Rank Arena HT 525 speakers. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
In 1928, 21-year-old Ove Hede Nielsen started a small production of radio receivers (called Herofon) in the heart of the bike factory belonging to his father. Due to the fact that production was growing, the Nielsen bought a building in Horsens, where bikes were made on the ground floor, bikes on the first floor, and radio on the second floor.
In 1943 Ove and his brother Egil took over the factory, and in 1955 the name Herofon was changed to Arena. The innovative “Trans Arena” radio powered by batteries started to be produced.
In the 1960s, the company was the largest producer of radio receivers in Denmark and took over 25% of the Danish bicycle sales market. The arena began to produce turntables and speakers, as well as stereo radios. At the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, the company received numerous awards in the design category.
After the fire in 1970, the Horsens factory was completely destroyed, and the Nielsen family sold 80% of the shares to the English company RANK. In connection with this, a new brand name was created – Rank Arena. In 1971, the investor built a new factory, where amplifiers, radios and hi-fi speakers were produced. However, the company did not withstand the competition of Japanese producers and was closed in 1975.
Rank Arena HT 525 are speakers characterized by very clear and dynamic sound across the entire bandwidth – comparable to studio monitors. Despite their small size, they surprise the listener with amazing sound.
The enclosures have been completely revitalized. American cherry wood adds incredible charm to the speakers. High quality finishing screws. Grilles made of high quality fabric. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils. The wood is pleasant to the touch.
Included are two speaker cables with a cross-section of 2×2,5 mm- and length of 2×5 m
The set is 100% functional, the speakers are in perfect condition.
– 3-way system
– power – 20W, 50 RMS
– impedance – 4 Ohm
– frequency response – 60 Hz – 20000 Khz
– dimensions – 43,5cm (height) x 28cm (width) x 24cm (depth)
– weight – approx. 10 kg (pcs.)
– Danish production from 1972