Tidal Audio have made a huge impression at North America’s biggest show AXPONA 2017. Up against rooms containing some of the finest Audio Equipment in the world, Doug White’s Tidal Audio system (consisting of Precensio Preamplifier and Phono, Impulse monobloc amplifiers and Akira floorstanding loudspeakers) has received a host of awards from various magazines.
The Absolute Sound awarded the Tidal room two of the highest accolades including “Best of show”.
“…This fabulous system came closest to what I hear at home from the various LPs I brought to the show: gorgeous color, very deep well-defined bass, no added edge or sibilance in the treble, superb soundstaging and lifelike imaging, tremendous transient speed and dynamic range—a sound as smooth, lovely, and iridescent as shot silk. As I had nothing to critique, the Tidal rocketed to the top of my Best of Show contenders list…
…I’m not sure what I can add to the Tidal Akira blurb, other than to say (as I did) that it came closest to the beauty, power, resolution, and fidelity to sources of my reference systems. Gorgeous timbre, lifelike texture, incredibly deep and well-defined bass, superior transient response, with no added edge or brightness. A very full-range, very transparent, very realistic sounding speaker with no obvious demerits, and therefore my pick for Best of Show.”
“Best of Show (cost-no-object): TIDAL Akira with TIDAL electronics”.
“Most Coveted Product: TIDAL Akira.”
Jonathan Valin / The Absolute Sound