Friday, April 1, 2016

Avid Reference One Loudspeaker

Our flagship Reference One loudspeaker is by definition the pinnacle of performance. A statement of our limitless passion and resolve to surpass even our own expectations.

By any margin it's a colossal design, capable of exposing every detail in your music.

Revealing a stunning transparent stereo picture, with an immense sense of power and control with real room-filling capabilities, coupled with a vast dynamic range and power handling, mean you can unleash the ferocious power that our amplifiers can deliver.

As with our other products, all metalwork and construction is done within our own factory. Cabinet construction employs aerospace grade aluminium plate up to 40mm thick. Once crafted together, these form a massive and incredibly rigid, low-resonant structure.

Shunning convention, AVID developed a method that sandwiches the drivers between metal plates, resulting in a superior fixture, damping and guiding unwanted resonances to our vibration damping element and offering a stunning fixture-free appearance.

All cabinets are reflex loaded, providing each drive unit with an optimum working enviroment and maximising low frequency performance. Hidden porting also minimizes room positioning issues and thankfully each speaker is fitted with easy-rolling quick release casters and attractive adjustable solid stainless steel spikes for grounding.

Each crafted cabinet houses no less than four 10" Bass drivers, two 6" Midrange units, a natural sounding 28mm soft dome tweeter and all use Titanium voice coil formers. This material offers great thermal stability and minimizes the effects of eddy currents, improving both dynamics and transient response characteristics.

This material choice, along with the massively large diameter voice coils, means the speaker as a whole is able to handle high-power, yet still accurately reproduce subtle detail at the same time. Adding the ultra rigid cabinet ensures a colouration free sound that's sweet and natural, leaving you enjoying music, not listening to your speakers.

Finished in Black, Bronze or Charcoal Silver with contrasting chrome trim panels.


Driver Configuration

1 x 28mm (Titanium voice coil former)

2 x 160mm (75mm Titanium voice coil former)

4 x 254mm (130mm Titanium voice coil former)

Frequency Response
24Hz - 22kHz +/-3dB

89dB 1W@1m

Recommended Power
80 - 1200W

4 Ohm

Crossover Topology
3-way, 2nd Order

Cabinet Construction
Aluminium Plate. All internal volumes sealed with O-Ring gaskets

(cabinet)   1970 x 346 x 522 (HxWxD)
(overall)    2055 x 550 x 540 (HxWxD)

Black, Bronze or Charcoal Silver with chrome trim, stainless steel feet

Net weight
340 KG