The Luna5 encore sports an shortened hemispherical pattern with a hole of we estimate 15”, tallness we estimate 16”, as great as abyss we estimate 10”. If we have been measuring a tiny shelf space for it, greatfully supplement an a single some-more 1” for a abyss (allow 11” total); this will concede sufficient room for a energy connective tissue submit during a behind of a unit.
The behind housing is accessible in white or black, as great as a front shade component prosaic black. The console territory during a bottom is a 3/4 front as great as incorporates a carry out buttons, iPod/iPhone advancing port, auxiliary submit port, as great as air wave tuner. Yes, a Luna 5 comes with an FM tuner. The bottom console has a china tinge rope around a front as great as a silken black cosmetic top. The controls as great as indicators upon a console light up red when a energy is upon as great as a light turn of a sold carry out being used will enlarge a light outlay to prove it is being used (a bit similar to automobile stop lights).
Let’s pierce upon to a facilities as great as specifications. The Luna5 is essentially an iPod/iPhone dock, so it comes with multiform inserts to get a many appropriate fit as great as await for your sold indication of iPhone, iPod or iPod Touch (iPad users keep reading—there’s something for we in a bit…). There have been 3 modes available: FM, iPod as great as AUX. The FM tuner is sincerely decent, though we can’t magnify or enlarge a receiver so we competence need to pierce a territory around to find your accepting honeyed spot. The iPod wharf is a customary advancing pier set during a slight prove of view so your iDevice leans behind a little.
Now for a iPad (and alternative device) users: AUX. The auxiliary submit is a 2.5mm submit jack underneath a strap upon a front of a bottom unit. Since a Luna5 comes with a 3mm masculine to 2.5mm masculine adapter wire (approx. 37”), we can block in your iPad or any alternative device with a 3mm output. You don’t get a charging benefit, as great as there is a tiny vigilance attenuation, though we can block in alternative sorts of strain players. The Luna 5 Encore additionally comes with a wire to bond stereo RCA to 3mm (approx. 65”) as great as an adapter wire with a 3mm womanlike finish as great as 2.5mm masculine finish (approximately 5”) giving it a great connectivity flexibility.
Luna5 encore additionally comes with a accessible wireless remote. The blueprint is elementary as great as easy to use. If we have your iDevice plugged in to a iPort we can have operate of a menu controls in a center of a remote to corkscrew by as great as name playlists or songs, etc. There have been buttons to name a mode (FM, iPod or AUX) as great as 6 buttons for FM hire presets. There have been 3 banks of presets per symbol so we can set up to eighteen stations in memory. Pressing a FM symbol will cycle a territory by a 3 preset banks. The up as great as down arrows will shift stations in FM mode as great as assist in menu navigation in iPod mode.
At a bottom center of a remote is a ever renouned Volume control. To a left of a volume carry out is a Sub (bass) up as great as down buttons, as great as a Treble up as great as down buttons have been to a right of a volume carry out (in a eventuality of a H2O landing… sorry, wrong speech). There is additionally a Mute symbol during a tip left which can be accessible for silencing a air wave or auxiliary device.
The remote has a tiny style, though isn’t ostentatious or weird. It does have an roughly tubular bottom so we can’t usually strech over to a finish list as great as press a symbol though picking up a remote given it will stone similar to a Weeble. The remote sensor upon a bottom territory doesn’t have a largest accepting arc, as great as a drum as great as three-way controls can usually be accessed with a remote carry out (a somewhat irritating limitation). The remote does hoop anticipating air wave stations as great as environment a presets utterly well. In FM mode, a daub upon a menu symbol brings up an Auto poke as great as store feature; press a Select symbol upon a remote as great as a tuner will store a initial eighteen stations with which it can get a great vigilance lock. You can shift or excellent balance a single during a time as well.
Checking in with a base/console territory we have a couple of things starting on. To start, a bottom is where a iDevice advancing pier is located – given this is a customary Apple hardware tie prove there isn’t many to report. The pier will “recline” your iPod during about fifteen degrees, which is together to a prove of view of a line joining a bottom territory to a bend of a face which give it a “just right” appearance. The carry out row is prosaic as great as a “buttons” have been touch-sensitive, same to iPod reason control. You will need to reason as great as reason a carry out for a second to turn upon it; if we daub as great fast a carry out will light up though a device won’t commend a submit command. This seems to be an conscious reserve net—you competence brush opposite a controls accidentally, so a territory creates certain we unequivocally meant it when we reason a carry out buttons.
There have been buttons for power, volume up, volume down, input, as great as left as great as right arrows for tracking/menu command. Over a energy as great as volume buttons is a a single some-more arrangement information. There is a 6 impression LED arrangement as great as 4 backlit indicators. The backlit indicators will brand a mode—FM, iPod, or Aux—and, if a territory is in FM mode, a MHz indicator will be illuminated as well. Also whilst in FM mode, a 6 impression arrangement will uncover we a preset series as great as a frequency, or a volume turn if we have been adjusting a volume. When a Luna5 is in iPod or Aux mode, a 6 impression LED arrangement is singular to volume.
This brings me to a initial of my concerns; given a cost for this territory ($ 299.00), we would pattern some-more than a 6 impression LED indicator. It seems it could be some-more able as great as informative. My second regard with a bottom territory is which unless we have been hovering roughly without delay over a Luna5 we can’t review a arrangement report given it is upon a tip aspect of a bottom indicating during your roof (if it isn’t indicating during your ceiling, we competence have a tiny issues we can’t assistance we with…). Also, a LED blueprint gives a territory unequivocally singular shapes it can create. The three-way carry out indicator looks similar to a seven, a retrograde 4 as great as an E. If we recollect your h4xr it competence have some-more sense, though again, for a cost it could be improved (maybe a small, monochrome backlit LCD?).
The final regard we have with a bottom territory is a auxiliary input. The strap upon a front face of a bottom territory keeps a picture tidy as great as symmetrical, though a strap is a bit unwieldy. However, my greatest dispute with a auxiliary submit is a 2.5mm womanlike input. Really? 2.5mm? Maybe it’s usually a USA thing, though a strenuous infancy of inclination have been 3.5mm (1/8”) as great as it’s not similar to a additional 1mm is a great concern. The operate of a 2.5mm equates to we have been right away sidled with nonetheless an a single some-more adapter/dongle to say with. As referred to above, a Luna5 comes with 3 adapter cords, a single of them to overpass a 3.5mm to a 2.5mm input. This seems to be a bit as great many confusion for something which is perplexing to be neat and, almost, minimalist.
Last, as great as many importantly, we get to a sound. Here is where a Luna5 encore creates up for a shortcomings. With usually a single 5.75” underling as great as dual (verifiable…see a specs territory below) speakers for midst as great as high, a receptive to advice is essentially flattering damn good. All of a drivers have been magnetically safeguarded so we don’t need to be concerned about division in vicinity to CRT displays or comparison TVs. The device additionally uses E.I.D.C. (Electrical Intelligent Distortion Control) to assistance carry out a receptive to advice quality. The usually exaggeration or pegging we encountered came during or nearby full volume with a strain with a complicated drum sound. It is simpler if we have been regulating an audio playback app which has a own preamp—the additional benefit can supplement up fast as great as furnish conspicuous clipping. When regulating a customary iDevice audio playback it is formidable to get poignant exaggeration of sound. The receptive to advice constructed by this shelf-top territory is sincerely full as great as clean. Even a air wave sounds great when we have a clever signal.
The barbiturate with a receptive to advice peculiarity is which we don’t get great stereo subdivision given a territory is usually 15” wide. If we have been confronting it as great as your conduct is centered upon a unit, we can mind a tiny stereophonic outcome (both channels have been there) though it still sounds similar to a tall finish mono rig. This is not a vital startle given a territory is fundamentally a single half of a span of aged propagandize stereo cupboard speakers (bass, mid, as great as three-way speakers with ported bass) in a turn housing. A teenager dispute with a receptive to advice carry out is which a drum carry out operation is +/-10 as great as a three-way +/-3, as great as for a $ 299 territory we would similar to a bit some-more carry out over moulding a sound. Another as well as is which a Luna5 sounds purify as great as full even during low volume.
The final component is a bit of an aside, though there is a energy adapter upon a outward with a detachable energy cable. The territory will block in to any energy supply from 100V to 240V during 50Hz to 60Hz as great as send a territory a elite 20V during 2.75A. we can assimilate starting after a some-more tellurian market, though here is where an a single some-more adapter (universal block adapter) would be a great idea. Also, anticipating a approach to confederate a transformer in to a bottom territory as great as carrying usually a single connective tissue connection, or usually a single block adapter, seems to be a cleanser pattern to go along with a elementary pattern of a Luna5. Maybe a destiny version?
As promised, following have been a tiny of a specifications we got from a Edifier website. You will notice a “(vs ….)” information; this was taken from a Luna5 encore user’s manual. The disproportion seems to be associated to a “testing level” (except a impedance rating for a 2.5 in. orator which competence usually be a typo). Keeping a gain/volume incited down creates a energy use as great as vigilance to receptive to advice comparative measure demeanour improved though competence not be correct for normal usage.
Model Number: iF500
Total energy output: RMS 10W x 2 + 32W x 1 (vs satellites 9W x 2; subwoofer 34W)
(testing level): 10%
Signal to receptive to advice ratio: ≥85dBA (vs >= 80 dBA)
Input sensitivity: AUX: Satellites: 150mV ± 50mV | Subwoofer: 100mV ± 50mV / (vs satellites 750mV +/- 50mV; subwoofer 200mV +/- 50mV)
iPod/iPhone: Satellites: 150mV ± 50mV | Subwoofer: 100mV ± 50mV (vs satellites 600mV +/- 50 mV; subwoofer 150 mV +/- 50mV)
Subwoofer / drum unit: 5¾ inch, Magnetically shielded, 6Ω
Midrange / tall unit: 2¾ inch, Magnetically shielded, 6Ω
Tweeter unit: 2½ inch, Magnetically shielded, 6Ω (vs 4Ω)
Dimension: 376mm x 390mm x 240mm (W x H x D)
Weight: ≈4.70Kg (Net) | ≈6.10Kg (Gross)
Another strong craziness shows up when we compared a website information, which states a Luna5 encore has 5 drivers, to a product specs. The Total Power Output as great as impedance specs appear to prove there have been usually 3 speakers/drivers.
After all a justification is considered, a outcome is which if we don’t have a lot of shelf space a Luna5 encore looks engaging nonetheless unimportant as great as sounds unequivocally nice. There is no great stereo separation, a carry out row outlay is clunky seeking as great as a sonic controls have been limited, though a territory produces innately great receptive to advice quality.
There have been sufficient irritating tiny “misses” which we don’t consider it warrants a cost tag. If a visible as great as space concerns repress a cost tag, afterwards a Luna5 is a contender, though I’d rsther than have a territory with some-more polished controls for a price.