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Avantone MIXCUBE-AB
Pair of Powered Near-Field Monitors in Black

OUR PART #:  MIXCUBE-AB

The Avantone MixCubes are shielded, full-range mini reference monitors.
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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. The secondary engineering facet was to create a timeless design that compliments a single full-range transducer.

NOTE: The image shown is for illustrative purposes. This model number denotes that this is a PAIR of MIXCUBEs.

Performance Objective
Studios primarily use 2-way & 3-way larger monitors designed to represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels. However, in this 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. 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 original character.

Cabinet Design
The original 5C Sound Cubes™ were made of ½” particleboard covered with a glue-on wood grain contact paper. We chose to use thicker, denser MDF board because of its high rigidity and inherent low-resonance characteristics. Avantone started with a 165mm (6 1/2") sealed cube design with radiused edges. They then chose an elegant Polyurethane high gloss “RETRO-CREAM” finish. The originals had either screws or on later models plastic binding posts mounted on a recessed plastic cup. They upgraded to high-end nickel plated, machined solid metal binding posts (Dual banana spacing) mounted on a black anodized ,milled and silk-screened aluminum terminal plate. Next Avantone added a 7mm thick neoprene pad embedded into the base of the cabinet to serve as a skid-resistant acoustic isolator. Additionally, for creative mounting situations, they recessed an industry standard 5/8”-27 mic stand mount into the base.

Driver Design
The originals were a basic 5” stamped frame design. They designed a proprietary 5.25” die cast aluminum frame driver/cone assembly to exceed the performance of the originals. The mounting bezel is then polished for an elegant appearance. The paper cone, chosen for its musical character, is custom designed & crafted using the finest New Zealand pulp with mica fibers added for lighter weight & rigidity. 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.

Amplifier Design
Avantone designed the amp module from the ground up to be a true professional-grade amplifier. It incorporates “overkill” concepts in component selection as well as safety. The result is a “no-compromise” amp with robust headroom characteristics that will rival the performance of much higher priced studio rack mount amps.

Applications
Active Recording / Mixdown Monitors

Avantone MIXCUBE-AB Features:

  • Input:Combo XLR/ 1/4" TRS, balanced.For unbalanced operation with a TS connector the minus signal is automatically grounded
  • SystemGain: -30 - +6 dB, detented knob
  • On/OffSwitch: illuminated, turns amplifier on or off. Unit still receives power fromtransformer
  • ACInput: for use only with Avantone power supply
  • GroundLift Switch: lifts pin 1 shield at input jack
  • Suggested Placement: When positioning the Avantone Active MixCubes on stands or console bridges it is best to keep them at ear level and slightly angled in towards the engineer.Since they are shielded it is ok to place them near a CRT video monitor or TVwithout causing any problems. The bottom mic stand mounts will also allow you creative positioning options in unusual studio playback situations.

Avantone MIXCUBE-AB Specifications:

  • System Type: Active (Self-powered) shielded full-range stereo pair 
  • Frequency Response: 90Hz - 17kHz (useful musical range)
  • Driver Impedance: Nominal 8 ohms
  • Max SPL: 104dB @ 1 meter = 1%THD (PINK NOISE)
  • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
  • Amplifier Power: 60 watts RMS@ .005% THD (1KHz)
  • Amp Frequency Response: 22Hz-50KHz +0dB/- 3dB (90Hz-50KHz +/-0dB)
  • Noise: S/N -113 dB
  • Sensitivity: 0dBu (.775VRMS) input at maximum volume (+6dB) = 104dB SPL
  • Driver: Proprietary design 5.25" cast aluminum frame / paper cone /shielded
  • Cabinet: sealed / 18mm MDF / Dacron acoustical stuffing
  • Inputs: XLR & TRS (COMBO JACK) +4/Balanced and -10 unbalanced
  • Weight (per speaker): 7 lbs. 5 oz
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (165mm x 165mm x 165mm)
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