A 101 HCS 5 Home Cinema Systems

With the newer generations of flat-panel televisions taking up ever-diminishing space, the design of popular loudspeaker will have to follow suit. The Jamo A 101 is shallow enough to match the slimmest new TV's and is only 2"/50mm deep, so it can easily be placed in contemporary home decors.

The high-gloss finish of these cute little rectangles offer a welcome visual complement to every flat-panel TV on the market. They only draw attention when it comes to their impressive sound.

With five identical satellite speakers and matching subwoofer, the Jamo A 101 HCS 5 will offer sound quality that is a vast and impressive improvement over what is offered from modern TV's. Even though the satellites are small, they are able to project a very impressive sound-field with tremendous articulation of even the tiniest details in the most dramatic soundtrack.

With a 3"/76.2mm midrange driver, the satellites offer a high sensitivity of 85dB/2,8V/1m. They can handle more than 50W power each, which allows for the realistic reproduction that modern action movies demand.


System Type    Satellites: Fullrange / Closed
Sub: Passive radiator
Impedance    Satellites: 6K
Sub: 22K
Variable Phase Control    0 to -180
Woofer (mm/in)    Satellites: 76 / 3
Sub: One Active, One Passive: 203 / 8
Weight (Kg/lb)    Satellites: 0,42 / 0.95
Sub: 8,4 / 18.5
Inputs    Sub: Line In Left / Right
Frequency Response (Hz, +/-3dB)    Satellites: 170 - 20.000
Sub: 38 - 200 (Cut off Frequency: 40 - 200)
Power Handling (Watts Long/Short Term)    Satellites: 50 / 70
Sub: 200, stand-by power < 1,0
Sensitivity (dB, 2.8V/1m)    Satellites: 85
Overall Dimensions (mm/in, HxWxD)    Satellites: 145 x 91 x 51 / 5.7 x 3.6 x 2
Sub: 297 x 571 x 161 / 11.7 x 22.5 x 6.3
Finish    Satellites: Black and White
Sub: Black

Professional Reviews

9/26/2011
4 out of 5 stars. At the price, Jamo gets plenty right  its a smashing way to get started.
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8/16/2011
Top 10 Best Surround Sound System
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7/26/2011
9 out of 10

The A 101 HCS 5 is a sensational compact speaker system that defies its size and price to deliver large-scale cinema sound with lots of detail and a surprisingly smooth tone. Whats more, the dinky sats and innovative subwoofer can be wall mounted to save you floor space. A great choice if money and space are tight.
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12/1/2011
Surrond Sound Product of the Year 2011 "This 5.1 speaker system from Jamo offers those with a more modest living room and on a budget the chance to get a surround sound experience often limited to much more expensive systems. The wall-mountable satellite speakers are well built and are discreet when placed on your wall."
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12/1/2011
...For sound, the A101 HCS 5 is a sensational compact speaker system that defies its size and price to deliver large-scale home cinema sound with lots of detail and a surprisingly smooth tone...
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12/5/2011
At the end of the day, the little A 101 HCS 5 speaker system did exactly what it was supposed to do: deliver far befter than television-quality sound. lt added good surround sound, good placement options -- particularly the sub -- was attractive, and was probably on the right side of affordable for most people.
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8/1/2011
Danish audio specialist Jamo has introduced a new pint-sized 5.1 home cinema speaker system that comes with an appropriately small prize tag...
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10/21/2011
4-stars

Verdict - Jamo's A101 HCS5 is terrific value. The five satellite speakers and subwoofer look stylish, and the surround sound is smooth. Of course, it doesn't have the articulation of a large speaker system, but for anyone looking to create a home cinema system on a budget, this is perfect.
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1/1/2012
...At the end of the day, the little A101 HCS 5 speaker system did exactly what it was supposed to do: deliver far better than television-quality sound. lt added good surround sound, good placement options -- particularly the sub -- was attractivea, and was probably on the right side of affordable for most people.
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