Audience ClairAudient 2+2 Loudspeaker

$2,245.00

Radical

Of all the components in an audio system the loudspeaker has to be the most varied. There are dynamic types with bewildering variation in driver complements, horn speakers, ribbon and electrostatics, pulsing spheres and air motion drivers to name a few. To add to the variety the most prolific, the dynamic loudspeaker, comes in many variations. The most exotic and least understood is perhaps, the crossover-less full range loudspeaker.

The Audience ClairAudient 2+2 is not only crossover-less, it uses 4 very sophisticated long throw 3 inch drivers in Bi-pole configurations. The radical nature doesn’t end there as the enclosure also employs a passive radiator in a bass reflex designed enclosure. Everything about this small monitor is quality. The multi layered birch timber and CNC aluminium enclosure, hand soldered cryogenic treated oxygen free wiring and high quality Cardas binding posts.

The result is a very special pair of monitors, no the floor won’t shake nor will the wine glasses shatter. But the sheer coherence and naturalness of the music may just take your breath away. Even if just to experience the sound of this design, you need to have a listen.

 

 



Description

ClairAudient 2+2

Crossover-Less Monitor Loudspeakers

Overview

The two most demanding tasks an audio system has to perform are those of transformation. Typically these events are at the very beginning and at the very end. Microphones transform moving air into an electrical signal and at the delivery end a loudspeaker has to reverse the process and transform an electrical signal back into moving air. The Audience ClairAudient 2+2 essentially reverses what a microphone does, turns an electrical signal into audio (moving air) without crossovers, resulting in a purity of sound rarely achieved by multi driver designs.

Interestingly the ClairAudient 2+2 is a multi driver array. But the four drivers are all identical and wired in parallel. There is no crossover to split the signal into bands, therefore there is no introduced phase distortion and response variations caused by inductive and resistive components in the signals path. The four drivers are only 3 inch but extremely well built with an extraordinary 12mm of cone excursion. These drivers are mounted in Bi-polar configuration.

The enclosure is band pass with six inch  passive radiators to help enhance bass  response and eliminate port noise. Super rigid thirteen layer Baltic Birch with CNC machined aluminium front and rear plinths forms the cabinet. Oxygen free wiring with cryogenic treated solder joints and high quality Cardas binding posts completes the monitor.

Monitors nearly always sound better sitting on stands and the ClairAudients are no exception. This pair comes complete with a pair of custom Audiofurn steel monitor stands made the correct height and configuration for the 2+2s. These stands are valued at $800.00.

 If you are into unusual, quirky but high performance loudspeakers, this pair is not to be missed.

Specifications

  • Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 87dB in free space and 90dB in-room
  • Max RMS continuous power per speaker: 100W
  • Max RMS continuous output per pair: 113dB
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 8” x 14.5” x 10.25”

Last But Not Least

These loudspeakers are black in colour and so are the stands. Unfortunately we can not describe the cosmetics as pristine as there are several minor corner dents. Hardly noticeable especially when on the stands and performing faultlessly. Also we do have manual, literature and shipping cartons.

And you guessed it, we can and will pack it properly for an interstate trip if required.

For another interesting pre owned loudspeaker go to Linn Sara 9

For more information on this model head over to Audience

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  • Our address: 1/81 Guthrie St Osborne Park Western Australia 6017
  • Our phone: 08 9445 2783
  • Our email: pierre [@] revolutionturntable.com.au OR jim [@] revolutionturntable.com.au
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