Perfection comes from making complex things look simple and effortless. Does the semi-active ZERO TA reflect the many challenges that the Avantgarde Acoustic engineers needed to master? No, and that's a good thing! Because the globally awarded cabinet design of the ZERO product line simply is: perfect. And so it was never put to question that they would take every effort necessary to create just one thought, when listening to the ZERO TA: perfect.
"Although looking on paper virtually identical to the original Zero XD, the Zero – TA started with an almost entirely blank slate, and as a consequence there are important differences in nearly every aspect of the later loudspeaker. Obviously, replacing wired and wireless digital links with a pair of speaker terminals demands a radical rethink of how the system works, in particular the way the its active bass section and DSP interact with the horn-loaded mid and top.
Were I not doing the reviewing thing on a daily basis, I’d happily buy a pair of Avantgarde Acoustics Zero – TA and enjoy them for the longest time. I will be suggesting them heavily to anyone who asks, too – in original or new Teil Aktiv form. Strongly recommended!"