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Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD - Ruby Brilliant Red

Horn-based Floorstanding Speaker
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$45,000.00
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Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD - Ruby Brilliant Red Details

Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD (Ruby Brilliant Red) 2-Way Horn Loudspeaker System

  • 107 dB efficiency
  • 18 Ohm drivers with Alnico magnets
  • 670 mm spherical midrange horn
  • CDC system w/o passive filter
  • 100 V CPC crossover design
  • subwoofer with DSP control
  • 2 x 12 inch bass drivers
  • 1000 W bass amplifier
"The DUOs sounded glorious, and far less colored than any other speaker I’ve heard employing horn-loaded drivers. The sound of massed choral voices was particularly sumptious, the speaker conjuring an eerie apparition of the original event. A true achievement. Not to be missed."
    — A. Chasin, GROOVENOISE.com, USA

"The DUO sound is high definition, and imaging is focused and delicate thanks to the system’s high sensitivity. The echo blends well to the sound. The reverb of instruments sound spreads across the soundstage, as if it is visibly recognized to the audience. True-to-life imaging has a convincing reality. Imaging is three-dimensional and perspective is very clear. The soundscape of the hall is almost visible to the eyes. Listen to this speaker in comfort in a large room and you will find a truly unique sound expression."
    — Chitake Inoue, AUDIO ACCESSORY, JAPAN

"Once you listen to the DUO, you will find no way to escape from its sound. Don´t try to resist. It´s a feeling like a glass of icy-cold beer in hot summer night. For those audiophiles who got exhausted while wandering around various loudspeakers, and for those who love the looks of these extraodinary tower, the DUO is obviously an exit out of the ordinary."
    — K. Nam, AUDIO, KOREA

The Duo XD is the actual version of the Duo, a horn system that is in the product portfolio since 1994. Featuring the same phenomenal spherical horn assembly combined with the significantly more powerful SUB231 XD subwoofer module. Born of the same heart, but with a different spirit. Darker. Sportier. Tauter.

Horn Technology
Horn loudspeakers are the oldest and most natural physical principle for rendering sound. Their functionality until today has undeniable advantages over other loudspeaker technologies.

  • MAXIMUM DYNAMICS: As distortions stay at negligible levels, compressed dynamics simply do not occur.
  • ZERO DISTORTIONS: To avoid typical distortions of horn drivers, Avantgarde Acoustic designs omit the usually applied compression chambers in the midrange section.
  • HIGHEST EFFICIENCY: By applying horns, membrane excursions are easily reduced by a factor of 10-50, for the same SPL output!
  • 100% BIONIC: The curvature of the Avantgarde Acoustic horns is calculated with ultimate mathematical precision.

Avantgarde Acoustic: Purity Meets Performance
Functional design which arises imperatively from its application. Plain, stringent and without alternatives. Bionically formulated technology, geared to the funnel shaped physics of the human ear, allowing the most ingenious principles of sound transduction to unfold.

  • PURITY:
    The mindset - Functional design which arises imperatively from its application. Plain, stringent and without alternatives. Bionically formulated technology, geared to the funnel shaped physics of the human ear, allowing the most ingenious principles of sound transduction to unfold. Enduring, precise and incredibly powerful. And last but not least a listening experience with an originality and neutrality which is utterly faithful to what actually took place in the studio or on the stage. Whether it´s a violin sonata in minor or a heavy metal guitar riff. This is purity.

  • PERFORMANCE:
    The passion - To build systems which are best in class within the world of Super-Speakers today. To adhere faithfully to natural principles and take them to their limits. To surpass physical restrictions by inventing unexplored electronic circuitries. Unremittingly optimising each and every component and their interactions within the system to all-time perfection. To question part by part. Stripping away as much as possible. And by doing so, gain so much more. In just two decades making the name of Avantgarde Acoustic™ the voice of the audiophile upperclass. This is performance.

Additional Information

Name Avantgarde Acoustic Duo XD - Ruby Brilliant Red
Sub Title Horn-based Floorstanding Speaker
Manufacturer Avantgarde Acoustic
Manufacturer Part# DUOXD-RED-ROSE
Shipping Offer AUTHORIZED DEALER - FULL WARRANTY

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Midrange driver:

  • HORN:
    • Horn type: Spherical horn
    • Horn material: ABS, pressure molded
    • Horn finish: polished and lacquered
    • Horn dispersion angle: 180 degrees
    • Horn mouth area: 0,353 sqm
    • Horn diameter: 670 mm
    • Horn length: 370 mm
    • CDC (Controlled Dispersion Characteristic): yes
  • HORN DRIVER:
    • Membrane diameter: 170 mm
    • Membrane material: Soft Mesh
    • Magnet material: Alnico


Tweeter driver:

  • HORN:
    • Horn type: Spherical horn
    • Horn material: ABS, pressure molded
    • Horn finish: polished and lacquered
    • Horn dispersion angle: 180 degrees
    • Horn area: 0.025 sqm
    • Horn diameter: 180 mm
    • Horn length: 85 mm
  • HORN DRIVER:
    • Membrane diameter: 25 mm
    • Membrane material: Mylar
    • Magnet material: Ferrite


Subwoofer driver:

  • Driver diameter: 300 mm/12"
  • Membrane material: SCS reinforced paper
  • Magnet material: Ferrite
  • Drivers per subwoofer: 2


Subwoofer Amplifier:

  • Amplifier power (RMS): 1000 (2 x 500) Watt, Class-D
  • Active crossover: programmable by built-in DSP
  • Subsonic filter: programmable by built-in DSP
  • 12V trigger input: yes
  • Limiter: yes
  • Programmable via LAN/USB: yes/yes
  • Inputs, switchable: 1 x speaker-level and 1 x XLR (f)
  • Loop-through output: 1 x XLR (m)


Mechanical Construction:

  • Footing: 4 custom made spike cones with precision adjusting mechanism
  • Frame: Base frame from solid casted aluminium, 3 steel frame rails
  • Frame/cylinder connectors: Solid aluminium spacers with aluminium tightening knobs (knurled surface)
  • Subwoofer cabinet: Reinforced construction from 30 mm MDF
  • Subwoofer front cover: 3-piece cover, 2 decorative panels and central cloth cover
  • Horn mounting: Threaded connection for midrange and tweeter horns
  • Housing cylinder treatment: Internal damping mats


Dimensions/Weight:

  • Width: 670 mm/26"
  • Depth: 600 mm/24"
  • Height (+/– 15 mm): 1.695 mm/67"
  • Weight: 95 kg/210 lbs