Clair Brothers 5CB loudspeaker has beendesigned as a hi-fidelity, small-format pointsource speaker. The frequency responseis exceptionally wide bandwidth and highoutput for a device of its size, 85Hz–20,000Hz(-10dB), allowing for use for speech and musicreproduction. The 5CB features 5” coaxialtransducer with a ¾” dome tweeter with 120°conic coverage.
The 5CB features a SpeakON In/thru connectorsas well as a single two position terminalstrip. An internal passive crossover networkprovides frequency domain filtering allowingfor exceptionally clear output with remarkablecoherence through the crossover region. The5CB is well-suited for distributed systems,area fill applications with full PA systems justas it is equally well equipped to stand aloneas a main speaker in a smaller environment.The 5CB’s smooth response and low distortionfigures also make it an excellent referencemonitor, particularly when combined with itscomplement subwoofer, the 12Sx.

Mechanical & Accessories:

Like its series companions, the 5CX and 8CX,the 5CB offers a seemingly unlimited numberof ways to rig and/or mount utilizing a family ofmounting accessories. The 5CB has (4) integralmounting points (M10 x 1.5 thread). Theaccessories include yoke mounting brackets forboth vertical and horizontal mounting positionsas well as tilt adaptors to enable pan and tiltin either configuration. The brackets also havea companion pole mount socket to allowunrestrained pan and tilt when used as a polemount speaker. Additional accessories include:threaded stud plates, pipe clamp mounts, chainrigging points, VESA tilt mount and array modetop-bar plates.
The 5CB is well-suited for down-firingapplications, such as large convention centersor high ceiling commercial spaces. In particular,the pair of mounting points available on eachpanel of the cabinet are spaced at the samespacing as slots on standard Unistrut hardware,allowing for exceptional compatibility incommercial integration projects. Please contactClair Brothers for more information regardingcoverage area planning and simulation.


The loudspeaker system shall be a two-way passive, coaxial point source loudspeaker cabinet featuring a total of (2) drivers. The frontof the enclosure shall be fitted with a perforated, powder coated steel grille backed with foam. The system shall have an amplituderesponse of 118Hz to 18,000 Hz (+/−2 dB). The loudspeaker system shall be loaded with one woofer; this low frequency driver shall be5” nominal diameter with 1.7” voice coil diameter capable of handling 55W of power as per AES Standard. The high frequency sectionshall consist of a 0.75” diameter dome tweeter mounted on a 120°H x 120°V horn. The high frequency horn shall provide complete patterncontrol over the bandwidth. The high frequency horn shall be a constant directivity conic profile. The driver is capable of handling 10watts (1 kHz to 20 kHz) of pink noise with a 6 dB crest factor for two hours (as per AES-1984 and ANSI S4.26-1984 standards). Theenclosure shall be trapezoidal in geometry, constructed with 15mm Baltic birch and covered with a durable black polyurea coating. Thedimensions shall be 9.0” high, 6.0” wide, and 6.0” deep. The 5CB enclosure shall incorporate four (4) integral rigging points, each with M10x 1.5 thread for mounting bracket attachment. The system weight shall be 6 lbs (2.7kg). The loudspeaker system shall be the Clair Brothers5CB loudspeaker.

Audio Specifications

Loudspeaker Type Passive Coaxial Point Source
Frequency Response 118Hz-18kHz (+/- 2dB) | 90Hz-22kHz (-10dB)
Recommended Power Amplifier 200–300W @ 8 Ohms
Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1 Meter) LF 86 dB SPL
HF 88 dB SPL
Passive 86.7 dB SPL
Maximum Output 104.8 dB SPL
Drivers LF (1) 5 in. (127mm)
HF (1) 0.75 in. (19.1mm) Dome Tweeter
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Power Handling 100W Program / 400W Peak
Dispersion 120° H x 120° V (Conic)
Input Connections NL4 SpeakON Connectors & 2-Position Terminal Strip

Mechanical Specifications

Enclosure Shell /15mm Baltic Birch
Finish /Black Polyurea Coating
Rigging Integral Rigging /Points M10 x 1.5 Thread
Grille Powder Coated Steel, Foam Backed
Dimensions Height 9.00 in. (228.6mm)
Width 6.00 in. (152.4mm)
Depth 6.00 in. (152.4mm)
Weight 6 lbs. (2.7kg)
Shipping Weight 7 lbs. (3.2kg)