Robert Harley Blogs Audience
“The LSA4+4 sounded like a full-range speaker in every way, but with a coherence and seamlessness that was undoubtedly due to the lack of crossovers and disparate drivers. The midrange was palpable and immediate without sounding forward or emphasized. The top end had a full measure of detail and resolution, without the lack of air and extension I’ve heard in the past from full-range drivers. But the most surprising aspects of the LSA4+4 were its bass and dynamics. The bottom-end exhibited real weight and body, with a wonderful palpability of instrumental texture on acoustic bass. Similarly, the system was very quick, dynamic, and agile, with impact behind musical peaks.”
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Robert Harley, Editor – June 22, ‘09
No room at CES this year sounded better than the Audience set up. No room sounded as sonically accurate, as emotionally and aesthetically beguiling, as musically truthful and flat out startling with dynamic rightness of weight and timbre—as melodically, angelically charismatic.
Paired with the $7000 ClairAudient 12 subwoofer, this system was able to produce some of the most glorious midrange I’ve ever heard. Space was reach-out-and-touch real, micro dynamic events were breath taking, and the overall tonal balance was scary.
THE Show ’08
Audiogon Interview with Audience
Audience appeals to a wider audience (06:18)
We have THREE videos for you, covering the ever expanding product range from Audience LLC. We were lucky enough to convince John McDonald, the founder, to spend some time with us for this interview. We also caught up with chief designer Roger Sheker, who gave us many insights into their speakers and power products. DIY’ers should also check out his brief on Aura capacitors.
THE Show ’08-
John Casler of VMPS (left) and John McDonald of Audience at CES 2007 where new products were shown which expand the adeptResponse power conditioning line, including the six receptacle aR6 and the aR1p (archived page), a single receptacle unit for mono blocks or ceiling mount projectors. Positive Feedback reported the sound to be dynamic and tonally balanced, with a sense of speed and immediacy that few others captured.
Audience unveiled the latest incarnation of its Au24 True Line Source loudspeaker, a one-way system with a flat response from 22 kHz to 70 Hz. The lack of a crossover provides ultimate coherency. The sweet spot spans the width of the room, not just the center seat. The total moving mass of each driver is 1.5 grams delivering unsurpassed high resolution sound. As a dynamic driver, the result is the best of all worlds, high resolution and unrestrained dynamics.