- Physikalisch und klanglich identisch zum Original
- Perfektes Reverse-Engineering
In June 2018, Avantone Pro released the CLA-10 studio monitors, which became the #1 selling passive studio monitor in the world. The CLA-200 power amp, which soon followed has become another success filling a void for a reasonably priced class AB studio power amp. Avantone Pro is now proud to announce the release of the CLA-10A active studio monitors.
The CLA-10A's feature the AV10MHF and AV10MLF drivers from the CLA-10 as well as cabinet construction. The CLA-10A's also feature a beefy Class A/B power amp section.
One of the most common questions asked about the CLA-10's is which version of the originals are they based on. Now we can proudly say... all of them! The CLA-10A's have an all new “VTPC” knob or “Variable Tissue Paper Control.” This VTPC allows you to simulate any thing from the Vertical “m” model to the horizontal “Studio” model and everything in between. This tone control allows each user to choose the best tweeter brightness that serves their individual needs.
Most two way active speakers use a switch mode supply and Class D amplifier. While this has proven to work well in recent years, we are still traditionalists. With the success of the CLA-10 and CLA-200 amplifier combination, we decided to stay with what engineers all over the world have come to expect from this combination. The CLA-10 Active uses a linear power supply and 200 watts of Class AB output. Yes, it requires a heatsink. Yes, it weighs more. Yes, it sounds awesome.
We use a monolithic integrated circuit Class AB amplifier with wide voltage range and high current output capability. Operating in Parallel Mode with two devices ganged together to deliver higher output power into low impedance loads, allowing better thermal performance at high power. At low power, THD is a phenomenal 0.005%; at rated load it is 0.1%, yielding excellent performance at power compared to class D amps. The circuit uses a mixed bipolar MOS high voltage technology called BCDII 100/120 which avoids secondary breakdown phenomena. This technology handles high current output without unwieldy circuit complexity and external components. This makes it possible to deliver very high power in a reasonable package with the clean, smooth sound of a linear amplifier.
The system is being run at +/-40 VDC, yielding a rock solid 200WRMS at 1kHz into 8 ohms. Rather than use a switch mode power supply with the associated noise, we decided to stay traditional with a linear power supply. The power supply uses a massive old school toroidal transformer for the classic performance of an AB amplifier. Many companies use SMPS and Class D for this type of system. We made the decision to stay with classic technology in order to maintain the legacy sound that everybody associates with this design.
Active Stereo Nearfield Monitors
System Type: Active Full-Range Two-Way Stereo Pair
System Frequency Response: 60Hz-20,000Hz
Low Frequency: AV10-MLF 18Cm Cone,
High Frequency: AV10-MHF 3.5Cm Soft Dome
Cabinet: 10.4 Liter Sealed Design
Cabinet: 18mm MDF With Real Wood Veneer
Cabinet Dimensions: 381.5mm X 215mm X197.5mm
Weight: 8.2Kg / 18 Lbs (Each)
Shipping Weight: 18.5 Kg / 40.5 Lbs
Peak Musical Output: 110dB (Music Program Material)
Amplifier: 200W Class Ab Linear Supply
THD: 0.05% At 1Khz, 1W
Balanced Inputs: Combination XLR & Phone Jack
Unbalanced Input: RCA Phono Jack
Volume: +0dB, -120dB
VTPC: Variable Tissue Paper Control Fc 1.8Khz +6dB, -30dB.
Avantone is a creative vehicle, enabling our core team to bring to market the things we see as missing in the industry. This can be as simple as a certain price point we feel should be met to give excellent quality for reasonable pricing. At other times, it may be an item that simply does not exist until we build it. We don't use the shotgun approach in creating a product line. Each and every product we create has passion and purpose behind it, whether it costs $20 or $1000. QUALITY: We do 100% Inspection of our mics right here in the USA. Most of our competition skips over this entirely or at best run "spot-checks". This takes us extra time but we want to do it. We care!
It is our belief that great audio products can be created without charging thousands of dollars for them. We are very sensitive to the real-world operating budgets of studios as well as the struggling artist/songwriters who are very passionate about creating great music but have budget limitations based on common sense spending. We strive to offer products that anyone would be proud to own and have long-term use of in the quest for creating great music. We believe in our products' value and know the power of "word-of-mouth" advertising. When you see how good our products are we know you will tell others!
No Haggle - No nonsense Pricing
There has been a disturbing, and annoying, trend in the music business over the years that we will not participate in. Some manufacturers release list prices on their products that are ridiculously high ... then leave it to their dealers to "get as much as they can" from customers in the form of varying discounts based on the relationship or buying power of the customer. We think that is frustrating to the end-users. We establish a fair price that anyone can buy for, whether they are rock star millionaires or a customer buying his first really nice mic. Our products are already pre-discounted to a pro-deal level. CLASSY VISUAL DESIGNS AS WELL AS FUNCTION: One thing you will find consistent in all our products is the attention to design. Performance comes first of course, but we spend a great deal of design time creating visually attractive products because we enjoy classic, timeless designs and feel that others do too. We are very serious and passionate about this.