The Avid Model 105 loudspeaker is the new reference standard for the critically acclaimed Avid "Series 100" line of loudspeakers. The result of extensive research, the Avid Model 105 is unquestionably the finest speaker we have maade.
Uniform distribution of sound at all frequencies
Superior transient response characteristics
Exceptionally low distortion bass, even at high power levels
Broad, linear frequency response
"No compromise" reference monitor performance
All loudspeaker design involve trade offs between low frequency response efficiency and cabinet size Avid's engineers selected a floor standing, air suspension design to achieve the exceptionally low bass response, accurate reproduction and power handling capability expected in a "no compromise" reference standard monitor. The Model 105's large cabinet volume (2,3 cu. ft.) permits a flat response to 30 Hz while maintaining sufficient efficiency for use with 25 watt RMS to 200 watt RMS amplifiers.
The model 105 is a 3-way design employing five perfectly matched drivers carefully integrated by a sophisticated coil-capacitor dividing network. Several exceptional "state-of-the-art" design features are used in the Model 105 which deserve highlighting.
The Model 105 employs a specially engineered 12' woofer with exceptional linearity and a long-throw (11/16"excursion) voice coil to achieve low distortion bass
The Model 105's optimallysized 3" mid-range driver utilizes a new basketless construction which eliminates interior wave reflections that occur from the basket frame. such reflections cause irregularities in frequency response and degrade transient characteristics in conventional designs. Midrange frequencies in conventional design. Midrange frequencies are incredibly smooth and accurately reproduced with this advanced design.
High Frequency Driver Array
In addition to the superb 1" dome tweeter radiating forward, two auxiliary tweeters are employed to provide full 180 degree dispersion of high frequencies. The auxiliary tweeters are fired directly to the side rather than "angled off" to minimize interference effects with the front facing tweeter - a common problem that causes a peaky high end response on many multiple tweeter systems.
Zero Distortion Dividing Network
Drivers are perfectly integrated by an Avid-engineered dividing network utilizing only linear, zero distortion components such as air core coils.
The performance date below attest to the superb accuracy, smooth response and low distortion achieved by this system, but still fail to adequately portray the Model 105's incredibile openness and transparency which must be heard to be appreciated.
Frequency Response: is exceptionally flat, both on and off-axis, over the entire listening range from 30 Hz to beyond 18 kHz.
Low Frequency Distortion: we know of no other loudspeaker system with the Model 105's low distortion bass performance. There is less than 4% distortion at 40 Hz with an incredible 50 watts input.
Tone Bursts: are one of the best indicators of transient response: the ability of a speaker to accurately follow rapidly changing musical waveforms Note how well the Model 105 followes the 8-cycle input signal with minmum "hangover" and "blurring". These are exceptional toneburst responses, especially in the critical mid-range area.
Impedance: 8Ω nominal, 6Ω minimum
Power Handling Capacity: 200 watts RMS (program material with fuse overload protection)
Minimum Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 watts RMS
Frequency Range: 30 Hz to 18 kHz ±2.5 dB
Woofer: 12" high compliance w/butyl surround, 11/16" peak-to-peak excursion, 2½ lb. ceramic magnet; 2" 4-layer voice coil
Mid-Range: 3" air suspension cone with 1" high temperature voice coil, half-roll surround
Primary High-Frequency: 1" high velocity plastic dome with 1" low-mass voice coil
Auxiliary High-Frequency Drivers: Two side-firing , 1⅜" wide dispersion cone tweeters
Crossover Network: coil/capacitor; 5 air core coils, 5 capacitors, 9 wire-wound resistors.
Low-Mid Crossover: 500 Hz
Mid_High Crossover: 4000 Hz
Auxiliary H-F Crossover: 9 kHz
Balance Controls: Two front-mounted, switch type constant impedance L-pad attenuators for mid- and high-frequencies, precalibrated flat, +2 dB, -2 dB.
Cabinet Size (W x H x D): 20⅛" x 26¼" x 15"
Cabinet Finish: Hand rubbed walnut veneer over high density (45 lb) particle board
Grille Assembly: Acoustically integrated with system to minimize cavity resonances and diffraction effects: dark brown grille
System Weight: 75 lbs