FORTE A5 MK2

Sale price4.999,00 kr
/ pair
4.7
Color: Black
In stock. 1-4 days delivery

5" 2-layer coneBluetooth aptX HD/AACHDMI ARC 4.7

Take everything that makes the FORTE-series so great, add a bigger enclosure and a slightly bigger bass driver; then you get the A5, and it doesn’t disappoint. Elegant and easy-to-use speakers, that will fill even larger rooms with a rich, powerful sound.

FORTE MK2 is the gold standard of active speakers. Featuring fully digital amplification with four separate channels for the tweeters and woofers, custom drivers with ultra-low distortion and all the connections you’d ever need, including HDMI ARC, the FORTE MK2 series delivers a crisp and rich sound you won't find anywhere else at this price.

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Argon Audio FORTE A5 MK2

Elegant yet powerful – True hi-fi!

  • HDMI ARC for plug-and-play TV sound
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC support
  • Digital inputs supporting High-Res audio up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Turntable (MM) input
  • Audiophile and fully digital 4 x 80 watt Class D amplifier utilizing advanced DSP with active crossover for pristine sound
  • Custom-designed woofers with a special 2-layer cone and ultra-low distortion motor system
Treble

1" Softdome with Neodymium Magnet

Bass/Midrange

5" Custom 2-layer Cone

Frequency Range

40-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB

Output Power

4 x 80 Watts

Amplifier Technology

Class D with Fully Digital Signal Path

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC

Inputs

TV HDMI ARC, Optical Digital (24-bit/96 kHz), Stereo Line-in (Analog RCA), Turntable (MM), Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC

Outputs

Subwoofer Output

Tone Control

No

Additional Features

Auto power up on all inputs except Phono, Auto switch inputs, Dimmable LED

Included

Speaker Cable (3 meters), Remote Control, Front Covers (Magnet Mount), Power Cable, Adhesive Felt Protector Pads

Finish

White, Black (Matt Lacquer), Walnut (PVC)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

16.5 x 27 x 23 cm (incl. front cover and terminals)

Weight

8.2 kg (set)

Standby Power Consumption

<0.5 watt

01

Digital precision

FORTE MK2 utilizes a fully digital amplifier with digital modulation. Digital sources are kept fully digital from input to output stage, ensuring there is no noise or loss in the signal path. All low-res sources are upsampled to 32-bit/96 kHz – and high-res sources up to 96 kHz are not downsampled.

The amplifier also includes a high-performance digital sound processing (DSP) with active crossover, the mid/bass woofers and tweeters have their own dedicated amplifier. A custom-engineered bass driver delivers class-leading performance with ultra-low distortion in the critical midrange. All of this is housed in a stylish cabinet that has been designed using advanced computer models, featuring an acoustic flow resistor between the two woofers, which eliminates standing wave resonances. Combined with careful tuning and consideration the result is an open and crisp soundstage with well-defined bass that delivers punch no matter the volume.

02

A stereo system built into your speaker

FORTE MK2 sports an HDMI ARC input, which means you can finally throw away that cheap plastic soundbar underneath your TV and get some real stereo sound, without compromising on ease of use. Just connect your FORTE MK2 speakers with an HDMI cable to your TVs HDMI ARC output, and you’re good to go! Now you get real hi-fi sound losslessly transferred from your TV, the speakers will automatically turn on and off with the TV, and you can even use your TV remote to control the volume of the speakers – it’s that easy.

Of course, there’s also the Bluetooth connection if you just want to listen to some sweet tunes. Just pair your phone, your tablet, or any other device, and you’re good to go. The high-quality Bluetooth aptX HD connection gives you impressive clarity; it’s basically as good as CD quality. There are also a couple of plug-and-play ports for your record player, an external streamer, or whatever you want. Speaker- and power cables are included in the box – all you need to do is find a power outlet.

03

Designed in Denmark

If you’re in the market for new speakers, you’ve probably noticed how most of them look very... speakerish. And that’s not a compliment. The FORTE MK2’s on the other hand, are real lookers. Just like everything else Argon Audio makes, the FORTE-series is designed and engineered in Denmark with careful attention to detail. The aluminum detailing and the high-end finish make these speakers just as easy on the eyes as on the ears. The front fabric is magnetically attached, giving it a beautiful look when the grilles are removed. These are living room friendly, not only hi-fi showroom friendly.

01

Digital precision

FORTE MK2 utilizes a fully digital amplifier with digital modulation. Digital sources are kept fully digital from input to output stage, ensuring there is no noise or loss in the signal path. All low-res sources are upsampled to 32-bit/96 kHz – and high-res sources up to 96 kHz are not downsampled.

The amplifier also includes a high-performance digital sound processing (DSP) with active crossover, the mid/bass woofers and tweeters have their own dedicated amplifier. A custom-engineered bass driver delivers class-leading performance with ultra-low distortion in the critical midrange. All of this is housed in a stylish cabinet that has been designed using advanced computer models, featuring an acoustic flow resistor between the two woofers, which eliminates standing wave resonances. Combined with careful tuning and consideration the result is an open and crisp soundstage with well-defined bass that delivers punch no matter the volume.

02

A stereo system built into your speaker

FORTE MK2 sports an HDMI ARC input, which means you can finally throw away that cheap plastic soundbar underneath your TV and get some real stereo sound, without compromising on ease of use. Just connect your FORTE MK2 speakers with an HDMI cable to your TVs HDMI ARC output, and you’re good to go! Now you get real hi-fi sound losslessly transferred from your TV, the speakers will automatically turn on and off with the TV, and you can even use your TV remote to control the volume of the speakers – it’s that easy.

Of course, there’s also the Bluetooth connection if you just want to listen to some sweet tunes. Just pair your phone, your tablet, or any other device, and you’re good to go. The high-quality Bluetooth aptX HD connection gives you impressive clarity; it’s basically as good as CD quality. There are also a couple of plug-and-play ports for your record player, an external streamer, or whatever you want. Speaker- and power cables are included in the box – all you need to do is find a power outlet.

03

Designed in Denmark

If you’re in the market for new speakers, you’ve probably noticed how most of them look very... speakerish. And that’s not a compliment. The FORTE MK2’s on the other hand, are real lookers. Just like everything else Argon Audio makes, the FORTE-series is designed and engineered in Denmark with careful attention to detail. The aluminum detailing and the high-end finish make these speakers just as easy on the eyes as on the ears. The front fabric is magnetically attached, giving it a beautiful look when the grilles are removed. These are living room friendly, not only hi-fi showroom friendly.

TRUE ACTIVE SPEAKERS

Our Active Speakers Crush the Competition – Here’s Why

Many active speakers in this price range aren’t truly active as far as we’re concerned. This is because they use outdated passive crossovers, similar to those found in standard passive speakers. Both our FORTE and FENRIS speakers, on the other hand, feature active crossovers. These are built directly into our custom amplifiers, with separate channels of amplification for the tweeter and woofer.

What does that mean? Well, to put it simply, a passive crossover is triggered after the amplifier, while an active crossover is triggered before. The active crossover eliminates any unwanted frequencies before they reach the amplifier, allowing the amplifier to focus solely on the desired frequencies. This results in a more dynamic and powerful output, even from smaller speakers. Active crossovers also offer greater precision and allow us to fine-tune the sound more effectively. Always look for this feature when choosing your next active speakers!

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HiFi Reviews

"Argon Audio offers a plethora of intriguing features at a reasonable price point. There are few active speakers on the market that not only produce high-quality sound, but also cater to TV audio and are fully equipped for use with a record player. Additionally, the solid finish and compact design are noteworthy, as well as the above-average implementation of Bluetooth streaming. Furthermore, the ability to experience genuine stereo sound is a significant advantage."

Read review (Dutch)

"The Argon Forte A5 MK2 has made significant improvements to its crucial features and has become an ideal control center for the entire AV system. Furthermore, its sound quality is exceptional and far superior to its competitors."

Read review (German)

"The Argon Audio Forte A5 MK2 is a refinement of an already successful recipe. The sound is nothing to complain about, as they play with a precision you’ll have to look hard for in this price range. Here the choice will easily come down to between it and Argon’s smaller and cheaper Forte A4. Unless both budget and room size are very limited, it pays to opt for the Forte A5, which plays both deeper and louder. In my medium-sized 25 square metre living room, there was no shortage of power."

Read review (English)

"The Forte A5 MK2 is sonically slimmer, more neutral, and precisely tuned compared to its more affordable siblings, making it ideal for serious Hi-Fi enthusiasts. It can also serve as a versatile sound solution for both TV and music in moderately sized living rooms. By adding a small streamer, turntable, or connecting a smartphone via Bluetooth, the Forte A5 MK2 becomes a full-fledged system that provides an enjoyable listening experience."

Read review (German)

"Argon Audio FORTE A5 delivers great bass depth and is detailed enough to provide clear dialogue. They can play at a relatively high volume, and it's difficult to find a soundbar at this price point that can deliver the same level of performance. The dynamics are impressive, as they can deliver a strong punch without becoming harsh or intrusive, and they can keep up with busy tracks that have a lot of information."

Read review (Norwegian)

"The Forte A5 is a bona fide price/performance distruptor and serious contender well beyond the entry level which its tariff suggests.
The Argon Audio Forte A5:
- Sound pleasantly grounded and very homogeneous.
- Have amazing low-frequency qualities and play very deep for their size."

Read review (English)

"The Argon Audio A5 MKII speakers are a complete audio system. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can easily play your favorite music from any compatible device. Designed for the whole family, these speakers allow your son to connect his Bluetooth-enabled cellphone, your wife to enjoy movies on TV, and you to revive your vinyl collection and relive nostalgic moments. Compact and stylish, they offer a captivating experience."

Read review (Italian)

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To put it simply, you are choosing the size of your speaker system, which includes both the physical size and the size of the speaker components. The A4, A5, and A55 models aren't just numbers but refer to the size of the bass/midrange unit on the speakers. The A4, being the most compact, is equipped with a 4-inch bass/midrange driver. In contrast, the A55, a floor-standing speaker system, boasts dual 5-inch units for enhanced bass response.

The A4 model is ideally suited for a gaming setup in your bedroom or as a discreet solution next to your TV, offering clear and precise sound quality in a compact form.

The A5, on the other hand, marks a significant improvement with its ability to deliver deeper bass and higher volume, making it suitable for slightly larger spaces or those seeking a more impactful sound experience.

Stepping it up, the "A55" is where things get serious. Designed for audiophiles and those passionate about music and film, these speakers deliver deep, resonant bass and a sound experience that doesn't just fill the space but completely transforms it. Perfect for transforming your living room into a cinematic oasis or creating that concert hall vibe for your playlists.

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Treble
Bass/Midrange
Frequency Range
Output Power
Amplifier Technology
Wireless Connectivity
Inputs
Outputs
Tone Control
Additional Features
Included
Finish
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
Standby Power Consumption
1" Softdome with Neodymium Magnet
4" Custom 2-layer Cone
50-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB
4 x 80 Watts
Class D with Fully Digital Signal Path
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
TV HDMI ARC, Optical Digital (24-bit/96 kHz), Stereo Line-in (Analog RCA), Turntable (MM), Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
Subwoofer Output
No
Auto power up on all inputs except Phono, Auto switch inputs, Dimmable LED
Speaker Cable (3 meters), Remote Control, Front Covers (Magnet Mount), Power Cable, Adhesive Felt Protector Pads
White, Black (Matt Lacquer), Walnut (PVC)
14.3 x 24.0 x 19 cm (incl. front cover and terminals)
6.7 kg (set)
<0.5 watt
1" Softdome with Neodymium Magnet
5" Custom 2-layer Cone
40-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB
4 x 80 Watts
Class D with Fully Digital Signal Path
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
TV HDMI ARC, Optical Digital (24-bit/96 kHz), Stereo Line-in (Analog RCA), Turntable (MM), Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
Subwoofer Output
No
Auto power up on all inputs except Phono, Auto switch inputs, Dimmable LED
Speaker Cable (3 meters), Remote Control, Front Covers (Magnet Mount), Power Cable, Adhesive Felt Protector Pads
White, Black (Matt Lacquer), Walnut (PVC)
16.5 x 27 x 23 cm (incl. front cover and terminals)
8.2 kg (set)
<0.5 watt
1" Softdome with Neodymium Magnet
2 x 5" Custom 2-layer Cone With Low Distortion Motor System
35-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB
4 x 80 Watts
Class D with Fully Digital Signal Path
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
TV HDMI ARC, Optical Digital (24-bit/96 kHz), Stereo Line-in (Analog RCA), Turntable (MM), Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and AAC
Subwoofer Output
No
Auto power up on all inputs except Phono, Auto switch inputs, Dimmable LED
Speaker Cable (5 meters), Remote Control, Front Covers (Magnet Mount), Power Cable, Adhesive Felt Protector Pads
White, Black (Matt Lacquer), Walnut (PVC)
16.5 x 85 x 25 cm (incl. front cover and foot)
26 kg (set)
<0.5 watt