Tallman, NY (May 5, 2021)—Avantone Pro is launching Gauss 7, an active full-range, two-way reference monitor that aims to evoke a vintage sound with the addition of modern technologies. Cetex Gauss, based out of Sun Valley, California, was best-known for its tape duplication equipment, but its brief speaker brand of the early 1970s is being used as a jumping-off point for the new line.
The Gauss 7 features a GAU-AMT tweeter has a transient response that comes courtesy of its 65mm PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film-folded membrane. The tweeter’s coil is aluminum-etched PET film, folded. Meanwhile, the assembly is mounted in its own enclosure to prevent backwave pressure from the woofer.
Woofer-wise, Gauss 7’s draws from Avantone Pro’s AV10-MLF ‘white cone’ construction, yet was still engineered from the ground up. The woofer cone itself is a pressed design, fabricated from the same proprietary blend of wood pulp and glass fiber found in the company’s CLA-10 series’ AV10-MLF woofer, but with majorly increased materials providing increased low end. The woofer’s motor structure is made of low-carbon 1008 steel.
High-end frequency response reportedly goes up to 22 kHz, and a rear- firing bass port is said to give Gauss 7 a “controlled yet punchy low end with a tight response.”
In all, the Gauss 7 includes a 7” (178 mm) Ferrite Motor GAU-7MLF low-frequency driver; 2.5” (65 mm) GAU-AMT high-frequency driver; 120 W low-frequency amplifier power; 60 W high-frequency amplifier power; 103 dB (Peak) SPL; and 0.5% THL delivered from an enclosure measuring 381 mm H x 235 mm W x 212 mm D (15” H x 9.25” W x 8.35” D) as well as weighing in at 18 lbs. It also includes balanced XLR and 1⁄4” TRS inputs, plus a three-position Acoustic Placement switch, a three-position High Trim switch and a Gain control.
Gauss 7 will be shipping in early June 2021 for $799.00 USD per pair.
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