Avalon Acoustics Radian HC Floorstanding Speakers

4.5/5 (4 Reviews) MSRP : $13000.00


Product Description

1" Titanium dome tweeter, 3 1/2" Nomex/Kevlar composite cone midrange, Dual 9" Nomex/Kevlar composite cone woofers, Sensitivity 88dB (2.83V, 1M), Impedance 4 ohms nominal (3.6 ohms minimum) Frequency Response 34 Hz to 24 kHz (+/- 1.5 dB, anechoic) (In room, -3dB point ~20Hz) System Resonance Q = 0.5


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john smith a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2003

Bottom Line:   
how can sombody rated these speakers below five stars, these are the best sounding speaker in its price range. try these speakers with a tube gear, the sound is phenonmenal. if you used solid stated products you will never get a full potential out of these speakers that including spectral and mit crab

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sonsonlaglag a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these speakers for a few years now, bought them new. I was quite impressed back then, but now things have changed. I was over at a friend's house last week, he had these small Audio Physics speakers, wow, what a difference technology makes ! As much as I once loved my Avalon's, I must reluctantly admit they have been surpassed by most floor-standing speakers in the under-$ 5,000 range. They still produce some pretty amazing bass, but high frequencies and specially the shortened soundstage and imaging are compromised. I think they would be a good deal to find on the used market for around $ 2,000.00, but about that level, they lose out to smaller, more modern designs. Still, a handsome speaker if you have room for it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997



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

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Incredible soundstage. Best value for money in its price range. Beautiful design and excellent craftsmanship.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The Radian HC was the first speaker designed to go with the reference Spectral/Avalon/MIT 2C3D system. I purchased this system and the overall sound from this system was neutral, dynamic, and presented a very well defined-soundstage coupled with excellent resolution. The problem was that the low-end was not deep enough for my taste. The Radian HC had high quality bass in terms that it was distinct from recording to recording and was tight and not at all boomy. However, the bass did not present me with the visceral impact that can be achieved elsewhere. The Eidolon in comparison, makes up in the bass what the Radian HC lacks. Otherwise, the Radian HC, like the Eidolon and Artemis, is highly resolving and can project a stunning holographic presentation given the right recording. From that perspective the Radian HC is one of the finest speakers out there. Ultimately, however, if you are contemplating buying the 2C3D system, the Eidolon takes pride of place above all other speakers in terms of what it can do when paired with the Spectral and MIT components.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995




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