For stereo and multi-channel systems
The speaker cabinet is made of finest quality solid birch in Finland. The back and front wall of the cabinet are rigid Finnish birch plywood coated in Italian Fenix NTM® nano-tech matt material. The Fenix NTM®, available in white or black is astonishing new material in many sense. The extremely matt surface is not just good looking. It is also resistant to fingerprints and scratches.
The cabinet of eight litres, is very easy to position. It can be placed horizontally or vertically on speaker stand or on a bookshelf.
In addition to the two-channel stereo, a high quality multichannel sound system can be built using Gradient 5.2 for front, center and surrounds. Since the similar coaxial driver has been used in Gradient floor-standing speakers, equal phase properties give the opportunity to mix different Gradient models successfully to produce the very best, cinema and Hi-Fi systems.
Speakers can be chosen with either traditional binding posts or a high-quality Neutrik speakON connector. Gradient manufactures speaker cables with different lengths. The length of the optional speaker cable can be selected by the customer when making the order. Bi-amping is possible when 4-pole cable and speakON connector are selected.
Discover the technologies
The frequency response of all Gradient speakers at the listening position is extremely flat; but this alone is not sufficient for Gradient. Every speaker radiates at least some sound in all directions. If the energy response of a loudspeaker has peaks and dips, the reverberant sound field will be uneven, colouring the music. Frequency response measured in all directions must be linear in order to ensure linear energy response.
The new BFC (Black Fibre Cone) coaxial driver developed by Gradient and Seas of Norway is very special. Covered by our extremely transparent grill design it exhibits controlled dispersion patterns, allied to an ultra smooth spectral balance, in a wide listening area. A 176mm BFC-cone operates up to 2.8kHz. High frequencies from 2.8kHz to over 20kHz are reproduced by a 25mm Al-dome tweeter placed at the apex of the midrange cone. Such a point source is generally accepted as an ideal sound source for its excellent phase and amplitude response. The end result is an extremely accurate, stable and three dimensional soundstage.
The passive radiator, designed by Gradient is situated in the rear wall of the loudspeaker enclosure. It extends the bass response at the lowest frequencies, without the common disadvantages of vented box designs.
Bi-amping allows fine tuning for audio frequency ranges when two power amplifiers are used.
Bi-amping is possible when 4-pole cable and speakON connector are selected.