Wren V5AP Overview
The Wren V5AP has a very interesting design to it, unlike most boxy-style speakers we have seen it has curves on two of the corners. This not only makes it unique, but also visually appealing. The official dimensions of the unit are 15.56 cm x 10.97 cm x 42.23 cm (HxWxD). It should fit comfortably on most desks and even in shelf space.
One thing that really stands out is the wood veneer design on the top and back of the unit. This really gives a high-end feel to the unit. The cabinet of the V5AP is constructed of half-inch thick MDF board constructed by laminating layers together and reinforced with an internal MDF brace to provide a chassis free from resonance and coloration.
The front of the unit is covered in silver. Behind this you have two 3-inch throw drivers with 4-layer voice coils to handle big power while dissipating heat. High frequencies are rendered silky and natural by a pair of edge-driven, wide dispersion 19mm soft dome tweeters optimally positioned on the front baffle to create a wide, realistic soundstage that rides high and free above the box. The V5AP is powered by Intersil’s D2 Audio DSP-controlled digital amplifier with 50 watts of real power.
On the far right of the unit is where you will find your controls. You have a backlit power button, volume up and down buttons and a source button. There are also indication LEDs to let you know what source you are on.
Moving around to the back of the unit you will find all of your connections. From right to left you have a USB port, power connection, AUX in port and a setup button. You can also see how the wood design goes all the way around the back of the unit.
The bottom of the V5AP is covered by a 4mm low durometer silicone pad that stabilizes the chassis and absorbs any cabinet vibration, eliminating surface coupling buzz and coloration.
Jul 08, 2014 0