Audience - Hidden Treasure AC in-wall solution and Adept Response power conditioners
A new addition to the ES&S line up, Audience offers an outstanding product mix, including their well regarded cables/interfaces, power line products, loudspeakers, and DIY and OEM products.
Their new Hidden Treasure AC in-wall solution, is receiving rave reviews from industry insiders, and customers alike.
From the manufacturer website here: "The statement is obvious, yet true nonetheless that, “Any high-end audio system is only as good as it’s weakest link.” How to get pure, clean, phase correct AC power, free from distortions and interference from your panel to your system has always been the challenge in addressing this weakest link and is what the Audience Hidden Treasure In-Wall solution is all about.
We took careful evaluation in considering all aspects of Hidden Treasure In-Wall AC solution. Starting at your panel, going through your walls and ending up in your system, Hidden Treasure In-Wall Solution will transform your listening experience by elevating the performance level of each and every electronic device by delivering pristine AC power."
"Dirty" electricity can absolutely hold back the performance of a system, so we see this as a pretty novel idea, and a needed and thorough approach.
Hidden Treasure Circuit Breaker
Hidden Treasure In Wall AC Cable
Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Wall Receptacle
Audience aR6 Power Line Conditioner
In addition, their highly regarded Adept Response power conditionershelp get systems on a "Level Playing Field," allowing the components to perform at an optimal level without being hindered by "in-system" interference that is created by unwanted RF and EM emissions.
From the manufacturer site here: "The Adept Response High Resolution Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design providing the best power conditioning possible without limiting dynamics. Since power must respond quickly and completely to the demands of program material we believe it is imperative that power conditioning components present a low impedance power path while providing wide bandwidth noise reduction. Conventional power conditioners simply cannot approach the bandwidth/impedance characteristics of the Adept Response while still offering effective noise filtration and high voltage surge protection. Exclusive Audience technology achieves far greater performance for all audio and video components."
We are very pleased to be carrying this excellent manufacturer.
Bryston - BIT 15 Power Line Conditioner and Middle T Loudspeaker
Another new addition to our mix is highly regarded Canadian manufacturer Bryston. For 35 years, they have manufactured some of the nicest sounding amps, preamps and digital front ends, and are known for their fantastic reliability, and great overall performance.
Bryston BIT AVR 15 Power Line Conditioner
They also offer outstanding power line products such as the BIT AVR 15, pictured above.
From the manufacturer site here: "The Bryston BIT15 Power Conditioner has been designed as a complete power isolation unit which is ideal for protecting your equipment while smoothing out the current running through your home theatre and home audio system. The BIT15 provides true isolation, along with low source impedance, and large enough instantaneous current for today’s most sophisticated and powerful audio amplifiers. Protect your system against diminished resolution and dimensionality in audio playback and video display."
Bryston Middle T Loudspeaker
Fairly recently, they introduced a full line of great sounding loudspeakers that are gaining critical acclaim. We especially like the Middle T speaker, pictured above.
From the manufacturer site here: "The Bryston Middle T Loudspeaker was built to be exceptionally high quality and affordable, while bringing superior design to the table. New driver designs, enclosure vibration analysis, crossover refinement, and anechoic chamber testing all went into creating an amazing product. A “state of the art” audio system involves what some refer to as a “suspension of disbelief.” This means the playback system transcends the recorded medium and transports you to a live venue. You forget it’s a recording and believe you are there at the live performance. Our goal with the Bryston Middle T Loudspeaker is to provide our customers with a superior level of “disbelief.”"
Being in the business for so long, I have had the opportunity to listen to a lot of great gear. When I first heard the original Abyss AB-1266 headphones, about 5 years ago, I was simply stunned by the performance.
Not being a huge fan of headphones, these changed my mind really quickly. It truly sounds like the performance is happening in the space in front of me.
Now in their 3rd incarnation, the new Abyss MODEL AB-1266 PHI TC are now available. From the manufacturer site here:
"Introducing the new AB-1266 Phi TC (Total Consciousness). Newly designed 66 mm planar magnetic speaker drivers deliver the highest resolution of any headphone ever made. Combined with the venerable AB-1266 headphone design, newly minted all aluminum frame and posh ear pads means you’ll never have to buy another concert ticket. A brand new generation of ABYSS planar speakers. These latest ABYSS drivers offer unprecedented levels of clarity and resolution to sound, without the typical brightness or harshness. Imagine sitting with the band, hearing what they hear. Surreal is the best way to describe this new AB-1266 Phi TC.
Abyss AB-1266 Phi TC headphones
This latest Ceramic Coated version sports a high-tech, durable two-tone polymer ceramic coating on the all metal frame along with newly designed ear pads for greater comfort and improved sound quality. Musical information is clearly defined, harmony can easily be heard as individual singers within the group, instrument separation is crazy good, bass drums have the rolling of their skins, ‘bass within bass' as we call it. In essence it transports you back to that time and place. The AB-1266 Phi TC refines the sonic virtues of our finest headphone with excellent transparency to the source, and hard hitting low frequency impact and resolution. The sound of these headphones easily compares to and in many areas exceed the finest two channel audiophile systems money can buy. More importantly, this venerable will preserve in history one of the finest headphones ever produced."
Synergistic Research - HFT's (High Frequency Transducers)
Synergistic Research is a brand I have been representing almost from their beginnings. They have products in all of the "four corners" categories, associated with system optimization, and do them all very well.
Outstanding cabling, upper echelon power conditioning, and a thorough approach to resonance control.
This installment discusses their comprehensive selection of Room Acoustic products. In particular, their unevasive HFT's (High Frequency Transducers).
From the manufacturer website here: "One of the most important yet least realized components in any high-end system is the room itself. And whether you have a dedicated listening room replete with traditional acoustic treatments, or a shared living space where music happens with friends and family, they’ve developed powerful yet nearly invisible acoustic solutions to connect you to the music, and your life, like never before.
About the size of a shirt button, yet powerful enough to transform the way you experience music, HFT’s improve nearly all aspects of system and room performance. With HFT’s your speakers and room disappear leaving you with nothing but a live holographic musical event in your listening room, or living room. HFTs oscillate at high frequencies creating an energy field in your room that overpowers room vibrational distortions to correct phase and frequency interactions for harmonic balance in your treated room. You hear an increase in depth and width, with clearer more extended highs, and tighter bass. Everything sounds more live, clearer, and more natural than you could ever imagine."
Please see our Specials page for the HFT Promotion - Buy 2 Sets & Get 1 Free. Ends March 31, 2019.
One of the fun parts about our line of work is that we get to experience a lot of amazing audio and video products.
This "FeaturedProducts" page is where, every few weeks, we shine a spotlight on some of the products we represent that have impressed us enough to recommend, or deserve special mention. These are also products that will enhance an existing system, as well as be a strong foundation of a new system setup.
This way, we keep you in the loop of "what's new" in the world of audio and video.
We are a dealer for every product listed, so if you'd like to see and/or hear any item in particular, be sure to contact us at (435) 602-3689with questions or to schedule an audition.