Audience The One V2 Speakers - $1095 pair, Free Shipping
Audience The One-V2 Loudspeaker
Newly designed driver for even better performance than the award winning The One
The improved sound of The One-V2 is the result of a highly improved Audience full range driver, the A3S2-16. The new driver basket and motor are machined to higher tolerances for a more precision assembly. The new driver also has a notably more powerful motor made possible by the use of higher-quality steel for the neodymium magnet. The new driver utilizes custom OHNO oxygen-free copper (OCC) leads between the motor assembly and the speaker lugs for improved conductivity. In addition, the A3S2-16 now has one 16-Ohm voice coil rather than the dual-8-Ohm voice coils of the previous driver, eliminating a jumper wire on each driver and the associated connections that were needed to parallel the two previous 8-Ohm voice coils to yield 16 Ohms for each of the two drivers.
The A3S2-16 driver incorporates numerous engineering refinements such as a large patented neodymium-magnet motor structure and voice coil that moves with a highly linear excursion of 12mm; an exclusive titanium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape; a concave dust cap specially designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion; a unique "S"-shaped surround that allows the driver to behave more like an ideal pistonic radiator, and many additional enhancements.
The ONE-V2 loudspeakers from Audience are consist of a single Audience A3S 3″ full range driver and a 3.5″ passive radiator on the back side. Like all ClairAudient loudspeakers the sound delivered by The ONE is highly resolving, dynamic, ultra coherent, seamless and low distortion.
The sonic results are significant: better resolution, "speed" and soundstaging and a more realistic timbre and natural quality to vocals and instruments. "The improvement provided by the new A3S2-16 driver is not subtle," said John McDonald, President of Audience. "It takes this already exceptional loudspeaker into an entirely new realm of listener involvement. The speaker sounds bigger, more powerful and more high-end. For everyone who was surprised at what this small speaker could do before, they're going to be even more impressed when they hear the new THE ONE-V2
A Word On Break-in
The One needs 150 hours of break-in. It may sound colored right out of the box. Please do not lose heart. Be patient and allow them to break-in fully. You will be rewarded...
A Word On Amplification
To get the best sound out of The One-V2, you will need a bit of power. Small amplifiers will not light these up to their potential. An amplifier in the 50 watt range will really enable these to perform their best.
To Sub or Not To Sub?
If you listen to rock, electronica, dubstep, hip-hop, etc. and desire some bass oomph below 40-50hz, a quality subwoofer is necessary to fill in the bottom end. The ADAM Sub8 is an excellent choice.
Small sources of wonder
Posted by Dick Nodell on 9th Mar 2014
Bought these for my wife's new office to replace large Maggie 1.6's that she loved but no longer fit in (if they ever did.) The rich and textured purity of tone and liveliness took us by surprise. Suffice to say, she no longer misses the Maggies.