Avalon Acoustics has released its Compas loudspeakers in Australia, shortly after their debut at the Hong Kong Audio Fair earlier this year. Distributed in Australia by Absolute Hi End, the Compas retails here for $39,995 per pair.
Built at Avalon Acoustics’ factory at 2000 Wilderness Place, Boulder Colorado, in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the new Compas is in the Avalon Acoustics’ cosmetic tradition, but has a subtlely fresh look. ‘The Compás incorporates the newest and most advanced dynamic driver technologies using high-flux density radial magnetic structures that are employed for the first time in a commercial transducer for a ‘true to source’ representation thanks to the new drivers’ unsurpassed transient accuracy,’ said Boris Granovsky, of Absolute Hi End. ‘All Avalon Acoustics products are handcrafted by dedicated artisans and engineered in such a way that the unique cabinet design, with added detail in the refractive surfaces around the tweeter, results in the cancellation of phase distortion.’
Neil Patel, who designed the Compas, told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that the design illuminates the fundamental structural elements of metre and impulse in all musical genres and was inspired by the rhythmic time signature patterns of flamenco music. ‘Never before has there been a transducer so diligent in describing the framework of a musical performance, teasing out subtle details through improvements in transient speed and transparency,’ he said, adding ‘Avalon Acoustics’ purely pistonic driver behaviour, in combination with proprietary energy-matching circuitry, provides a constant 0.5Q throughout the passband
for unsurpassed transient accuracy and impact.’ This Compas replaces the Eidolon Vision in the middle of Avalon's range. The company will release a new flagship model at CES 2103.
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