2019 TAS Editors’ Choice Awards for The ONE V3 and 1+1 V3



1+1 V3

$2960
Don’t let the 1+1 V3’s nearly identical appearance to the 1+1 V2+ ($1800) fool you; this newly upgraded version is a huge leap over its already superlative predecessor. The V3 employs a significantly redesigned version of Audience’s full-range driver, top-level Au24SX internal wiring, retuned passive radiators, and custom tellurium solderless binding posts. The result is far more resolution and detail (particularly in the treble), superior transparency, wider dynamic expression, and even greater midrange purity. The 1+1 V3’s midrange clarity, just one of the virtues of a crossover-less single-driver speaker, is on a par with that of many speakers costing twenty times the V2+’s price. The state of the art for desktop listening, and a terrific choice as a main speaker in smaller rooms.

The ONE V3

$1695
The One, as you might infer from its name, is a single full-range driver shoehorned into a small box. The driver itself is the same unit, the A3A, that Audience uses in its flagship $72,000 16+16 speaker. According to Audience, the A3A has exceptionally flat response, claimed to be +/-3dB from 40Hz to 22kHz. Be that as it may, properly set-up The One is the second-best desktop speaker reviewer Steven Stone has heard (after the Audience 1+1).

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June ’19

 

Testimonial on The ONEs, May 2019

John, a note to express my satisfaction after a few years with your amazing products. You upgraded my drivers in The ONEs a while back. I use your speaker wires. Your guidance to run ‘em full-range and dial-in the sub results in what is among the best repro in my 50 years’ experience as an audiophile. When “properly” set up, what else does a music-lover need? My source is Amarra running on an iMac into an iFi nano BL DAC and NAD M3 amp, with Paradigm SUB15 for deep bass. After recent adjustments I again had that sweet revelation that comes with dialing-in a sub so the music just blooms into rightness. Coherence is the quality of The ONEs that exceeds all else. While the use of multiple A3S2-16 drivers in your larger speaker systems may deliver scale, I speculate that The ONEs offer the purest expression of your accomplishment. Brilliant! I thank you. – Dez

Audience Wins The ONE 2018, 2017, and 2015 Editors’ Choice Award from The Absolute Sound!

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Audience The ONE
The ONE, as you might infer from its name, is a single full-range driver shoehorned into a small box. The driver itself is the same unit, the A3S, that Audience uses in its flagship $72,000 16+16 speaker. According to Audience, the A3S has exceptionally flat response, claimed to be +/-3db from 40Hz to 22kHz. Be that as it may, properly set up The ONE is the best desktop speaker reviewer Steven Stone has heard (after the Audience 1+1). SS, 236
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Testimonial for The ONE January 2017

Dear John,
I received the Audience ONE speakers Saturday. I was able to set them up Sunday morn. I listened for quite a while to a variety of recordings I’ve made over the years. One word came to mind, “Wow!” Details popped out that I’d forgotten about. Instruments were distinct. I could hear the harmonics. Stereo placement was exact. I could also hear my eq and mixing errors. These wonderful speakers are an excellent choice for a composer. As close range studio monitors, they raise the bar. You’ve provided me with excellent monitors for decades. These are the best yet. I am truly grateful.
Thank you, Richard

Richard Jennings Music
rjmusic.org
510-985-0707

Dagogo Review of ClairAudient 1+1 November ’15

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” All the versions of the Audience ClairAudient 1+1 are worthy of whatever associated gear or cables; you can afford to pair with them. The ability of the ClairAudient 1+1 to produce a reach – out – and – touch – someone soundstage, to my astonishment, is even better with V2 and V2+. It was already the best I’d heard in my house for under $17,000. I would say that the V2+ speakers are the reigning king of this much-desired attribute of high-end speakers. ”
Jack Roberts, Dagogo – October ’15
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The ONE Testimonial April 2015

Unexpectedly, The ONES (with SUB15) present organ music with great realism. It can be pure majesty. This near-field system is proving mysterious and challenging, urging me to further appreciate the art of listening — through acceptance. Perhaps it’s best approached one type of music at a time. The speakers can seem “purpose-built”. I discovered their excellence with opera. Now organ. Part of it is their “compact” imaging. They don’t work to recreate the whole (distant) space, but rather the personal space as apprehended by one listener in the much larger environment. (As I read what I’ve just written I wonder if there is a difference. I know that I struggle to describe and ‘understand’ their kind of repro.) Part of it is seeming to be at a virtual “console” while listening, eg the mixing board in a studio, conductor’s podium at the opera, keyboards of the organist. I love this illusion of control. Let me pretend to play for you now… Desmond Fretz