The A/V-1 is a mini-monitor that is the result of continuous on going development. The latest version of this speaker, using the M-130 woofer and new GR-T3 tweeter, reaches a new level of performance.
The performance of earlier versions can be and has been compared to some of the best mini monitors available, and the latest revisions make it an even greater stand out. Yet, its low price makes it affordable for even modest budgeted systems.
This speaker is ideal for small to mid-sized rooms in a high-end, two channel applications. It's also well suited for the high-end, home theater application used as left and right mains, left and right rears, and as a center channel.
Its -3db down point of 55Hz makes it easy to blend with a sub and the use of a sub-woofer to extend the bottom end response in a system using A/V-1's is recommended.
This kit is easy to assemble and can be considered beginner to novice level in difficulty. The wiring diagram has been provided in picture form, so you don't even need to know how to read a schematic.
Tools needed for assembly include a soldering gun, a heat gun (for sealing the glue filled heat shrink) or a really hot hair dryer, a Phillips head screw driver, and a number 15 Torx driver. Other tools that may help include a pair of needle noise pliers, and some good wire stripers.
The enclosures are designed to be easy to build as well.
For building the enclosures the recommended tools include a table saw, a router with a circle jig, wood glue, claps or finishing nails (for holding it until the glue dries), drill, sand paper, etc.
Depending on how you choose finish them there will be an expense for veneer or paint.
Shown to the left is one that was built from 3/4" MDF, primered, sprayed with a textured paint, then sprayed with Black spray paint.
One sheet of MDF (4' x 8' sheet) will easily build 5 units with some to spare. Cost of a sheet of MDF is about $22.00 a sheet.
Including paint the average hobbyist can build these completed speakers this way for about $299. a pair.For the hobbyist looking for great performance on a budget this is the way to go.
We now offer the new patent pending Electra Tube Connectorsas an option on all of the A/V series kits. The Electra Tube Connectors are superior to all current binding posts. These have a $59 a set retail value.
The standard kit now comes with Erse XQ inductors and Erse Pulse X poly caps. Sonicap Gen.2 by-pass caps are also standard with this kit. The standard internal wire is a high purity solid core 16 gauge with a polyethylene jacket. The kit even includes screws, solder, heat shrink, and binding post cups.
The GR-T3 tweeters that come in this kit have been tested and measured then pair matched. So you will get a matched pair of tweeters with this kit. This is something not typically done for a product at this price point.
- 2-way bass reflex design
- Parallel network with 2kHz crossover point
- 1 inch GR-T3 soft dome tweeter
- M-130 5.25 inch composite paper woofer with phase plug type dust cap, polymer chassis, and vented Kapton voice coil
- Frequency response is as good as +/-1.5dB
- -3dB is 55hz
- Sensitivity is 86 dB (1watt/1m)
- Recommended amplification is 8-100 watts RMS
- Impedance 8 ohms nominal 6.8 ohms minimal
- Dimensions: 12" h x 8" w x 11.625" d.
Prices are per pair. Click here for enclosure plans.