On behalf of the Santa Cruz Mountains Film Festival, I'd like to thank you for extending the opportunity to audition the A12 in our system.
The A12 is a pleasure to use and sounds great! The A12 covers all the bases from an intuitive user interface that makes for fast setup, whatever the system configuration. The cabinetry is stylish, solid and looks to be very durable.
In our case, we used three A12s for LCR channels coupled with a custom subwoofer we already own. My concerns about subwoofer integration were quickly allayed when I noticed the ample High Pass crossover options. I also really appreciate the simple graphics that guide the user through system setup. You now have me exploring the virtues of cardioid bass.
Greater than all of these features is the sound of the A12. It simply doesn't favor a music style - it's that versatile. You name it and the A12 delivers. The A12 exhibits an undeniable authority of sound that immediately draws attention. Vocals are excellent, bass extension is generous and holy crap can they play loud! I think that may be my favorite thing about the A12 - that they can play very loudly without falling apart acoustically.
Best regards, Patrick Narron, Theater Director Santa Cruz Mountains Film Festival
To coincide with the release of its Achromic Series of high quality active loudspeaker cabinets, AVANTE Audio has announced the appointment of Chuck Green as its Sales Manager. Part of the ADJ Group of Companies, AVANTE Audio is a new professional audio brand born from a passion for audio excellence that is already generating worldwide acclaim.
Having spent most of his life playing music, Chuck Green started out as a sound engineer while still in High School. He provided PA services for live bands at a wide variety of venues and developed a love for the industry that eventually developed into a career. During his twenties, he worked in music stores, managing two different PA departments, and building up a wealth of live audio contacts and experience. He then joined the ADJ Group where he has spent the last 15 years working in a variety of roles, most recently that of International Sales Manager.
Now also taking on the role of Sales Manager for AVANTE Audio, Chuck will be responsible for providing worldwide sales support for the brand. He has already spent the summer demonstrating the new Achromic Series at a variety of trade shows and dedicated Listening Sessions across the USA where the speakers have been enthusiastically received by potential users impressed by their audio quality, advanced features and attractive pricing.
"I have always hoped to help further the ADJ Group's desire to step up into the Pro Audio world,” enthused Chuck. "I have seen how the company has made quality professional products more attainable for working musicians, DJs, production companies and churches, and I think AVANTE is really going to help these core groups of customers reach the next level in audio performance. I can't express how excited I am now that the first Achromic Series units are landing with customers!"
The Achromic Series speakers offer powerful output, detailed audio clarity, built-in DSP and sleek exterior designs. There are three full-range cabinets in the product line-up – the 10-inch A10, 12-inch A12, and 15-inch A15 – all featuring Bi-Amped, high efficiency fan-cooled Class A/B switching power amps for the highs and potent Class D power amps for the low end. These full range models are complimented by two active DSP-controlled sub options with configurable output directivity. The A15S features a 15-inch woofer, while the A18S is fitted with an 18-inch woofer, and both offer large 3-inch voice coils. Both models also feature a powerful integrated Class D amplifier that delivers an impressive 1600 Watts of power.
"AVANTE Audio is an exciting new division of the ADJ Group of Companies," commented group President, Toby Velazquez. "AVANTE believes in producing high quality audio products – that offer both sonic and aesthetic beauty – at attainable prices. The overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who has heard the Achromic Series so far attests that is exactly what we have achieved. I know that this exceptional new line of active speakers is going to prove hugely popular and I am confident that Chuck Green is perfectly placed to spearhead the establishment of AVANTE within the marketplace. Chuck is a long-standing and highly-valued member of our team who has a wealth of pro audio experience and sales insight that will allow him to fully support our existing, as well as future, AVANTE customer base."
The full Achromic Series is now shipping worldwide and will be available for demonstration at many leading pro audio retailers. AVANTE Audio will also be hosting more dedicated Listening Session events over the coming months to give as many professional audio users as possible the chance to hear the full potential of the Achromic speakers for themselves.
For more information visit: www.avanteaudio.com Or find Avante Audio on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube@avanteaudio
Avante Audio, the new voice in professional grade active loud speakers, will be showcased at events on both sides of the Atlantic this fall. The elegant Achromic Series from Avante Audio will be demonstrated at WFX in Dallas, Texas and also the BPM | PRO Sound and Lighting exhibition in Birmingham, England. Across these two events thousands of audio professionals will have the opportunity to see and, more importantly, hear the impressive Achromic speakers for themselves.
Following its official unveiling earlier in the year, the Achromic Series has been making waves wherever it is demonstrated. Born from Avante Audio’s passion for providing innovative audio engineering, the Achromic Series active speakers offer an unparalleled combination of power, clarity, aesthetics and features for their respective price points. This means that everyone who hears them in action can’t fail to be impressed.
Church audio technicians and installers will have that opportunity at the WFX Conference & Expo taking place in Dallas, Texas, from Wednesday October 10, thru Thursday 12. Then, the Achromic Series will make its European debut at the BPM | PRO exhibition in Birmingham, England on Sunday October 22nd and Monday the 23rd. At both events the Achromic speakers will be fully showcased and Avante Audio representatives will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions.
“The response to Avante Audio has really been phenomenal,” enthused Chuck Green, Sales Manager, Avante Audio. “Wherever we took the Achromic Series over the summer people were impressed when they heard the speakers in action, but they were totally blown away when they found out the price! I’m excited to continue demonstrating the range, as it really does need to be heard to be full appreciated, and I can’t wait for the product to start shipping worldwide at the end of the month. These speakers really will allow users to elevate their sound in an exciting and practical way.”
Created for musicians, bands, house of worship, audio production companies and rental houses, the Achromic Series features three full-range loudspeaker options: the 10-inch A10, 12-inch A12 and 15-inch A15. Each cabinet has been carefully designed with components specifically chosen to provide high SPL levels while ensuring smooth coverage across all frequencies. All three models feature a Bi-Amped, high efficiency fan-cooled Class A/B switching power amp to run the high frequency compression driver and a Class D power amp to drive the woofer.
With a stylish design – that incorporates a full front grille and distinctively curved polypropylene molded enclosure – the Achromic full-range cabinets have been created to be as flexible as possible. In addition to ergonomic handles for lifting, they each feature a 35mm pole socket with two positions – zero or 7.5-degree downward tilt – as well as M10 flying points and angled sides to allow use as stage monitor wedges.
To provide enhanced bass response, the Achromic Series also includes two sub options. The A15S features a 15-inch woofer with a 3-inch voice coil, while the A18S is fitted with an 18-inch woofer with a 3-inch voice coil. Both feature an integrated powerful Class D amplifier and offer configurable output directivity, with the cardioid output option allowing users to better focus their low end in a ground stack configuration for tight, clean bass.
Every model in the Achromic Series also features an advanced intuitive Digital Signal Processor accessible via an LCD screen on the rear panel of the speaker. The built-in DSP allows users to configure their speakers to their specific needs using options including: Music Type, Room, Mounting Option, EQ and System configurations.
The Avante Audio Achromic Series will ship worldwide at the end of October. More opportunities to hear the speakers in action at exclusive Avante Audio ‘Listening Sessions’ will be announced soon.
For more information Contact Avante Audio:
Avante Audio USA - Tel: 800-322-6337/+1-323-582-2650
Avante Audio Europe - Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 00
Avante Audio Mexico - Tel: +52 (728) 282 7070
Canadian Distribution: SFM +1 (514) 780-2111
Launching this month at InfoComm, AVANTE Audio is a new professional audio brand born from a passion for audio excellence. AVANTE believes in producing high quality products – that offer both sonic and aesthetic beauty – at attainable prices in order to provide the greatest possible audio experience for its users.
AVANTE Audio is proud to launch with the Achromic Series, a complete range of active loudspeaker cabinets that offer powerful output, detailed audio clarity, built-in DSP, and sleek exterior designs. Created for musicians, bands, houses of worship, audio production companies and rental houses, the Achromic Series speakers are equally suited to permanent installation as they are to one-off and touring productions.
The Achromic Series comprises three full-range loudspeaker options, the 10-inch A10, 12-inch A12, and 15-inch A15. All three models feature a Bi-Amped, high efficiency fan cooled Class A/B switching power amp for the highs, and a Class D power amp for the low end. Each cabinet was carefully designed with components specifically chosen to provide high SPL levels while ensuring smooth coverage across all frequencies in a light weight package ranging from the A10 at 28.7 lbs. (13 kg) up to the A18S at 83.8 lbs. (38 kg). Power Ranges from 1000 Watts for the A10 to 1200 Watts for the A12/A15. Designed to work for you, the full-range speakers feature a 35mm pole socket with two position options – zero or a 7.5-degree downward tilt for stand mounting but can also be flown via the built-in M10 fly points, wall mounted or used a main or floor monitor.
To provide enhanced bass response and extended low frequency coverage, the Achromic Series also includes two active DSP Controlled sub options with configurable output directivity. The cardioid output option allows you to better focus your low end in a ground stack configuration for tight clean bass. The A15S offers a 15-inch woofer with a 3-inch voice coil, while the A18S is fitted with an 18-inch woofer with a 3-inch voice coil. Both feature an integrated powerful Class D amplifier that delivers an impressive 1600 Watts.
Every model in the Achromic Series features an advanced easy to use Digital Signal Processor accessible via an LCD screen on the rear panel of the speaker. The built-in DSP allows you custom optimization to configure the speaker specifically for your needs: Music Type /Room/ mounting option/EQ/ and System configurations.
“Avante Audio is a project that our team has been working hard on for some time, and I am excited to now be able to unveil it to the industry,” said Toby Velazquez, President of the ADJ Group of Companies. “This premium brand will bring a new voice to the professional audio market, providing innovative audio engineering at affordable prices. Our mission, with Avante, is to provide a high quality audio experience delivered through a system that is engineered to appear as beautiful as it sounds. Everything we create will be made with passion, creativity, and performance in mind. Avante gives more than audio, Avante gives a new way forward – rise up!”
Formed as a new division of the extremely successful ADJ Group of Companies, AVANTE Audio is an independent business unit focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative professional audio equipment at affordable prices.
The Avante Audio range will be on display at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, FL from Wednesday 14 through Friday 16 June at booth #5071. The Achromic Series of professional-caliber active speakers will begin shipping worldwide in late September 2017.
For more information visit: http://www.avanteaudio.com
Or find Avante Audio on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube @avanteaudio