Avantgarde Acoustics Zero - Teil Aktiv loudspeaker

Avantgarde Zero - Teil Aktiv
Avantgarde Acoustics Zero - Teil Aktiv loudspeaker

These are some of the most entertaining loudspeakers I’ve heard at this or any other price: not entertaining in a comedy way, but simply entertaining to sit in front of and enjoy music through. I suspect this might not be the ideal design for a reviewer (high sensitivity and an active bass unit makes them undemanding for analysing what an amp is trying to do for a living), but the very thing that recuses them from reviewing use is the very thing that makes them wonderful for real people. They are effortless sounding, and removing the stress from the amplifier makes it shine. Were I not doing the reviewing thing on a daily basis, I’d happily buy a pair of Avantgarde Acoustics Zero – TA and enjoy them for the longest time. I will be suggesting them heavily to anyone who asks, too – in original or new Teil Aktiv form. Strongly recommended!


Type: part active horn loudspeaker

Drivers: 25mm tweeter in 77×130mm horn, 125mm midrange in 130×400mm horn, 300mm bass unit

Frequency response: 250Hz-20kHz (main unit), 18-350Hz (active bass module)

Sensitivity: >104dB

Crossover frequencies: 300Hz, 4kHz

Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms

Subwoofer amplifier power: 500W

Subwoofer amplifier THD+N: 0.05%

Subwoofer amplifier SNR: 102dB (A)

DSP section

Delay: adjustable in 0.01ms steps

High/Low pass filters: Bessel, Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley filters

Parametric EQ: 10× available

Compressor: programmable

Limiter: programmable

Dimensions (W×D×H): 49×32×104cm

Weight: 39kg

Price: £10,000 per pair

Manufactured by: Avantgarde Acoustics

URL: www.avantgarde-acoustic.de

Distributed by: Convert Technologies

URL: www.convert-av.com

Tel: +44(0)1332 291 972 

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