The DM10s are introduced to replace the now discontinued ADM9RS. These have been comprehensively discussed in the Facebook Groups and on the AVI Forum for those who would like to know more.
DM10s have the same appearance and facilities as ADM9RS, but use new, and more expensive, specially designed drive units and redesigned electronics with 8th order crossover filter. These give a quite a dramatic improvement in smoothness and clarity as well as greater precision to the stereo image.
AVI started a revolution eight years ago, it has been a tremendous success for us. Our first efforts benefited primarily from being active and having less intrusive crossovers and better driver control. Now Sinar Baja who design and build our drive units have designed much better ones regardless of cost and to take advantage of the superior performance possible from active speakers.
Active 5" monitors with imaging and clarity rivaling quality headphones
The new DM5s are about the size of a loaf of bread standing on end, but the sound they produce is quite unbelievable. Stereo image is far better than most will ever have heard and clarity is comparable with better quality headphones.
Sophisticated cabinet design & state of the art drivers
Careful ventilation of the chassis and magnet structure of the bass drivers ensure absence of obtrusive resonances that can profoundly affect the quality of sound. The bass drivers are much better than even the N5 driver which was cutting edge at the time.
New Intelligent Monitoring System
Built-in AVI Intelligent Monitoring System examines the music and momentarily reduces gain to combat peaks that might cause clipping. The system also switches off the speakers if they aren't used for thirty minutes and on again when they are. Thus the owner never needs to turn them off since on standby they each consume less than ½ Watt.
Inspired by our history
Our most successful speakers ever were the Neutrons, however it is also true that ADM9s have now sold nearly as many pairs and at far greater value in less time, but for nine years nearly most of the magazines gave the Neutrons a succession of awards and many thousands of pairs sold.