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 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.
|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|
|membrane diameter||127 mm|
|membrane material||Soft Mesh|
|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|
|Membrane diameter||25 mm|
|Driver diameter||250 mm/10“|
|Membrane material||ladled 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||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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NEW from May 2018: Subwoofer cabinets available in Piano Black or Piano White finish!
The mystic color shades of the desert for your home: until end of 2020 the horns of the UNO XD will be available in KALAHARI DESERT SAND, at attractive conditions!
HiFi & Records, Heft 2016-01: Chefredakteur Olaf Sturm begeistert sich nachhaltig für die UNO XD: "...wenn dann David Gilmour singt, ist klar, dass dies in einer großen Halle aufgezeichnet wurde. Realistischer habe ich dieses Album noch nicht erlebt"!
HiFi & Records (Germany), issue 2016-01: Editor in chief, Olaf Sturm is thoroughly impressed: "...and when David Gilmore starts singing, it's immediately clear that this was recorded in a large hall. I have never listened to a more realistic restitution of this album"!
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 that it resulted in a cover story.
"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 enough! If your aim is sound perfection, and you have no trouble with space and finance, make sure you first hear the Uno - everything will be possible then . . ." (WHAT HIFI, editorial staff, SERBIA)
"Las cajas Avantgarde fueron las estrellas de la audición. Con una estética fabulosa como punto de partida, presentan tantos aspectos positivos (fácil amplificación, ubicación sencilla, graves ajustables), que merecen ser tenidas muy en cuenta para cualquier aficionado con un cierto espacio disponible para situarlas. Seguro que disfrutar de una audición como la que nosotros realizamos puede ayudarle a decidirse." (HIFI LIVE, Miguel Castro, SPAIN)
"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 experienced horn speakers. I am sure you will be astonished by truly dynamic, high fidelity presentation you have never experienced before!" (ANALOG MAGAZINE, Akira Sumiyama, JAPAN)
“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 music. The “small”Avantgarde Acoustic is an insanely racy Dino of our modern age. It easily captured our heart by storm.” (IMAGE HIFI, Cai Brockmann, GERMANY, UK)
"The new UNO G2 has been totally upgraded. It simply is the best UNO ever" (AUDIOTECHIQUE, Editor, HONGKONG)
“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 air around it. Horn colorations have definately been excorcised. That alone is all to confince me, that we have something pretty extraordinary here!” (MARQUES OF DISTINCTION, Terence Wong, SINGAPORE)
“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 impressive performance that’s full of life, presence and detail. Murray Perahia playing Bach create wonderful patterns and contrasts. It is this effortless separation and organization that makes the Avantgardes’ musical delivery so compelling.” (HIFI+, Roy Gregory, UK)
“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 not hide delicate sound patterns. The soundstage is so close that you feel getting drawn inside. The UNO plays any kind of music with clear contours and expression." (STEREO AND VIDEO, Artiom Avatinian, RUSSIA)
“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 with that review may recall that I liked the speakers so much that I decided to buy them... As good as the Avantgarde Uno is - it was named Stereophile´s “Joint Loudspeaker of the year 2000 - the Uno represents an improvement in just about every aspect of performance that contributes to the realistic reproduction of music.” (STEREOPHILE, R. Deutsch, USA)
“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 the Avantgarde UNO.” (AUDIO, Lee Jong Hak, KOREA)
“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 soundstage , placing the instruments in the room. All the above with neutrality, tonal balance, ultimaterhythm, timing and microdynamics. I hope someone will stop me...!” (NIXOS, Editorial staff, GREECE)
“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 sound stage. Consequently, when the midrange is combined with the high frequency horn, the speakers render not only imaging to die for, but also allow an enunciated perspective of a musical performance. (INNER EAR, Ernie Fisher, CANADA)
“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 the crisp voice. The sound is full of liveliness and feeling of vitality. From contrabass to violin, every string instruments shine brightly and I was drawn into the music. This speaker sings and has a power to arouse a feeling of vitality to the audience.” (STEREO SOUND, Issue #152, editoral staff, JAPAN)
“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 involvement and sound quality - a feeling similar like attending a live classical music performance. The Unos have an amazing ability of bringing music closer to the listener. This is the essence of music being performed through a speaker.” (AUDIO MAGAZINE, Alexey Skorpilev, RUSSIA)
“Die UNO PICCO spielt schnell, korrekt, schlagartig. Ein außergewöhnliches Zusammenspiel von Dynamik und großer Wucht. Das ergibt eine unglaubliche Energie, die wir in anderen Lautsprecher leider vergeblich suchen. Mit Freude habe ich die UNO PICCO während der Arbeit gehört. Die ganze Zeit fühlte ich mich, als wäre ich an einer positiven Energie Quelle angeschlossen, die mir Kraft gab.” (AUDIO, A. Kisiel, POLEN)
“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 me-too speaker designs, here’s a product that raises the bar just as high sonically as it does visually. There’s a strange, nagging familiarity about their sound that those who listen mainly to hi-fi might take time to place; it’s the sound of life …” (HIFI+, Roy Gregory, UK)
“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 for the first time an Avantgarde Acoustic spherical horn system. In my case the UNO. To make a long story short. The UNO has changed my attitude. I now have a new point of reference.” (AUDIO VIDEO, Filip Kulpa, POLEN)
“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 feel like a crystal stream. The imaging is sharply-defined and clear.” (STEREO SOUND, Issue #156, editoral staff, JAPAN)
“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 is quickly found in the genes of this speaker. Already the massive and incredible controlled bass of the first track (Timbaland “Shock Value”) made us simply smile. But the speakers loves as well classic, pop and rock music. And you can play loud!” (DLM, Editorial Staff, GERMANY)
“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)
“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 from the others, or let the focus of your ears glaze over and enjoy the whole track, coherently presented.” (WHAT HIFI?, D. Houston, China)
“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)
“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 frequency horn, the speakers render not only imaging to die for, but also allow an enunciated perspective of a musical performance.” (INNER EAR, Ernie Fisher, CANADA)
“The UNO PICCO sound quality is simply unbelievable.” (HI-FI AND HI-VI MONTHLY, Editor, TAIWAN)
“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 across the entire frequency range. Although the system is still huge, the sound is not overwhelmingly oppressive, but rich and natural.” (STEREO SOUND, Issue #161, editoral staff, JAPAN)
“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 unbelievable challenge to punch the low bass notes harder and faster into our listening room, than even a high performance headphone could do. How they managed this we don´t know. We simply couldn´t believe it.” (AUDIO, Malte Ruhnke, GERMANY)
“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 conventional sealed-box subwoofer. The result is a truly original-looking speaker system capable of jaw-dropping performance.” (M MOMENTUM, Editor, USA)
“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 horns are designed to provide exceptionally even dispersion and wide frequency response. The subwoofer is seamlessly integrated with the other drivers, bringing full range of audible frequencies into your home while looking absolutely stunning.” (AUDIO VIDEO INTERIORS, Editor, CANADA)
“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 available. If you’re interested in creating the illusion of having the singer in the room with you, this is it! I haven’t heard anything that can deceive you into thinking the performance is real - short of the Avantgardes! The UNO`s are that good! (AUDIO EMPORIUM, D. Holmes, USA)
“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 MUSIC.com, S. Rochlin, USA)
"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 - distance turned into friendship and rejection transformed into enthusiasm" (AUDIOPHILE, J. Pfeifer, GERMANY)
"The Avantgarde Acoustic Uno is nothing less than the chief among all chiefs!" (AUDIO, editorial staff, NORWAY)
“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 “liveness” better than any other speaker I’ve had in my listening room. In fact, I can think of few speakers I’ve heard anywhere at any price that sounded as convincingly “live” as the UNO. It is simply that good.“ (STEREOPHILE, R. Deutsch, USA)
“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 100% emotion few speakers at any price or size can do as well. I had that swing of a time with this disc and you would too, if you have the Uno!“ (I AUDIO, Terence Wong, SINGAPORE)
“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 erroneously held preconceptions and petition for forgiveness. Beyond the familiar audiophile garden of Eden, there exists another Eden for horn systems, one no less compelling or magical.” (HÖRERLEBNIS, R. Schmitz-Niehaus, GERMANY)
“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 breathing noises were crystal clear, and it was possible to feel that you were hearing details that the producer had not intended you to be able to detect, and in fact was probably unaware of himself.” (HIFI NEWS & RECORDS, S. Harris, UK)
“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 magic transducer which impressively reveals the fascination of big horn systems. Watch out – highest risk of becoming addicted!” (IMAGE HIFI, U. Ratai, GERMANY)
"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 positively luscious with a new range of beautifully made solid-state amps." (MONDO AUDIO, Ken Kessler, USA)
"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 further for the ideal partner for your triode amplifier. Avantgarde has created it. It´s the Uno ..." (HAUTE FIDELITE, Laurent Thorin, FRANCE)
“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 of the room. Image outlines were tightly focused in space with excellent palpability.” (FI MAGAZINE, D. Olsher, USA)
“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 dashing, and furthermore they are able to image large rooms and then follow even the slightest detail of the musical oeuvre with absolute ease.” (STEREO, M. Eichelsdörfer, GERMANY)
“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 designs, these speakers are very special all-rounders indeed. (WHAT HIFI, editorial staff, UK)
Avantgarde Acoustic™ Uno speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009 by the HIFI+ magazine , England.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the READERS CONTEST AWARD 2008 by the AUDIO VIDEO magazine, Polen.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008 by the AUDIO VIDEO magazine , Polen.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno Picco speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006 by the HIGH FIDELITY magazine , Polen.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ ´s Uno speaker system is honored with the RECOMMENDED COMPONENT AWARD 2004 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, 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.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the RECOMMENDED COMPONENT CLASS A AWARD 2000 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, USA.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the HOT 100 PRODUCT AWARD 2000 by the HIFI NEWS magazine, England.
Avantgarde Acoustic™ s Uno speaker system is honored with the PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2000 by the STEREOPHILE magazine, 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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