Jamo A 101 HCS 5 Review - Features and Setup Review


There isn’t a great deal of technical detail to go into here – these are small, simple speakers that use a newly-developed 76mm full-range driver to deliver those mids and highs, with a frequency range of 170Hz – 20kHz. Their power handling capability is quoted as 70W with a sensitivity of 85dB.

Jamo A 101 HCS 5

The subwoofer features twin 203mm drivers – one active, one passive – and a 200W amplifier, which on paper seems far more powerful than you’d expect at this price. It handles frequencies from 40Hz up to 200Hz, providing an ideal crossover with the satellites. The bass cut-off point can be adjusted using a dial on the top of the subwoofer. Also on the sub’s control panel are dials that control volume and phase.

Jamo A 101 HCS 5

The satellites are designed for wall or table-top mounting and either way installation is simple, which is a real godsend if your patience is less than saintly. On the back of each speaker is a cross-shaped recess that lets you hang it on a screw fixed into the wall, or slot it easily onto the supplied metal stand. In both cases you can position them horizontally or vertically.

Jamo A 101 HCS 5

As for the sub, you don’t have to be Handy Andy (or a more contemporary TV DIY expert) to install it on the wall – if you know how to drill a hole, push in a Rawlplug and screw in a screw, then you’re pretty much set. There are four ‘hooks’ on the back that allow you to hang the sub on the screws. Also on the back of the sub are stereo phono inputs for hooking it up to your receiver.

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