Avantgarde Acoustic Uno Fino Loudspeakers test review

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Avantgarde Acoustic Uno Fino Hornspeakers

Review By Wojtek Pacuła

"The perfect Avantgarde for smaller environments" – and everything should be clear. The quoted heading from the company's brochure describes the basic facts about the newest speaker design from this German manufacturer. We learn that it is a scaled down version of the smallest, apart from the Solo, Uno Duo speakers from Avantgarde Acoustic. Featuring a smaller midrange driver horn, smaller woofers, and enclosed in a neat, compact cabinet. Why go to all this trouble when it is commonly known that the larger they are the better the sound, at least in theory? The answer to this lies in the location of the speakers premiere – Taiwan. Holger Fromme, head of the company, made it clear: the Uno Fino had been prepared with smaller listening spaces in mind than ever before, such as those found in Asia. We are talking about 20 to 35 square meters (the manufacturer suggests as low as 16 square meters, but that’s really extreme). It just so happens that this holds true not only in Asia but most countries in Europe – my own living room is 35 sq. meters. The speakers thus seem to have found the right place.

When the distributor representatives unpacked them in my apartment, what met my eyes were neat, really small – not just Avantgarde-small – speakers. The midrange driver 20" (500 mm) horn is the widest component. It is, however, recessed quite deeply into the cabinet, so it does not dominate the room. Speaking of which, the cabinets. Speakers from this German manufacturer have been associated with proprietary designs, where the entire speaker system is placed on a base frame supporting horn speakers and a subwoofer. The Picco speakers, however, introduced an alternative, more "home interior-friendly" design. While horns remain its distinguishing feature, they are mounted in a classic-looking cabinet. Although a seemingly misguided combination, in practice it works very well. Knowing, therefore, that the Fino is a smaller version of the Duo, we might have expected only minor changes. As it turns out, it is actually a completely new design. It seemed fitting to ask the head of the company, Mr. Holger Fromme, for a brief introduction.

A few words... Holger Fromme, CEO

The main concept of the Uno Fino is to make a Uno System with a …..

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