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CG5 Bookshelf Speaker

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CG5 Bookshelf Speaker

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A speaker tuned with Compression Guide becomes transparent like a pane of glass. Sound channels through it unencumbered by the impurities of the speaker itself. The process liberates sound from the boundaries of the speaker, allowing it to spread freely into open space. A boundless sound atmosphere is unveiled, where instruments, vocalists, and sound effects decorate the room around you. Master craftsmanship and premium components provide crystal-clear resolution and brilliant dynamics. Compression Guide tuning brings it all to life. The Compression Guide 5 is the latest breakthrough in our award winning lineage of speakers. It is artistry you experience.

$350.00

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CG5 Bookshelf Speaker

Read Customer Reviews (11)

A speaker tuned with Compression Guide becomes transparent like a pane of glass. Sound channels through it unencumbered by the impurities of the speaker itself. The process liberates sound from the boundaries of the speaker, allowing it to spread freely into open space. A boundless sound atmosphere is unveiled, where instruments, vocalists, and sound effects decorate the room around you. Master craftsmanship and premium components provide crystal-clear resolution and brilliant dynamics. Compression Guide tuning brings it all to life. The Compression Guide 5 is the latest breakthrough in our award winning lineage of speakers. It is artistry you experience.

$350.00

CG5 BOOKSHELF SPEAKER

SUPERIOR BUILD FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

RSL's Compression Guide Technology

/Removes distortion & boxiness caused by standard enclosures
 

RSL's Compression Guide Technology

RSL'sRemoves distortion & boxiness caused by standard enclosures

Kevlar-Coned, 5 1/4 Inch woofer

RSL'sPrecision crafted, aramid fiber woofer. Provides superior transient response.
 

Kevlar-Coned, 5 1/4 Inch woofer

Kevlar-Coned,Precision crafted, aramid fiber woofer. Provides superior transient response.

Cast Aluminum Frame and Heavy Duty Magnet

Kevlar-Coned,Cast aluminum frame and heavy duty magnet allow for max power-handling with low distortion.
 

Cast Aluminum Frame and Heavy Duty Magnet

CastCast aluminum frame and heavy duty magnet allow for max power-handling with low distortion.

Polypropylene Capacitor

CastPremium polypropylene capacitor boasts a 25+ year shelf-life. Speakers will maintain their sonic properties for decades.
 

Polypropylene Capacitor

PolypropylenePremium polypropylene capacitor boasts a 25+ year shelf-life. Speakers will maintain their sonic properties for decades.

Air-Core Coil

PolypropylenePremium air-core coils replace cheaper iron core coils for distortion free performance and superior power handling.
 

Air-Core Coil

Air-CorePremium air-core coils replace cheaper iron core coils for distortion free performance and superior power handling.

Soft Dome Tweeter, Neodymium Magnet

Air-CoreSpacious highs, silky smooth even beyond human hearing.
 

Soft Dome Tweeter, Neodymium Magnet

SoftSpacious highs, silky smooth even beyond human hearing.

Included: 1 x CG5

  • An exquisite translucent-dome tweeter reproduces the sparkle and clarity and of sound in real life, without a trace of sibilance. Extension to 35KHz ± 3dB, 40KHz ± 4dB.
  • A perfectly dampened aramid-fiber woofer compliments the tweeter to perfection, with brilliant dynamics and detail. Vocals are bold and distinct in the midst of a sweeping soundstage.
  • A masterfully crafted crossover network hides within the speaker bringing the woofer and tweeter together with flawless transition. Extravagant parts and construction maintain the highest sonic purity and maximize longevity.
  • Compression Guide technology filters out cabinet resonance, eliminating coloration and low midrange muddiness. Clarity and imaging improve drastically.
  • Front-ported enclosures ensure maximum placement versatility. Place the CG5 against a wall without sound degradation.
  • Hand-painted gloss finish is included on every CG series speaker, at no extra cost.
  • NEW tweeter control allows you to adjust tweeter level to accommodate room acoustics as well as personal taste.

BETTER DESIGN & FINISHINGS

Fingerprint-Resistant, Hand-Painted, Gloss Finish

Elegant, premium finish resists fingerprints from handling. Available in Black and White!
 

Fingerprint-Resistant, Hand-Painted, Gloss Finish

Elegant, premium finish resists fingerprints from handling. Available in Black and White!

Essential Front Ported Cabinets

Preserves sound quality for placement near walls & other surfaces
 

Essential Front Ported Cabinets

Preserves sound quality for placement near walls & other surfaces

Acoustically Transparent Metal, Magnetic Grille

Protects drivers & maintains stylish appearance
 

Acoustically Transparent Metal, Magnetic Grille

Protects drivers & maintains stylish appearance

Included: 1 x CG5

Woofer: 5.25” cast frame, aramid-fiber cone with Ferrite Magnet
Tweeter: 1” translucent silk dome, neodymium rare earth magnet
Frequency Response: 54-35,000 Hz ± 3dB
Recommended Impedance setting for amplifiers: 6 or 8 ohms (whichever is higher)
Sensitivity: 86 dB SPL @ 2.83 V, 1 meter distance
Recommended Power: 25-150 watts
Crossover Frequency: 2,500 Hz
Crossover Slope: 12 dB/octave
Crossover Parts: Air core coils, polypropylene capacitors, gold-plated binding posts
Tuning Method: Compression Guide™
Weight: 16 lbs.
Dimensions: H: 12 5/8” W: 7 5/8” D: 11 1/2″ (without grille 10 3/4”)

COMPRESSION GUIDE
TECHNOLOGY

THE ACE UP OUR SLEEVE

Compression Guide technology is the difference between RSL speakers and all other speakers. It’s the secret behind our award-winning sound. It’s why RSL speakers sound so clear and incredibly realistic.

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RSL SPEAKERS & SPEEDWOOFERS

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

BY THE MOST DISCERNING AUDIOPHILES

(11) TOTAL REVIEWS
RATING
I purchased a CG25 to audition for my home theater and after living with it in my home theater for nearly a year I knew I had to upgrade LR fronts to CG5’s. I also upgraded my sub to a Speedwoofer as well. It was definitely the right move. Not only did my home theater become more detailed and punchy, but I now find myself listening to a lot more 2 channel music on my system than before. Having a dedicated 2 channel setup is not practical in my living space but I don’t feel like I am compromising my 2 channel experience using my CG5’s. I actually had an emotional response while listening to Arnesen’s Magnificat on SACD in my new CG5 setup. These speakers are my daily drivers and I plan on enjoying them for a very long time.

Raul

November 13th, 2021

RATING
A lot of great things have been written about these speakers...I don't need to repeat it all...except to say....all those things are true. Every review you will find says the same thing....this is about as good as it gets for sound and build quality. The CG5's are absolutely beautiful to listen to and absolutely gorgeous to look at. In my 50 years of audio hobbying and sales there have been very few times when I could say "I'm impressed". Well, Im impressed....and happy. Thanks to Howard and Joe and their coworkers! Service and product such as this is rare....damn rare.

isolar801

March 16th, 2021

RATING
I received the speakers, connected them & I must say as I've gotten older & my hearing has diminished these have brought back the enjoyment of listening to my music with their clarity. So thank you for that. Also I'd like to thank for pointing out my eyesight is also failing because I could not see any flaws in these "blems". Very pleased with the purchase! Btw, these are connected to a Yamaha R-N803 receiver.

Dean

March 5th, 2021

RATING
These speakers are one word...amazing! I’ve previously owned Polk, Klipsch, Elac, and the AJ Pioneer series of speakers ( not exactly high-end but more than “entry -level” ), and in terms of overall sound quality those don’t compare. The CG5 line outclasses them in pretty much every way. From the highs to the mids to the bass it is all seamless. One note about the bass these have...this is the first time I’ve heard real lifelike bass. I can hear the texture of a kick drum, distinguish the tonality of differing bass guitars. Most of all, the bass has IMO perfect weight for each given intstrument. Imaging and soundstage is first rate...these speakers disappear. Major kudos to RSL for a wonderful product!

suprarz320

February 26th, 2021

RATING
I just got three of these to replace my aging (two year old) CG23s!! I have been wanting these babies ever since they were announced. There was noting wrong with the CG23s. I just wanted something with more range. I got these just a few days ago and I am blown away by the sound quality. My CG23s had to be used with my 10S sub for music listening, but these guys do not need the sub as they have plenty of low end to deliver smooth and full sound for music. We listen to jazz vocals a lot. Soundstage is great and vocals are so clean and clear. Listening to our favorite artists, it feels like you are sitting in front of the stage at a live venue! We use them for music and movies and they are fantastic for both. Thank you RSL. Thank you Howard and Joe for answering all my stupid questions. You guys rock.

Bob

February 22nd, 2021

RATING
Howard Roger's is the nicest gentleman who took the time himself till today I cant believed he answer my questions on one of the post on a pair of them rsl 3600 and the alpha 1 that were probably more than 40 years old,and ofcourse I m a fan of rsl speakers for years,they make speakers like nobdy's biz,rock on Howard ya the man!till today I still rock and roll with my vintage alpha 1A,priceless......

Ben ly

February 13th, 2021

RATING
Added a pair of CG5s as heights, and also using them for music in all-channel stereo mode, where they share the main stage with Emotiva T1 towers and a CG23 center. The blending with the T1s is excellent. Both pairs offer comparable subtlety of response; each adds but the slightest coloration; in combination the coloration balances out to a neutrality where the individual speakers disappear and the vocals and instruments sound as if in the room. This is sourced through a Yamaha pre-pro, and Emotiva BasX amps. The received wisdom is to take your speaker brands straight, not mixed. Yet in my case the mix proves fortuitous. The improvement beyond running either the T1s alone, or in combination with the more budget-minded Klipsches I formerly had as heights, is huge.

Whit

June 5th, 2020

RATING
I purchased a pair of CG-5 speakers a little over a month ago to go with my dual set of SVS SB-2000 subwoofers. I needed a speaker that could be flexible in positioning and sound Excellent no matter how it was set up. After several messages with Joe, I pulled the trigger on them and I must say I am very pleased with my decision. I have owned many speaker systems over the years and I must honestly say the CG-5's (coupled with my Outlaw RR-2160 Receiver) produce the finest,smoothest sound my ears have ever heard.They fit my placement needs perfectly and Joe's tips on setting them in my cabinets was spot on! They blend with my subwoofers extremely well-and as an added bonus they match cosmetically as well with the slightly curved metal grilles. These have worked out so well for me that I also just bought a pair of CG-3's for another room which I will add a review for in a couple more weeks. Thanks to Joe and Howard for some truly great speakers and for the extra level of service you provide both before and after the sale.

Barry Regan

January 21st, 2020

RATING
I came across RSL by accident while doing research to replace 20 year old satellite speakers. After seeing RSL mentioned in several forums, I decided to investigate. At this time, I developed email relationship with Joe who was extremely supportive and helpful with advice on speakers and receivers to consider. Shortly after this I decided to get a pair of CG5s as front speakers (over the internet - crazy?) I encountered some issues and again Joe continued to provide excellent support as we tried to identify the correct receiver settings for my home. Wrapping up — the CG5s offer truly astounding, sumptuous sound. With the CG5s, I not only hear beautiful music but also the distinctive characteristics of the individual instruments. You hear the guitar pick the string, the resonance, the decay - all components of music. The sound is life-like. The only thing better than the CG5s is the exceptional service that Joe offers. I have now added a Speedwoofer (which is extraordinary). I will never buy loudspeakers from anyone else. I will be moving to new home next year and Joe is already giving advice on how best to set this up. Thanks Joe for your extraordinary products, service and company,

Sumptuous sound

November 19th, 2019

RATING
Absolutely beautiful sounding speakers. Got a pair for my 5.1 HT. The mids and highs out of these things are phenomenal. I enjoy feeling like I'm in a theater right in my own living room.

Martize Williamson

August 15th, 2019

RATING
When I think about how to describe the CG5s, the word that keep circling back to is extraordinary. I’ve read about how good RSLs little bookshelf speakers are. I like speakers with a bit more heft, so when the cg5 line came out, I had to try a set of them. I’ve owned a number of speakers since I got bit by the audio bug back in the 90s’. Currently I have SVS Ultras in my living room, that I picked up used for a great price. The Ultras have been a sort of place-holder while I’ve searched for something a little more musical. I like the Ultras, and they fill my 22x19 living room nicely, they just lack something I can’t quite put my finger on. Most of the listening I do in the living room is music. Its probably 70/30 music to movies. Most of the serious listening and movie watching takes place in my 30x24 basement theater, through a set of towers I picked up just under 10 years ago. I’ve listened to the cg5s now for almost a month. Truth be told, I didn’t expect to keep them, I was more just curious to see what they were all about. Most of the initial listening was done with the intention of finding what I don’t like, rather than what I do. That’s where the problems started. I wasn’t finding anything. No Ordinary Love by Sade, sounded phenomenal, and this is after a couple hours of break in while watching TV. Sade’s voice is like velvet, and I could almost feel her presence in the room. In fact, everything sounded present. Ok, so good start. But could they handle something harder, like Led Zeppelin, or The Who, maybe some AC/DC? Effortlessly. I listened to Thunderstruck twice in a row because I couldn’t get over how good it sounded. I’ve heard this song more times than I can count, in fact I really don’t choose to listen to it unless its specifically for testing purposes. When I heard it through the cg5s, I just couldn’t believe it. The guitars were big and powerful, but I could still hear every nuance of the vocals. Amazing. The sound dominated my living room, in a good way. Im really shocked that speakers this small are doing this. I told my son to come over. He’s been interested in doing a theater in his basement. Sat him down in front of the cg5s and give him control. He played some Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, and then some electronic music that I’m too old-school for. As we’re listening, the sound just wanted to take over our motor skills and force pour heads to bob and out feet to tap. It was fun, a lot of fun. When I put my Ultras back, the sound was large and loud, but somewhat displeasing. You lose that connection and everything sounds more