INCREDIBLE SOUND, STYLISH DESIGN. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?
The FORTE's sound amazing and look the part. Utilizing advanced signal processing allows FORTE to deliver sound quality unheard of at this price point. Bluetooth is built in for easy streaming, inputs for your turntable and TV. The heaviest hip-hop beats will have your head bumping, and the falsettos of your guilty pleasure rock ballads will have you singing along.
If you’re on the look for a pair of goosebump-boxes, these are the pair to get.
FORTE is easy to use, pair your phone, your tablet, or any other device via Bluetooth, and you’re good to go. There’s also a couple of plug-and play-ports for your record player, your TV, or whatever you want to connect. If you decide to plug in your Sony or Samsung TV (and you should), the volume can be controlled with your standard IR-remote. Because nobody ever asked for an extra remote in their life.
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’s on the other hand, are real lookers. The aluminium detailing and the high-end finish make these speakers just as easy on the eyes as on the ears. These are living room friendly, not only hi-fi showroom friendly.
REVIEWS OF FORTE A5
Argon Audio FORTE A5 delivers great depth in the bass and is detailed enough to deliver clear dialogue. They can play quite loud and you're going to look for a long time to find a soundbar that can deliver the same performance at this price. The dynamics is impressive for the price, they deliver a great punch without becoming harsh or intrusive and they even keep up with hectic tracks with lots of information.
Argon Audio proves with FORTE A5 that good and beautiful active speakers do not have to be expensive. They are small all-rounders who delivers impressive sound for their size and price. They are a bit on the warm side in their sound, but have a nice clear high. The bass is displayed tightly. They sound bigger and more expensive, so to speak.
With their versatile features and elegant design, Argon Audio's active speakers are a state-of-the-art choice. The Forte A5 offers great sound through a variety of connectivity options and can easily keep up with larger systems. Here you get a lot of music enjoyment at a more than reasonable price.
Grade: 1,1 | Class: Middle Class | Price/Performance: Excellent
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.
- Treble: 1" softdome with neodymium magnet
- Bass/Midrange: 5"
- Frequency range: 40-20,000 Hz ± 3dB
- Class D amplifier
- Inputs: 2 x optical digital (supports high-res audio up to 24-bit/96kHz), L/R RCA (analogue), phono (MM), Bluetooth (aptX and AAC)
- Subwoofer output
- 5V USB Output (eg for Chromecast Audio)
- Front fabric magnetically attached
- Auto power up on all inputs except phono
- Tone control: no
- Dimensions: 16,5 x 27,0 x 23 cm (incl. front grille and terminals) (WxHxD)
- Weight: 8,2 kg (set)
- Dedicated speaker cable (3 meters) and remote control included
- Longer speaker cables (6 meters and 10 meters) sold separately