The Avantone MixCubes are shielded, full-range mini reference monitors. Their design is inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually all-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.
Studios primarily use 2-way & 3-way larger monitors designed to represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels. However, in this newly developing age of High Definition Audio, there is still a need to also 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.
Ten 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 the original 5C Sound Cubes. Listening tests reveal that the MixCubes have a smooth, more open, transparent top end response with extended bass while maintaining their basic original character.
- Combo XLR / 1/4 Inch Input
- Adjustable gain range from -30 to +6 dB
- Illuminated On/Off Switch
- Ground Lift Switch
||Active (Self-powered) shielded full-range stereo pair
||90Hz - 17,000Hz (useful musical range)
||Nominal 8 Ohms
||104db @ 1 meter = 1%THD (PINK NOISE)
||60 watts RMS@ .005% THD (1KHz)
|Amp Frequency Response
||22Hz - 50KHz + 0dB / -3dB (90Hz - 50KHz +/- 0dB)
||S/N -113 dB
||0dBu (.775VRMS) input at maximum volume (+6dB) = 104dB SPL
||Proprietary design 5.25" cast aluminum frame / paper cone / shielded
||Sealed / 18mm MDF / Dacron acoustical stuffing
||XLR & TRS (COMBO JACK) +4 / Balanced and -10 Unbalanced
||7 lb 5 oz (per speaker)
||165mm x 165mm x 165mm (6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" in)