Audience Ships ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeaker

clairaudient-loudspeakerAudience today announced that it is now shipping its ClairAudient 1+1 loudspeaker. The ClairAudient 1+1 is a bi-pole (front- and rear-radiating) design in a high gloss black multi-angled enclosure with rosewood sides.

The Audience A3-S driver is 3 inches in diameter but has a frequency response from 50Hz to 22kHz (depending on room placement). The company claims that it eliminates the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter and crossover network. Featuring a large neodymium-magnet motor structure and voice coil that moves with a highly linear excursion that uses a lightweight anodized aluminum-magnesium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape. Audience says the driver’s concave dust cap is made of a proprietary material that is specially designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion — although Audience wouldn’t tell us what the material is.

The patent-pending A3-S surround has an “S” shape that allows the driver to provide large excursions without impacting the movement of the cone, enabling the driver to behave more like an ideal pistonic (back and forth) radiator.

The Audience ClairAudient 1+1 loudspeaker lists for $1,800 per pair and you can see it here.