Swissonic ASM5

Active Studio Monitor

  • 2 Way system with class AB amplifiers
  • Power: 60 Watt Bi-Amplified (40 + 20 Watt)
  • Woofer: 5,25" (133 mm)
  • Natural silk tweeter: 0,75" (19 mm)
  • Frequency range: 55 - 20.000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio > 95 dB (type A-weighted)
  • Input impedance: 20k Ohm bal. / 10k Ohm unbal.
  • Inputs: XLR bal. 6.3 mm jack balanced, RCA connector unbalanced
  • Status LED
  • Standby Function
  • Cabinet made from MDF with vinyl lamination
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 185 x 278 x 200 mm
  • Weight: 4,6 kg
  • Price for pair

Sound setting options:

  • HF Trim: -2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB
  • Low Cut: Flat, 80 Hz and 100 Hz
  • Acoustic Space: 0 dB, -2 dB, -4 dB

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 5,25"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 60 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
Swissonic ASM5 + Swissonic Sub10 +
5 more
Configure bundle now
starting from $343

Bundle Offer 1

You save $10.20
$189

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Swissonic ASM5
43% bought this exact product
Swissonic ASM5
Available shortly (2-5 days)
Available shortly (2-5 days)

This item has been ordered with our suppliers and should be in our warehouse in the next few days.

Standard Delivery Times
$161 Add to Basket
Swissonic ASM7
7% bought Swissonic ASM7 $209
Presonus Eris E3.5
6% bought Presonus Eris E3.5 $93
Mackie CR4
5% bought Mackie CR4 $113
Presonus Eris E5
4% bought Presonus Eris E5 $219
Our most popular Active Nearfield Monitors
214 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
148 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
quality
sound
Sound good for the price but lack manufacturing consistency.
Tim2787, 11.09.2015
- Unboxing...

I bought these speakers as they were extremely well priced for their on-paper specifications and were also of the perfect size to act as compact rear-surrounds for my 4.0 setup.

Upon receiving the speakers, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance and quality of the packaging. The speakers and their box were contained within another box, leaving the important packaging in perfect condition which is always nice to see when trying out a new product.

The speakers come with the standard IEC (kettle lead) cables for connecting to the mains, a pack of four adhesive-backed pads for the bottom of each speaker and a concise instruction/quick-start manual.

When taking the speakers from their packaging, I was pleasantly surprised by their build. They have quite a substantial weight to them for their size and price, and just feel solid to hold. While this may not affect the sound all that much, it's something I like in a monitor.

- Now, on to the speakers' performance...

So... ?170 for a pair of active monitors - can't expect a whole lot, can you?
Don't be fooled; they don't sound great for a speaker of this size, but they sound great for the price. When compared to the likes of the JBL LSR 305s, they're a fair bit behind in almost all aspects, but they are almost HALF the price.

The imaging is pretty decent and when they begin to get loud, the bottom end starts to roll in and provides a nice, full sound for such a speaker.
The highs, I'll admit, lack quite a bit of sparkle, but some may prefer the more subdued signature.
The minds are where they really do shine though. Vocals and such sound great through these monitors, especially in acoustic tracks and the likes. They do tend to fall slightly short during more busy sections of a track or in genres such as Drum & Bass, PSY-trance, etc.

- The cons - they gotta come some time...

Now this... this annoyed me. So I got the speakers up and running and I was playing with the back panels. The controls are all there - HF trim, low cutoff, acoustic space - even the IO is great - balanced XLR and TRS along with RCA.

The volume pots though. Don't get me started. One of them
felt nice; it was weighty and responsive - worked a treat. The
power switch on that monitor also had a nice, heavy click to
it.
The other monitor was a different story, however. The power
switch was light and felt slightly flimsy which I can get by, but the volume pot just felt like what I did with it barely corresponded with what I heard. It was also light and flimsy feeling, making it hard to apply any sort of fine adjustment without some frustration.

- The conclusion...

All of that said, bear in mind that I'm evaluating these speakers at their price which is incredibly good for what you're getting. Once you have them set up and you no longer have to worry about playing with inconsistant volume knobs, then they're great.
If you need a low-cost pair of very compact speakers, these are a great choice and throw out enough waves to sound a hell of a lot larger than they are.

I won't be sending them back, anyway!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
quality
sound
Enough performance for a beginner
27.03.2017
I did not expect much out of these 5" monitor speakers, but they're actually pretty decent.

Usually monitor speakers require some room left behind them, especially when the vent hole is in the back. My Yamaha HS50M speakers lose their bass when placed too close to the wall. These Swissonic speakers however have the vent holes in the front and the bass was definitely there, even when placed as close as 10cm to the wall.

The highs and lows are clear on these speakers, but the mid-highs sound a bit boxy and distant in my opinion. Overall the sound seems to be more or less flat and honest, so one could surely get some mixing done on these.

These speakers have many controls in the back for room control that may be useful depending on your room.

The build quality is not bad, the buttons work as intended and seem to be sturdy. Be extra careful not to touch the silk dome tweeters as they have no protection over them. Keep the speakers away from children who might push the tweeters in.

These speakers will surely be enough for a beginner on a budget, but if you got the money, go for something more future proof that will be satisfactory for a longer time.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
$161 €142.02
Plus $34 shipping

The price in USD is a guideline price only!

Available shortly (2-5 days)
Available shortly (2-5 days)

This item has been ordered with our suppliers and should be in our warehouse in the next few days.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Online Guides
Monitor Speakers
Monitor Speakers
In this guide we’ll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features.
Online Guides
Choosing a Computer
Choosing a Computer
Computers can be very complicated. We’'re here to offer some advice!
 
 
 
 
 
Download
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
(4)
Recently Viewed
Rode Wireless GO

Rode Wireless GO; Digital Wireless Microphone System; ultra-compact and lightweight set of transmitter and receiver; series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission; clip-on transmitter TX with built-in microphone (omni capsule); maximum SPL: 100 dB; Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz...

(12)
Recently Viewed
Behringer Vocoder VC340

Vocoders Analog vocoder and string ensemble synthesizer, Keyboard with 37 semi-weighted and velocity-sensitive keys, "Human Voice" (Male and Female) and "Strings" sections mixable for classical string and choir sounds, Analog vocoder with tone control, BBD chorus for ensemble effects,...

Recently Viewed
Mooer GE 300

Multi-Effects Processor Integrated ToneCapture function with 4 modes (Amp / Stomp / Guitar / Cab) to capture the sound of your favourite gear, 108 High quality amp simulations, 43 IR (Impulse Response) speaker cab simulations, Support for additional Impulse...

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Bullet Strat FSR SFG

Electric Guitar Special Run, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck shape: C, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5"), 21 Medium frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Pickup: 3 Single coils, Standard synchronised tremolo, Ex-Factory stringing: Fender...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2

6-Channel Audio Interface 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Combo Inputs: XLR/jack 6.3 mm, 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm Jack, 4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Jack DC-coupled, S/PDIF input coaxial, MIDI input and output, 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3...

Recently Viewed
Audient Nero

Audient Nero; Monitor Controller; 4 sources selectable: 2 x Stereo Line Level Inputs (6.3 mm jack), 1 x Stereo Cue Mix Inputs (6.3 mm jack), Alt Inputs (3.5 mm mini jack, stereo RCA, optical or coaxial S/PDIF inputs); 3 x...

Recently Viewed
Gator G-LCD-TOTE60

Gator G-LCD-TOTE60, Padded LCD Transport Bag, Fits Screens Up to 60", Reinforced Front Cover is Outfitted with a Polyethylene Screen Shield, Providing Shatter-Resistant Protection, Durable Padded Nylon Handles and Removable Shoulder Strap Give You a Firm Grip on Your Gear,...

Recently Viewed
Turbosound iQ TS-PC12-1 Cover

Protective cover Water resistant deluxe cover for 12" loudspeaker, Especially suitable for the Turbosound iQ12 and iX12, Outer material: Sturdy, multilayer black nylon, prevents the penetration of dust and debris, Inside lining made from foam to ensure perfect protection...

Recently Viewed
K&M 21427

K&M 21427, professional carrying case for 6 microphone stands, includes castors for easy and comfortable transport, case made of extremely durable 1680D nylon fabric, all seams hand-stitched in high quality, padded carrying handles and a durable zipper, castors included, dimensions:...

Recently Viewed
Behringer MS-101-BL

Analog Synthesizer Keyboard with 32 semi-weighted keys, Analog VCO - 3340 based, 4 Mixable waveforms: Rectangle (with adjustable pulse width), sawtooth, triangle and rectangular suboscillator (switchable between -1 oct and -2 oct), Noise generator, Resonant low pass filter, Filter...

Recently Viewed
RCF Art 312 MK III

Passive Full-Range Speaker Rated power: 300 watts (RMS), Equipped with: 12" Woofer and 1" driver with 1.5" Mylar diaphragm, Impedance: 8 ohms, Maximum level: 127 dB, Dispertion pattern: 90° x 60°, Input and output: Speaker Twist, Plastic housing, 4...

(1)
Recently Viewed
K&M 21316 Select

K&M 21316 Select, large carrying case for speaker and hand crank stands, case made of extremely durable 1680D nylon fabric, all seams hand-stitched in high quality, padded carrying handles and a durable zipper, dimensions: 1200 mm, weight: 2,1kg, colour: black

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.