Avantone Pro brings ‘back’ to market the much-loved nearfield studio monitoring mainstay with closely-matched CLA-10™
Studio buffs rejoice! The classic sound and design of the well known studio referencing monitor the NS-10 (discontinued by Yamaha in 2001) has been faithfully recreated by audio products producer Avantone Pro in collaboration with five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge:
Avantone Pro elaborates: “Affordable high-quality audio products producer Avantone Pro is proud to announce availability of its CLA-10TM classic studio reference monitor — manufactured as a full-range, two-way passive pair for fixed or remote locations while also accurately recreating an iconic studio monitoring mainstay, much loved in the music industry among pop and rock recording engineers to this day as a valuable mixing tool with which to reveal shortcomings in recordings — as of June 22…
Times change, as does technology. That being said, today’s newly developing age of high-definition audio does not necessarily negate recording shortcomings. Studios still primarily use two- or three-way large monitors designed to represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels and there is still a need to hear what a mix will sound like when played back over small systems, such as car stereos, clock radios, computer speakers, and televisions. Indeed, it is important to make mixing judgements based on listening to reference monitors that will not impart tonal anomalies caused by crossovers or inferior full-range drivers. Paying particular attention to the critical midrange vocal/guitar/keyboard areas is always advised.
Anyone seeking a transparent replacement for their much-loved nearfield studio monitoring mainstay as a valuable mixing tool with which to reveal shortcomings in recordings should seriously consider investing in Avantone Pro’s CLA-10TM. Clearly its sound should be as familiar as the distinctive looks it also accurately recreates. Indeed, its (381.5mm x 215mm x 197.5mm) cabinet dimensions and (6.3kg) weight will make transitioning to the carefully crafted CLA-10TM when waving goodbye to the ‘dearly departed’ seem seamless.”
The CLA-10™ will be available at Avantone Pro’s US Dealers in August 2018 and will retail at $699.00 per pair. They will be available in the UK from SCV Distribution.
For more information on specs, design, and where to buy visit the dedicated CLA-10™ webpage.
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