What we know about the measurement:

AsciLab C5B is a passive bookshelves that cost around 1000 USD for a pair.

  • Quality of the measurement data is high.
  • Origin of the data is AsciLab.
  • Format of the data is generated by a Klippel NFS .
  • Sensitivity: 83.7dB (avg. 100Hz-1kHz for 2.83V estimated at 1m)
  • -3dB (resp. -6db) point v.s. reference is at 52.7Hz (resp. 43.9Hz).
  • Reference level is normalised to 0.0dB computed over the frequency range [300.0Hz, 5000.0Hz].
  • Frequency deviation is 1.4dB over the same frequency range.
  • Directivity
    • Horizontal directivity is (-50.0°, 50.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
    • Vertical directivity is (-40.0°, 40.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
  • Tonality (Preference) Score
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is 6.28 and would be 8.22 with a perfect subwoofer.
      • Details: NBD: ON 0.308, LW 0.285, SP 0.25, PIR 0.239; SM: SP0.911, PIR0.873; LFQ 0.605, LFX 41Hz
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is 6.84 with an EQ and would be 8.54 with a perfect subwoofer and the same EQ.
      • Details: NBD: ON 0.273, LW 0.255, SP 0.238, PIR 0.22; SM: SP0.954, PIR0.946; LFQ 0.605, LFX 35Hz
  • Link to original Review: asr review. Links to other reviews: abi review .
AsciLab C5B
AutomaticEQ (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -4.1dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 37.0 1.13 2.94
3 60.0 0.29 1.75
3 85.0 1.0 -2.05
3 321.0 1.45 -0.96
3 1121.0 2.94 0.77
3 10341.0 2.64 -0.9
3 15685.0 2.75 -1.18
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These EQ optimise the Harman score and is a good start for far field listening like in your living room.

AsciLab C5B filters_auto_eq

AutomaticEQ

AsciLab C5B filters_eq_full

Target v.s. EQ

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