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 Tapco (Mackie) S5 At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 11/2003  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 8.7/10arrow User reviews: (3)
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Joe Gerardi writes:
* Mackie-designed active desktop monitors with dual high-precision internal amplifiers. * 5.25-inch woofer for bass output and midrange. * 1-inch waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeter. * Low-Frequency Boost and High-Frequency Boost/Cut controls. * Balanced TRS/XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs. * Clip LED indicator. * Free Field Frequency Response: +64 Hz 20 kHz (±3 dB) * Lower Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 64 Hz * Upper Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 22 kHz * Sound Pressure Level @ 1 meter, 7.5 dBu into Balanced Input: 100 dB SPL @ 1m * Maximum SPL Per Pair: 113 dB SPL @ 1m

Transducers: Low Frequency: 5.25 in/133 mm with steel frame, polypropylene cone woofer. High Frequency: Wave guide loaded 1 in/25 mm silk dome tweeter.

Amplifiers: Low Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4 ohm load, 100 watts peak. High Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4 ohm load, 100 watts peak. Slew Rate: > 15 V/µs. Distortion (THD, SMPTE IMD, DIM 100): < 0.035% Low Frequency: > 101 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms. High Frequency: > 93 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms. Type: Monolithic IC, Class AB.

Electronic Crossover: Crossover Type: 24 dB/octave. Crossover Frequency: 4 kHz. Sensitivity: +4 dBu at 300 Hz for full output. Input Impedance: 20 kO, balanced bridging; 10 kO unbalanced.

Equalization: Low Frequency EQ: +2 dB/+4 dB @ 65 Hz, peaking. High Frequency EQ: ±2 dB @ 5 kHz, shelving.

Good Points
Relatively inexpensive, I got mine new for $299.00 for the pair. Good response, though the bass needs to be boosted via the back switch to get the depth one is looking for. Good input section, the 1/4" TRS can also be used with 1/4" TS for unbalanced. The tweeter has great highs.
Bad Points
None really, but remember that these are not A.D.A.M. monitors. They're not going to be a be-all and end-all system, but for the musician on a budget or simply without the need for high-end monitors, they get the job done admirably.

 Tapco (Mackie) S5 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
Analog IOs:
1/4" TRS (1/4"TS) XLR, RCA ins (double as throughs.)
Power Rating
60w low/60w high=120 total watts

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