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July 12, 2016

Avantgarde Acoustic 25th Anniversary Factory Tour, Part 4

Article by WL Low

From the speaker production area, we head to the first floor of the Avantgarde Acoustic factory, where the plate amps for sub woofers of all the speakers and XA series amps are made.

 

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This is office area of the amplifier section, looks like a lounge or rest area, doesn’t it?

 

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The miniature Avantgarde Horn speakers are cute as toys.

 

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And then we enter in to the dedicated work space for the XA series amps

 

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This section is where all the various types of wire harness are sorted and stored

 

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Pre QC-ed board modules ready for use

 

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A closer look at those wire harness

 

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Finished plate amps awaiting final testing

 

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And here we go in to a second section of the amplifier production area

 

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Seen here are some completed power supply modules undergoing testing

 

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An audio module undergoing testing!

 

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Seen here tested for signal integrity, using signal generator and osiloscope

 

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More testing stations

 

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An XA pre amp inner chassis with input board(right) with power supply/regulation board assembled

 

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An XA amplifier face plate control board as seen in the foreground, note volume indicator points(round semi circle on the right)

 

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More power supply sections being built

 

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Here are some XA power amp & mono block inner chassis undergoing assembly

 

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The volume pot control module being assembled here. All hand made in house of course!

 

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Now aren’t these babes pretty? Completed units of XA pre amp & power amp awaiting final testing

 

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Seen here is an XA series integrated amp coming together on all four sides

 

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Various models of XA series amps in various stages of build

 

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This is where the amps undergo final test and burn in. Every amp is burn in for 100 hours here before they go in to packaging. Seen here is the prototype test mule of the Avantgarde Zero 1

 

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A plate amp undergoing testing

 

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Armin shows off the beautifully finished remote wand of the XA series amps. very ergonomically correct design with tactile feel when in your hands too

 

And finally, to end this chapter of our Avantgarde Acoustic 25th Anniversary factory tour, we take a look at the concept and philosophies behind the XA series amplifier design, courtesy of Avantgarde Acoustic. Next, we move on the corporate demo room.

Article by WL Low