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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 25 is the latest breakthrough in our award winning lineage of speakers. It is artistry you experience.

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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 25 is the latest breakthrough in our award winning lineage of speakers. It is artistry you experience.

CG5s are now in stock!

$400.00 $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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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

BY THE MOST DISCERNING AUDIOPHILES

(2) TOTAL REVIEWS
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 muddled together. It was like going from a 60” tv to an 80” tv with better color and contrast. Everything was clearer and more defined through the cg5s. So long story short, my son is taking my Ultras for now, and the cg5s are staying. I knew these would be good speakers, I just wasn’t expecting how good. I’m going to bring these downstairs and listen against my towers. I’m kind of afraid of what I’m going to find. I paid over 4 times as much for the towers and now I’m not sure if I need to upgrade those too.

Edward K

August 3rd, 2019

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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 muddled together. It was like going from a 60” tv to an 80” tv with better color and contrast. Everything was clearer and more defined through the cg5s. So long story short, my son is taking my Ultras for now, and the cg5s are staying. I knew these would be good speakers, I just wasn’t expecting how good. I’m going to bring these downstairs and listen against my towers. I’m kind of afraid of what I’m going to find. I paid over 4 times as much for the towers and now I’m not sure if I need to upgrade those too.

Edward K

August 3rd, 2019

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SPECIFICATIONS

RSL CG5 Speaker
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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”)

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