The Avantera just oozes of German craftsmanship and build precision. This speaker is one step down from the top model in Audio Physic’s Reference stable. The Avantera is a three-way, seven-driver system with the one point five inch tweeter and two five point nine inch cone midranges mounted on the front and the four seven-inch cone woofers being side mounted. All these drivers are designed by Audio Physic and are composed of aluminum. The cone tweeter, according to Audio Physic, offers a more controlled dispersion than the more typical dome tweeter and leads to a more linear in-room pattern response. The midrange drivers are damped with a rubber suspension to prevent ringing. The outer basket is metal, while the inner basked uses a composite substance. The theory is that by using the two types of baskets, they dramatically reduce vibrations between the drivers and the enclosure. The four woofer drivers are divided between the two that have a four-layer voice coil and the other pair uses a two-layer voice coil to divide the lowest frequencies between them.
Listening to a pair of Avanteras gives you some very special sonic qualities regardless of the type of music or even if you are playing your system at full volume or just above a whisper. Their dynamic range is superlative.
To go along with this, “open window,” on the music, another sonic trait that the Avantera’s possesses is its ability to sound seamless. Its drivers are so well integrated that it could fool you into thinking you were listening to a full range electrostatic panel. Because of this lack of any coloration, this speaker delivers micro-details and nuances that are not heard in speakers with higher noise floors. Secondly, the Avanteras produce a huge and naturally layered soundstage that is only limited by what the recording has to offer them. The Avanteras’ soundstage features players that are spaced in realistic positions and are natural in their timbres and harmonics. Lastly, the lowest frequencies are extended and powerful with excellent speed and timing.
Extract taken from Home Theatre Review.com
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|Height||1150 mm / 45.3″|
|Width||240 mm / 9.4″|
|Depth||420 mm / 16.5″|
|Required Space Width x Depth||370×500 mm / 14.6×19.7″|
|Recommended amplifier power||40-250 W|
|Frequency range||28 Hz – 40 kHz|