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Avantone Pro CLA-10A Active Studio Monitors (Pair)

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In June 2018, Avantone Pro released the CLA-10 studio monitors, which became the #1 selling passive studio monitor in the world. Now, Avantone has done the impossible and improved on an already great design with the CLA-10A. These high-grade studio monitors feature the same AV10MHF and AV10MLF drivers and cabinet construction as the CLA-10, but adds a Class A/B power amp section. You also get the 'Variable Tissue Paper Control' knob, which enables you to simulate the sound of the Vertical 'm' and horizontal Studio models of the monitors that inspired the CLA-10s.

The CLA-10A uses a monolithic integrated circuit Class AB amplifier with wide voltage range and high current output capability. Operating in Parallel Mode with two devices ganged together to deliver higher output power into low impedance loads, allowing better thermal performance at high power. At low power, THD is a phenomenal 0.005%; at rated load it is 0.1%, yielding excellent performance at power compared to class D amps. The circuit uses a mixed bipolar MOS high voltage technology called BCDII 100/120 which avoids secondary breakdown phenomena. This technology handles high current output without unwieldy circuit complexity and external components, making it possible to deliver very high power in a reasonable package with the clean, smooth sound of a linear amplifier.

The CLA-10A runs at +/-40 VDC, yielding a rock solid 200WRMS at 1kHz into 8 ohms. Rather than a switch mode power supply with the associated noise, the CLA-10A utilizes a linear power supply. The power supply uses a massive old school toroidal transformer for the classic performance of an AB amplifier. Many companies use SMPS and Class D for this type of system. Avantone decided to stay with classic technology in order to maintain the legacy sound that everybody associates with this design.

System Type: Active Full-Range Two-Way Stereo Pair
System Frequency Response: 60Hz-20,000Hz (Accessible Musical Range)
Components: Low Frequency: AV10-MLF 18Cm Cone, High Frequency: AV10-MHF 3.5Cm Soft Dome
Cabinet: 10.4 Liter Sealed Design, 18mm MDF With Real Wood Veneer
SPL: 104dB
Peak Musical Output: 110dB (Music Program Material)
Amplifier: 200W Class Ab Linear Supply
THD: 0.05% At 1Khz, 1W
Balanced Inputs: Combination XLR & Phone Jack
Unbalanced Input: RCA Phono Jack
Volume: +0dB, -120dB
VTPC: Variable Tissue Paper Control Fc 1.8Khz +6dB, -30dB.
Power: On/off Switch
• Ground Lift Switch
Power: 115Vac/230Vac Selectable
Power Consumption:
• StandBy: 3W
• Full Output: 250W
Cabinet Dimensions: 381.5mm X 215mm X197.5mm (15" x 8.5" x 7.75")
Weight: 8.2 Kg / 18 Lbs (Each)

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I purchased these to replace an old pair of NS-10m’s. They sound very close to the Yamaha’s, just a little more fresh. Similar to how a guitar amp sounds when the tubes are replace. The 200 watt Class A/B amp has no problem driving these speakers. The Variable Tissue Paper Control is a nice feature. Avantone says the knob at 12 o’clock is like the studio versions of the NS-10m. The 3 o’clock position is similar the the original Hi-fi versions of the NS-10m.
Posted by Drew on Jul 31, 2020
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