Fosgate Audionics/Soundbridge 5.1 Home Theater Speaker Set

by Wootbot

We’re like you. We like rich, realistic sound, and lots of it. That’s why we’ve bundled some of the sweetest, sweatiest Fosgate speakers in our house of wares (the FA62.0 and FA52.0) with a Soundbridge 12” Powered Subwoofer. Put ‘em together and what’ve you got? Full immersion in quintophonic sound with bibbitty, bobbity, booming bass.

This 5.1 speaker set includes with two front speakers, a center channel speaker, two surround speakers (there’s your 5) and the powered subwoofer (there’s your .1).

You’ll straight up love the spectacular sound that spews from this speaker bundle. Fosgate Audionics’ FA62.0 is reputed to be “the ultimate satellite speaker.” For power handling, dynamic range and low distortion reproduction, it’s creamiest of the creamy. It’s equipped with dual six-and-a-half-inch mid/woofers in “D’Appolito” alignment. It’s got a XXX 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley crossover. It’s as well suited as your center channel as it is pulling LCR (left/center/right) duty. It is one bad mother-respecter.

Its somewhat more playful cousin—the Fosgate Audionics FA52.0—boasts a dual five-and-a-quarter-inch mid-woofer/one-inch tweeter configuration, also in elegant “D’Appolito” alignment. A dual-purpose monitor like its stolider kinspeaker, the versatile FA52.0 can hit you from the center channel or from an LCR (left, center, right) position. Turn your back on it at your own peril.

With more information directed to the center channel—or “dialogue” speaker, as it’s called by people who watch movies with dialogue in them—the power handling requirements can overwhelm lesser speakers. Fosgate Audionics gear cackles maniacally in the face of such trivial concerns! The audiotechnicians who made this stuff could tell you all about its driver components, enhanced power handling and higher acoustical output—but let us just put it like this: These soundpounders will fill your home entertainment zone with big, burly, hot, hairy St. Bernards of sound lapping at your ears like you smeared them with peanut butter.

Don’t take our (admittedly unreliable) word for it. Look around the capital-I-Internet and read the glowing reviews these speakers accumulated—even at the rather steeper prices the manufacturer suggests! If we know you—and we don’t—you’ll probably also want to poke around Fosgate’s site. It’s here: http://www.fosgateaudionics.com

But come right back!

General Features

  • Condition: New, Brown Box
  • 3/4” MDF construction, internally braced enclosure with reinforced front baffle for minimal cabinet resonance
  • Utility black ash vinyl finish matches any home decor
  • Ported enclosures for extended low frequency and improved efficiency
  • 1” soft dome tweeter with neodymium magnet and separate heatsink for natural sounding highs and high power handling
  • Tweeter waveguide for control of high frequency dispersion
  • Tweeter level switch to lower tweeter output 3dB for “live/reflective” rooms
  • Dual video shielded, oversized motor structure, mid bass driver in a D’Appolito alignment for natural low frequency reproduction
  • 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley crossover with optical tweeter protection with notch filter for midbass protection and zobel network offers improved high frequency performance, natural sound, and great reliability
  • Built in optical protection for high frequency driver
  • Gold plated 5-way binding post input terminals
FA62.0 Specifications:
  • Model Number: FA62.0
  • System Type: Passive 4th Order Vented 2-way D’Appolito Array
  • Frequency Response: 60Hz-21kHz, +\- 3dB
  • Power Handling: 200 watts peak
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms (8 ohms compatible)
  • Peak Acoustic Output: (per pair w/ music 1m) 110dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): less than 1% above 150Hz at 90dB 1m on axis
  • High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) Silk Dome w/ neodymium magnet
  • Low Frequency Driver: two 6.5” (165mm) Polypropylene
  • Full Magnetic Shielding
  • Cabinet: 0.60 cu. ft. (16.8 liter)
  • Ebony Ash Vinyl on 3/4” MDF
  • Front Firing Vents
  • Dimensions:7-3/4”(H) x 24”(W) x 9”(D)
  • Net Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Crossover Type: 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley
  • Crossover Frequency:3.2kHz
  • Optical Tweeter Protection
  • L-Pad: User Selectable (0dB/-3dB Tweeter)
  • Impedance Control Network: Series-Notch Filter (woofer mid freq.), Zobel Network (woofer high freq.).
FA52.0 Specifications:
  • Model Number: FA52.0
  • System Type: Passive 4th Order Vented 2-way D’Appolito Array
  • Frequency Response : 70Hz – 21kHz, +/-3dB
  • Power Handling: 200 watts peak
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms (8 ohms compatible)
  • Peak Acoustic Output: (per pair w/ music 1m) 110dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): less than 1% above 150Hz at 90dB 1m on axis
  • High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) Silk Dome w/ neodymium magnet
  • Low Frequency Driver: Two 5.25” (133mm) Polypropylene Cone
  • Full Magnetic Shielding
  • Cabinet: 0.36 cu. ft. (10.1 liter)
  • Utility Ash Vinyl on 3/4” MDF
  • Front Firing Vent
  • Dimensions: 6-3/4”(H) x 22-1/4”(W) x 7”(D)
  • Net Weight: 21 lbs.
  • Crossover Type: 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.2kHz
  • Optical Tweeter Protection
  • L-Pad: User Selectable (0dB/-3dB Tweeter)
  • Impedance Control Network: Series-Notch Filter (woofer mid freq.), Zobel Network (woofer high freq.)
SoundBridge 12SBX1.5 Specifications:
  • Amplifier: 150 watts RMS, 450 watts Max
  • Driver: 12” treated paper, rubber butyl surround
  • Enclosure: Ported, 3/4” MDF construction
  • Sensitivity: 90db/1W/1M
  • Frequency Range: 30-180Hz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 83db
  • Phase: Adjustable 0-180 degrees
  • Stereo RCA line in/out
  • High level in/out
  • Weight: 62lbs
  • Dimensions: 20×17x20
  • Power requirements: 110VAC/60Hz