When Audience develops a product, no consideration
is given to the end price until the product is finished. Focus
is placed on developing the very best product possible; then the
price is based on cost.
Line Source Array Loudspeakers
The ClairAudient line source array is a loudspeaker
system, designed by the late Richard Smith, a co-founder of Audience,
LLC. Richard’s dream was to design a loudspeaker without
any of the usual design compromises that, in one way or the other,
limit most loudspeaker systems known today. The idea was to avoid
working around conventional loudspeaker design limitations by
designing a loudspeaker that was free of those limitations in
the first place.
ONE V2+ & 1+1
V2 + and now the 1+1
loudspeakers have no crossovers. One of the biggest problems in
loudspeakers is phase anomalies, particularly in the treble range
resulting from the use of crossovers. The cardinal sin is to compensate
for phase difference effects on the response curve by introducing
electrical compensations into the crossover circuit. Whereas this
may smooth out the response curve at the particular position of
the test microphone, the transient response is destroyed. It can
have excellent frequency response; however quite incapable of
reproducing a complex waveform with any degree of accuracy. To
make matters worse, our ears are most sensitive around the 2500
Hz frequency range where most mid/high crossovers are placed.
The ClairAudient employs multiple, identical full range drivers
that reproduce a flat frequency response from 40Hz to 22kHz. The
bottom octaves are reproduced by a separate subwoofer.
opinion of the 1+1 and The ONE.
''I have tried these speakers in many locations. I recommend
them for areas up to 15m2 for the 1+1 versions and 10m2 for the
ONE versions, or on the desk. I have used them in rooms up to
25m2 at the NWAS and Harrogate Show with a lot of success but
they need careful placement to get the best of the bass. They
disappear in the room and of course the size helps. If you are
wanting close field monitoring there are none better, but for
a personal monitor they offer the real Hi-fi person a so much
Adam Reiss a Nobel prize winner is a leader in his field of Cosmology
and works on the expandng universe. Not Hi-fi I know but it needs
a superior mind to do his work and if he chooses the Audience
1+1 V3 at his desk then the Cosmos must listen.