Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeaker

The Audience ClairAudient 1+1 ranks as my current favorite desktop near field loudspeaker. When fed a high quality source, the ClairAudient 1+1 completely disappears while creating a nuanced three-dimensional soundstage. Efficient enough to be driven by a moderately powered amplifier, the 1+1s are dynamically agile, and have good bass extension for their size. If you think that miniature speakers in desktop setup only create a miniature soundstage, you really need to hear a pair of Audience 1+1s. (Review forthcoming).

Steven Stone - Issue #245, September '14