Here we have the newest revision to the high end range of Castle speakers - the Avon series.
Within the Avon series there are two bookshelf sized models, two floor standing models and a centre speaker. The Avon series is designed to give an accurate and detailed open sound that is wonderful for Hi-Fi as well as giving a splendid clarity and detail to any movies and TV shows.
The Avon 1 is the first in the line up and is a bookshelf style 2 way speaker finished in a gorgeous choice of real wood veneer finishes. The Avon 1 speaker shares several important features with the rest of the Avon speaker range.
Castle's Avon series is all about low distortion, highly accurate speakers that utilise a suite of speaker technologies to achieve this end. The Castle engineers have incorporated several technologies throughout the Avon line-up that are usually only seen in high end speakers, and of course being Castle speakers, they are all finished in a beautiful furniture grade wood veneer making sure that these speakers look as great as what they sound.
The Avon series is the new Transmission Line System range from Castle. Retaining their hand built, real wood veneers and featuring the latest technology in Transmission Line systems, the Avon loudspeakers are at the forefront of pure and precise sound that has been polished to perfection.
Castle engineers embarked on a three year investigation into the acoustics, mathematics and all performance aspects of Transmission Line loudspeakers. The engineers solved age old problems using advanced computer modelling to yield floor standing loudspeakers that provide the highest possible bass articulation and extension without the boominess of many ported designs.
Another reasonably unique feature of the Avon speaker range is the use of Ribbon Tweeters. Ribbon tweeters are used in quite a few very high end speakers across several brands as well as in an assortment of professional studio monitors. Ribbon tweeters are renowned in general for very linear extended treble response coupled to a fast transient response. What this means is that you get a very detailed, airy top end that can recreate all the subtlety and speed of things like strings, acoustic guitar (such a s Flamenco Guitar), brushed cymbals / hi-hats and anything that needs a brilliant, fast high end without the inherent harshness of metal dome tweeters... but with a lot more bite and realistic response time than most soft dome type tweeters. The ribbon tweeter perfectly complements the ultra-low bass extension from Castle’s research and development. An ultra-thin alloy sandwich acts as the voice-coil and diaphragm, while the whole radiating area is driven directly, responding accurately to the music signal without energy storage or breakup. This produces a supreme high end resolving the harmonic content of the music in a thrilling, natural way.
Castle Acoustics has been a loudspeaker manufacturer in the truest possible sense since 1973, with both design and manufacture of their world famous speakers housed entirely in one factory. The brand was formed with the founding concept of being a complete loudspeaker manufacturer and despite changing times and the globalisation of manufacturing, Castle maintains the same principle as the basis for the company. Castle have been famous for their gorgeous real wood veneer finishes, as much as for the silky smooth, accurate sound that makes them an absolute pleasure to listen to.
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