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Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black

Brand:|Model: Supernova S
Incorporating the same PPCA technology as the rest of the Pure Acoustics Supernova Series, the Supernova-S speaker features a 5" long-throw woofer that complements the brass-coil, oil-cooled 1" silk dome tweeter and delivers an unparalleled listening experience.
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Part # 303-504
  • 2-way bookshelf speakers designed for home theater and music
  • 5-1/4" long-throw woofer provides punchy, well-defined bass
  • Oil-cooled 1" silk dome tweeter w/neodymium magnet for clear HF response
  • Sophisticated crossover integrates the driver components seamlessly
  • High-gloss black front panel for an elegant, contemporary look
  • Gold-plated input terminals guarantee maximum conductivity
  • An ideal speaker system for 5.1 home theater or music systems

Product Details

Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black

The Supernova-S bookshelf speakers are a perfect choice for both front and surround channels in a 5.1 home theater system. They incorporate a two-way crossover design with an oil-cooled 1" silk dome tweeter and a high efficiency 5-1/4" woofer, installed in an eye-catching black high-gloss front cabinet with modern, stylish black wood laminate sides

Deployed in rear-channel applications, Supernova-S speakers complete your home theater experience by providing seamless surround sound—despite their minimalistic, unobtrusive size. Sold in pairs.

Specifications: • Power handling: 150 watts RMS, 250 watts peak • Frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz • Sensitivity: 89 dB @ 1W/1m (+/-3db) • Impedance: 8 ohms nominal • Dimensions: 12.25" H x 7" W x 8" D.

Product Specifications
  • Input Rating4 ohm
  • Woofer Diameter5"
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorGloss Black
Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black
  • BrandPure Acoustics
  • ModelSupernova S
  • Part Number303-504
  • UPC183864000635
  • Product CategoryBookshelf Speakers
  • Unit of MeasurePR
  • Product Rating
    (11 Reviews)
  • Weight17 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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Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black
Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black is rated 4.4545 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed at all.Not impressed at all.There seems to be some confusion of what the actual ohm rating on these speakers are. There is conflicting information if they are 8ohm or 4ohm. But from my measurements and direct comparisons with other similarly budgeted speakers, the Supernova S didn't measure as though it was drawing more power from the amp. So I'm going to guess, that these are 8ohm nominal.In my time listening to them, I immediately noticed midrange output that was giving every voice a tunnel like quality to it. There is also some major elevated tweeter output (+10db from ~7khz to ~15khz at close mic measurements, ~+6db at 1m measurements) causing some pretty extreme sibilance with just about any hard S sound. This has been the first time it was some obvious to me. Snares/high hats are all just in your face and distracting. I don't think the midrange in playing full range, but it had obvious audible output till about 9khz. Maybe as an attempt to help combat the huge peak in tweeter output. Regardless, it’s doesn’t seem to be helping. And if it actually is, then there are some other design choices that should have been rectified before extending the output that far was the chosen solution. In addition to the elevated and harsh tweeter, there is a major lack of bass. Now, I do my listening with the speakers pretty far away from any rear walls, so that may contribute to that slightly.The combination of the way too loud tweeter and the extreme lack of bass make for a combo that is pretty hard to listen to. In some of the less measurable areas, I found the sound stage to be pretty narrow smeary mess. The audio is very contained to the edges of the speaker cabinet. There isn't anything going on that helps envelope you in sound or make the audio feel bigger than the speaker locations. If you are looking to speakers in the $120 range there is no reason to put these on your short list.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old dog learns new trickOK I will take back every bad word I ever said about these speakers. Lets just accept speaker manufacturers overstate the specs. With that said I am running 7.2 ch, 145 watts x 7, room 13 ft by 25ft. With these speakers in side position and 80 Hz crossover to a 15 inch, 350 watt sub woofer. They take it all without hesitation. Are direction in sound field but sound great in sweet spot.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice speakersSound great! Good upgrade for my bookshelf speaker
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been in this "Audio" stuff for 40 years.These speakers are simply amazing. Out performing every brand I have owned, with the exception of Dynaudio. $119? I am floored by their performance.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for my buck I've ever experienced.Pros:-Beautiful cabinets-High end wire terminals-Hooks for wall mounting-Great mids and highs-Bass is tight yet subtleCon:-I honestly have no quarrels with these speakers, especially since I grabbed them while on sale for 65% off.I recently purchased this pair of speakers, and I am powering them with Lepai's LP7498E bluetooth amplifier. Let me just say they're great! I'm extremely happy with how this setup turned out. For under 250, I was able to own/experience a quality system that is well rounded in terms of sound quality.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertisedI read a few reviews for these. I also looked at big box stores. I was wanting new garage speakers. These sound great. Great value. I had small $40 pair after broke original stereo pair. These are exactly what I was looking for great sound at price point.
Date published: 2013-10-17
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Pure Acoustics Supernova S 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair Black

The description lists "Gold-plated input terminals guarantee maximum conductivity". Would these take banana style plugs or a different style of plug?

Asked by: MrPhikset
Yes these are standard 5 way binding posts so they will accept bananas, ring terminals, spade terminals, speaker pin connectors or bare wire.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-17

could these speakers be used with a 7.1 system?

Asked by: Ray G
Yes these will work well with a 7.1 system.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-23

If you have a receiver that has a impedance range for example Denon avr x1100 has 4-16 ohm range, and I connect it to supernova 8 speaker which is 4 ohm,  the receiver will not burn? 

Asked by: rafael777
As long as the amplifier or receiver is rated for 4 ohms you will not have any issues hooking up a 4 ohm speaker.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-03

Speaker is rated as 4 ohm but  Impedance: 8 ohms nominal. Why is this?

Asked by: Nick 3456579
This is a misprint on our site, these speakers are 4 ohm.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-26

Does anyone know where I can get the mounting bracket for the back of these as my wife leant on it while it wan wall mounted and broke the mount completely off and also damaging the speaker itself

Asked by: Nathan3931
The mounting brackets for these will only be available from Pure Acoustics directly.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-09

what would you recommend for a center channel speaker and surround speakers along with these speakers?,i have a 7.1 set up.

Asked by: JohnM1972
I would simply get another pair or two of these for the surrounds and use the Supernova center for the center.https://www.parts-express.com/pure-acoustics-supernova-c-center-channel-speaker-black--303-506
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-17
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