The RS5 is the bigger sibling of the RS3. Again a floor standing loudspeaker, utilizing the same cabinet technology designed into the RS3. It has a sealed mid section and a comb filter working together with a precisely tuned port. This gives an exceptional bass, midrange and high frequency output. It is a larger more defined sound when compared to the RS3.
All Rega Bass and Bass/Mid units are hand assembled, in house, to our exact specifications. The RS5 uses our renowned RR125 Bass/Mid drive unit. This unit has excellent damping of cone resonances, resulting in a smooth midrange response. The RS5 also benefits from a new 8 layer voice coil side firing 7" driver.
This voice coil design allows us to eradicate any crossover components for this driver. The Bass seamlessly integrates with the Bass/Mid unit and with exceptional timing. This is without compromising any of the midrange and treble performance which Rega is renowned for.
High Frequency unit
The RS5 uses our new HF20-ZRR high frequency unit which is uniquely designed by Rega. By removing unwanted rear reflection the design of the ZRR tweeter helps maintain a distortion free response.
Sound and set-up
The drive units in the RS5 have been designed with great care. The crossover needs no additional filter networks to work with the drive units. Unlike most manufacturers who boast about the complexity of their crossovers, Rega are proud of simplicity. This simplicity means that Bi-wiring will offer no advantage; however Bi-amping will improve the performance of both Mid/Bass and tweeter units. For optimum results we strongly recommend using two Rega's exceptional power amplifiers. As the RS5 also has a front firing port, it allows them to be placed against a wall, without Bass lift, if required. The RS5 is suitable for all room environments due to its design of a side firing system. This system can offer improved sound stage/dynamics and also allows the RS range of speakers to cope well in difficult rooms.
With emphasis on sound quality, the styling compliments it rather than stands out. However, the design of the RS5 is radical and quite a departure from accepted norms. Its sleek lines are subtle, its dimensions inoffensive and slim; it will stand modestly rather than make a bold statement in a modern spacious environment. The RS5 utilises these styling queues from our RS range, bringing a fresh, lively and modern style.
Rega has worked hard on the RS5, its stylish and most of all an enjoyable loudspeaker. We think you will agree when you audition the RS5, it is one of the finest loudspeakers on the market.