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Avantone Pro Announces CLA-10TM Studio Reference Monitor

Recreation of classic studio monitoring mainstay designed as full-range, two-way passive pairs endorsed by five-time GRAMMY Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge.

By PSW Staff June 22, 2018

Avantone Pro CLA-10TM

Avantone Pro announce availability of its CLA-10TM classic studio reference monitor — manufactured as a full-range, two-way passive pair for fixed or remote locations while also accurately recreating a studio monitoring mainstay.

Over a year of R&D (Research & Development), comparative listening, and tweaking went into voicing Avantone Pro’s CLA-10TM while working in close collaboration with five-time GRAMMY Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge — hence having his signature grace the finished, familiar-looking cabinet.

Listening tests in studios show that recording engineers accept the CLA-10TM as a transparent replacement. Chris Lord-Alge says, “I put my mixing reputation on these great speakers… I am mixing on them as I write this.”

The CLA-10TM offers a 10.4-liter sealed design cabinet constructed of non-layered, high-rigidity MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) — chosen for its natural low-resonance characteristics — finished with an outer layer of real wood veneer.

Visually and tonally fusing the past with the present, Avantone Pro utilized the latest in FEA (Fine Element Analysis) modelling to achieve its custom-designed 180mm AV10-MLF low-frequency driver based on paper cone construction with ‘old-school’ loudspeaker design artistry, with pulp material that performs as closely as possible to the original by being press formed rather than die cut for tonal consistency. Cloth surround material is made in Japan for added authenticity and has unique damping characteristics, enabling a predictable compliance over the lifespan of the driver.

Avantone Pro’s custom-tooled frame supports the driver/cone combo to minimize mechanical transfers while the 35mm AV10-MHF high frequency silk dome-based tweeter is as close a match to the original as can be made, making for both a frequency (60Hz – 20kHz) and voicing match to the classic sound so admired by the likes of Chris Lord-Alge.

The CLA-10TM arrives at Avantone Pro’s US dealers in August 2018, priced at $699.00 USD per pair. (Worldwide Distributors are listed by country here.

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