Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Personal Reference Monitors
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 complemented by passive radiators on each side. The jewel-like enclosure is a joy to look at and will fit into any room here space is at a premium and high quality sound is desired. Affordable and amazing, the 1+1 must be heard to be believed. This awesomely innovative design from Audience has already garnered two awards from The Absolute Sound from our world debut at THE Show Newport in June 2012. And from THE Show Las Vegas in Jan 2013 John Atkinson, editor of Stereophile Magazine states “The sound was dynamic with surprisingly extended low frequencies”. Introduced at CES 2016, the 1+1 is now available in V2 and V2+ that include new A3S2-16 drivers. These drivers are greatly improved due to:
more powerful motor resulting from the use of higher quality steel in making the magnets higher tolerance fit of motor to basket assembly connection resulting from re-tooling of the basket and CNC machining of the motor structure implementation of Audience proprietary OCC copper tensile wires elimination of jumper wires and 10 solder connections resulting from the conversion of dual 8 ohm voice coil design to a single 16 ohm voice coil The V2+ includes the above listed improvements plus beautiful solder-free Tellurium spring tension binding posts and internal wiring with new Audience Au24 SX wire. The sonic improvements of the V2 and V2+ designs are nothing short of stunning. These improvements put the loudspeakers into a different class. They are more "high end". They sound like larger and more capable loudspeakers with noticeably more finesse, dynamics and resolution.