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AVANTONE MixCube,防磁全音域錄音室迷你監聽喇叭


過往25年用於主要錄音室的Aurotane 5C Soundcubes重現 .



Active Recording / Mixdown Monitors


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.


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.

Cabinet DesignThe 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. We started with a 165mm (6 1/2") sealed cube design with radiused edges. We 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. We 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 we 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, we recessed an industry standard 5/8”-27 mic stand mount into the base. Driver DesignThe originals were a basic 5” stamped frame design. We 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 DesignWe 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.


·  BALANCED INPUT: This “combo XLR” input accepts a BALANCED male XLR plug as well as a 3-conductor BALANCED TRS ¼” or a 2 conductor UNBALANCED TS ¼” male plug. For unbalanced operation with a TS connector the minus signal is automatically grounded.·  SYSTEM GAIN: This variable control adjusts the sensitivity of the signal that appears at the input. Rotating the control clockwise increases the sensitivity while a counter-clockwise rotation decreases sensitivity. The adjustable gain range is from -30 to +6 dB. A setting of +6 allows a full, unimpeded signal to be sent to the amplifier. The detented gain positions allow for repeatable settings between speakers for proper matching. Please Note… when the signal appearing at the input is too hot, the amplifier can overload causing distortion and possible damage to the speaker. If overload occurs, attenuate (decrease) the input level by turning the knob counter-clockwise a few clicks.·  ON/OFF Switch: This illuminated switch turns the amplifier section on and off. The unit is still receiving power from the transformer however. ·  AC INPUT: This input is only to be use with the proprietary AVANTONE Power Supply. Tighten the cable/connector securely for reliable operation. Note: There is a switch on the power supply for selecting the proper AC/MAINS operating voltage for your location.·  GROUND LIFT Switch: By engaging this switch the pin 1 shield is lifted at the input jack. This can be used to aid in ground loop control of the incoming analog line signal.


When positioning the AVANTONE 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 TV without causing any problems. The bottom mic stand mounts will also allow you creative positioning options in unusual studio playback situations.

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click here for review in   Magazine by:  Rob Tavaglione

“…consistently flat in the midrange — the same characteristics that made the Auratone a valued listening reference. They got plenty loud without distortion and showed off the vocal, snare, toms, upper range of the kick and solo instruments in a number of mixes, just as I expected. I'm a big believer in listening to tracks across a wide range of speakers. The Avantone Active MixCubes offer another chance to evaluate creative studio output and make judgements regarding how my work would translate across a wide range of systems… these are a no-brainer for those wanting another quick-and-dirty reference to help in the quest for tracks that translate.”

Kevin BeckaTechnical Editor / MIX MAGAZINE

"... the MixCubes yield a  microscopic-style view of critical  midrange tracks-such as guitar, keys or vocals-which would fall somewhere along a crossover point on most other monitors.   The Avant MixCubes are serious audio tools that fulfill a necessary role in any pro studio setup and at a most  reasonable street pricing of $235/pair, there should be some square, butter-cream speakers gracing your  meter bridge in the future."
 George Petersen  Mix Magazine

“… as a proxy for bass-challenged consumer playback systems, used alternately with full-bandwidth monitors, the MixCubes provide unique and invaluable insight.… despite their Lilliputian size and band-limited response, these are not toys or entry-level monitors. The MixCubes are professional tools that provide a highly useful alternate reference when in pursuit of the perfect mix that will translate well to consumer playback systems. Simply put, these are outstanding monitors. What's more, the price is ridiculously affordable. The Avantone MixCubes get my highest recommendation.”
 Michael Cooper
 Electronic Musician Magazine

“Back in the 70's we referenced every mix on the Auratone Cubes especially as a final check on bass guitar and kick drum. 30 years later I finally gave them to the kids because I got a pair of Avantone Mixcubes . We A/B 'd  them and the Avantones are much better sounding than the Auratones, less midrange  bump and more accurate.  We have already improved our bass sound.  We love them!

Randy Bachman
The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Ringo Starr All Starr Band,Bachman-Cummings


"I've used them in mastering to check vocal, low end and overall consistency from track to track for 3 years or so. I've suggested them to dozens of clients who have all had great results using them in conjunction with a full range speaker. How far out front is the vocal? How is the kick compared to the bass? How's the image? Hit that Speaker B button, maybe also the Mono button, and off you go..."
 Bryan Lucey  Magic Garden Mastering






 Active (Self-powered) shielded full-range stereo pair  
 FREQUENCY RESPONSE:   90hz-17,000hz  (Accessible Musical Range)
 DRIVER IMPEDANCE:   Nominal 8 ohms  
 MAX SPL:  104db 1 meter @ 1%THD (PINK NOISE)
 AMP POWER:   60 watts RMS@ .005% THD (1KHz)   
 AMP FREQ. RESPONSE:  22Hz-50KHz +0dB/- 3dB   (90Hz-50KHz +/-0dB)
 NOISE:  S/N -113 dB
 SENSITIVITY:  0dBu (.775VRMS) input at maximum volume (+6dB) = 104dB SPL
 COOLING:   Convection / Heat Sink-Aluminum Fins
 DRIVER:   Proprietary Design 5.25” Cast Aluminum Frame / Paper Cone/Shielded
 CABINET:   Sealed design / 18mm MDF / Dacron acoustical stuffing  
 INPUTS:   XLR & TRS (COMBO JACK) +4/Balanced and -10 unbalanced
 CABINET DIMENSIONS:  165mm X 165mm X 165mm ( 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" )
 CABINET WEIGHT:  7Lbs 2 oz / 3.55 kgs  (per speaker)
 WARRANTY:  5 Year Limited Warranty to original purchaser