Affordable Avalons

Every CES has its impressive, cost-no-object audio systems, but one of the better sounds I heard at the Show, in terms of superb vocal articulation and an excellent overall balance, came fron a relatively affordable system in the Avalon suite in the Aladdin Hotel. Based on the Colorado company's new NP2.0 two-way towers ($1995/pair), which feature two Kevlar-cone woofers and Avalon's proprietary composite-dome tweeter, driven by an Ayre Acoustics AX7 integrated amp and a Cary CD306 player, the system showed that you don't have to drop megabux on a system to get musically satisfying sound.

SPY's picture

Thanks, John! I feel like you heard my plea asking to see some more reasonbly priced stuff from the show.

Anthon's picture

Anybody know how they compare to the old NP speakers?

John's picture

Anthon, The New NP Evolutions are really in another class. They are different in every way, better in every way.

Tristan's picture

Hi John ... Thx for the noise on this speaker which I am considering. I will soon be replacing my ProAc Tablette 50's on 28" heavily weighted stands, using Cary CD306SACD,McIntosh MA6900,McMR85 Tuner, all on heavily weighted stands/shelving good isolation, with Audience Au24 cabling thoughout. Room is about 20ft w x 15+ d x 10ft h, listen to mostly [Classic-Jazz/Blues & Soul/R&B/ World Music & Classical & the old classic rock n Roll hahaha. Love the ProAc's, I am considering these[but can't listen to them easily[& not in my set up], my question is do you think these would step in where my ProAc's leave off & add what I am craving/missing... more of everything esp. bottom end & mid? Very few really detailed reviews/will you be doing one? I really would appreciate any/all input you could forward my way regarding these speakers & my system setup in my environmet. Thx in advance, looking forward to your insight. Regards. Tristan

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