2-Way Stereo active speaker system - 2 x 40W

Recessed mounting bracket
Horizonal, vertical and corner mounting
Elegantly shaped enclosure
Integrated DSP
5 ¼" woofer and ½ high frequency
  1. Recessed mounting bracket
  2. Horizonal, vertical and corner mounting
  3. Elegantly shaped enclosure
  4. Integrated DSP
  5. 5 ¼" woofer and ½ high frequency

"Sounds versatile"

The ARES5A is a 2-way active speaker system consisting of an active and passive unit to be linked with each other. It offers an easy and flexible solution for a wide variety of applications. The 2-way loudspeaker is carefully constructed out of high quality components resulting in a 5 ¼” woofer and a ½” high frequency tweeter. This craftmanship in combination with an integrated DSP is creating an extremely clear and powerful sound experience for a wide range of applications.

The integrated amplifier can deliver a power of 2 x 40 Watt and includes a stereo line input which is implemented balanced and unbalanced, allowing convenient connection to any kind of audio source. Unbalanced audio sources are connected through a 3.5 mm jack connector, while balanced sources can be connected to the terminal block input connection allowing long signal runs without interference. A volume potentiometer allows the user to adjust the level of loudness while the two-band tone control allows equalization of treble and bass. The auto-standby mode reduces power consumption when no input signal is detected. The active speaker includes a stereo amplifier module, also delivering the input signal to the passive unit.

A specially designed bracket system allows close to wall installation of the speakers, while the recessed bracket structure guarantees an optimal cosmetic outlook of the system. The ARES5A can be mounted both horizontally as vertically with an inclination up to 45° on both sides, enabling to position the loudspeaker in the right direction. Due to the fact that the bracket itself consists of 2 45° corners, installation in corners or even ceiling can easily be achieved. The optional MBK455 angled mounting bracket set allows for an extra inclination of 90° when needed.

To ensure optimum safety during and after installation, the ARES is equipped with M6 drop safety.

A remote input connection implemented through an RJ45 connector allows wall panel connections, allowing expansion of the system through remote input modules. A variety of optional remote input units with different input possibilities is available.


  • ARES5A/B - Black version
  • ARES5A/W - White version
System specifications
RMS/AES power handling 2 x 20 W
Dynamic power 2 x 40 W
Sensitivity (1W/1m) 89 dB
Sound Pressure (Max. W/1m) 105 dB
Frequency Response (± 3 dB) 80 Hz - 20 kHz
Auto Standby mode (ENERGY STAR® compliant) Standby time 20 minutes
Power Consumption Nominal (1/8 MUP) 11.3 W
Standby < 0.35 W
Inputs Balanced Stereo Connector 2 x 3-pin Euro Terminal Block (Pitch - 3.81 mm)
Unbalanced Stereo Connector null
Remote Connector RJ45
Power Supply 100 ~ 240 V AC / 50 ~ 60 Hz
Connector IEC C7/C8 power inlet
Connectors Remote control RJ45
Outputs Passive loudspeaker 2-pin Euro Terminal Block (Pitch - 5.08 mm)
Drivers HF 0.51 " (PEI tweeter)
LF 5 1/4" (Polypropylene)
Dispersion Horizontal 210° (Average -6 dB / 100 Hz – 10 kHz)
Vertical 205° (Average -6 dB / 100 Hz – 10 kHz)
Product features
Dimensions 5.91 x 9.45 x 5.75 " (W x H x D) (excl bracket) & 150 x 240 x 194 mm (incl bracket)
Weight 7.72 lb (pair)
Colours Black (RAL9003)
White (RAL9005)
Construction ABS
Front finish Powder coated steel grill with lining
Bracket null
Construction Impact & UV resistant ABS
Colours Black (RAL9005) (ARES5A/B)
White (RAL9003) (ARES5A/W)
Accessories Included Mounting bracket
Power cable
3.5 m connection cable speaker
Wall screws and plugs
Optional null

Block Schematic

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Clear and powerful sound experience

The 2-way loudspeaker is carefully constructed out of high-quality components using a 5 ¼” woofer and a ½” high-frequency tweeter. This craftsmanship in combination with an integrated DSP is creating an extremely clear and powerful sound experience for a wide range of applications.

Sleek design

The design of the solution is ensured to streamline with the rest of the AUDAC product portfolio. Through its ABS enclosure and by ensuring that the mounting bracket blends aesthetically into the cabinet itself, the ARES gives you a more sleek and modern outlook than other solutions on the market.

Versatile mounting possibilities

The standard included bracket system allows close-to-wall installation up to 45° inclination and can even be installed in corners. The optional MBK455 angled mounting bracket set allows for an extra inclination of 90° when needed.

Complete your solution

The optional WP2xx series not only offer great controllability over the ARES5A yet also enables us to expand our inputs largely. The user-friendliness goes even further than controlling a single ARES set, as one wall panel allows you to control and share inputs to up to four ARES sets and quickly change input and/or volume.

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