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Avalon Acoustics Opus
5 Reviews
rating  4.8 of 5
MSRP  13995.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikemitchell1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Wow, i have been amazed by avalon sound
when i heard the entry level it blew away
speakers twice its price like jm labs and wilsons
but the opus is the best sound i have heard, and i am considering $50000 utopias
and wislon watt puppie 7
the most transparent and open holographic
sound, other speakers cant even show depth and height
the entire spectrum has definition and quality
build quality is phenomenal, resulting in glorious sound
i feel like i am in heaven

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob White a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
What sold me on these speakers are their bass. It is as fast as lightning but still deep and powerful. They also throw a very wide and deep sound stage. With some recordings the effect is mind bending. The build quality and woodwork are first rate.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $12500.00

Purchased At:   goodmans



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sidney Tam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I am happy with the new Avalon although it is the first pair of Avalon I ever bought. I am happy with the size, sound stage, imaging and transparent. Perhaps, I was B&W fans, from old 801 series 2, 802 series 3, to 801N, 805N..... In fact, my next room home entertainment center is fully equipped B&W. However, the size of B&W speaker is a major problem. It is very difficult to manage very good room acoustic because of the size. Avalon gave me a lot of flexibility. I can easily move the speaker by myself when I set up the equipment.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derk a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Im I the only one who own one of the best speakers around ?
Where are the reviews ? OK here is number one.
I lived a couple of years with the Avalon Eclipses. A very good but also a little difficult loudspeaker.
When I sold it i bought the OPUS without listening to it.
I was shure that the team of Avalon build the same quality as they did with the Eclipse, but with some extra's.
Well.. extra's they build in.
The Opus gives me the most musical experiens i have ever had.
No stress, extremely transparant, very dynamic (real dynamics), real bass, and lets not forget : the imaging.
When you listen to the Opus, you can get rid of your Home Theater.
It builds up a huge soundstage with everything in it.
And they did that with almost every music and also with bad recordings.
The only minor point is maybe the price.
I use the following electronics :
Mark levinson 37 CD transport > MIT AES-EBU > TACT RS2.0 (can't live without this machine anymore) > MIT AES-EBU > DCS Purcell > 2 x NBS AES-EBU > DCS Delius > vd Hull MC Gold > K&R KT6000 35 watt tube monoblocks.
The results are super.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $17000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Barton a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Easily reaches the Eidolon's characterstics and quality levels, with only possible exception of soundstage size. An absolutely phenomenal loudspeaker for the money (or for any cost at that matter!). Auditioned with Wadia 861, BAT VK 50 SE, BAT VK 500, and Cardas Golden Cross. Build quality and finsh is excellent and have never witnessed this quality in any other loudspeaker. Even though costs around $17000 woth premium finish, a bargain compared to others in price range.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000




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