- No need for subwoofer
- Potent, authoritative sound
- Luxurious leather/gloss black finish
- Overpowering bass sometimes distracting
Review Price £699.00
Manufacturer: Audio Pro
What is the Audio Pro Avanto 5.0 HTS?
Subwoofers are an important part of the home cinema experience, plumbing bass depths that normal speakers can’t reach in order to make movie viewing more thrilling and visceral.
But given how big and bulky they can be, not everyone has room for one. If that’s the case, Audio Pro has the solution for you – a five-channel speaker package with subwoofers built into the front towers. That means you can enjoy movie playback with deep bass, but without the added clutter.
The system comprises a pair of FS-20 front floorstanders, a pair of S-20 bookshelf-style rears and a C-20 centre speaker, and conveniently it all comes in a single box.
Audio Pro Avanto 5.0 HTS – Design
The front speaker cabinets have a gorgeous leather-finish on the top and back, giving them an attractive texture and an air of luxury. Complementing the leather finish are swanky gloss black side panels, which also come in black ash and walnut if you prefer a more classic look. The front of each speaker is masked by a removable black cloth grille.
The cabinets are relatively short, while their curved edges give them a softness and sophistication that’s perfect for the living room – a far cry from the hard, imposing designs of many home cinema speakers. They also tilt upwards when placed on their sloping plinths.
Build quality is top-drawer, which comes as something of a surprise given their price. The cabinets are rigid and heavy, and all the speakers have sturdy gold-plated binding posts on the back.
They have 8-inch side-firing woofers fitted towards the bottom of the cabinets, which are revealed when you remove the black cloth grille plugging a porthole at the side. They’re passive woofers, which means all the power they need is provided by your amplifier. That differs from some speakers with built-in woofers like the Teufel Theater 3, which have built-in amps and require their own power supply.
This high build quality and chic styling continues on the S-20 surround speakers, which look remarkably attractive in their combination of leather and gloss black side panels. Likewise the C-20, which as protocol dictates is horizontally orientated in order to sit conveniently on a TV stand shelf.