Avalon Acoustics

Acoustic Sounds is honored to announce our newfound status as an authorized dealer of Avalon Acoustics loudspeakers. Without question, Avalon Acoustics is among the very best speaker manufacturers worldwide. Their products have long been tremendously acclaimed for innovative design, cost-no-object componentry and above all, incomparable sound. Avalon President Neil Patel's dream of a speaker technology that can accurately reproduce the emotional experience of in-person performances has become reality through a line of beautifully-crafted products. Acoustic Sounds is now the exclusive North American dealer for the Sentinel loudspeakers, Avalon's flagship product.

Avalon Sentinel
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The Sentinel Active Reference System represents our application of groundbreaking technology in each area of high accuracy transducer development. Through innovative research into diaphragm materials, three dimensional magnetic field modeling, low noise circuitry, resonance control and temporal coherence, we have achieved results never before attained in a high energy transfer transducer. Dynamic contrasts are startling, yet with imaging that is tightly focused, maintaining point source accuracy even under the highest sound pressure level conditions.

The Sentinel has already been recognized around the globe as the ultimate reference in dynamic transducers. Its many accolades have ranged from the prestigious "Component of the Year" to the unprecedented "Edge of the Art Award" conferred as the finest audio product of the millennium.


Specifications

  • Diamond diaphragm tweeter
  • 3.5" concave ceramic dome midrange
  • 9" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone woofer
  • (2) 13" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone subwoofers
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Impedance: 4 ohms nominal (3.6 ohms minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 16 Hz to 100 KHz (+/- 1 dB anechoic)
  • Recommended Power: 100 to 1000 watts
  • Dimensions: 69"H x 17"W x 37"D
  • Weight: 910 lbs.
  • Crated System Weight: 1150 lbs.

Avalon Isis

isisDesigned by Neil Patel

  • 1 inch concave Diamond Diaphragm Tweeter
    7" Concave Ceramic Midrange
    2-13" Nomex/Kevlar Composite Woofers
  • All drivers utilize proproetary neodymium magnetic technologies
  • 90dB
  • 4 ohms nominal
  • 20Hz to 45 Hz
  • 75 to 750 watts
  • two position binding post
  • 60" high
    14.5" wide
    17" deep
  • 210 pounds each

Eidolon Diamond

"Here the Eidolon D permitted me to follow his playing note for note. The ability of the Avalon to illuminate the recording space perfectly, I have already spoken of. But the best thing about the much praised high frequency tweeter, was that I never really heard it as such. It is the ability of this transducer to represent the music as a whole that places it above the competition. The aperitif, a suitable wine, and the digestif, must all blend perfectly, complementing the meal. Here our set closes: Neil Patel ennobles the finest materials by harmoniously joining them together into a whole that is truly greater than the sum of the parts. Never has the master succeeded better.

Conclusion: The Eidolon Diamond is not the only cabinet containing the noble diamond tweeter, but it is the one that will stand the test of time. With it, and its designer Neil Patel, this high-end loudspeaker will rewrite history."
– Audio Magazine, Germany

"As I said at the start, the Avalon Eidolon Diamond breaks all the rules... It disappears musically, leaving no mark on the performance. If you want a speaker that's both musically convincing and natural, so much so that you can't hear it trying, then look no further... There might be a speaker out there that can bring more music into your home, and sit you closer to the performers, but if there is I haven't heard it. Diamonds are supposed to be forever - this could be the last speaker you ever need to buy."
- Roy Gregory, Hi-Fi + magazine

Since the introduction of the Eidolon, we have encountered and engineered many significant advances in loudspeaker technology.  These help us to achieve even lower harmonic distortion.  New crossover topologies along with proprietary high purity, bandwidth optimized conductors result in a significant performance increase. The Eidolon Diamond incorporates the first solid diamond diaphragm tweeter, and our new woofer design results in lower 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion components completes the concept.

Each Eidolon Diamond is a rare commodity, produced in very limited numbers and is available in our exclusive Quilted-Birdseye Maple finish.  No further fanfare seems necessary when one prominent reviewer has already called it, "not only the best loudspeaker available at any price, but the finest component in the history of audio".

Specifications
  • 0.75" concave diamond diaphragm tweeter
  • 3.5" concave ceramic dome midrange
  • 11" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone woofer
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Impedance: 4 ohms nominal (3.6 ohms minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 24 Hz to 100 KHz (+/- 1.5 dB anechoic)
  • Recommended Power: 50 to 500 watts
  • Dimensions: 43.5"H x 12"W x 17"D
  • Weight: 150 lbs. each
Eidolon Vision

The Eidolon Vision combines the musicality that is Avalon's hallmark with the precision and dynamic contrast that are so essential to realistically recreating the original performance.  Meticulously engineered with proprietary measurements and extensive use of CAD modeling result in a wide bandwidth design with the fastest settling times possible in a dynamic transducer.

Dynamic testing has yielded unsurpassed octave to octave energy balance, without compression, even under the most demanding program conditions. Most importantly, the achievement of low noise floor ambience retrieval, coupled with transient speed and resolution, reveals the subtle details of the recording site and the artist's performance.

Specifications
  • 1" concave ceramic dome tweeter
  • 3.5" concave ceramic dome midrange
  • 11" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone woofer
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Impedance: 4 ohms nominal (3.6 ohms minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 26 Hz to 34 KHz (+/- 1.5 dB anechoic)
  • Recommended Power: 50 to 500 watts
  • Dimensions: 43"H x 12"W x 17"D
  • Weight: 150 lbs. each

Opus Ceramique

The Opus Ceramique was designed with the ideals of transient speed and seamless coherence foremost in our minds. Differing from the standard Opus, the Ceramique model was designed for use in more modestly sized listening rooms. This unique transducer is dynamically revealing while offering superlative harmonic structural detail. All driver diaphrams are constructed with the same lightweight ceramic material, producing unsurpassed transient speed and accuracy. When space is at a premium, the Opus Ceramique will deliver dramatic soundstage width and depth, far exceeding the physical boundaries of your listening room.

Specifications
  • 1" concave ceramic dome tweeter
  • 3.5" concave ceramic dome midrange
  • 9" concave ceramic dome woofer
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Impedance: 5 ohms nominal (4.5 ohms minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 34 Hz to 24 KHz (+/- 1 dB anechoic)
  • Recommended Power: 30 to 200 watts
  • Dimensions: 41"H x 10"W x 16"D
  • Weight: 90 lbs. each

Opus

"And now guitar ace Ry Cooder. You definitely guessed with which track, Get Rhythm. Wow, how the Opus plays away, how it got every dynamic facet of this rock song, how it accurately brought out every detail - of which there must be an endless number - and fit them together into a perfect whole. The same happened with Edvard Grieg's magnificent Peer Gynt Suite (Philips). Yes, I think with Solveigs Song one or two teardrops rolled out of my eye. Rhythm, musical flow, timing - all that, the Opus mastered most splendidly. Mister Patel, you have created a new masterpiece. Neil Patel simply has what it takes. He creates magnificent sound sculptures, which follow just one single goal: to serve the music. I am always anew fascinated and touched, when I listen to a speaker from the sound magician. I hope Neil Patel will give us more speakers à la Opus!"
– Audio Magazine, Germany


The Opus is a four way design, utilizing a unique high definition down-firing subwoofer. Benefitting from our proprietary driver/cabinet alignment, the subwoofer achieves superb low frequency support that is smooth, evenly dispersed, and extremely accurate. Dynamic testing has yielded unsurpassed octave to octave energy balance, without compression, even under the most demanding program conditions. Most importantly, the achievement of low noise floor ambience retrieval, coupled with transient speed and resolution, reveals the subtle details of the recording site and the artist's performance.

Specifications

  • 1" concave ceramic dome tweeter
  • 3.5" concave ceramic dome midrange
  • 9" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone woofer
  • 9" woven carbon fiber cone subwoofer
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Impedance: 5 ohms nominal (4.5 ohms minimum)
  • Frequency Response: 28 Hz to 24 KHz (+/- 1.5 dB anechoic)
  • Recommended Power: 30 to 300 watts
  • Dimensions: 41"H x 10"W x 16"D

Ascendant

"...The more time you spend with the Ascendants, the more you realize what masterpieces of fine craftsmanship they are...As I improved the quality of the source and amplification, they just got better...The whole Avalon line excels at achieving a perfect balance of dynamics, transparency, coherence and above all tonality...For those of you that don't have the room for a pair of Sentinels, the Ascendant will put a big smile on your face." Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com

Avalon Acoustics is pleased to announce the arrival of the Ascendant. A new look and exciting sound designed to dazzle the senses! Available in all traditional finish options, this three driver 2-way design is available and waiting for your audition at authorized Avalon Acoustics dealers now!

Specifications
  • 1" Titanium dome tweeter
    2- 7" Nomex-Kevlar composite cone woofer
  • 4 ohms (3.6 ohms minimum)
  • 30Hz to 20kHz (+/- 1.5 dB, anechoic)
  • 90 dB
  • 25 to 200 watts
  • Two position binding post
  • 37" high
    10" wide
    13" deep
  • 75 pounds (each)

manufacturer's website: http://www.avalonacoustics.com/
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