HiVi F5 5" Bass/Midrange

Brand:| Model: F5
The design of the HiVi F5 has been optimized for dynamic bass reproduction in small vented systems as well as for midrange clarity and accuracy.
  • Light and extremely rigid cone made from Kevlar/paper composite
  • High loss rubber surround
  • Shielded double magnet motor structure
  • High power handling aluminum former voice coil
  • High-density aluminum die-cast basket
  • Central phase plug
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Weight: 3.31 lbs.  
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Part # 297-435
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HiVi F5 5" Bass/Midrange

The design of the HiVi F5 has been optimized for dynamic bass reproduction in small vented systems as well as for midrange clarity and accuracy. Its cone weighs less, is more rigid, and has an improved damping factor. The driver utilizes a central phase plug to avoid air compression and internal air volume resonance, as well as improving frequency response and dispersion. The Kapton former voice coil and highly compliant spider contribute to the linear operation of the driver at high power levels. A massive aluminum die-cast basket has been developed to minimize structural resonances, and the shielded magnet structure allows the F5 to be incorporated easily into audio/video applications. The driver will perform superbly in a small box as a bass-midrange unit, especially when a subwoofer is employed. Recommended crossover frequency region for a two-way system design is 2-4 kHz.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)35 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)70 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response45 to 5,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity86 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)52 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.49 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.31
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.33
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.32 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.83 mm/N
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)11.5g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.7 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)79 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.06"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.5"
  • Depth3"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.09 ft.³
  • Sealed F3108 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.27 ft.³
  • Vented F359 Hz
HiVi F5 5" Bass/Midrange
  • BrandHiVi
  • ModelF5
  • Part Number297-435
  • UPC844632021299
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (10 Reviews)
  • Weight3.31 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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HiVi F5 5" Bass/Midrange is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cool looking mid, sounds good, low power rating thI am buying it again since I tried to blow it with my system of 300 watt 3-way, but she is bumping and sounds clear. 30 watt rms 70 watt max.
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound for the money !I built a center channel speaker from two of these paired with a DC28FT.I compared them with a few speakers I have on hand, both store bought (Missions: 701 and 731i) and custom built reference system (similar to B&W801s with Focal Kevlar mid, tweeter and Dayton ST305-8 12"). This speaker sounded better than both Missions (731i is no slouch). It held its own against my reference system (excluding the low end of course), but certainly should not beable to compete against drivers costing 5x. I highly recommend both the HiVi F5 and the Dayton DC28FT.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CenterUsed four of these in building a center channel and they sound really good
Date published: 2011-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best you can buy.Swans has used this driver in the M1 for many years and for good reason. As a midrange driver, few are it's equal, and the bass is quite clean and deep for it's size. Having built a DIY version of the M1, it is by far one of the most accurate speakers I've ever heard, the F5 being the heart of the speaker.
Date published: 2010-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Little Driver !I don't actually own this driver. What i do own is a set(5) w-5's,same thing with a poly cone.I've had these for a while they sound fantastic! They do an exellent job of reproducing a very wide & clean sound stage,with unexpected bass for such a small driver.I have mine tri-amped in a home theater system (75-wates) and they can get very loud without distorting.Bottom line,for the money you would be hard pressed to find anything to compete at twice the price.
Date published: 2009-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid DealI bought a pair of these for some two way boxes that I built for a set of recording monitors. I am really impressed with not only the clarity of the sound, but also with how well the do with the lower frequencies. I'm not sayin' they would shake a gangsta's 40 off the table, but they do give a good clear sound suitable for any style of music I've played through them. Put it like this, I'd buy more.
Date published: 2009-03-09

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HiVi F5 5" Bass/Midrange

Will this F5 work fine if crossed at 2500Hz and 340Hz for midrange application?

Asked by: Samaudiojunkie
Yes these will work well with those crossover points.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-02

I would like to use the Hi Vi F5 drivers for my car to replace existing 5-1/4" door and rear deck mids. How closely are the holes matched up between a typical 5-1/4" driver and the F5's? Thank you for your consideration.

Asked by: mlacm3
These are going to be very different from an automotive 5-1/4, The actual diameter is 6 inches on the frame and therer are 6 mounting holes spaced at 5-3/8 inches center to center.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-06-03

is this a great speaker for a line arra with 10 plus speakers

or i was considering nd91 31/2 , or the nd140 51/4 I will also be adding tweeters and possabley a dayton audio part #295-512 12" sub like the um12-22
Asked by: mcdee22495
This will work well for an array.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-11

Vented cab volume.

I was considering building a set of bookshelf speakers with this, and using the knock down cabinets also sold here. Problem is, i don't know which one to mate them to, the one i was considering is listed. reason for its use its its depth is wide enough to allow side mounting, versus having it mounted on the wider side. This would be my first attempt at a build on myself. I was also wanting to know if a forward port would be provide satisfactory results.
Asked by: Kalypso
The VAS listed in the driver spec sheet shows the cabinet you chose is of adequate volume. Don't vent it - leave it acoustic-suspension (sealed). An arbitrarily-designed vented enclosure rarely sounds as good as a sealed one and these will NEVER play loud no matter what type of enclosure is used, so save yourself the headache...
Answered by: Crazy Carl
Date published: 2014-03-19

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