I have for sale 5 (five) Avantgarde Solo speakers. 4 of these were mounted high on the walls as surround speakers and have very little use on them. I have the 4 wall brackets for them as well that I purchased directly from Avantgarde just for these speakers. I also have the 5th Solo speaker that I used as the center channel speaker and the stand that was designed for it from Avantgarde as well. I bought all of them new directly from Avantgarde and they were used in conjunction with a pair of Avantgarde Duo's (which have already been sold) for a 7.1 audio/video system which had very low usage due to my chronic pain issues which kept me from using the system hardly at all.
All of these Solo speakers are active and require no amps.
Proudly taking its place in a legendary family of Hornspeakers - UNO, DUO and TRIO -, the SOLO is the first compact full range horn system from Avantgarde Acoustic™. The SOLO - with its graceful futuristic design - is a full-blooded member of the Avantgarde family. The famous Avantgarde virtues - which have made Avantgarde Acoustic™ the most sought after and acclaimed loudspeakers - are all present and accounted for in the SOLO: precise reproduction, powerful drive, and involving dynamics. The SOLO is a fully active, coaxial 2-way horn system in a bass reflex enclosure. With its powerful integrated 250 Watt amplifier and its point-source dispersion characteristics it is simple to be set up and can be easily matched to different acoustical environments.
Especially the particular demands of a home theatre reveal the full potential of the homogenous point-source dispersion. As an ideal centre-speaker and an excellent full-range rear speaker the SOLO meets your highest requirements for an authentic cinema feeling at home.
The SOLO conveys that special Avantgarde feeling. How will you describe the SOLO: Thrilling? Passionate? Powerful? Full blooded? Yes, all of these, and more. As Ettore Bugatti would have said - “le Pur Sang des Haut-Parleurs - the thoroughbred of loudspeakers”. Yet the SOLO is as musically refined as a Stradivarius.
Proudly taking its place in the family of horn speakers, the Solo is the compact full range horn system from Avantgarde AcousticTM.
The famous Avantgarde AcousticTM virtues are all present and accounted for in the Solo: precise reproduction, powerful drive, and involving dynamics.
The Solo is a fully active, coaxial 2-way horn system in a bass reflex enclosure. With its powerful integrated 250 Watt amplifier and its point-source dispersion characteristics it is simple to be set up and can be easily matched to different acoustical environments.
Especially the particular demands of a home theatre reveal the full potential of the homogenous point-source dispersion. As an ideal centre-speaker and an excellent full-range rear speaker the Solo meets your highest requirements for an authentic cinema feeling at home.
THE MIDRANGE HORN DRIVER
The core of the Solo concept is its powerful 12C250 coaxial driver. Its outstanding technical parameters and the consequent optimization for the coaxial horn concept attributes to the revealing character of the Solo.
Usually, coaxial speakers use the membrane of the bass unit as the tweeter horn. These vibrating horns cause colorations. The Solo goes one step beyond. Its H1-tweeter is mounted concentrically on the backside of the 12C250 and radiates through the magnet pole into a fully extended 4 inch horn.
The tweeter horn at the same time serves as a phase plug for the bass unit. As a result one gets a controlled dispersion with amazing homogeneity even off-axis. This makes the Solo ideal for the most demanding hometheatre systems. The enormous 4” voice coil, the rigid cellulose membrane and the powerful magnet structure of the bass driver ensure high power handling and incredible dynamic headroom. Its optimized suspension allows for a long excursion in the symmetrical magnetic field.
The nominal impedance of the 12C250 is 8 ohm.
THE TWEETER HORN DRIVER
Based upon the same design principle of the Trio tweeter H3, the H1 offers very low distortion and excellent transient characteristics.
With its powerful 44 mm voice coil (1.75 inch) the H1 is a high– frequency tweeter providing an extremely wide frequency range acoustically reaching down up to 1 kHz. Extreme reserves and operational reliability are ensured, as the H1 is only operated down to 2.000 Hz.
The over–dimensioned magnet structure of the tweeter with a weight of 3 kg (6.5 lb) results in a sound pressure level of 104 dB (Watt/m) at very high power rating.
The nominal impedance of the H1 is 16 ohm.
THE SOLO AMPLIFIER
The elegant integrated aluminium heat sink at the rear of the Solo houses the electronics. The active module consists of a flexible input control unit, an active frequency crossover and a power amplifier - specially matched to the coaxial driver and bass reflex enclosure.
The 250 watt amplifier equalizes the system in the low frequencies and ensures extended full range speaker capabilities in a surprisingly small and compact enclosure. The 270 VA transformer and 40,000 μF power capacitors provide the necessary high- energy reserves for critical passages. The amp has a high damping factor for precise control of the drivers.
A newly designed circuitry controls and aligns phase shifts and sensitivity of the drivers and passive crossover components. To avoid noise when switching the amp on, the PA201 is equipped with a Soft-Start automatic. This circuit gently powers the amp into operation, thereby avoiding the use of conventional relays with their reliability issues.
The Solo can be driven via high power XLR speaker input terminals for direct connection to integrated amps (and power amplifiers or receivers) or alternatively via cinch or balanced inputs to preamplifiers. Variable input sensitivity and bass equalization, adjustable subsonic filters and switchable high frequency response ensuring a very easy and fast installation of the system even in acoustically critical situations or behind perforated screens in home theatre applications. The Solo can be remotely switched ON/ OFF using the 12V trigger signal of AV amps. A ground lift switch enables the user to lift the ground.
Frequency range 30 - 20,000 Hz
Power Handling 250 Watt
Sensitivity (1 Watt / 1m) > 97 dB
Crossover Frequency 2,000 Hz
Crossover Slope 6 dB/Octave
Recommended Room Size > 15 qm
Horn Diameter Bass 460 mm
Tweeter 100 mm
Horn Length Bass 60 mm
Tweeter 60 mm
Bass Driver Nominal Diameter 300 mm
Rated Impedance 8 Ohm
Power Capacity 250 Watt
Sensitivity (1 Watt / 1m) 97 dB
Voice Coil Diameter 100 mm
Magnetic Assembly Weight 8.7 kg
B/L Factor 20.7 N/A
Moving Mass 39 g
Cone Material Paper
Basket Material Die Cast Aluminium
Voice Coil Edge Wound Copper
Net Weight 10.75 kg
Tweeter Throat Diameter 25 mm
Voice Coil Diameter 44.4 mm
Nominal Impedance 16 Ohms
Power Capacity 50 Watts
Sensitivity 102 dB
Frequency Range 800 - 20,000 hz
Magnetic Assembly Weight 3.1 kg
Flux Density 1.9 T
BL Factor 9.8 N/A
Voice Coil Former Kapton
Voice Coil Edgewound Copper
Overall Diameter 144 mm
Depth 67 mm
Net Weight 3.25 kg
250 Watt Amplifier integrated
Active Crossover integrated
Low Frequency Filter var. from 20-120 Hz
Bass EQ adjustable
Treble EQ 0/-2dB/+3dB
Ground Lift Switch integrated
Speaker Level Input integrated
Line Level Input integrated
Dimensions Width 460 mm
Depth 455 mm
Height 460 mm
Weight Speaker (p/piece) 30 kg