Rega RX 5 loudspeakers. One owner, non smoking, from new. The cherry veneer has seen enough sunshine for them to have taken on their full colour.
The RX series replaced RS and all of the speakers within the new range are more heavily constructed and better finished than before. We also felt that they lost some of the slightly ‘gung-ho’ spirit of the previous range, being a little more refined and warmer in balance.
RRP for these is £1699 so this is a huge saving from new.
Overall condition is good, although there are some minor marks adjacent to the bass ports close to the bottom of the fronts on both of speakers.
There is also a minuscule ‘dink’ in one of the bass drivers. It’s far from obvious. It’s not a hole so has zero impact on sound quality. It’s evident on the last picture.
Supplied boxed with spikes and grilles. The Naim ‘chip’ floor protectors are not included. The Rega lifetime warranty also applies.
The Rega RX-FIVE loudspeaker system delivers balance, detail and dynamics thanks to a unique handmade set of three Rega designed drivers and crossover. The newly developed DX-125 bass mid-range driver (using a doped paper cone) is at the heart of the RX range and combines perfectly with the Rega ZRR high frequency and RR7.8 bass unit. These custom units are mounted in a newly designed cabinet enclosure constructed from 18 mm MDF and covered in a choice of three beautiful real wood veneers. The RX-FIVE will integrate perfectly into any home and deliver exceptional performance and musicality with a smooth and accurate bass response.
Dynamic delivery, perfect control
The RX-FIVEs are a medium sized floorstanding loudspeaker with a dedicated side firing bass driver. Bass response and imaging can be tuned by adjusting the distance of the speaker from the rear and side walls. As with all loudspeakers, this will be dependant on the size of room, flooring and furnishings, therefore some simple experiments trying different distances will help optimise the performance to your surroundings. If the bass becomes ‘boomy’, you can position the side firing speakers inwards to supress any unwanted bass responses.
- Band pass enclosure design
- Handmade Rega DX125 bass / mid unit
- Handmade Rega RR7.8 bass driver
- Rega ZRR HF unit
- 3 stunning real wood veneers
- Slim cabinet design
- Side firing bass driver for wider range positioning options
- 2.5 way design
- Magnetic detachable grills
- Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
Band pass enclosure
Nominal 6 Ω
High Frequency Unit
Mid / Bass Unit
Side Bass Driver
110 W per channel*
*Power handling figures are quoted as a guide. Amplification between 30 W and 500 W can be safely used depending on the quality of amplification.
18 mm MDF with real wood veneer
Dimensions (W x H x D)
182 x 835 x 342 mm
For full technical specifications, download RX5 User Manual below.
- RX5 User Manual 88KB PDF