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Saga Signature

Avalon Acoustics Saga

SAGA represents the synthesis of multi-year research into low noise circuitry, developed during the TESSERACT design project, and the high-resolution pinpoint focus of Isis. Avalon Acoustics’ in-depth research over a period of four years has produced a range of advancements in each aspect of loudspeaker performance. Proprietary conductors and magnetic technologies, as well as new techniques in cabinet construction, have been combined with the implementation of an all neodymium full-range driver array.

A new family of all-pass phase networks confers empirical improvements in all aspects of energy transfer and transient speed. The noise floor is lower, the transient response faster, and the storage of stray energy is less than ever before. Most importantly, the octave to octave energy balance is equivalent throughout the extended bandwidth envelope, developed without compression and yet critically damped, thus delivering a dynamic and spatial presentation that is absolutely faithful to the recording.

The result is a large dynamic system that behaves like a small monitor, revealing the most subtle details of space against black backgrounds within an envelope of explosive sound pressure contrasts. Modest impedance characteristics make macro dynamic distinctions possible with even low output voltage source amplifiers.

Avalon Acoustics Saga
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Saga Signature

SAGA represents the synthesis of multi-year research into low noise circuitry, developed during the TESSERACT design project, and the high-resolution pinpoint focus of Isis. Avalon Acoustics’ in-depth research over a period of four years has produced a range of advancements in each aspect of loudspeaker performance. Proprietary conductors and magnetic technologies, as well as new techniques in cabinet construction, have been combined with the implementation of an all neodymium full-range driver array.

A new family of all-pass phase networks confers empirical improvements in all aspects of energy transfer and transient speed. The noise floor is lower, the transient response faster, and the storage of stray energy is less than ever before. Most importantly, the octave to octave energy balance is equivalent throughout the extended bandwidth envelope, developed without compression and yet critically damped, thus delivering a dynamic and spatial presentation that is absolutely faithful to the recording.

The result is a large dynamic system that behaves like a small monitor, revealing the most subtle details of space against black backgrounds within an envelope of explosive sound pressure contrasts. Modest impedance characteristics make macro dynamic distinctions possible with even low output voltage source amplifiers.


FEATURES

  • Advanced light weight driver diaphragm materials minimise energy storage and time-domain distortion.
  • Each driver individually tested and matched for optimum performance.
  • Full array neodymium magnetic structures.
  • Smooth, wide polar response for superlative imaging capabilities.
  • Exceptionally flat impedance characteristics, damped and purely resistive, for ideal interface with any amplifier.
  • Crossover circuitry is hard-wired with surface-only conductors, eliminating deleterious sonic effects of printed-circuit boards.
  • Proprietary all-phase crossover topologies.
  • 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.
  • Three dimensional staging through meticulous 2pi-4pi baffle shaping.
  • Purely pistonic driver behaviour. No diaphragm break-up modes within 70db of signal.
  • Acoustically inert wave launch platform.

SPECIFICATION

Driver complement1″ Concave Carbon/Glass Neodymium Tweeter
7″ Concave radial magnetic Ceramic Midrange
2 x 13″ Nomex Kevlar Generation II Composite Woofers
All drivers utilize proprietary neodymium magnetic technologies.
Sensitivity92 dB
Impedance4Ω nominal (3.8Ω minimum)
Frequency response20Hz to 45 kHz
Recommended amplifier power25 to 500 watts
Wiring methodsDual binding post
Dimensions68″ high
14.5″ wide
17″ deep
Weight118 kg each

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