Eros-5 is the smallest member of the Eros family with two main versions, Eros-5 Monitor and Eros-5 Home. The basic difference between these two options is the size of the speaker cabinet. The width of the Eros-5 Home is narrower than the Eros-5 Monitor to match better in the small room sizes. This model is mainly used for home entertainment and possibly combined with other models in the Eros series for a home cinema system solution with very high dynamics and detailed sound reproduction, especially enhance the mid-range and high frequency range for this system.
As similar to the twin brother Eros-5 Monitor and its big brother Eros-9 Ultra, this model has been developed to transfer the emotion in music to the listeners best in home entertainment. For the characteristics of sound, the Eros-5 Home is generally very close to the Eros-9 Ultra, typically with high dynamics, detail, coherence and a very balanced sound. The Eros-5 models are suitable for listening rooms under 40 square meters, while the Eros-9 Ultra can perform in larger rooms up to 60 square meters.
The setup of the Eros-5 Home is quite flexible when the speakers can be placed in both directions up or down to match actual room conditions and listening position. The figure below shows two usage situations of the Eros-5 with the treble speakers rotating up or down.
Structurally, all Eros models feature a Bass-Reflex construction. The Eros-5 uses two main drivers, a 12-inch Paper Cone Mid-woofer and a 1.4-inch Titanium diaphragm high-frequency compression driver mated to a 90° x 90° Radial horn. Similar to the general technical solution of the Eros series, the Eros-5 has the following basic characteristics:
1.1. Structure and components
The structural components of the enclosure, horn, the drivers and the crossover were fine-tuned to coordinate together to achieve the most optimal frequency response for the loudspeaker. As a result, the high range is not faded, not mysterious but very detailed. The mid-range is airy, open and has high fidelity. The bass is natural, warm and correct. The overall sound is balanced, soaring, creating an airy and spacious musical space.
1.2. The mindset in engineering the crossover
ThivanLabs’ sound and engineering philosophy emphasizes limiting the impact on the audio signal path to the speaker to preserve energy and sound accuracy when emitted from the speaker. Accordingly, the drivers have been carefully selected and fine-tuned to meet our requirements for sound reproduction. The Eros-5 still prioritizes using 1st order crossovers. By choosing the optimum cut-off between the tweeter and the woofer, the 1st-order crossover makes the crossover point between the two speakers extremely smooth, while preserving the detail and smoothness of the sound and the musicality of the music.
The 97dB sensitivity provided excellent dynamics. The sound of musical instruments and vocals is as lively as performed live in a theater.
1.3. Effective anti-vibration combined with aesthetic elements along with two designs of speaker stand.
The most difference of the Eros-5 compared to the other models in the Eros series is the speaker base and speaker stand. A fantastic collection of speaker stands and bases has been developed to both Eros 5 Monitor and Eros 5 Home. These speaker stands and bases ensure the best anti-vibration criteria for this speaker model when the speaker operates at high power, so the bass is clear and coherent. There are many styles and designs with the two main height 45cm and 75cm. With the short speaker stand, the Eros-5 Home will be placed in the direction of the treble speaker rotating upwards. If using the high speaker stand, the treble should rotate downwards to ensure that the audio frequency ranges reaching the listener’s ears in the listening position are the most balanced and correct. The image below presents two basic speaker stand designs in black and the situation of placing the Eros-5 Home with the short and high speaker stands. The collection of Eros-5’s speaker stands will be able to add more new designs in near future.