The “White Cone” has Returned - Again!
Avantone Pro, in conjunction with the legendary mixer Chris Lord-Alge, designed the most faithful reproduction of the world’s most iconic studio monitor in the CLA-10 and CLA-10A, and ever since the world has been able to mix on the monitors that defined “the sound of hits.” A tremendous amount of design work and exacting detail made the “white cone” monitors available to everyone!
So, how do you improve on perfection without altering the classic sound one expects from the “white cone?” By changing the finish, of course!
The CLA-10A Limited Edition delivers the classic white-cone reference tone in a stunning North American black walnut veneer that has a look as classic as its sound. And unlike yesteryear’s studio reference classic, the CLA-10A Limited Edition is an active loudspeaker; no independent power amp required.
The Original Drivers for the Original Sound.
Since the “white cone” studio monitor was discontinued, the supply of aftermarket components have become more and more expensive and less and less available. Avantone Pro has created a near exact recreation of the original drivers. Using their global resources and decade of experience in driver construction, they have reproduced the components faithfully, updating the materials to comply with modern environmental requirements.
The AV10-MHF tweeter dome went through a difficult engineering process to get the exact phenolic resin doping to match the original performance curve. The AV10-MLF woofer uses custom-tooled mechanical parts that mirror the original. We worked closely with one of the original vendors of the original cone to get the exact same stiffness and weight, but upgraded the production process to create machine-pressed cones. Because of this, the CLA-10 marks the first time that a white cone-style speaker has been made available in sonically matched pairs!
Versatile Voicing and Old-School Power
One of the most common questions asked about the CLA-10As is which version of the originals are they based on, and the answer is: all of them! The CLA-10As have a “VTPC” knob (Variable Tissue Paper Control) allowing you to simulate the high-frequency dampening trick used on the original speakers—covering the tweeters with tissue paper. This VTPC allows you to simulate anything from the Vertical “m” model to the horizontal “Studio” model and everything in between. No more debate over the best tissue paper to use — VTPC has you covered — and you’ll save money on tissue paper in the long run.
Avantone Pro decided to stay traditional with a linear power supply implementing a massive, old-school toroidal transformer in order to maintain the legacy sound. The CLA-10A uses a monolithic Class AB amplifier. At low power, THD is a phenomenal 0.005%; at rated load it is 0.1%, yielding excellent performance compared to class D amps. The system yields a rock solid 200W RMS.
Powered re-creation of The classic “white cone” studio monitor in a limited edition North American black walnut bark veneer
Onboard 200W Class AB amplification
Meticulously matched to the performance and components of the passive original
Exposes every shortcoming of your mix
Exact frequency voicing ensures a mix that translates across all speakers
Higher-grade components ensure a longer lifespan
System Type: Active Full-Range Two-Way Stereo Pair
System Frequency Response: 60 Hz-20,000 Hz (Accessible Musical Range)
Low Frequency: AV10-MLF 18 Cm Cone,
High Frequency: AV10-MHF 3.5Cm Soft Dome
Cabinet: 10.4 Liter Sealed Design, 18mm MDF With Real Wood Veneer
Cabinet Dimensions: 381.5 mm X 215 mm X 197.5 mm (15” X 8 ½” X 7- ¾ ”)
Weight: 8.2 Kg / 18 Lbs (Each)
Shipping Weight: 18.5 Kg / 40.5 Lbs
SPL: 104 dB
Peak Musical Output: 110 dB (Music Program Material)
Amplifier: 200 W Class AB Linear Supply
THD: 0.05% At 1 Khz, 1 W
Balanced Inputs: Combination XLR and 1/4" TRS jack
Unbalanced Input: RCA Phono Jack
Volume: +0 dB, -120 dB
VTPC: Variable Tissue Paper Control Fc 1.8 Khz +6 dB, -20 dB.
Power: On/off Switch
Ground Lift Switch
Power: 115 Vac/230 Vac Selectable
Standby: 3 W
Full Output: 250 W