Avantone Mono-BLOK Active MixCube Single Self Powered Mix Cube
The Avatone Active MixCubes are powered, shielded, full-range studio
mini-reference monitors. Their design is inspired by the legacy of the
5C Sound Cubes used in virtually major studios for the last 25 years.
The Avantone Active MixCubes are designed to be high resolution,
full-range powered mini-reference monitors for fixed or remote
locations. The secondary engineering facet was to create a timeless
design that compliments a single full range transducer.
Studios primarily use 2-way & 3-way large monitors designed to
represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels.
However, in the newly developing age of High Definition Audio, there is
still a need to hear what your mix will sound like when played back over
small "bass-challenged" systems such as televisions, clock radios,
computers, car stereos, ipod docking stations, etc. It is important to
make mixing judgments based partially on listening to reference monitors
that will not impart tonal anomalies caused by crossovers or inferior
full range drivers. Particular attention is always paid to the critical
mid-range vocal/guitar/keyboard areas. This is where having a full-range
monitor without a crossover is truly revealing.
More than twelve months of R&D, comparative listening & tweaking
went into the voicing of the Avantone MixCubes. The result is a very
smooth sounding, full range upgrade from those old familiar 5C Sound
Cubes engineers were so fond of in the 1980's-1990's. Listening tests
reveal that the Mix Cubes have a smoother midrange, more accurate,
transparent top end response with extended bass while maintaining the
basic characteristics of those original little cubes.
Constructed of non-layered, high rigidity MDF board due to its natural
low-resonance characteristics. All cabinet edges are radiused. Elegent
Polyurethane high gloss "Butter Cream" finish. 7mm thick neoprene pad
embedded into the base of the cabinet serves as a skid-resistant
acoustic isolator. For creative mounting solutions, we recessed an
industry standard 5/8"-27 mic stand mount into the base.
The paper cone (chosen for its musical character) was custom designed
utilizing the latest in FEA modeling and "old-school" speaker design
artistry. The finest New Zealand pulp material is blended with mica
fibers for rigidity and longevity. The cloth surround material is made
in Japan and has unique damping characteristics, enabling a predictable
compliance over the lifespan of the driver. The motor structure is made
of certified 1008 low carbon steel by Sumitomo. The magnets are Y-40
GRADE (MIL-SPEC) yielding a 43 oz High-power/low-distortion motor
structure. The proprietary 5.25" die-cast aluminum frame supports the
driver/cone minimizing mechanical transfers. The outer mounting face of
the aluminum frame is polished for an elegant appearance.