Audio Physic isn’t exactly a household name, but the German brand has built an impressive reputation for building elegant, muscular speakers packed with interesting technology.
His latest release? The updated Avantera floorstanders, which incorporate a host of premium technology from Cardeas, the company’s flagship product, most notably PowerTrain centerless drivers. These are said to “transfer kinetic energy more efficiently”, resulting in “excellent natural music reproduction”. Nice.
The Avantera also features a reworked HHCT III+ tweeter, which is supposedly “fully decoupled” by means of its mechanically isolated mounting plate. The Double Surround bass/midrange drivers, meanwhile, do away with conventional ‘spin’ to provide “room-filling low-frequency reproduction”.
The construction is just as high-tech thanks to the “multi-sandwich housing”, which consists of “a honeycomb structure covered with a glass-elastomer or wood veneer panel-elastomer composite”. Even the case struts are made with ceramic ‘foam’ (apparently almost as hard as diamond) to further reduce unwanted vibrations.
Audio Physic has also gone to town elsewhere, fitting the tweeter and midrange drivers with ‘WBT Plasma Protect’ connectors. This high-quality gold plating technique promises to add an extra layer of “spacious” sound to the Avantera.
As always, state-of-the-art German engineering doesn’t come cheap. The Avantera speakers are on sale now for £21,800 (Glass White/Glass Black) and £22,800 (Black Ebony High Gloss/Rosewood High Gloss). That’s about $26,000 / AU$39,000 and $27,200 / AU$40,600 respectively.
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