The IDEA represents a synthesis of Avalon’s key aesthetic & sonic ideals into a sleek form. Combining Avalon’s innovative construction & renowned cabinetry, as well as their latest technological innovations in circuit designs, the IDEA will unfold an expansive soundstage in the most modest of listening environments.
Transparency & expansiveness in soundstaging are at the heart of the IDEA’s brief, while never sacrificing or exaggerating immediacy & dynamism. The quiet black backgrounds & crisp articulation that distinguish & set the stage for every Avalon design lie at the foundation of this incredibly musical communicator. Offering vivid dynamics & harmonic textures within a panoramic soundstage – built upon an incredible low frequency foundation that belies the IDEA’s modest cabinet.
Like all Avalon Acoustic products, the IDEA is designed & built in Boulder, Colorado to exacting & meticulous standards.
(2) 7″ Nomex Kevlar Composite Cone Woofers
Sensitivity: 88dB @ rated impedance
Impedance: 4 ohms nominal
Frequency Response: 28Hz to 22kHz
Amplifier Power: 50 to 300 Watts
Dimensions: 35.5″ H (90 cm) x 9″ W (22 cm) x 10″ D (25 cm)
Weight: 60 pounds (27 kg) each
The Idea is ‘the best £20,000 speaker you can buy for £8,000’. That it is more room and amp friendly in the process only serves to make it more attractive to a wider audience. And for those who crave a big image in a small room, I can’t think of a better design whatever the cost.
I found it very easy to settle back and allow this mellifluous loudspeaker to take the strain, enjoying the musical flow alongside the engaging illusion that this wasn’t machinery at work.