Auratones were used extensively by Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien to mix Michael Jackson's historic 'Thriller', the world's most successful album of all time.
After lengthy testing and remanufacturing of the 5C driver, Auratone finally were able to achieve the purest sound equalling the sound of the original 5C Super Sound Cube. All componets of the driver are made of the highest quality materials in the United States. The cabinet is built with Mahogany laminate surround, black laminate front and back, and quality craftsmanship in the Nashville workshop.
Durability, flat full-range response, amazing power handling and portability have made Auratone Super Sound Cubes the Recording, Broadcasting, and Motion Picture industries favorite mixdown monitors for comparison and final mixes, auditioning, remotes, and reference standard speakers.
"I mix with Auratone 5C Super-Sound-Cubes the little powerhouse speakers. They tell me exactly what will be in the grooves. You hear it all with Auratone!" - Quincy Jones
Founded in 1958 by Jack Wilson, Auratone has been family owned for over 50 years, and has set the standard in the music and recording industry for quality. Jack started the company out of his garage in Chula Vista, CA, and rest is history as it became one of the most reputable recording brands worldwide. The legendary 5C Super Sound Cubes, which are found in studios across the globe, shook up the recording industry, and remain the industry standard today.
Since re-launching the brand the company has moved its offices from Coronado, CA to Nashville, TN, and continues to be family owned by Alex Jacobsen, Jack's Grandson. "Our products are hand crafted in our Nashville workshop to insure they are of the utmost quality. As Jack used to say, "I will never sacrifice quality for quantity." Jack's name and what he did for the recording industry will always be remembered, and we look to keep his legacy alive for years to come."
"According to Swedien, Quincy Jones calls the Auratone 5C the "Truth Speaker." Though that statement may be subjective, just having the ability to get a different "picture" of the same "scene" is enough of an excuse to grab a pair immediately. The 5Cs are now an indispensable element of my workflow, and I avoid mixing without them."
Dimensions: 6½"W x 6½"H x 6"D
Frequency Response: 75-15,000 Hz
Impedance: 8 OHMS
Driver: 4½" Full Range; Shielded
SPL/Sensitivity: 90 DB @ 1w/1m
Cabinet: Sealed 5/8" MDF
Wattage: 25 Watt RMS/50 Watt Peak
The above is an extract from an in-depth review of the Auratone 5C which can be viewed in full at: http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/111/5c-super-sound-cube-speaker
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