When Avantone began development of the Abbey loudspeaker system, it was an extension of the renowned Avantone MixCube concept. To provide users with a loudspeaker system that would provide tonal excellence, accuracy and value for their money. As this project evolved, they kept increasing the volume of the enclosure, improving the driver complement and generally building a studio monitor worthy of any major name brand. By taking a no compromises approach, they eventually had that "ah ha" moment when all of the technology, components and tweaks fell into line. Avantone believe that this is a truly enjoyable system, which will give you a sound reproduction tool capable of performing under the most exacting conditions.

The Avantone Abbey Studio Reference Monitors are designed to be dynamic, high SPL, high resolution, full-range active reference monitors. They included precise, no-compromise drivers in a reasonably compact format to complement modern production environments. Ideally, these can be used in all phases of production from tracking, through mastering, and post production playback.

The secondary engineering goal was to create a seamless transition through all bands to provide a full range design that has real power, excellent transient response, and abnormally broad spectral performance at any output level.

You will notice a distinct lack of adjustments available on the back of these units. Avantone feel they have designed a system so excellent that it will not require adjustment when used in appropriate environments.

It is important to make mixing judgments based partially on listening to reference monitors that will not impart tonal anomalies caused by pushing components beyond their useful range in two way systems. Further, you can never have enough power. Particular attention is always paid to the critical mid-range vocal/guitar/keyboard areas. This is where having a full-range monitor with crossover points set above and below the critical listening frequencies is truly revealing.

Years of R&D, comparative listening & refinement went into the voicing of the Avantone Abbey. The result is a very smooth, full range upgrade from almost any two-way system.

Listening tests reveal that the Abbey’s have a smooth midrange; accurate, transparent top end response; extended bass, while providing the depth and clarity that any studio demands. The Avantone Abbey provides the same level of dynamic performance and clarity at the low levels used in daily production environments, as well as the high output levels for playback.

Main Features

  • 3-Way studio monitor
  • Custom designed Air Motion Transformer (94dB@1W)
  • Custom full range driver for midrange
  • Two Custom 6.5 inch subwoofers
  • Crossover:  24dB per Octave Linkwitz-Riley set at 120Hz and 2500Hz
  • Internal SMPS power supply, 100-240VAC

Physical Properties

Bass reflex design / 18mm MDF / with polyester acoustical stuffing
16 kgs
270mm x360mm x 385mm (inc heat sink)


3 Way Active
2 x 6.5" Cast Aluminium Frame / Paper Cone, 34mm voice coil
5.25 Cast Aluminium Frame / Paper Cone, 25mm voice coil
3640 mm air motion transformer


Convection / Heat Sink-Aluminum Fins
Amplifier LF::
200 watts RMS, Class HD
Amplifier MF::
100 watts RMS, Class HD
Amplifier HF::
100 watts RMS, Class HD


0dBu (.775VRMS) input at maximum volume (+6dB) = 104dB SPL
S/N Ratio::
S/N -113 dB "A" Weighted; THD+N=<0.2%@100W into 4 ohms.
Frequency Response::
35Hz-38,000Hz (Accessible musical range)
Maximum SPL::
106dB @ 1 meter (pink noise); 108dB at 1 meter @1%THD (1kHz)


XLR and TRS combi socket +4 dB balanced, -10 dB unbalanced

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