Avantgarde Acoustic UNO XD

UNO XD

Opposites are simply fascinating us: A compact horn speaker with a capital sound performance. A distinctly reduced product design with downright lavish and sophisticated technology inside. That is the UNO. The entry into the cosmos of our classic horn loudspeaker designs, and yet already a statement that knows only few competition.

The System
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Overview

The specifications speak for themselves: Unique 18 Ohm high-impedance voice coil design, combined with a breathtaking efficiency of 107 dB. Possibly some of the best specifications world-wide for a series production loudspeaker.

UNO XD

  • 107 dB efficiency
  • 18 Ohm drivers with double-ferrite magnets
  • 500 mm spherical midrange horn
  • CDC system w/o passive filter
  • 100 V CPC crossover design
  • subwoofer with DSP control
  • 2 x 10 inch bass drivers
  • 1000 W bass amplifier
Midrange driver
UNO XD Produktübersicht

HORN

Horn type Spherical horn
Horn material ABS, pressure molded
Horn finish polished and lacquered
Horn dispersion angle 180 degrees
horn mouth area 0,196 sqm
horn diameter 500 mm
horn length 280 mm
CDC (Controlled Dispersion Characteristic) yes

HORN DRIVER

membrane diameter 127 mm
membrane material Soft Mesh
magnet material Double-Ferrite
Tweeter driver
UNO XD Produktübersicht

HORN

Horn type Spherical horn
Horn material ABS, pressure molded
Horn finish polished and lacquered
Horn dispersion angle 180 degrees
Horn area 0.013 sqm
Horn diameter 130 mm
Horn length 65 mm

HORN DRIVER

Membrane diameter 25 mm
Membrane material Mylar
Magnet material Ferrite
Subwoofer driver
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SUBWOOFER DRIVER

Driver diameter 250 mm/10“
Membrane material ladled paper
Magnet material Ferrite
Drivers per subwoofer 2
Subwoofer amplifier
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SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER

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
Limiter 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)
Mechanical construction
UNO XD Produktübersicht

MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION

Footing 4 custom made spike cones with precision adjusting mechanism
Frame Base frame from solid casted aluminium
Subwoofer cabinet Reinforced construction from 30 mm MDF
Subwoofer front cover Detachable cloth cover
Operation indicator LED at subwoofer logo panel
Horn mounting Threaded connection for midrange and tweeter horns
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Color of the Year 2017/18

Caribbean feeling included: until May 2018 the horns of the UNO XD will be available in KOKOMO BEACH BLUE, at attractive conditions!

Color of the Year 2017
DUO XD in Kokomo Beach Blue

Test Reviews

uno xd in hifi & records (germany)

HiFi & Records, Heft 2016-01: Chefredakteur Olaf Sturm begesitert sich nachhaltig für die UNO XD: "...wenn dann David Gilmour singt, ist klar, dass dies in einer großen ...

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UNO - AN AMAZING COVER STORY

Today we received a copy of a new test review of the UNO G2, by Greek High Fidelity magazine. According to Nikos Mendrinos, our Greek distributor, the editors were so amazed ...

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UNO - THEY SOUND CONTAGIOUS

"The Uno is a really great speaker that you must listen to fully understand. But we must warn you: they sound contagious. After listening to those, nothing else will be good ...

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LAS CAJAS FUERON LAS ESTRELLAS DE LA AUDICIÓN

"Las cajas Avantgarde fueron las estrellas de la audición. Con una estética fabulosa como punto de partida, presentan tantos aspectos positivos (fácil amplificación, ...

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TRULY DYNAMIC, HIGH FIDELITY PRESENTATION

"The UNO G2 is highly recommended not only to vintage audiophiles who loves dynamics of high sensitivity horns. But also to audiophiles of younger generation, who has never ...

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DYNAMICALLY PREDOMINANT SPEAKER SYSTEM

“The UNO excalerates to the vertex with the sovereingty of a dynamically predominant speaker system. If needed it can brutally attack but even so never looses the focus to the ...

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THE BEST UNO EVER

"The new UNO G2 has been totally upgraded. It simply is the best UNO ever" (AUDIOTECHIQUE, Editor, HONGKONG)

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THE MOST FORMIDABLE HORNS EVER BUILD!

“The most formidable horns ever built! The relative perspective of the musical instruments size and relative distance is excellent. Each instrument has a sense of space and ...

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IMPRESSIVE SENSE OF IMMEDIANCY AND DYNAMIC RANGE

“The UNO offer an impressive sense of immediacy and dynamic range. Add that to their deft touch and effortless sense of weight and scale and the result is a powerful and ...

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THREE DIMENSIONAL MUSIC

“We immediately hear very expressive sound, palpable three dimensional music vista, a rare transparency of musical image. The speakers play music in a wide manner and they do ...

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STEREOPHILES LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Seems like yesterday, but it was about two years ago that I received the Avantgarde UNO loudspeakers for review. Readers familiar ...

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HEARTTHROBBING APPEAL AND ENERGY

“Duke Jordan’s “No Problem” drew me to the closest seat to him in a jazz club. Heart-throbbing appeal and energy together with microscopic details – it is the gift of ...

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A REFERENCE LEVEL SPEAKER

“A reference level speaker. It’s sound stage is so very accurate, coherentand detailed as to see the recording through the Hubble telescope. They perform an ultimate 3D ...

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THE BEST I HAVE HEARD IN THE PAST

“I found the UNO highs to be a smooth as the best I have heard in the past. The midrange horn isn’t less impressive as it handles voices on a breath-taking, well-elevated ...

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A FEELING OF VITALITY

“The focused imaging of the singer floats at the center of the clear soundstage which feels pleasantly strain with the tension, and starts to sing lively and rhythmically with ...

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ITS THE SOUND OF LIFE

“These are unusual speakers and the sound at first is so different from the normal, non-horn norm, that it takes a couple of minutes before you suddenly hear a literal leap in ...

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SCHNELL, KORREKT UND SCHLAGARTIG

“Die UNO PICCO spielt schnell, korrekt, schlagartig. Ein außergewöhnliches Zusammenspiel von Dynamik und großer Wucht. Das ergibt eine unglaubliche Energie, die wir in ...

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ITS THE SOUND OF LIFE

“Leaving their looks aside, which I love but others might not find so appealing, it’s the sound that matters and it’s here that the Avantgardes really score. In a world of ...

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I NOW HAVE A NEW POINT OF REFERENCE

“Horn loudspeakers are not only a synonym for extremely high sensitivity. But there are as well the prejudices of horn colorations. At least I have thought so. Until I heard ...

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THE REALITY OF BRASS IS AMONG THE BEST

“The reality of brass instruments reproduced is the best among the tested speakers. Thanks to its cabinet-less design, the mid and high frequency is clean and pure making me ...

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THE FIRST TRACK MADE US SMILE

“With its basshorn Avantgarde Acoustic has already set standards in the audiophile upper class. Now the UNO competes in the category below. The inheritance of the famous house ...

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THE UNO IS SIMPLY A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE

“Decor Avantgarde! The UNO is simply a whole new experience, which brings out more of the music which I was accustomed to.” (I-AUDIO, Editorial staff, SINGAPORE)

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SEPARATION BETWEEN INSTRUMENTS IS SPECTACULAR

“Separation between the instruments is spectacular, with the UNO´s presenting the members of her band singly - so you can follow each instrument with barely any interference ...

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WHAT IS THE BEST SOUND?

“What is the best sound? This is the only thing you really need to know. And here the UNO is simply the best choice. Listen and enjoy it.” (AUDIO ART, Ming-Zhen, Liu, TAIWAN)

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AN ENUNCIATED PERSPECTIVE OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

“These UNO midrange horns handle even the subtlest musical material with the skill and proficiency of a point-source. Consequently, when the midrange is combined with the high ...

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SOUND QUALITY IS SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE

“The UNO PICCO sound quality is simply unbelievable.” (HI-FI AND HI-VI MONTHLY, Editor, TAIWAN)

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A FEELING OF VITALITY

“The spreading airiness and natural expression of this speaker is exceptional. The sound from each driver blends very well, and the sound of this system is highly balanced ...

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INCREDIBLE PUNCH AND RYTHMIC PRECISION

“This kind of speaker is calling for dynamic and rythmic music. The mix of bass drum and timbal had an incredible punch and rythmic precision. The UNO achieved the almost ...

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A FEELING OF VITALITY

“Horn Heaven: Listen up to the best of both worlds with Avantgarde Acoustic’s Uno, which marries the functional elements of a well-designed horn speaker system with a more ...

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UNDENIABLE BOLD DESIGN STATEMENT

“Making an undeniably bold design statement, the UNO system stands conventional speaker design on its ear. Starting with the principle that “It’s about the music”, the ...

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A NEW LEVEL OF RESOLUTION

“It took less than a minute to tell me this was a new level of resolution. The fine detail and dynamic contrast shattered the standards I’ve come to accept as the best ...

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UNBELIEVABLE ALL-OUT CLARITY

“In my listening room, the UNO´s unbelievable all-out clarity and immense dynamic capabilities were enough for me to part with my own hard earned cash.” (ENJOY THE ...

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REJECTION TURNED INTO ENTHUSIASM

"Somehow the beautiful Avantgarde Acoustic horns and the editors preferences have never really come together. But the powerful hornsystem Uno has completely changed the relation ...

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NOTHING LESS THAN THE CHIEF AMONG THE CHIEFS

"The Avantgarde Acoustic Uno is nothing less than the chief among all chiefs!" (AUDIO, editorial staff, NORWAY)

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CREATED AN ILLUSION OF LIVENESS BETTER THAN ANY OTHERS

“The sense that these singers and musicians had somehow appeared in my listening room and were performing for me was quite spooky... The UNO created the illusion of ...

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THE UNO RIVALS THE BEST I HAVE COME ACROSS

“The Unos rivals the best I have come across. There was a tremendous sense of scale and the bass had that deep thunderous character. The Uno with the right amp, will give you ...

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A TOP PERFORMER ERADICATING ALL DREAMS

“The UNO is a top performer, eradicating all dreams of lusting after bigger systems. You buy a relatively affordable superspeaker. I’m more than prepared to disavow any ...

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INSTRUMENTS FILL THE ROOM AS IF IT MIGHT IN LIFE

“The instruments seemed to fill the room as it might in life, with no sense of strain, and without distorting the apparent size of the Cello itself. Tiny key-clacking and ...

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A MAGIC TRANSDUCER

“In combination with one of the best active-controlled subwoofers on the market the UNO - smallest classical hornspeaker from Avantgarde Acoustic - really gets it going. A ...

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THE AVANTGARDE HORNS SOUNDING POSITIVELY LUSCIOUS

"Germans have some unusual ideas about speakers, not least a love for the aforementioned horns, and it was a treat to hear the familiar Avantgarde Acoustic horns sounding ...

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THE UNO´S SWING IS IMPLACABLE, ITS RYTHM DIABOLIC

"The trumpets of the kudos. How can´t you get touched by the Uno. Its swing is implacable, its rythm diabolic. The Uno offers an impression of crazy proximity. Do not look any ...

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SUPERB ABILITY TO UNLEASH EMOTIONAL CONTENT

“The Uno was superb in its ability to unleash the music´s emotional content. And the UNO was able to generate a wide and deep soundstage that convincingly flooded the front ...

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EXCITING AND FULL OF LIFE

“The way the UNOs reproduce music is so exciting and full of life that soon I forget the loudspeaker and just enjoy the musical event. The coarse dynamics of this system are ...

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DRASTIC PLASTIC

“Trumpets, tubas and saxophones never sounded so good as with the balance of glare and flare that the Uno´s bring to music of this type. So much more than fascinating ...

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Awards

HIFI+ PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009, ENGLAND

Avantgarde Acoustic™ Uno speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009 by the HIFI+ magazine , England.

AUDIO VIDEO READERS AWARD 2008

READERS CONTEST AWARD 2008, POLAND

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the READERS CONTEST AWARD 2008 by the AUDIO VIDEO magazine, Polen.

AUDIO VIDEO BEST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008

BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008, POLAND

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008 by the AUDIO VIDEO magazine , Polen.

HIGH FIDELITY PRODUCT AWARD

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006, POLAND

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno Picco speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006 by the HIGH FIDELITY magazine , Polen.

STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED COMPONENT AWARD

RECOMMENDED COMPONENT AWARD 2004, USA

Avantgarde Acoustic™ ´s Uno speaker system is honored with the RECOMMENDED COMPONENT AWARD 2004 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, USA.

ENJOY THE MUSIC.COM AWARD

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2001, USA

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2001 by the ENJOY THE MUSIC.COM magazine, USA.

STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED CLASS A AWARD

RECOMMENDED COMPONENT AWARD 2000, USA

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the RECOMMENDED COMPONENT CLASS A AWARD 2000 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, USA.

HIFI NEWS TOP 100 AWARD

HOT 100 PRODUCT AWARD 2000, ENGLAND

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the HOT 100 PRODUCT AWARD 2000 by the HIFI NEWS magazine, England.

STEREOPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2000, USA

Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2000 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, USA.

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