monitor you'll ever come across. it still screws with my head a bit as I can't seem to grasp just where all the low-end comes from. it's really something to witness for yourself. there's also the crispness of the ring radiators. The highs are extremely detailed and crisp without a hint of sounding brittle. If these will last me forever I will never want another set of monitors. the features they have also set them apart from other monitors on the market. different DSP modes for reference Hi Fi and theatre, not to mention the Bluetooth connectivity make these things more versatile than a Swiss Army knife. one thing to note however. The radiators on the left speaker need a little bit of Break In Time and some volume pushed through them before they begin to fire properly. be patient and you will be rewarded with amazing sound.
Posted by Crimson King on Nov 24, 2017
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