Welcome to the power of choice. 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.
By utilizing two powerful 12 inch drivers, the dynamic headroom of the bass has been practically doubled, compared to previous Duo versions. The engine to push the twin drivers is the massive XD-1000 power block. This active module incorporates a 1000 watt Class-D amplifier with a plentiful power output, giving an impression of effortlessness, a sense that endless reserves of power remain.
Great speakers must handle superbly. They should respond quickly and predictably to the music signal; they should be nimble and agile. Achieving full control to overcome the inertia of the driver mass, that is the starting point for such agility. And that´s where the XD-1000 power block takes full responsibility, taking advantage of Avantgarde´s newly developed DSP based control circuits, which prevent signal deviations, ensuring that the bass response is clean, profound and dynamic.
At Avantgarde Acoustic™, this precise control is very much in the foreground of the listening experience. It is particularly appreciated during day to day listening where the system develops its full bass extension. This translates to an immediate sensation of power and richness even when idling at low volumes – a landmark characteristic of every Avantgarde.
The major new feature of the XD series becomes manifest in the completely new control panel, featuring a display and an elaborate 3-button operation that not only facilitates easy and precise adjustments of basic functions, but also accesses new advanced functions. Among them a 10 band parametric equalizer, which adjusts the bass range precisely to room acoustic requirements. And all these possibilities are even operable by a free software from PC/Windows or Mac OS computer systems.
The Duo XD – with its significantly bigger subwoofer module – melds the smoothness and finesse of previous Duo models with the dynamic, effortlessness and power of the twin 12 inch driver engine. It is fluent and composed, capable of delivering both, refined immersion into classical sounds and thrillingly dynamic rock and roll. A superspeaker for an exquisite and mindblowing music experience.
|Frequency range||Satellite||170 – 20,000 Hz|
|Subwoofer||18 – 350 Hz|
|Power Handling||100 Watt|
|Efficiency (1Watt/1m)||> 107 dB|
|Crossover Frequencies||170/2,000 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||18 Ohm|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||> 10 Watt|
|Recommended Room Size||> 20 sqm|
|CDC (Contr. Dispersion Characteristic)||Yes|
|CPC Crossover (patent pend.)||Yes|
|Horn Type||Spherical Horn|
|Horn Material||ABS Inj. Molding|
|Horn Dispersion Angle||180 Degrees|
|Horn Area||Low-Mid Range||n/a|
|Mid Range||0.353 sqm|
|High Range||0.025 sqm|
|Horn Diameter||Low-Mid Range||n/a|
|Mid Range||670 mm|
|High Range||180 mm|
|Horn Length||Low-Mid Range||n/a|
|Mid Range||370 mm|
|High Range||85 mm|
|Mid Range||170 mm|
|High Range||25 mm|
|Magnet Material||Low-Mid Range||n/a|
|Amplifier Power (RMS)||1000 Watt|
|Operation By Software (USB & LAN)||PC and Mac|
|Switch Mode Power Supply||Yes|
|10 Band Equalizer||Yes / DSP|
|Active Crossover||Variable, 20 – 500 Hz|
|Subsonic Filter, adjusted in 1 Hz Steps||Yes / >20 Hz|
|12V Remote Trigger Switching||Yes|
|Driver Diameter||300 mm|
|Drivers per Bass Module||2|
|Height (+/- 15 mm)||1,695 mm|
|Weight||Satellite (p/piece)||95 kg|