New Equipment / Avalon Loudspeakers
Avalon Acoustics have been at the very top of highend loudspeaker design for many decades now. For recreating a musical event in a completely natural, time coherent and spatially precise manner, replete with all of its emotional impact, nuance and detail, they are the benchmark. Avalon's philosophy is simple, 'to build the best loudspeaker without compromise'.
In Avalon as a personal user I have found my own dreams. This is a loudspeaker that I believe in more than any other. Their products answer all my questions and slot perfectly into my over-riding philosophy on home replay and the dizzying heights it should achieve. Available in 3 standard finishes (Quilted Cherry, Curly Maple, Figured Walnut) and 3 premium finishes (Myrtle Cluster Burl, Walnut Cluster Burl, Birdseye Maple). Contact me to arrange a demonstration on site or in the comfort of your own home and system.
Avalon Idea, Hifi +, Alan Sircom
Avalon Idea, Hifi Critic, Martin Colloms
Avalon Transcendent, Hifi +, Alan Sircom
Avalon Transcendent, Audiobeat, Dennis Davis
Avalon Time, Hifi +, Roy Gregory
Avalon Indra, Stereophile
Avalon Indra, Product of the year
Avalon Isis, Product of the year
Avalon Transcendent, Hifi +, Alan Sircom
"…. an overall musical believability which is rare at the price, and redolent of much more costly designs. You do not hear drivers or cabinet or bass tuning at work, just a mellifluous coherent whole. (Idea)"
"Compact but perfectly formed, the Avalon Idea is imbued with a deep thread of natural timbre and musical performance, and teaches us just how good stereo sound reproduction can be. Highly recommended."
"..for me, the Avalon Transcendents fill the audio bill perfectly, and I’ve left my dollar bills with Avalon in exchange for these speakers. "
"..for those who crave a big image in a small room, I can’t think of a better design whatever the cost. The Idea lives up to its slightly odd name, because it’s one of the brightest ideas in high-end loudspeakery this year, and comes extremely highly recommended."
"This (Transcendent) is an open window into the control room, yes, but more importantly it’s endlessly satisfying with it. It’s like a musician’s musician’s speaker; capable of deep levels of insight into what’s going on in a recording"
"What the Time stands for is more music for more people. Undeniably expensive
it may be, but it is still cheap at the price, simply because musical performance like this was almost unattainable at any price before it arrived"
"It (Avalon Isis) is the most musically complete speaker I've heard."
The IDEA represents a synthesis of Avalon’s key aesthetic & sonic ideals into a sleek form. Combining Avalon’s innovative construction & renowned cabinetry, as well as their latest technological innovations in circuit designs, the IDEA will unfold an expansive soundstage in the most modest of listening environments.
Transparency & expansiveness in soundstaging are at the heart of the IDEA’s brief, while never sacrificing or exaggerating immediacy & dynamism. The quiet black backgrounds & crisp articulation that distinguish & set the stage for every Avalon design lie at the foundation of this incredibly musical communicator. Offering vivid dynamics & harmonic textures within a panoramic soundstage – built upon an incredible low frequency foundation that belies the IDEA’s modest cabinet.
Like all Avalon Acoustic products, the IDEA is designed & built in Boulder, Colorado to exacting & meticulous standards.
Driver Compliment: 1" Proprietary Composite Neodymium Tweeter
(2) 7" Nomex Kevlar Composite Cone Woofers
Sensitivity: 88dB @ rated impedance
Impedance: 4 ohms nominal
Frequency Response: 28Hz to 22kHz
Amplifier Power: 50 to 300 Watts
Dimensions: 35.5" H (90 cm) x 9" W (22 cm) x 10" D (25 cm)
Weight: 60 pounds (27 kg) each
The TRANSCENDENT represents an integration of proprietary techniques developed over the last decade through Avalon’s award winning ISIS and TIME transducers.
Never before have Avalon created such a compact system that utilizes the most sophisticated dynamic control technologies found exclusively in Avalon’s most advanced designs. Octave to octave energy balance is equivalent throughout the bandwidth envelope and developed without compression while still being critically damped, thus delivering a spatial presentation that is faithful to the recording.
The result is a dynamic speaker system that focuses images palpably within a panoramic soundstage, without sacrificing transparency or low frequency solidity. Most surprising in a transducer of this size is the ability to present realistic dynamic and harmonic contrasts without sacrificing natural musicality.
Devoid of exaggeration or artificial emphasis the presentation, when partnered with appropriate products, retains the bloom and subtlety of a live performance.
Driver Complement : (1) Concave Ceramic Neodymium Tweeter
(2) 7 inch Nomex-Kevlar Composite Cone Woofers
Sensitivity : 88 dB @ rated impedance
Impedance : 4 Ohms Nominal
Frequency Response : 26Hz to 25kHz
Amplifier Power : 50 to 500 Watts
Dimensions : 41.5" (105 cm) H 10" (25 cm) W 14.5" (37 cm) D
Weight : 97 pounds (44 kg) each
Price: £16,500, (£19,900 premium finishes)
The INDRA represents the culmination of 20 years of research and development in the areas of transient response , bandwith , noise floor and octave-to-octave energy balance. The result sets a new standard for realistic reproduction of the complete musical event.
Utilizing proprietary crossover technologies & drivers consisting of the lightest & most inert diaphragm materials of Nomex/Kevlar and ceramic. Indra can instantly respond to the most musical passages. Revolutionary crossover damping networks virtually eliminate driver overhang and energy storage. Multiple layering and material usage in their legendary cabinet construction eliminates cabinet resonance allowing for a continuous musical flow like no other loudspeaker in its class.
More than just transparent and dynamic, INDRA has the groundbreaking ability to recreate a holographic sound-field completely free of the loudspeaker cabinet and room boundaries. With its resistive & non reactive load the INDRA is both efficient & easily driven and will simply reveal the most subtle nuance and detail of the musical performance in a three-dimensional space.
Retaining the trademark Avalon coherence, INDRA will surprise listeners with its startling dynamic contrast & an astonishingly low noise floor.
Driver Compliment : 1” Concave Ceramic Neodymium Tweeter
3.5” Concave Ceramic Dome Midrange
(2) 7” Nomex-Kevlar Composite Cone woofers
Sensitivity : 88dB
Impedance : 4 ohms nominal
Frequency Response : 28 Hz to 25kHz
Amplifier Power: 50 to 200 watts
Dimensions : 41”(104cm) H x 10”(26cm) W x 16”(41cm) D
Weight : 112 pounds (50.8kg) each