Gauss Greatness — Resurrected
Searching for classic Gauss Speaker Company 1970s-era speakers? Unfortunately, they’re not easy to find. Thankfully, the Avantone Pro Gauss 7 resurrects this celebrated brand, with wonderful sonic detail to boot. This top-flight active studio monitor vaunts a 7-inch, AC10-MLF-derived woofer with a familiar-looking white wood pulp/glass fiber cone, plus an AMT tweeter with a 65mm PET film folded membrane. Fire up a set of these studio monitors, and you’ll benefit from a pronounced snap, an excellent transient response, and an impressive 30Hz–22kHz frequency response. You also get incredible stereo imaging, an accurate midrange, and a super-wide sweet spot that's guaranteed to impress. The Gauss 7 includes powerful yet easy-to-use room optimization controls, ensuring that the Gauss 7 facilitates effective reference-quality monitoring in a wide range of acoustic environments.
Avantone’s white-cone woofer — with a few updates
Like Avantone’s AC10-MLF driver, the Gauss 7's 7-inch woofer boasts an attention-grabbing white cone made from wood pulp and glass fiber. This speaker’s pronounced snap and fast transient response are reminiscent of Avantone’s CLA-10, but with an extra dose of low end. The woofer’s motor structure vaunts low-carbon 1008 steel construction, which facilitates max-level magnetic flux density between the pole piece and top plate. What’s more, a Japanese-designed, unidirectional styrene-butadiene rubber surround optimizes the woofer’s excursion and power. This speaker also includes a rear-firing bass port for a tight, punchy low-end response down to 30Hz.
AMT tweeter yields high-fidelity, reference-quality sound
Thanks to its high-fidelity GAU-AMT tweeter, the Avantone Pro Gauss 7 yields incredible detail, with incredible stereo imaging. This Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter produces a small vertical throw that minimizes unwanted room reflections. Beyond that, the tweeter’s 65mm polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film folded membrane ensures a transient response that’s second to none, courtesy of its low resonant-frequency qualities and low crossover point. You'll also benefit from exceptional high-frequency extension up to 22kHz. The engineers here at Sweetwater have found the Gauss 7 to be an honest-sounding speaker with zero hyped frequencies — it’s an excellent reference monitor.