AVID Reference One Loudspeakers
Fresh eyes, Fresh approach...
AVID is a design inspired company, knowledgeable about the negative effects of vibration. Avid researched the critical issues and engineered solutions to resolve them, resulting in products of outstanding quality, both sonically and visually.
Sometimes it’s good to see things from a new angle, a different perspective. Driven to design without compromise, setting new goals and standards of excellence. Their flagship Reference One loudspeaker is by definition the pinnacle of performance. A statement of their limitless passion and resolve to surpass even their own expectations.
By any margin, it's a colossal design, capable of exposing every detail in your music. Revealing a stunning transparent stereo picture, with an immense sense of power and control with real room-filling capabilities, coupled with a vast dynamic range and power handling, means you can unleash the ferocious power that Avid's amplifiers can deliver.
As with Avid's other products, all metalwork and construction is done within their own factory. Cabinet construction employs aerospace grade aluminium plate up to 40mm thick. Once crafted together, these form a massive and incredibly rigid, low-resonant structure.
Shunning convention, AVID developed a method that sandwiches the drivers between metal plates, resulting in a superior fixture, damping and guiding unwanted resonances to their vibration damping element and offering a stunning fixture-free appearance.
All cabinets are reflex loaded, providing each drive unit with an optimum working environment and maximising low-frequency performance. Hidden porting also minimises room positioning issues and thankfully each speaker is fitted with easy-rolling quick release casters and attractive adjustable solid stainless steel spikes for grounding.
Each crafted cabinet houses no less than four 10" Bass drivers, two 6" Midrange units, a natural sounding 28mm soft dome tweeter and all use Titanium voice coil formers. This material offers great thermal stability and minimises the effects of eddy currents, improving both dynamics and transient response characteristics.
This material choice, along with the massively large diameter voice coils, means the speaker as a whole is able to handle high-power, yet still accurately reproduce subtle detail at the same time. Adding the ultra-rigid cabinet ensures a colouration free sound that's sweet and natural, leaving you enjoying music, not listening to your speakers.