New from Avalon: The Compás

by The Audio Beat | September 5, 2012

ith a name inspired by "the rhythmic time-signature patterns of flamenco music," Avalon Acoustics' new Compás ($34,995 per pair) replaces the long-running Eidolon Vision in the company's product line. It features a completely new driver complement: a 1" tweeter, a 4" midrange and a pair of 9" woofers. The first two feature concave ceramic domes, while the woofers use ceramic/honeycomb cones, these being loaded in Avalon's standard downward-firing port configuration. All drivers have black cones and high-flux-density radial magnet structures. The Compás features a new cabinet design that adds additional faceting around the tweeter "for the cancellation of phase distortions."

Specifications indicate a 91dB/W/m sensitivity, a nominal 4-ohm load and a -3dB point of 27Hz. Recommended minimum amplifier power is 30 watts. The Compás measures 45"H x 11"W x 17"D and weighs 160 pounds. In terms of finish, a variety of standard and optional real-wood veneers are available.

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