Buchardt A500 is a 3-way Powered Acoustic Suspension Bookshelf speaker by Buchardt. A500's built-in amplifier provides 450-watt RMS( 1320-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Buchardt A500 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.74" aluminum waveguide Tweeter, 1 x 6" Midrange and 1 x 6" paper Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 25-40k Hz. Buchardt A500 has an MSRP of 3850$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Buchardt's Active Series?
A500 is a member of Buchardt's Active series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Buchardt A500 speaker?
Buchardt A500 has a Frequency response range of 25-40k Hz at ±-1.5dB. At a minimum frequency of 25 Hz, A500 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Buchardt A500, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $5000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how A500's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
As you can see from the chart, Buchardt A500 with its 25 Hz features the lowest Low Frequency level among the Bookshelf speakers in our database, promising a very good bass range.
What is the Crossover frequency of Buchardt A500?
A500 is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 150Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 1800Hz.
Buchardt A500 doesn't have bluetooth connectivity feature. In order to play music via bluetooth, you need to attach a bluetooth receiver to your Buchardt A500. A500 can playback up to 24-bit / 192kHZ with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- XLR Input
- USB Port: Service Only
- Subwoofer Output
Recommended Break In
Buchardt A500 External Dimensions and Weight
Buchardt A500 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 14.4 x 7 x 11inch (365.0 x 180.0 x 280.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Buchardt A500 is approximately 504.0cm2 / 78.1inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Buchardt A500, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Buchardt A500 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Buchardt A500 weighs 9.00kg / 19.8lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how A500's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Buchardt A500 compare to the Buchardt A700?
One of the natural alternative to the Buchardt A500 is the A700 which is located one step higher in Buchardt's Powered Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Buchardt A500 vs A700 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Buchardt A500 has a Acoustic Suspension
type cabinet. Acoustic Suspension loudspeakers aka Sealed speakers have no openings such as ports or slots.. They can be designed smaller, the bass is more accurate and tighter compared to ported designs but doesn't go as low on the lower end in general.
Buchardt A500 is available in Black, White and Walnut.
A500 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Buchardt sells a dedicated speaker stand for the A500 with a model name Buchardt Stands
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the Buchardt A500 come with a Grille?
A500 comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Buchardt A500.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
Sales, Return and Warrant Policy
Buchardt sells its speakers only via its
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Buchardt A500, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Buchardt A500
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Buchardt A500 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Buchardt A500
10 years on speakers / 2 years on electronics (4 years if registered) of parts warranty and 10 years on speakers / 2 years on electronics (4 years if registered) of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.