HiVi M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass

Brand:| Model: M5N
A shielded magnet structure allows the HiVi M5N to be incorporated easily into audio/video speaker applications.
  • Advanced magnesium/aluminum alloy cone
  • Symetric Motor Drive (SMD) technology improves controllabilty and lowers distortion
  • Reinforced steel basket
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Smooth, extended response
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Weight: 3.3 lbs.  
Due In: 5/15/2015
List Price$37.99
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HiVi M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass

A shielded magnet structure allows the HiVi M5N to be incorporated easily into audio/video speaker applications. The driver may be used in a small closed box as a midrange unit in a three-way system, and good extension (50 Hz) in a vented enclosure guarantees great performance in a two-way two-driver or MTM configured system. Recommended crossover frequency region for a two-way system design is 2-5 kHz.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)35 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)70 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response50 to 6,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)50 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)6.51
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.37
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.4 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.1 mm/N
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)10.7g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.7 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)87 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum / Magnesium
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.63"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.94"
  • Depth4"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.1 ft.³
  • Sealed F3102 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.31 ft.³
  • Vented F355 Hz
HiVi M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass
  • BrandHiVi
  • ModelM5N
  • Part Number297-436
  • UPC844632022609
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (12 Reviews)
  • Weight3.3 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 M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass
HiVi M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass is rated 4.5833 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SoundI really like the sound of these speakers, thank you very much for your attentionTHANKS PARTS EXPRESS
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Center channelI bought these speakers for a center channel , pairing 4 with the hi vi RT1 CA tweeter .I felt I needed 4 becouse of how efficient the tweeter is also becouse I wanted to be as loud as my mains . They sound as good as I was expecting . My Yamaha rec. Likes this set up .I used a 1 .25 cu ft enclosure tuned to around 50 hz. They seem to produce the human voice with a crisp edge that I've not heard paper do.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as a midrange in a 3-way systemI chose the M5N for an isolated midrange in a 3-way system after first laying out and sizing my main enclosure for a pair of M8N woofers. The M5N is crossed from 375Hz to 3000Hz and correspondingly is not too sensitive to the lower roll-off of its chamber. I went ahead and sized a sealed sub-chamber at 0.3 cubic feet but then filled it pretty tightly with anechoic foam.The speaker response curve (available from the manufacturer's website) shows the breakup modes starting between 500-1kHz and becoming severe somewhere between 3-5kHz, but the efficiency on the similar M4N and M3N models is pretty poor so I decided to use the M5N anyway. I am pleased with the result and have begun a midrange speaker project which will again use the M5N as a midrange along with a Beston ribbon tweeter. Like all of the M-series woofers, the fit and finish of the stamped steel frame is the only part of the unit that speaks of cost-cutting, and the M-series drivers are otherwise a very good buy in this price range.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good wooferi bought 4 of these for fronts, at first they sounded small but after break in they sounded really good. i made a .75 cf box for them thought that might be too big at first but works pretty well. i used a 3'' port 12'' long , also a 1'' soft dome tweeter, they can play down to 30 hz, i have them xover at 2k hz works very well, overall a very good speaker, nice looks , clean sound , good price , what eles could you ask for ?
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic DriverFirst, I'm using this as a Midrange 1200-5000Hz.As a midrange this inexpensive driver blows me away. The last Mid I had sound this good was the Scan-Speak Classic 13M/8640 @10 times the price. I'm almost willing to bet I would take this over the Scan Speak but I have only been testing it briefly. It just really amazed me right off the bat using a 1st order XOver, how clear and crisp it is. Detailed sound with no harshness at high voulme. I'm certain it would make an excellent choice for a small 2-way or center channel. I should have bought 10 of these when the price was lower. I could make a very nice 7.1 surround system with them. This is my first HiVi driver and certainly not my last. Thank you HiVi for making such an awsome driver at this price. And as always thank you Part Express for the best customer support borrow none!
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First rate 5I didn't actually use this on a build project, but I replaced the muddy sounding poly woofer on my Swans M200MKII, and it was a drop in replacement. The specs on this woofer are virtually the same as the HiVi M5A and less expensive. The driver performed as expected and serious improved the sound of the speaker.
Date published: 2010-08-03
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HiVi M5N 5" Aluminum/Magnesium Midbass


Asked by: LUKEE GEE
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-14

Would these work well as replacements in my JBL PRO III speakers? If they would put out more bass power, it's worth it to me to not go the replacing the torn surrounds route.

Asked by: BrianU
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-09

does this speaker have a 5 5/8" outside diameter, will it also fit a 5" cutout?

Asked by: jimbboonate
Yes the frame diameter is 5-5/8". It will fit well in a 5" diameter cutout.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-05

are these the same color as the B4n's?

Asked by: ryanc1181
Unfortunately no, the B series drivers have a darker brushed type finish.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-31

vented box specs ?

i was thinking of using two of these per box plus a athena soft dome tweeter i have and athena xover at 2k hz. for front speakers. what port size would be best and dimensions of the box would be great. thank you in advance
Asked by: hiviman
Vb=384.8 cubic inchesFb=56.975 Hzvent dia.= 1/2 inchvent length= 6 and 61/64 inches
Answered by: rulgert
Date published: 2012-02-22

Torn between using this speaker or the Dayton RS125-8 in a MTM configuration...

I'm gonna use the Hi-Vi SD1.1-A tweeter and cross it over at 3 Khz...any suggestion on which driver to use for the best audio quality?...also I've heard designing the crossover for the M5N can be pretty complex, but will it sound better in the end than the Dayton?...as you can see end result means more than time and effort to me haha :)
Asked by: josh92175
Hi, Josh. Unfortunately, this is the type of question that doesn't really have a simple, cut-and-dried, or even technically a "correct" answer. We all interpret audio in our own ways, and quality of sound is completely subject to the opinion of the listener. I may prefer the sound of the Dayton, you may prefer the M5N, and your neighbor may not be able to distinguish a difference between the two. Both drivers are very good, both get good reviews, and either one could work with the tweeter you mentioned, but I cannot say which one would sound better to you individually. Perhaps some other end-users will chime in with their opinions. I apologize that we can't be more helpful on this kind of thing.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2011-06-06
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