CLA-10A Limited Edition

Limited-Edition Active Classic Reference Studio Monitor System

US PRICE: $999 (Pair)

The “White Cone” has Returned - Again!

Avantone Pro, in conjunction with the legendary mixer Chris Lord-Alge, designed the most faithful reproduction of the world’s most iconic studio monitor in the CLA-10 and CLA-10A, and ever since the world has been able to mix on the monitors that defined “the sound of hits.” A tremendous amount of design work and exacting detail made the “white cone” monitors available to everyone! 

So, how do you improve on perfection without altering the classic sound one expects from the “white cone?” By changing the finish, of course! 

The CLA-10A Limited Edition delivers the classic white-cone reference tone in a stunning North American black walnut veneer that has a look as classic as its sound. And unlike yesteryear’s studio reference classic, the CLA-10A Limited Edition is an active loudspeaker; no independent power amp required.

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The Original Drivers for the Original Sound.

Since the “white cone” studio monitor was discontinued, the supply of aftermarket components have become more and more expensive and less and less available. Avantone Pro has created a near exact recreation of the original drivers. Using their global resources and decade of experience in driver construction, they have reproduced the components faithfully, updating the materials to comply with modern environmental requirements.

The AV10-MHF tweeter dome went through a difficult engineering process to get the exact phenolic resin doping to match the original performance curve. The AV10-MLF woofer uses custom-tooled mechanical parts that mirror the original. We worked closely with one of the original vendors of the original cone to get the exact same stiffness and weight, but upgraded the production process to create machine-pressed cones. Because of this, the CLA-10 marks the first time that a white cone-style speaker has been made available in sonically matched pairs! 

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Versatile Voicing and Old-School Power

One of the most common questions asked about the CLA-10As is which version of the originals are they based on, and the answer is: all of them! The CLA-10As have a “VTPC” knob (Variable Tissue Paper Control) allowing you to simulate the high-frequency dampening trick used on the original speakers—covering the tweeters with tissue paper. This VTPC allows you to simulate anything from the Vertical “m” model to the horizontal “Studio” model and everything in between. No more debate over the best tissue paper to use — VTPC has you covered — and you’ll save money on tissue paper in the long run. 

Avantone Pro decided to stay traditional with a linear power supply implementing a massive, old-school toroidal transformer in order to maintain the legacy sound. The CLA-10A uses a monolithic Class AB amplifier. At low power, THD is a phenomenal 0.005%; at rated load it is 0.1%, yielding excellent performance compared to class D amps. The system yields a rock solid 200W RMS. 

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We’ve worked tirelessly to bring this classic monitor system back to the world — but it took more than just recreating a single speaker. A tremendous amount of attention has been put into every detail: matching the original MDF and wood veneer for the cabinet, matching the original winding dimensions/value/dc resistance of the inductors, profiling the most popular amplifier pairings of the original, just to name a few things. All of this development has culminated into a slew of monitor solutions.

The CLA-10 Active, CLA-10 Passive, and CLA-10A Limited Edition: the iconic “white cone” monitors, in both passive and active configurations.

The CLA-100, CLA-200, and CLA-400: reference amplifiers with the perfect voicing to compliment the CLA-10 and original “white cones”

AV10 MHF, AV10 MHF Aged, and AV10 MLF: the classic “white cone” drivers — now available for the first time in decades as direct replacements for the original.

AV10 MXO: replacement crossover for original Yamaha™ NS10M™ studio monitors.

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  • Powered re-creation of The classic “white cone” studio monitor in a limited edition North American black walnut bark veneer 

  • Onboard 200W Class AB amplification

  • Meticulously matched to the performance and components of the passive original

  • Exposes every shortcoming of your mix

  • Exact frequency voicing ensures a mix that translates across all speakers

  • Higher-grade components ensure a longer lifespan


  • System Type: Active Full-Range Two-Way Stereo Pair

  • System Frequency Response: 60 Hz-20,000 Hz (Accessible Musical Range)

  • Components

  • Low Frequency: AV10-MLF 18 Cm Cone, 

  • High Frequency: AV10-MHF 3.5Cm Soft Dome

  • Cabinet: 10.4 Liter Sealed Design, 18mm MDF With Real Wood Veneer

  • Cabinet Dimensions: 381.5 mm X 215 mm X 197.5 mm (15” X 8 ½” X 7- ¾ ”)

  • Weight: 8.2 Kg / 18 Lbs (Each)

  • Shipping Weight: 18.5 Kg / 40.5 Lbs

  • SPL: 104 dB

  • Peak Musical Output: 110 dB (Music Program Material)

  • Amplifier: 200 W Class AB Linear Supply

  • THD: 0.05% At 1 Khz, 1 W

  • Balanced Inputs: Combination XLR and 1/4" TRS jack

  • Unbalanced Input: RCA Phono Jack

  • Volume: +0 dB, -120 dB

  • VTPC: Variable Tissue Paper Control Fc 1.8 Khz +6 dB, -20 dB.

  • Power: On/off Switch

  • Ground Lift Switch

  • Power: 115 Vac/230 Vac Selectable

  • Power Consumption

    • Standby: 3 W 

    • Full Output: 250 W