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"A Beautifully Engineered Product"
Mordaunt-Short's Aviano 1 offers an elegant, contemporary take on the classic bookshelf speaker. It is simple on the outside, and clever inside, thanks to the British speaker company's brilliant design. The Aviano 1 is big enough to deliver a full musical range, but it fits comfortably on any bookshelf and most bookshelf speaker stands.
"The Mordaunt-Short Aviano is a beautifully engineered product," reports Mark Fleischmann in an April 2010 review for HomeTheater.com.
"These speakers distinguish themselves from the pack in that someone with a good ear must have developed them."
"The uptempo nature of Ellie Goulding's Guns and Horses plays right into their hands, and they waste absolutely no time getting into the swing of the song to show off an excellent sense of rhythm and timing," notes England's What Hi-fi? magazine.
Contemporary touches include the curved front profile and smart aluminum drivers. These are backed up inside with top-quality componentry, hand chosen and tailored by Mordaunt-Short's London design team.
Aluminum Cone Midwoofer
The Aviano 1's 5.25" midwoofer uses a CPCTM aluminum cone, which ensures highly predictable driver performance with controlled piston-like movement at lower frequencies and minimal distortion at higher frequencies. Lightweight aluminum is chosen for faithful dynamics.
Exclusive V-Form technology incorporates an innovative driver cone connection to help maintain driver rigidity and results in a bigger, purer soundstage. Varied surround thickness aids pistonic operation and gives genuine timing improvements. The high flux density, self-shielding neodymium magnet assemblies offer improved sensitivity and better dynamics than conventional. Powerful Y30 magnets further enhance Avianoís woofer.
Advanced Tweeter Design
Mordaunt-Shortís 20-year expertise in aluminum dome tweeter technology now features a computer-modeled housing for improved dispersion characteristics. The 1" tweeter utilizes a high temperature voice coil with liquid cooling and damping for controlled high frequency performance and amazing detail.
A purist crossover design is isolation-mounted to minimize distortion. It features premium grade components including high saturation inductors, DVPC (Dual Value Parallel Capacitors) and oversized resistors to optimal signal transfer.
The Aviano 1's new cabinet and driver bracing design provide ultimate rigidity and support. Internal high-density wadding provides critical damping of standing waves. The curved front baffle improves rigidity and dispersion. Rear porting improves bass characteristics. Sculpted bullet terminals facilitate easy connection using banana plugs, spade terminals, or bare cable.