Sometimes it is a true pleasure for our engineers to pull out all the stops! For example when they see a really rewarding challenge in designing a horn loaded subwoofer with formidable low bass capacities that does not cover almost a complete wall at the same time. Because the result speaks for itself: an utterly uncompressed bass experience. And on top a cabinet design which directly expresses its inherent unrestrained power through the verve of its curved horn flare. What you can expect from the SHORT BASSHORN? A mature and perfected musical experience, formed by the concurrence of long-lived engineering expertise, enthusiasm for breaking new ground, and creativity.
The technical specifications speak for themselves: up to 1000 Watt amplifier power, 2 x 30cm pro-grade bass drivers, and a finely adjustable DSP equalizer not only provide ample low frequency power, but also ensure that a delicate voice or instrument gains the richness that accounts for a homogeneous overall sound.
Add an elegant veneer surface (standard or customer specific), or an optionally available high-gloss finish (black or white), and make the combination of SHORT BASSHORN XD and TRIO horns an integrative - or contrastive - visual statement.
|Driver diameter||300 mm/12“|
|Membrane material||SCS reinforced paper|
|Drivers per subwoofer||2|
|Amplifier power (RMS)||1000 (2 x 500) Watt, Class-D|
|Active crossover||programmable by built-in DSP|
|Subsonic filter||programmable by built-in DSP|
|12V trigger input||yes|
|Programmable via LAN/USB||yes/yes|
|Inputs, switchable||1 x speaker-level and 1 x XLR (f)|
|Loop-through output||1 x XLR (m)|
|Footing||Casted T-shape frame with 3 precision adjusting disc feet|
|Subwoofer cabinet||Reinforced construction from 22-40 mm plywood|
|Bass horn flare||precision milled MDF with aluminium surface layer|
|Internal cabinet treatment||Reinforced construction, internal damping mats|
|Operation indicator||Frontal LED|
Official Gallery | Customer Galleries
"My first impression when I heard the TRIO with BASSHORN was just one word ...Spectacular! I have never experienced such cutting, crisp sound reproduction before. A flood of sound." (ANALOG MAGAZINE, Seiichi Goto, JAPAN)
“The TRIO with BASSHORN is - so to speak - resetting the clock. It reminds us that a speaker with high sensitivity and correctly executed horn technology is the only serious solution for people who like to have a real concert feeling at home. The speaker is beautifull, its curves irresistible and the sound is simply seductive. If you like the real thing, there is not much to think about ...” (PRESTIGE AUDIO, Pierre-Andre Viollet, FRANCE)
“The TRIO with six BASSHORNS is a ultra modern, huge fully horn loaded speaker system that cannot be designed without using on today’s modern technologies. The precise, high resolution presentation is an exceptional characteristic of this type of full horn system. The sound reproduced from this speaker is completely extraordinary with a huge scale of sound stage that well deserves its magnificent beauty.” (STEREO SOUND, Issue #147, editoral staff, JAPAN)
“An unbelievable high end sensation. The TRIO with BASSHORN plays extremely civilized and extremely unlimited. No colorations, beautiful separation of the chorus – fantastic. The drums can best be described as controlled explosions. The air is erupted out of the nowhere, so clueless and so seaming less. The music stands like a big wall in front of us: stable and incredible transparent in all its musical details. What an experience! Absolutely fabulous. “ (STEREO, M. Boede, GERMANY)
<Straightaway, I was captivated by the speed and immensity of the sound. The TRIO/BASSHORN combo was blazingly fast, incredibly dynamic, frequency-extended, exceptionally detailed, lushly layered - and vividly lifelike. Was it the real thing? Hmmmmm - I don’t know. But it was visceral enough that you could reach out and touch the performers. Was it just like live music? Wellllll, again, that’s a reach, but it sure felt life-like, and what’s more, it was just plain fun.” (6MOONS.COM, C. Stern, USA)
The question will come. At the latest at the sight of a DUO GROSSO in "Tourmaline Vivid Black". Or a TRIO CLASSICO with BASSHORN. Perhaps also when reading enthusiastic expressions from customers and experts. What's so special about Avantgarde Acoustic?
Our horn speakers stand for a timeless idea. The horn as an acoustic principle is the leading motif, the implementation in modern, high-quality products the great challenge.
Seriously rethinking a matter always starts with the most difficult of questions, the question "Why?" Find out why this truly elementary approach became the starting point for possibly one of the most ambitious projects in the history of amplifier technology: Our XA series.
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