The AVANTONE MixCubes™ are shielded, full-range studio mini-reference monitors.
Their design is inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes™ used in virtually all-major studios for the last 25 years.
To build a full range, rugged, mini-reference monitor to replace the older, aging, 5C Sound CubesÔ that are still in use worldwide, while offering an improved, more linear frequency response.
A full year was spent studying all versions & revisions of the famous little 5C Sound CubesÔ. Research revealed that there were several driver versions released over the years with widely varying frequency response characteristics.
We chose the smoothest, most linear, full-range version of those 5C models to use as our testing benchmark.
Next we analyzed their response characteristics in an anechoic chamber and proceeded to implement design upgrades. Realizing the importance of replacing a respected “industry-standard reference monitor” we began by replicating its basic size, function and sonic character.
•5.25" Shielded Passive Full range 8 ohm drivers
•6 1/2" Cube Cabinet with multiple coats of Butter-Cream High Gloss lacquer finish
•Precision-milled high-rigidity MDF Cabinet sides & Baffle for low resonance
•Radiused corners & edges reduce edge diffraction for better imaging
•Custom Paper Cone is crafted using New Zealand pulp with mica fibers added for light weight & rigidity
•Cloth surround made in Japan to uniform thickness tolerances
•Top Plate and T-Yoke of driver are made of Sumitomo 1008 low carbon steel
•The 43oz. low distortion motor structure magnets are Y- 40 GRADE (MIL-SPEC)
•High-Rigidity DIE CAST Aluminum frame with polished mounting bezel
•Nickel Plated "high-end" binding posts (properly spaced for dual banana plugs)
•Anodized milled Aluminum Terminal Plate
•1/4" soft Neoprene Pad is recessed into the cabinet base to serve as a non-skid acoustic isolator
•Standard size (5/8"- 27 threading) female microphone stand mount is built into the cabinet base