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FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: 5FE120|Part # 294-1141
For high fidelity applications, choose FaitalPRO's 5FE120 5" professional woofer. Decent Xmax and high frequency extension are complimented by a low distortion motor.
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  • Aluminum demodulation ring for low distortion
  • Rubber surround and treated paper cone for durability
  • Over 5 mm of Xmax and under 0.5 mH inductance

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FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm

FaitalPRO's 5FE120 5" professional midbass woofer driver has an extremely flat response from 65 to 6,000 Hz for use in applications where high fidelity is required, such as studio monitors and reference speakers. Great off-axis response up to 3,000 Hz allows it to be combined with many high frequency drivers and tweeters for a great sounding two-way speaker.

A treated paper cone with a half-roll  NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) surround offers outstanding durability, while the truncated, stamped-steel frame allows for very tight speaker-to-speaker placement which is ideal for multi-way speakers and line arrays. To combat distortion, an aluminum demodulation ring is placed atop the pole piece to reduce stored energy and inductance. Made in Italy.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)80 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)160 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response63 to 6,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.26"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)65 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.4 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.41 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)7.35
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.51
  • Total Q (Qts)0.47
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.17 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.55 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.9 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)11g
  • Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)10.9
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.25 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)79.8 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter4.9" across the flats, 5.7"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.41"
  • Depth2.81"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter5.24"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.09 ft.³
  • Sealed F3110 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.23 ft.³
  • Vented F354 Hz
FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm
  • BrandFaitalPRO
  • Model5FE120
  • Part Number294-1141
  • UPC848864011042
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight2.7500 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm
FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value- Performance way above price.I've had a love-hate relationship with a pair of Radio Shack Optimus-Pro LX5's for over 20 years (sold under Genexxa brand in Canada). When foam-rot sealed the doom of the original 12120 woofers, I started looking for replacements.Process of elimination led me to the FaitalPro 5FE120. The frequency curves looked very smooth for a driver at this price point (or well above).A few WinISD runs showed a Qtc of .707, f3 of 100Hz with ports sealed in this 4l box. Or with ports open, f3 of 70Hz, with less than a 1dB hump. Perfect- the sealed config should integrate nicely with my Paradigm sub.So, I ordered a pair of the 5FE120s, along with a selection of Jantzen inductors, Dayton resistors, and Dayton and Solen capacitors to upgrade the crossover networks, following the work done by worthy colleagues on these speakers years ago.The parts arrived, and first thing, I just mounted the 5FE120's in the boxes and listened with the original first-order crossovers intact. I had to shave a bit of the corners off the mounting-screw bosses on the front baffle (pic 1) so the 5FE120 frames would seat on the baffle without interference, and used longer #8 x1/2" screws. First impression: Wow. Tight, articulate, neutral, smooth. No boominess, no harshness from cone breakup. Just articulate and smooth. But still overwhelming the tweeter.So, I went to work: modeling clay damping on the speaker baskets and molded plastic baffle. 2nd order highpass on the tweeter, 4th order lowpass on the woofer, modeling clay and felt damping in the cast-aluminum cabinets, thick felt on the top surface around the tweeter, cork pads to support the top screen cage above the tweeter, maple t-brace across sides and to back, with modeling clay coupling to the 5FE120 motor.Sat back and listened, and listened way too late, because these speakers hadbecome something I never expected.Summary:1. Best money I ever spent on a 5"-class mid-woofer.2. These would be a very competent mid-range driver in any high-end system.3. Low distortion, very articulate, well-controlled breakup, smooth.4. Very usable, tightly controlled bass performance in it's size class.5. If you're even thinking about them, just buy them. No regrets.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in my 3 way systemMy wife pulled a pair of huge Fisher 3 way speakers out of the trash. They looked and sounded awful. I gutted the speakers, and decided on these as the mids. I matched them with the Mach One woofer replacements (290-184, 15 inch woofers!) and the phenolic ring tweeters (270-252). When I bought them there were no reviews to look over. I chose these because the sensitivity rating was a good match with the other two components. I put it all together and the result is awesome. These speakers really sound excellent. The sound is spacious and detailed. I thought the woofers would overpower the rest of the system, but these hold their own. Great mids.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buckIf you are looking for 5" mid-woofers in this price range, just buy them! I've been building speakers for almost 10 years, worked on over 20 designs and this little 5" woofer is a gem. It's clean, clear, has wonderful tone and handles power without distortion. I'm using them as replacement woofs in an Optimus Pro X55AV pair and they sound great. (If you do this or something similar, put a 2 ohm resister on the tweeter to tame it down and the speakers will sound much more natural.) Just so you know, I have very expensive ears, have been around music all my life, done studio work, and currently produce the music and voice for a radio show. I've used several 5" midwoofers in speaker designs and none of them compare to these little babies. Just buy them, you'll be glad you did.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Mids decent bass. Replacement for Pro-LX5IIBought 2 of these as replacements for the dry-rotted woofers in old Optimus Pro-LX5 IIs. The screw holes are a tiny bit tight but work fine with no modifications. The rest of the dimensions are perfect. They sound fine with the original cross-over too. I haven't measured the frequency response and I'm sure it's not perfect, and the crossover could use a total rework,, BUT,, as a whole, the speakers sound better, tighter, smoother then the speakers did with the original woofers. I think there is less boom in the bass which means these woofers probably have a lower Q then the originals and are better suited for a 4.4 liter box.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Replacement for Optimus 77 SpeakerI saw the review that said it was a good replacement for the Minimus 77 which is exactly what I was trying to do. Hard to find a driver that fit. Anyway, purchased and received two days later, modified the mounting holes a little to fit the original pattern (yeah, about 15 minutes) installed and tested. They sound better than the original drivers at low and high volume levels.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a name you can trust for TRUE performance.Been searching for faitalPRO speakers every where.Who would know my search would bring me back hm to Ohio.My "Live Sound" mag turned me on to them. So I already KNEW they were going to be GREAT.Guys you TRULY can't go wrong with them. Great sound and Sick response.I WILL BE buying more an more.
Date published: 2014-04-27
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FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Ohm

Will use this driver as a midrange in a 3-way from arround 300-3000hz. Want maximum sound quality rather than super high SPL. What enclosure volume and type will you reccomend?

Asked by: 7ens123
Yes this will work fine as a midrange in that pass band. The enclosure size and type will not matter if crossed at 300 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-14

What is the diffrence between the the pro 5fe120 and the pro 5fe100?

Asked by: geneb
The only difference between this and the 5FE100 is an aluminum shorting ring in the motor, which reduces inductance and lowers distortion.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-21

This speaker has quite an impedance spike at around 75 Hz producing 80 ohms Re. Would a Zobel network be useful with this small speaker? 9uF 6.75 ohms.

Asked by: JohnZ
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to bring the peak at Fs down, this is the natural resonance of the driver. With such a low Le a Zobel is not really necessary.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-16

Is this product designed for surface mount to the speaker enclosure, or, for install inside the speaker

Asked by: GordonD
This driver can be mounted either way.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-04

Can i use this speaker Part # 294-1141 speaker with Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Tweeter Part # 275-070? IF YES what xover order should i use?

Asked by: Hens
Yes these two will work fine together. A second order crossover is recommended, anything between 2kHz and 5kHz will work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-29

Which of your assembled crossovers would you recommend for: FaitalPRO 5FE120 5" Professional Midbass Midrange Woofer 8 Vifa NE19VTC-04 3/4" Deep Anodized Aluminum Dome Tweeter Thanks!

Asked by: Gojoes
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-09
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