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Avantone Pro – CLA10 – white cone re-boot available to pre-order

Posted on: Wednesday 18th of July 2018

AV_CLA10_6_smFor decades the Yamaha NS10 was a familiar meter-bridge benchmark. After “travelling the world to source the original speaker pulp manufacturers”, Avantone embarked on a mission to create a new monitoring speaker “faithful to the voicing, frequency response, dimensions and power requirements of the original classic design.”  Avantone intended to make the design as repeatable as possible to ensure uniform voicing, frequency and build quality across every new speaker they manufactured.

Chris Lord-Alge (interview Resolution V8.6) was one of Avantone’s principal consultants in the CLA10’s development. Lord-Alge’s long list of credits include mixing artists from James Brown to Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Joe Cocker. As a “fanatical” user of the NS10Ms over several decades, Lord-Alge was consulted heavily on the design of the new product to ensure it would tick the necessary voicing and aesthetics boxes for the industry’s best mixing and mastering engineers. As a seal of approval on the final product, the new model features both his initials and signature.

In place of the lapped seam technique used in the original woofers, the CLA10’s cone is machine-pressed to achieve the same frequency response and speed of movement, every time. Avantone claim better quality internal crossover components have a been selected, and the banana plugs at the rear of the MDF chassis have been upgraded with modern fittings for longer life and improved ease of use. With the knowledge that the NS10M model had varied so much between different production batches, a stage of mass testing through one of the world’s largest collection of vintage NS10 units was undertaken to ensure that the new voicing was faithful to the broader NS10 range as a whole rather than an isolated batch (or pair).

CLA10 Monitors (Pair) RRP – from £660 inc VAT – are available to pre-order now in the UK.
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