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Avantone Active MixCube Mono-BLOK Studio Monitor

All you need is a single mono MixCube to hear how your mixes translate to smaller systems. This powered monitor is an indispensable real-world reference. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Avantone Active MixCube Mono-BLOK

Avatone Active MixCubes are powered, shielded, full-range studio mini-reference monitors. Their design is inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually major studios for the last 25 years. The Avantone Active MixCubes are designed to be high resolution, full-range powered mini-reference monitors for fixed or remote locations. The secondary engineering facet was to create a timeless design that compliments a single full range transducer.

Studios primarily use 2-way & 3-way large monitors designed to represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels. However, in the developing age of High Definition Audio, there is still a need to hear what your mix will sound like when played back over small "bass-challenged" systems such as televisions, clock radios, computers, car stereos, ipod docking stations, etc. It is important to make mixing judgments based partially on listening to reference monitors that will not impart tonal anomalies caused by crossovers or inferior full range drivers. Particular attention is always paid to the critical mid-range vocal/guitar/keyboard areas. This is where having a full-range monitor without a crossover is truly revealing.

More than twelve months of R&D, comparative listening & tweaking went into the voicing of the Avantone MixCubes. The result is a very smooth sounding, full range upgrade from those old familiar 5C Sound Cubes engineers were so fond of in the 1980's-1990's. Listening tests reveal that the Mix Cubes have a smoother midrange, more accurate, transparent top end response with extended bass while maintaining the basic characteristics of those original little cubes.

Constructed of non-layered, high rigidity MDF board due to its natural low-resonance characteristics. All cabinet edges are radiused. Elegent Polyurethane high gloss "Butter Cream" finish. 7mm thick neoprene pad embedded into the base of the cabinet serves as a skid-resistant acoustic isolator. For creative mounting solutions, we recessed an industry standard 5/8"-27 mic stand mount into the base.

The paper cone (chosen for its musical character) was custom designed utilizing the FEA modeling and "old-school" speaker design artistry. The finest New Zealand pulp material is blended with mica fibers for rigidity and longevity. The cloth surround material is made in Japan and has unique damping characteristics, enabling a predictable compliance over the lifespan of the driver. The motor structure is made of certified 1008 low carbon steel by Sumitomo. The magnets are Y-40 GRADE (MIL-SPEC) yielding a 43 oz High-power/low-distortion motor structure. The proprietary 5.25" die-cast aluminum frame supports the driver/cone minimizing mechanical transfers. The outer mounting face of the aluminum frame is polished for an elegant appearance.

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- System Type: Active (self-powered) shielded full-range single speaker
- Frequency Response: 90Hz-17kHz (accessible musical range)
- SPL/Sensitivity: 94dB @ 1W/1m
- Power: 60W RMS class A/B
- Cooling: Convection/Heat sink-aluminum fins
- Driver: 8 ohm 5.25" cast aluminum frame/paper cone
- Cabinet: Sealed design/18mm MDF/with Dacron acoustical stuffing
- Inputs: XLR & TRS +4/Balanced & RCA/-10 Unbalanced
- Cabinet Dimensions: 6.5" x 6.5" x 8.125" cabinet depth; 6.5" x 6.5" x 9.5"overall depth
- Cabinet Weight: 8.8 lbs (each)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AVN MIXCUBEM
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great For an Alternate Mono Monitor"
Overall: I use the Avantone MixCube to reference monitor in mono. While I'm usually mixing on a pair of full range speakers I find that the MixCube is unusually accurate and revealing in the mid range, as well as surprising revealing in dynamics and reverb. As much as I use and love this monitor I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't already have a set of full range monitors. The highs and lows are a tad lack luster, but of course that's one of the main reason's I purchased it. I would say it emulates the functionality of a Yamaha NS-10. On the downside, when I first received this product it had a damaged pot and the amp wasn't working properly. zZounds.com quickly remedied the issue by sending me a new one, it took about a week. The one they sent seems to have somewhat of a sticky power switch compared to the last one which is strange, but it sounds great and that's what matters. In conclusion, this little speaker looks great, sounds great, and is becoming an essential part of my mixing routine. It's a workhorse to say the least.
Style of Music: My music style is primarily hip-hop, but I track and mix anything.
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Overall: The Avantone is one of the best mix tools you can buy after investing in a good set of full range monitors. Due to its limited frequency response and by using only one of these in mono, you can quickly hone in on a proper balance. I was amazed when I first set this up and listened to a mix I had almost finished. What I thought was a well balanced mix was not. Certain tracks were overpowering others. Vocals were rough. I was hearing distortion that I didn't hear on my stereo monitors. I realized I was over-driving and clipping some of my plugins. Once I corrected the mix and got it to sound good on the Avantone, I switched back to the stereo monitors and was blown away by how much better it sounded. I would highly recommend this monitor to anyone who wants to do any serious mixing. The build quality seems very high. When you first see the smooth shiny surface, you think it is plastic, but once you feel it and pick it up, you know that it is a heavy wood shell with a durable lacquered finish. The only negative aspect of the product is the power button. It should be located on the front or side. With it being on the back, you have to either feel around for the switch or turn the speaker to power it up or down. Not very convenient, especially if it is set back on a console shelf. But this is a minor annoyance once you hear the results of using it. Buy one and you will be thrilled that you did after you hear the difference it makes.
Style of Music: Rock, Pop
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