CES & THE Show 2011 • Sounds & Sights

John McDonald of Audience holds one of the A3 drivers used for his company's growing line of ClairAudient speakers.

The 3" driver has a cone made of an aluminum-magnesium composite and an oversized motor. John told us he has measured output from the driver up to 22kHz, with some energy down to 20Hz.

The new ClairAudient 4+4 Advance ($12,300/pair) uses four A3 drivers in front and in back, along with a pair of passive radiators and no crossovers. The speaker is shown with Audience's bipolar passive subwoofer (left, $3200) and prototype mono amplifier (right).

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