Avantone Pro Mix Tower 6.5" 3-way Powered Monitors - Black

3-way Active Studio Monitors, Tri-amp Design, with MixCube MF Driver and Custom LF/HF Drivers - Black (Pair)
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Avantone Pro Mix Tower 6.5
Avantone Pro Mix Tower 6.5
$1,399.00 (pair)
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Avantone Pro Mix Tower 6.5" 3-way Powered Monitors - Black
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$1,399.00 (pair)

Two Modes to Help Your Mixes Translate

There's no need for a second set of "grot box" speakers when you're monitoring with the Avantone Audio Mix Tower active studio monitors. The three-way speaker design serves up transparent, wide-ranging audio with exceptional dynamic range. But step on the included footswitch to engage MixCube mode, and you hear the sound of Avantone's famous 5.25" MixCube speaker driver for a real-world small-speaker reference. If you want to make sure your mixes translate well to small-speaker playback systems, get the Avantone Audio Mix Tower studio monitors.

Avantone Audio Mix Tower Active Studio Monitors at a Glance:
  • MixCube midrange driver provides a sonic reality check
  • Stellar full-range sound
  • Serious power for exceptionally dynamic sound
MixCube midrange driver provides a sonic reality check

For years, many engineers at Sweetwater have turned to Avantone's MixCube speakers to reference what playback will sound like on smaller speaker systems. The Avantone Mix Tower sports the exact same MixCube design for its midrange driver, and you can switch between full-range performance and MixCube mode just by stepping on the included footswitch. If your mix sounds good in MixCube mode too, it should sound good on just about any playback system.

Stellar full-range sound

When not in MixCube mode, the Avantone Mix Tower monitors serve up transparent sound across an impressively wide range. You'll feel the power of bass and the sense the sparkle of higher frequencies, without the sound becoming harsh or fatiguing. The drivers are crossed over at 120Hz and at 8kHz.

Serious power for exceptionally dynamic sound

In the Mix Tower's full-range mode, you'll enjoy wide-ranging response and incredibly dynamic sound. The true three-way design drives the woofer with an ample 200 watts, with 100 watts each to the mid- and high-frequency drivers. Sure the Mix Tower monitors can get loud, but they're also amazingly detailed and three-dimensional at lower volume levels. The exceptional transient detail also helps you shape your stereo field, and lets you achieve more precise dynamics control.

Avantone Audio Mix Tower Active Studio Monitors Features:
  • Active 3-way studio monitors
  • Built-in MixCube driver for small-speaker reference
  • Powerful amplification serves up dynamic, detailed sound with excellent transient detail
  • Use the footswitch (included) to switch between full-range and MixCube listening modes
  • External power supply for low-noise performance
Make sure your mixes translate, with the Avantone Audio Mix Tower!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Monitor Buying Guide
Sweetwater's Avantone Audio Mix Tower Studio Monitor Overview

Tech Specs

Powered Yes
LF Driver Size 5.25" (Low), 5.25" (Mid)
HF Driver Type Air Motion Transformer
LF Driver Power Amp 200W (Low), 100W (Mid)
HF Driver Power Amp 100W (RMS)
Total Power 400W
Frequency Range 45Hz-38kHz
Crossover Frequency 120Hz, 8000Hz
Maximum Peak SPL 108 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR/TRS Combo
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 18.75"
Width 7.5"
Depth 10"
Weight 23.3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MT-B

Customer Reviews

2.5/5
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2.5/5

Sounds good, good functionality, but....

I purchased these for the "mix cube" feature, but use them as my nearfields. They come with a footswitch that allows you to run back and forth between mix cube mode (which is limited and intended to focus on the midrange) and a more hi fi mode that uses crossovers. After emailing Craig at Avantone a few times, I learned that the higher crossover has actually been moved down from 8k to 2.4k. The smaller mix cubes came recommended in "Mixing for the Small Studio" by Mike Senior, but I opted for these for the extra functionality. Functionally, they do what they're supposed to. Craig even sent me a crossover graph that I requested. Unfortunately, Sweetwater doesn't have some of the information that one should look at when purchasing studio monitors - frequency response graphs and waterfall plots showing decay times throughout the spectrum. The issue when buying ported speakers is that they have extended the frequency response lower than what it would have been without the port, but that also creates acoustic issues where your bass frequencies can artificially ring on in time and make accurate mixing difficult at the lower end. It's an issue to be expected with ported speakers so buyer beware. It's difficult to find a "good" set of monitors without going significantly above this price range, though. I've emailed Craig Devin several times asking for graphs of this information, and although he was polite the first few times and said he was working on it, has ceased contact and won't respond to me emails, hence the poor review. That's not the level of support I would expect after purchasing a $1299 set of monitors - especially since monitors are usually tested in anechoic chambers and manufacturers usually have this information available BEFORE they are made available for sale. All in all, they MIGHT be a very good set of monitors for the money, but it's difficult to make a judgment without actually looking at some test data to say one way or the other. I'm not dissatisfied with Sweetwater at all. Avantone could be better.
Music background: Guitarist, Vocal, Production
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