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Ohm FRS-5

Production Period
mid 1990s
Nationally Advertised Price
$495 per pair
Amplifiers Recommended
20 - 75W
Impedance (typical)
Frequency Response
47 - 20,000 Hz (+/-3dB)
Sensitivity @2.8 Volts
89 dB
Recommended Room Sizes
up to 1280 cu.ft.
Purchase OptionsPriceOrder

The woofer is generally the largest driver in the system which covers the bass and mid-range frequency.


The SubBass Activator is an electrical circuit which extends the deepest bass when the music calls for it, reduces the distortion for cleaner sound, increases the dynamic range for greater impact, and uses a self-resetting protection circuit to reduce the chance of damaging the speakers.


The grill is the cloth and frame used to cosmetically conceal the drivers without affecting the sound. Ohm now uses black grills in almost all cases. In the past, brown and brown/black mixes were used; but every ”brown” turned out differently. Now they are all black.

Crossover service

The crossover is the electrical circuit that protects the tweeters from the low frequency energy that is reproduced by the main drivers. This can only fail, in rare instances, from overdriving the speakers.


The tweeter is the high frequency element in the top corner of the box. When properly placed for full room stereo, these should be on the front corner closer to the other speaker, and they should cross fire in front of your listening position.

We need the original one back so we can install the new one in the triangular mounting board.

$163 2
(1) With the return of the original part for recycling within 60 days.
(2) With the return of the original part for recycling before the shipment of the new part.
(3) Recycled repaired and tested.
(4) Per pair.
(5) Special shipping rate applies.

FRS stands for Full Room Stereo, which delivers a firm detailed stereo image spreading from one speaker to the other with each performer in the right place always heard from a very wide Sweet-Sweep.

The FRS 5 was the 12” cube with the tweeter on one corner. It was for small rooms. It had a vent-loaded 6.5” woofer to match the 5/8” super-tweeter.

The upgrade available for the OHM FRS-5 is the addition of the SubBass Activator, which eliminates the drive below the speaker's natural response to reduce distortion and clean up the deep bass. This allows for lower distortion, higher output and deeper bass, plus uses a self-resetting protection circuit.

Note: Most Ohm upgrades require no specialized knowledge and are easily completed completed by any person. It takes less time to install your own upgrade than it does to package and return ship your speakers to the factory, therefore, we recommend you save time and money by doing this yourself. We ship the upgrade to your door with clear, easy instructions. If for any reason you prefer to have the factory complete your upgrade installation, we will be happy to do this for free, however, you will be responsible for shipping and handling costs each way.

Ohm allows up to $495 for the return of a complete pair of undamaged FRS-5's toward 25% of the purchase price of new Ohm speakers.

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