INFORMATION

Inspired by the rhythmic time signature patterns of flamenco music, our COMPÁS illuminates the fundamental structural elements of metre and impulse in all musical genres. Primarily characterized by its dynamic and percussive rhythms, the COMPÁS delivers a disciplined performance with high transient speed and clarity of image definition. This constant Q design generates critically damped driver resonances from octave to octave throughout the audio spectrum. With a Q of 0.5 ringing and transient smearing is eliminated.

Control networks within the crossover designed specifically to target resolution and ambience retrieval under high current conditions are the heart of COMPÁS. Its unique ceramic/honeycomb woofers deliver an authoritative low frequency response with unsurpassed transient accuracy, carefully blending with the highs for a "true to source" sound reproduction. Proprietary low jitter circuitry clarifies image boundaries to a high-resolution standard suitable for professional monitoring where microphone placement and phasing are critical. Utilization of the same diaphragm materials throughout the array adds to the continuity of harmonic structure in a crisp, seamless musical presentation devoid of stored energy; its rock solid imaging presented with a palpable density through accurate and colorful harmonic structures.

Music is the passion in our blood and the muse of our intellect.
DESIGNED BY NEIL PATEL FOR AVALON ACOUSTICS

Features

  • Advanced ultra-light weight ceramic/honeycomb driver diaphragm materials minimize energy storage and time-domain distortion

  • Stored energy elimination (SEE) technology produces clear stable imaging and black backgrounds even under heavy SPL demands

  • Purely pistonic wavefront generation with smooth open lobing characteristics

  • Custom designed ultra-high magnetic flux density drivers for unsurpassed transient speed; each individually tested and matched for optimum performance

  • Smooth, wide polar response without confluence node behavior for superlative multi-channel blending and imaging capabilities

  • Non-reactive, fully damped impedance characteristic allows for ideal interface with any amplifier

  • Crossover circuitry is hard-wired with surface-only conductors, eliminating deleterious sonic effects of printed-circuit boards

  • Proprietary jitter reduction circuitry for unsurpassed image definition and stability

  • Careful crossover control of all magnetic field interaction

  • Proprietary magnetics technology increases energy transfer and reduces noise floor

  • Constrained-mode damping system absorbs cabinet vibrations

  • Unique cabinet form and structure provides equivalent three dimensional polar response

  • Acoustically-engineered grille assembly decreases edge diffraction effects

Specifications

Driver Complement:
(1) 1” Inverted Dome Black Diamond Diaphragm Tweeter
(1) 4.5" Concave Ceramic Midrange
(2) 9.5” Ceramic/Honeycomb Woofers

Sensitivity:
91 dB @ rated impedance

Impedance:
4 Ohms Nominal

Frequency Response:
27Hz to 50kHz

Recommended Amplifier Power:
50 to 500 Watts

Wiring Methods:
Two Position Binding Post

Dimensions:
46" (117 cm) High
11" (28 cm) Wide
17” (43 cm) Deep

Weight:
160 pounds (72 kg) each