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Articles September - October 2023

Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

From A.R. Rahman's studio in Mumbai to composer Raag Sethi's first Dolby-compliant studio in Gujarat, PALM Expo Magazine's Studio Showcase features the latest studios in India. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

Whelan talks to the PALM Expo Magazine Team and discusses his foray into the world of mastering, his unique experience at the PALM Conference 2023, and more. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

Nx Audio completes 20 years of delivering pro audio products for the Indian pro sound industry. Read about Nx Audio's journey over the last two decades. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

Read about IRAA Jury's perspective on the bigger questions in the music industry - AI for music production, the status of mega consoles, & emerging trends in sound recording & mixing. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

PALM Expo Magazine Team talks to Ronak Runwal to explore how the newly-designed Studio D is poised to become a recording haven for the academy students. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

Naveen Deshpande, a renowned lighting designer, made heads turn through his recent collaboration with India's leading stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan, during the latter's international tour. read more


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Avantone Pro Launches Cla-10a Active Studio Monitors




Avantone Pro has announced the availability of its CLA-10A - an active studio monitor system following last year’s CLA-10 passive studio monitor and complementary CLA-200 studio reference amplifier.

The CLA-10A active monitoring system shares the same 35mm AV10-MHF high frequency silk dome-based tweeter and custom-designed 180mm AV10-MLF low-frequency driver - based on paper cone construction with pulp material that performs as closely as possible to the original by being press formed rather than die cut for tonal consistency - found in the CLA-10, as well as its cabinet construction.

The CLA-10A boasts a rear-mounted VTPC (Variable Tissue Paper Control) knob that allows users to simulate any version - from the vertical ‘m’ model to the horizontal ‘Studio’ version and everything in-between. Better still, this tone control effectively enables each user to choose the tweeter brightness that best serves their individual needs.

Avantone Pro’s designers utilized a linear power supply to deliver 200W of Class A/B output. Obviously, a heat sink is required to do so. So, it weighs more as a result.

The CLA-10A uses a monolithic integrated circuit Class A/B amplifier with wide voltage range and high current-capable output. Operating in Parallel Mode with two devices ganged together to deliver higher output power into low impedance loads makes for better thermal load performance at high power. At low power, THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) is 0.005%; at rated load it is 0.1%.

The circuit uses a mixed bipolar MOS high-voltage technology called BCDII 100/120, which avoids secondary breakdown phenomena by handling high-current output without unwieldy circuit complexity and external components.

Reprtedly, this system itself is being run at +/-40 VDC, yielding 200 watts RMS at 1kHz into 8 ohms. Obviously, rather than use an Switch Mode Power Supply with the associated noise that entails, Avantone Pro opted to take a traditional design route, remaining with a linear power supply. So, the power supply itself uses a toroidal transformer to create the classic performance of an A/B amplifier.

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