Audience ClairAudient 2 + 2 Loudspeakers

October 6, 2010

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Audience ClairAudient 2 + 2 loudspeakers at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions:

I believe after spending well over 500 hours listening to the Audience ClairAudient 2 + 2 monitors that its a breakthrough product. Using them with at least three amplifiers, tube and solid state, various cables, and in two different rooms confirmed that that the 2 + 2's provide a natural, coherent, and seamless sound. There is nothing artificial or ginned up about their presentation. They remind me very much of my days listening to my father's Quad ESL's when I was a teenager. Except the 2 + 2 can handle lots of power and have plenty of bass. While some listeners may, incorrectly, in my opinion, get an initial impression of too much warmth, I believe this is due to being conditioned to the unnatural sizzle of many tweeters and due to the distortion introduced by many crossover designs.

I found my time with the 2 + 2's immensely rewarding musically. I never found my self growing fatigued, bored, or unengaged. I really believe those shopping for a top class monitor should really find a way to hear these. Besides their sonic beauty, they are also beautiful too look at, and will integrate into any decor. The 2 + 2's are extremely well made and are hand crafted at Audience's factory in Southern California. The 2 + 2 is the result of a long period of development and pursuit of a vision. If that vision includes an untarnished, coherent, and dynamic window into the music, I say well done. Highly recommended.

You can read the full review here.