INFORMATION

Your new AVALON ACOUSTICS ASCENDANT loudspeakers represent a true breakthrough in the development of moving-coil loudspeakers intended for accurate music reproduction. Upon initial listening, the immediacy and presence of a live performance becomes instantly apparent. The intent is to closely reproduce the original musical event, as opposed to creating a "spectacular" sonic character which can impress upon first listening, but fail to satisfy over a long period of time.

The ASCENDANT accomplishes this goal by providing the transparency and clarity which is lacking in many dynamic designs. Overall smoothness is achieved without depressing the high-frequency response, a technique used in some products. Low frequencies are rendered realistically and controlled, as opposed to a "larger than life" perspective, which can impress, but compromises definition and harmonic integrity.

This high level of performance is retained in virtually any listening situation. The ASCENDANT has been specifically designed to elicit the finest possible performance from any amplifier, tube or solid-state, due to its easy-to-drive nature. Similarly, interaction with the room has been minimized, allowing ease of placement in a wide variety of listening environments.

Your ASCENDANT loudspeaker was designed and built to the highest standards of workmanship and performance. These standards are preserved through the test of time by careful attention to component quality and meticulous testing of each unit before leaving the factory. As a new owner of this Avalon Acoustics product, you can be assured that you possess one of the few great loudspeakers the audio industry has to offer.

Music is the passion in our blood and the muse of our intellect.
DESIGNED BY NEIL PATEL FOR AVALON ACOUSTICS

Features

  • Advanced light weight driver diaphragm materials minimize energy storage and time-domain distortion.

  • Each driver individually tested and matched for optimum performance.

  • Smooth, wide polar response for superlative imaging capabilities.

  • Moderate impedance characteristic allows for ideal interface with any amplifier.

  • Crossover circuitry is hard-wired with surface-only conductors, eliminating deleterious sonic effects of printed-circuit boards.

  • Careful crossover control of all magnetic field interaction.

  • Constrained-mode damping system absorbs cabinet vibrations.

  • Three and one-quarter inch thick front panel supplies acoustically inert wave-launch platform.

  • Acoustically-engineered grille assembly decreases edge diffraction effects.

  • Distinctive faceted cabinet design provides optimal polar characteristics.

Specifications

Driver Complement:
(1) 1‚ÄĚProprietary Composite Neodymium Tweeter
(2) 7 inch Nomex-Kevlar Composite Cone Woofers

Sensitivity:
89 dB

Impedance:
4 Ohms Nominal

Frequency Response:
28Hz to 25kHz

Recommended Amplifier Power:
50 to 300 Watts

Wiring Methods:
Two Position Binding Post

Dimensions:
37" (94 cm) High
10" (25 cm) Wide
13" (33 cm) Deep

Weight:
75 pounds each (34 kg each)