Avalon Acoustics Ascendant
Avalon Acoustics is pleased to announce the arrival of the Ascendant. A new look and exciting sound designed to dazzle the sense. Avaliable in all traditional finish options, this three driver two-way design in available now.
Ascendant is one of the cheapest models of Avalon – in fact this is the first, “serious” model made by this American manufacturer. Despite being built around three drivers, we deal with a two-way construction, in which two 7” Nomex-Kevlar diaphragm woofers work almost in parallel. Nomex-Kevlar is a woven Kevlar fiber covered with Nomex. According to Neil Patel, the signal reaching them is initially processed in a way allowing to correct differences in their physical position, to keep the complex phase relationships intact. The drivers have very solid, cast spiders, bolted to the cabinet with six bolts. The diaphragm is mounted on a rubber suspension, and in the middle, where there is usually a dust cap, or a phase corrector, we have a metal cone, used as a heat sink to the voice coil.
Treble is handled with 1” metal dome tweeter, covered with a ceramic composite – something we know from Revel or Infinity. Here the magnet motor was taken from elsewhere, because this tweeter is driven by a large, neodymium magnet. This is the second version of the loudspeaker, the first one utilized a 25mm titanium dome. The cabinet is vented with two bas-reflex ports, firing to the floor. This allows to achieve a considerable efficiency of 89dB at 4Ω. But it is better to connect them to strong amplifiers.