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  • Description

     

    MY TAKE:

    From their proprietary full range driver to their crossover-less design philosophy, Audience speakers are indeed unique. Their speakers are supremely coherent and offer up a captivatingly realistic midrange. For some listeners used to multi-way speakers with separate tweeters, the high frequencies may be a bit too polite. – Galen Carol

     

    ClairAudient 1+1 -


    The 1+1 is the most unique small footprint loudspeaker in the world, Like all Audience ClairAudient speakers, it features the single wideband driver design that delivers a totally transparent sound due to the lack of a crossover. However, in this model a bi-pole configuration is used which expands the soundstage, extends low frequency and increases power handling. There are active full range drivers on the front and back which are complimented by passive radiators on each side. The jewel-like enclosure is a joy to look at and will fit into any room where space is at a premium and high quality sound is desired.

    The Audience proprietary A3-S driver, although just 3 inches in diameter, delivers extremely flat frequency response from 50Hz to 22kHz (depending on room placement), eliminating the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter, and crossover network. As a result the inherent problems of integrating multiple sonically dissimilar drivers and the accompanying phase distortions, loss of resolution and transient response degradation of a crossover network are completely avoided. The dual side-mounted passive radiators augment the output of the A-3S drivers and enable the 1+1 to deliver outstanding presence and dynamic contrast.

    "By employing our A-3S driver in a bi-pole design with dual passive radiators, the 1+1 is able to provide an expanded soundstage, extended low-frequency response and offer increased power handling," says John McDonald, president of Audience. "Most importantly, the 1+1 attains a level of sonic purity and musical accuracy that removes all obstacles between the loudspeaker, the listener and the performance."

    The 1+1 also utilizes Audience's unique SSIT SweetSpace TM Imaging Technology that provides an expanded listening area rather than the usual single listener sweet spot.

    The A3-S driver features a large patented neodymium-magnet motor structure and voice coil that moves with a highly linear excursion. It utilizes an exclusive rigid lightweight anodized aluminum-magnesium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape. The driver's concave dust cap is made of a proprietary material that is specially designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion.

    The patent-pending A3-S surround has a unique "S" shape that allows the driver to provide large excursions without impacting the movement of the cone, enabling the driver to behave more like an ideal pistonic (back and forth) radiator. The driver's patent-pending basket (frame) provides rigid support and eliminates sonically degrading resonances. Other refinements include large pole-piece vents for efficient heat dissipation, a spider (the circular piece that holds the driver's voice coil in place) that allows unrestricted cone movement and many additional enhancements.

    The loudspeaker is built using the highest-quality components including the company's custom-made mono crystal Auric internal wiring. Like all Audience audio components and loudspeakers the ClairAudient 1+1 is designed, engineered and handcrafted in the United States.


    REVIEWS:
     

    "Over at T.H.E. Show, Audience were demming the ClairAudient 1+1 bipolar speaker ($1800/pair), which uses two of the small full-range A3S drive-units developed by Roger Sheker, one on the front, one on the back, loaded with two passive radiators on the speaker's sides. The sound was dynamic, with surprisingly extended low frequencies." - Stereophile


    "In closing, I can confidently recommend the Audience 1+1 to those who place a premium on midrange clarity, depth of perception, and indiscernible levels of coloration. If you are ready to take your listening experience to a new level, seek out the 1+1 and taste what chefs prepare for themselves." - Victor Chavira, Positive Feedback
     

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Impedance: 8 Ohms
    • Efficiency: 87dB
    • Maximum Continuous Power: 50 Watts
    • Dimensions: 8”H x 9.75”D x 6”W

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Audience ClairAudient 1+1-i Mini Monitors

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Description

 

MY TAKE:

From their proprietary full range driver to their crossover-less design philosophy, Audience speakers are indeed unique. Their speakers are supremely coherent and offer up a captivatingly realistic midrange. For some listeners used to multi-way speakers with separate tweeters, the high frequencies may be a bit too polite. – Galen Carol

 

ClairAudient 1+1 -


The 1+1 is the most unique small footprint loudspeaker in the world, Like all Audience ClairAudient speakers, it features the single wideband driver design that delivers a totally transparent sound due to the lack of a crossover. However, in this model a bi-pole configuration is used which expands the soundstage, extends low frequency and increases power handling. There are active full range drivers on the front and back which are complimented by passive radiators on each side. The jewel-like enclosure is a joy to look at and will fit into any room where space is at a premium and high quality sound is desired.

The Audience proprietary A3-S driver, although just 3 inches in diameter, delivers extremely flat frequency response from 50Hz to 22kHz (depending on room placement), eliminating the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter, and crossover network. As a result the inherent problems of integrating multiple sonically dissimilar drivers and the accompanying phase distortions, loss of resolution and transient response degradation of a crossover network are completely avoided. The dual side-mounted passive radiators augment the output of the A-3S drivers and enable the 1+1 to deliver outstanding presence and dynamic contrast.

"By employing our A-3S driver in a bi-pole design with dual passive radiators, the 1+1 is able to provide an expanded soundstage, extended low-frequency response and offer increased power handling," says John McDonald, president of Audience. "Most importantly, the 1+1 attains a level of sonic purity and musical accuracy that removes all obstacles between the loudspeaker, the listener and the performance."

The 1+1 also utilizes Audience's unique SSIT SweetSpace TM Imaging Technology that provides an expanded listening area rather than the usual single listener sweet spot.

The A3-S driver features a large patented neodymium-magnet motor structure and voice coil that moves with a highly linear excursion. It utilizes an exclusive rigid lightweight anodized aluminum-magnesium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape. The driver's concave dust cap is made of a proprietary material that is specially designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion.

The patent-pending A3-S surround has a unique "S" shape that allows the driver to provide large excursions without impacting the movement of the cone, enabling the driver to behave more like an ideal pistonic (back and forth) radiator. The driver's patent-pending basket (frame) provides rigid support and eliminates sonically degrading resonances. Other refinements include large pole-piece vents for efficient heat dissipation, a spider (the circular piece that holds the driver's voice coil in place) that allows unrestricted cone movement and many additional enhancements.

The loudspeaker is built using the highest-quality components including the company's custom-made mono crystal Auric internal wiring. Like all Audience audio components and loudspeakers the ClairAudient 1+1 is designed, engineered and handcrafted in the United States.


REVIEWS:
 

"Over at T.H.E. Show, Audience were demming the ClairAudient 1+1 bipolar speaker ($1800/pair), which uses two of the small full-range A3S drive-units developed by Roger Sheker, one on the front, one on the back, loaded with two passive radiators on the speaker's sides. The sound was dynamic, with surprisingly extended low frequencies." - Stereophile


"In closing, I can confidently recommend the Audience 1+1 to those who place a premium on midrange clarity, depth of perception, and indiscernible levels of coloration. If you are ready to take your listening experience to a new level, seek out the 1+1 and taste what chefs prepare for themselves." - Victor Chavira, Positive Feedback
 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Efficiency: 87dB
  • Maximum Continuous Power: 50 Watts
  • Dimensions: 8”H x 9.75”D x 6”W