Avantone Mixcube Passive Studio Monitors, Butter Cream (Pair)

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Product Ref: 37156

  • Passive Shielded Full-Range Stereo Pair
  • Design Inspired by 5C Sound Cubes
  • Butter Cream Finish
  • Perfect for Fixed or Remote Locations
  • Robust Headroom Characteristics

Avantone Mixcube Passive Studio Monitors, Butter Cream (Pair)

Details

The Avantone MixCube Passive Studio Monitors were inspired by the original 5C Sound Cubes that are still in use worldwide. The MixCube Monitors feature some of the same design elements as their inspiration, but offer an improved, more linear frequency response. Please note: colour pictured here may vary slightly from actual product.

Product Ref: 37156

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Design

The full range, rugged, mini-reference monitors feature a cabinet design made from dense MDF for high rigidity and inherent low-resonance characteristics, finished with a "retro-cream" Polyurethane high gloss. The Mixcubes also feature high-end nickel plated, machined solid metal binding posts (Dual banana spacing) mounted on a black anodized, milled and silk-screened aluminum terminal plate. On the base of each Mixcube there is a 7mm thick neoprene pad to serve as a skid-resistant acoustic isolator. Additionally, for creative mounting situations, an industry standard 5/8"-27 mic stand mount is fitted into the base.

Driver Performance

The 5.25" die cast aluminum frame driver/cone assembly exceeds the performance of the original 5C Sound Cubes. The mounting bezel is then polished for an elegant appearance. The custom designed paper cone is chosen for its musical character and is crafted using the finest New Zealand pulp with mica fibers, making it sturdy yet lightweight. The cloth surround is made in Japan to exacting uniform thickness tolerances. The Top Plate and T-Yoke of driver are made of Sumitomo 1008 low carbon steel enabling the highest modeled flux density in the gap. The magnets are Y- 40 GRADE (MIL-SPEC) yielding a 43oz. High Power-low distortion motor structure.

Placement

The shielded aspect of the Avantone Passive Mixcubes means that they can be placed near a TV or CRT video monitor without causing any problems due to interference. The ideal position for these studio monitors is for them to be kept at ear level and slightly angled towards the engineer. The bottom mic stand mounts will also allow you creative positioning options in unusual studio playback situations.

Amplification and Wiring

Recommended power rating is 50-200 watts of solid state power or 10-100 watts of tube power. It is advisable to use a high quality studio-grade power amplifier. The metal binding posts on the rear of the speaker can accept bare wire, spade lugs, or single or dual banana plugs. It is best to use 12 -16 AWG wire for runs longer than 6 feet.

Enjoy a smooth, more open, transparent top end response and extended bass with the Avantone Mixcubes. It is important to make mixing judgments based on the clearest audio possible, such as that from studio monitors, rather than smaller, "bass-challenged" systems such as televisions, clock radios, computers, car stereos and iPod docking stations.

Features

  • 5.25" Shielded Passive Full range 8 ohm drivers
  • 6 1/2" Cube Cabinet with multiple coats of "Retro-Cream" High Gloss lacquer finish
  • Precision-milled high-rigidity MDF cabinet sides & baffle for low resonance
  • Radiused corners & edges reduce edge diffraction for better imaging
  • Custom Cone is crafted using New Zealand pulp with mica fibers added for light weight & rigidity
  • Cloth surround made in Japan to uniform thickness tolerances
  • Top Plate and T-Yoke of driver are made of Sumitomo 1008 low carbon steel
  • The 43oz. low distortion motor structure magnets are Y- 40 GRADE (MIL-SPEC)
  • High-Rigidity DIE-CAST Aluminum frame with polished mounting bezel
  • Nickel Plated "high-end" binding posts (properly spaced for dual banana plugs) - insulated for CE compliance
  • Anodized aluminum milled terminal plate
  • 1/4" soft Neoprene Pad is recessed into the cabinet base to serve as a non-skid acoustic isolator
  • Standard size (5/8"- 27 threading) female microphone stand mount is built into the cabinet base

Specifications

  • System Type: Dynamic Shielded Full-Range Pair
  • Frequency Response: 90Hz - 17,000Hz (useful musical range)
  • Impedance: Nominal 8 ohms
  • SPL / Sensitivity: 93dB @ 1w / 1 meter
  • Recommended Power: From 10-200 watts
  • Driver: 5.25" cast aluminum frame
  • Cabinet: sealed / 18mm MDF / Dacron acoustical stuffing
  • Inputs: 3-way CE rated plastic encased metal binding posts (accepts up to 12-gauge wire, spade lugs, dual banana plugs)
  • Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz (per speaker)
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 165mm x 165mm (6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" in)