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Audience Mark II ClairAudient 1616 Loudspeaker Announced

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Audience announced their new flagship loudspeaker, the Mark II ClairAudient 16+16 tower speaker, which has been upgraded with the addition of eight 6 x 9-inch custom passive radiators, to create a historically unprecedented true full-range, one-way, bi-pole loudspeaker. Whereas previously the 16+16 was flat down to 80Hz and required the augmentation of a subwoofer, its response is now accurate from 30Hz to 22kHz.

The upgraded ClairAudient 16+16 loudspeaker is a unique bi-pole (front and rear radiating) one-way line source design that incorporates the company's second-generation proprietary full-range A3-S2 drivers and 6 x 9 inch cast aluminum-frame passive radiators that are custom designed to work specifically with Audience ClairAudient loudspeakers. The result is a loudspeaker that delivers an unprecedented combination of ultra high resolution, coherency, ultra wide dynamics, tonal accuracy and precise imaging. With the addition of the passive radiators the 16+16 achieves even greater transparency and a seamless sonic presentation with deep bass, a natural and involving midrange and detailed yet smooth extended high frequencies.

Measuring 15 inches wide by 12 inches deep by six feet tall and incorporating 32 A3-S2 drivers per channel, the ClairAudient 16+16 is graceful and elegant in appearance, and is available in a choice of exotic wood finishes. The ClairAudient 16+16 Mark II is designed, engineered and handcrafted in the United States.

Audience loudspeakers are based on unique SSIT SweetSpace Imaging Technology that offers an optional expanded listening area set-up configuration. The Audience A3-S2 drivers feature a large, patented neodymium-magnet motor structure, an exclusive rigid/lightweight anodized aluminum-magnesium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape and a concave dust cap designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion. The 3-inch driver, in combination with the speaker's passive radiators, delivers unusually flat frequency response without crossovers and other compromises of conventional woofer/midrange/tweeter/crossover complexities. The ClairAudient 16+16 is designed to convey music with extraordinary realism, impact, subtlety and the emotional involvement of a real-life performance.

Price and Availability
The Audience Mark II ClairAudient 16+16 Loudspeaker will be available for $72,000 per pair.

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  1. John Ash

    May 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    No highs, no lows!  Only $72K.  

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