Stereo Times Two Reviews for Auric Illuminator

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“The Auric Illuminator from speaker manufacturer, Audience, is a modest looking set of common objects: two plastic bottles with a non-toxic disc cleaning gel; cloths to clean the discs; and a black felt marker with kick-a-poo magic light absorption edging to be applied to your discs. Ordinary looking stuff. Extraordinary results.”
Jim Merod — Sep ’00   Read Full Review

“The Auric Illuminator is a benchmark optical disc playback resolution enhancement. It is “jaw dropping” effective and is appropriately named. It improved all aspects of soundstaging with every CD I treated and “illuminated” every instrument in a smooth and focused manner. It removes most of the clouding and smear from older recorded CDs and brings added life, snap and focus to newer CD recordings. It unveils the true timing, depth, and tonal qualities that these recordings were meant to display in their original production or at least brings one damn closer to it.”
Jim Dowd — Jan ’00   Read Full Review

 

Illuminator Review by Magnan Audio Cables

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“The Auric Illuminator Optical Disk Resolution Enhancement is unique in our experience for the sheer magnitude of the improvement and for the absence of negative trade-offs. The background “grunge” or noise level is greatly decreased, along with a drastic improvement in resolution and clarity without any edginess. Highly recommended.”
David Magnan  

 

Soundstage Review of Auric Illuminator March ’00

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“If you only have $39.95 to spend but want a kick in the pants that offers images and sound as significant as a DVD-player upgrade, Audience’s Auric Illuminator should be one of the first things you think about. If you already have a top-flight DVD player and other goodies, the Auric Illuminator will make them even better. The bottom line: I’m applying the Auric Illuminator system to all my favorite and reference CDs and DVDs, and every new disc that comes in is going to get treated too. When you can spend this little and get this much, it’s like, “Duh?!”
Doug Blackburn — Mar ’00   Read Full Review

 

Auric Illuminator Review by Audio Asylum 10/99

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“I consider the Illuminator to be an absolutely indispensable tweak that really does enhance the sound of most CDs far beyond its very modest price. The benefits on the Illuminator on LDs and DVDs is simply extraordinary, easily as good as upgrading to a better model player.”
David — Oct ’99   Read Full Review

“Using the 3 “C” criteria – I found out that dynamic contrast, temporal contrast and tonal contrast are all improved. Low level sounds that are not heard before (like small bells, subtle triangle strikes, etc) are now easily audible despite being in the background of much louder signals.”
Hyperion — Nov ’99   Read Full Review