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July 2017

Rafe Arnot, of parttimeaudiophile.com, posted his summary report from HIGHEND in Munich. "... For this system’s ability to connect me to the music, and it’s stunning visual presence I’m awarding it Best In Show for Munich." On display was the TIDAL La Assoluta speaker and the premiere of the new Ferios monobloc amplifiers and Camira DMC (Digital to Music Converter). Read the story here.

Speaking of premieres. The new TIDAL Ferios Monobloc amplifiers are on the way to our Studio with the Camira not far behind. Expect to see them both in the upcoming RMAF in October.

Ken Choi, of TheAudioBeat.com, wrote nicely about his experience with the Piano Diacera G2. "These speakers simply compel me to spend more time appreciating music, so they will be staying in my listening room." Read about it here!

 

 

June 2017

The LA Audio Show was fun as we met with new attendees and made new friends with industry professionals. We displayed the TIDAL Contriva G2 speaker, Impulse LPX and Preos preamp along with TW-Acustic Raven GT/SE turntable and Transfiguration Proteus cartridge. All cables were by Dynamic Design and power cleaning was by a Signal Projects S40. Attendance was typical for a first time show however those that came seemed to enjoy themselves.

Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, awarded us Best of Show saying "Similar to the system shown at the Newport Show last year, it remains a full, rich listening experience with stunning timbre and tonal color. It just didn’t miss a beat." Read the full article here!

Dr. David Robinson, of Positive Feedback Online, presented us with his Audio Oasis award for our efforts at the LAAS show.

John Atkinson, of Stereophile, wrote: "... the sound was otherwise neutrally balanced, clean, and involving., with superbly stable, precise stereo imaging. Two tracks from Musica Nuda, "Roxanne" and "Eleanor Rigby," with a female voice accompanied by solo double bass, sounded palpably real." Read more at here.

Several artists from Blue Coast Records stopped by to say hello. We introduced Valerie Joyce and Derek Jones to attendees in the room and listening to their recent releases. We were pleased to meet the President of Blue Coast Music Group and later hang with Fiona Joy and Jenna Mammina after their recording sessions.

A special thanks for Phillip T. and Robert Harley of TAS for the enlightened conversation about music. We three found that we shared the same fondness for many musicains, groups and music not normally played at audio shows. COOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017

Dr. David Robinson, of Positive Feedback Online, posted his report commenting "... the American debut of the new Akira loudspeaker, with its massive diamond tweeter and a driver array downshifted from the no-holds-barred Assoluta. The results were simply brilliant." See Impressions: My Audio Oasis! Awards for AXPONA 2017. Photo courtesy of Positive Feedback.

Rafe Arnott, parttimeaudiophile.com, posted his report on our efforts at Axpona 2017. "... it showcased the capabilities of a manufacturer whose obsession with quality in design, materials, circuit concept, fit, finish, and musicality borders on the religious." See his AXPONA 2017: Rafe’s highlights, sounds, thoughts, and wrap-up, HERE!

Clement Perry of Stereotimes visited our room in Axpona 2017. "...I'm not talking about walking-through-the-show-good sonics blah, blah, blah. I'm talking about the type of sonics that allow you to feel the music and not just hear it." See his show report here:

Rafe Arnott, parttimeaudiophile.com, posted his report on Axpona 2017. "...There was powerful keyboard music with thunderous bass being played through a huge sound system that was raising the hair on my arms..." . Read the full report, as well as view the video, HERE!

TVTI officially supports the efforts of Mosaic Records. Their mission is to produce definitive boxed sets of complete recordings by jazz masters at a crucial time in their careers. If you are a jazz fan, check out their site and support them too!

We are preparing for the trip to HIGHEND in Munich Germany to see the TIDAL La Assoluta speaker in a special reservation only event. TIDAL Audio will also premiere the new Ferios monobloc amplifiers and Camira DMC (Digital to Music Converter).

Bill Wells of Stereotimes visited our room in Axpona 2017. See his show report here:

 

 

 

 

April 2017

Axpona was a resounding success as we presented the TIDAL Akira speakers on public display for the first time in all of the Americas. The reference system put on a stellar performance on all music types which resulted in a Best of Show from The Absolute Sound's Jonathan Valin in his cost-no-object category. "...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..." Read the entire story here! He also named the TIDAL Akira his Most Coveted Product.

Positive Feedback rewarded our efforts with their Audio Oasis Award which is given to audio show rooms that exhibit superior audio virtues for music & sound.

Jason Serinus of Stereophile stated "...nailed the height and meaty tone of the violin and the complex undertones and overtones of each instrument with lightning-fast clarity," Read This story here!

Maurice Jeffries, positive-feedback.com, reported "...Akiras elicited from me that elusive "ah-ha moment of clarity", that point in the performance where I felt I could genuinely divine the deeper intent of the musicians, recording engineer, and composer." Read the entire report here!

Julie Mullens of TAS wrote "...This system was simply beautiful in its blend of verisimilitude, swiftness, and expansive soundstaging". She gave us her Best Sound (cost-no-object). Read her blog here.

Myles Astor of AudioNirvana.org loved the performance of the TW-Acustic Raven turntable/arm combo which sported the new Transfiguration Proteus Diamond cartridge.

We enjoyed the visit of the team from Stereophile. Jana Dagdagan posted a second video of the interview by John Atkinson and Herb Reichert. See that video here.

Bill Wells of StereoTimes wrote wonderfully of his journey to visit to our Studio. We enjoyed his visit. You can read that here

The system as discussed will be on display at Axpona later this month. While hotel rooms aren't the best environment to judge the performance of any system, we hope to get the best possible performance that weekend. Stop by Room 342 and say hello. While you're there, meet the CEO of TIDAL Audio.

 

 

 

March 2017

We were happy to host the visit of Stereophile's Editor-in-Chief John Atkinson to our Studio to experience the TIDAL Akira speaker. Joining Mr. Atkinson were Herb Reichert and Jana Dagdagan.

The reference system was comprised of TIDAL electronics, Bricasti M1se DAC, and Aurender N10 Music server. All analog was presented by way of the TW-Acustic Raven Anniversary turntable, Raven 10.5 arm and Transfiguration Proteus cartridge. Cabling by TIDAL and Signal Projects.

We opened the listening session with an orchestral position and soundstage reference, and proceeded through various classical selections on vinyl as well as some recommended Hi-Res tracks from mutual friend John Marks. The 24/352 downloads from 2L - the Nordic Sound allowed the reference system to really strut its stuff. Of course we sampled various jazz, vocal and pop/rock works to show the versatility of the system.

Ms. Dagdagan used her skills to capture the day on video. It was an honor to have the team from Stereophile visit our Studio.

On separate occasions Scot Hull of Parttimeaudiophile.com, and Bill Wells of StereoTimes, visited for their own TIDAL Akira experiences.

Sereophile The Voice That Is

February 2017

As we prepare for the upcoming Axpona Show in Chicago in April, the Transfiguration Proteus cartridge, with the Diamond cantilever, is warming up. We'll exhibit with a TW-Acustic Raven AC turntable. Plan to come and see us in room 342.

Capital Audio Fest Show Manager, Paul Elliot, makes a long desired trip to TVTI for an experience.

Read his words here: http://www.capitalaudiofest.com/p4085.html

January 2017

The amazing StillPoints ESS Racks are on display. Each shelf contains the awesome Ultra 6 isolators. Our TW-Acustic Raven Anniversary turntable, weighing over 120 lbs, sits atop an a one inch thick acrylic shelf. The rack is rock solid! Come experience their performance in our Studio and ask us how this rack can improve your system.

Signal Projects Golden Sequence, Apollon, Hydra Reference and Atlantis audio cables are on display in our reference system. Call us for more info or visit for a first hand experience.

December 2016

The coveted Positive Feedback "Brutus Award" is presented to TIDAL Audio - one for each of the following products - Agoria Speakers, Impulse Monobloc Amplifiers and the Presencio Preamplifier.

 

TIDAL Audio also received one of two Positive Feedback Circuitous Maximus Awards for top-notch system synergy. We are proud to be the Statement Dealer for TIDAL Audio in the US.

 

Parttimeaudiophile.com awarded TIDAL Audio's Contriva G2 speaker "Best of 2016" products. "...No matter what I heard them paired with at various shows this year, they just spoke to me. They made me emotional, they put off-balance, and kept me there with their innate musicality. "

 

We are happy to announce the US arrival of the Diamond Series TIDAL Akira speakers. The Akira is second from the top of the line - just below the La Assoluta speaker. It shares the use of the worlds only 5" Diamond Midrange-Woofer developed by TIDAL for it’s exclusive use. The Midrange-Woofer diaphragm is made out of pure diamond - and with that they do not mean 'diamond coated'. No, they mean the real thing: pure diamond thru and thru, the hardest material on earth. The Akira has 14 carats total diamond and they have never before been available to hear in the US. Some details are on our TIDAL speakers product page. Complete details and more can be seen on TIDAL's site.

TIDAL Axpona 2016

November 2016

Dr. David Robinson, Editor - in - Chief of Positive-Feedback Online, posts his reference level review of the TIDAL Audio Agoria Speaker, Presencio Reference Preamplifier and Impulse Monobloc amplifiers.

 

"...No matter how demanding the sources were that I used with this system, TIDAL responded with immense resolution, solid-as-a-rock reliability, and complete authority of presentation in our room. This is a splendid result, one that merits my highest praise for the TIDAL designs here. I can tell you that I truly regretted the departure of TIDAL; it was a reference experience, without a doubt."

 

Read Impressions: A Reference System from TIDAL Audio for full details.


TIDAL Axpona 2016

October 2016

We are proud to welcome Bel Canto Design, and their Black line of finely engineered products, to our family. Bel Canto just launched the new Black ACI 600 Integrated Amplifier with Ethernet Streaming, Tidal, Roon Ready*, MQA*and internal programmable phono stage. Our demo will be in soon!

 

The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was a success with nearly 500 attendees visiting our room which featured Zanden Electronics driving the TIDAL Piano Diacera G2 speakers for the first time ever. Also on display was the Aurender A10 Server /DAC, StillPoints ESS Rack and Aperture panels. Read the write-ups below:

by Rafe Arnott of parttimeaudiophile.com: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2016/10/22/rmaf-2016-video-tidal-zanden-and-the-voice-that-is/

by John Atkinson of Stereophile: http://www.stereophile.com/content/ja-moves-rmaf#SwuVC5JAe3fexYbC.97

by Darryl Lindberg of parttimeaudiophile.com: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2016/10/17/rmaf-2016-preamble-to-my-rmaf-amble/

by Roy Gregory of The Audio Beat: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/rmaf2016/rmaf2016_sound.htm

by: http://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/rmaf-2016-zanden-audio-tidal-speakers.847/

One of the highlights of the weekend was the unplanned arrival of Blue Coast Recording artists who decided to have a jam session in our room on Saturday. Five musicians, who never played together as a group, dubbed the session "Flash Jam" and were recorded live by Blue Coast Records Executive Producer Cookie Marenco on her portable DSD recorder. Over 30 lucky attendees packed the entrance and were treated to a rare live recording and impromptu jam session. This was a truly special day.

 

See the YouTube Video here: https://youtu.be/ur8FZqmCfa8

 

See the Blue Coast Records story here: http://bluecoastrecords.com/news/mon-10102016-1652/flash-jam-launched-at-rmaf-2016-meet-the-artists

Bel Canto ACI 600 Integrated

RMAF 2016

TIDAL CAF 2016

August 2016

We are proud to welcome TW Acustic and their line of finely engineered turntables to our family. The Raven products have won our hearts, mind and especially our ears.

 

Partimeaudiophile's Scot Hull reports on the Capital Audio Fest saying "...My thought, listening? Wrap it up. I'll take the whole lot. This was easily one of the very best rooms at this show." Read the whole story here!

 

We are preparing for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Audiofest. Come see The Piano Diacera G2 in room 7021 with Zanden electronics.

TIDAL CAF 2016

July 2016

The 2016 Capital Audio Fest is where we featured the US debut of the TIDAL Piano Diacera G2 speaker. This is the first active showing since it's introduction at the Munich Show this year. Analog playback was via the Brinkmann Spyder turntable, arm and cartridge. What was the supporting gear you ask. TIDAL Audio Preos D pre and Impulse LPX amp; Bricasti Design's M1se DAC; Aurender N10 Server; a mixture of TIDAL, Dynamic Design and Purist Audio Design cables; StillPoints ESS rack, Aperture panels, Ultra SS, Five and Six isolators. On Static Display was the REL S5/SHO sub. Also on display was the new Piano G2 in the Velvetec finish which debuts at an affordable $22,800! We featured DSD music from Blue Coast Records and NativeDSD.com.

 

Stereophile's Art Dudley visited for quite sometime and reported "...made music without apparent effort". Read Art Dudley's experience here:

 

Bricasti Design was in our room next door and played the new M12 Controller and M28 amps through TIDAL Agoria speakers.

 

Stereophile's Herb Reichart visited and reports "...imaging and clarity were spectacular." Read Herb Reichart's experience here.

Myle's Aster of Audionirvana.com gave his thoughts about DSD. Read that blog here.

 

 

CAF 2016 TIDAL

 

 

June 2016

T.H.E. Show Newport in California was another success! Working with Dynamic Design and LampizatOr, the sound in our room was extremely involving. So much so, several Blue Coast Recording artists repeatedly visited our room to audition their live DSD tracks recorded just hours before at the show. See the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/zjgrxeXn62I

 

Dr. David Robinson, of Positive Feedback Online, awarded our room their Audio Oasis Award for our efforts. It was a special show for us.


Rafe Arnott of parttimeaudiophile.com wrote..."Emotionally provocative, and addictive." "...I felt like I could take a bite right out of the air, and rip off a piece of the performance."


Jonathan Valin of The Absolute Sound called the sound "... Open, energetic, neutral, and finely detailed..." and awarded our room in the 5 Best Sounding Rooms at the show.


Jack Roberts of Dagogo reported "This room was far and away the best digital-only sounding room."

 

Partimeaudiophile's Rafe Arnott wraps up The Newport Beach show and awards our efforts Best Sound "...Tidal speakers are so uncolored that they just pass along what's coming, albeit with absolute control, and authority, and it's sound like this that sticks with you for a reason: you can't stop remembering, and referencing it.". Read Rafe's report here:

 

Dr. David Robinson, of Positive Feedback Online, posted his report on the Newport Show and Audio Oasis winners. See it here!.

 

PFO Audio Oasis Award

PFO Audio Oasis Award

April 2016

Axpona 2016 in Chicago was a success. Exhibiting in a new smaller room for the first time, the Agoria's sang proudly driven by an all star cast of TIDAL electronics, TIDAL cables, Aurender, Bricasti and Dynamic Design. See the quotes below and read the full reports at the links.

 

Bill Wells of Stereo Times reported "... as clean and clear as the sound was, it also had a very high emotional content and very effectively made you feel as though you were right there live and in person."


Dr. David Robinson gives TVTI an Audio Oasis Award for the efforts at Axpona 2016: said " ...Doug! There was real audio righteousness going on in your room, and I'm here to recognize it!"

Jonathan Valin of The Absolute Sound said " ...If I awarded a prize for most beautiful sound of the show, this system would surely have won."

Scot Hull of Parttimeaudiophile.com reported in his usual flare: "In terms of raw sex appeal, an early winner from AXPONA featured a full set of electronics and loudspeakers from TIDAL Audio out of Germany. Pools of liquid ink have been captured and somehow suspended in semi-solid forms; casework with glittering chrome, and speakers that seem so dark that they pull at your eyes .... wow." "... the presentation and overall immersion was true and truly lovely."

Robert Youman of Positive Feedback Online said: "Ya gotta love the depth and breadth of the TIDAL product portfolio and the results that can be realized. There is something to be said for system synergy and voicing from the same manufacturer. I found myself staying longer than I had planned and then returning when I had a few spare minutes before closing. "

 

Jason Serinus of Stereophile reported: "...the system produced beautiful timbres, gorgeous warmth, and liquidity for days. "Chris Jones' "No Sanctuary Here," but when I heard the individual background voices emerge distinctly from what always has sounded on previous occasions like a congealed, rumbling mass, I could totally appreciate how good this system was."

Myles Astor of audionirvana.org says from his visit: "... The sound? It can only be described as effortless and smooth as a baby's behind. Not fatiguing as other digital systems want to be especially under show conditions. Best of all, the Agorias had the ability to produce a big sound and even under show conditions a semblance of a concert hall or club experience."

 

Julie Mullins of TAS also reported saying: "...the highly resolved presentation overflowed with inviting richness - warm as silk and smooth as honey. In a word, gorgeous!"

Doug Schroeder of Dagogo gives his take on our Axpona efforts: "...I always enjoy the systems designed by The Voice That Is. The gear is luscious and the sound enveloping and unencumbered."

TVTI is happy to announce the addition of Eclipse subwoofers to our product mix. With two well built and extremely fast products, we welcome this excellent product to the family!

PFO Audio Oasis Award

January 2016

TVTI hosted the Philadelphia Area Audio Group for two fully registered listening events. PAAG is a dedicated group of audiophiles - 80 members strong. We appreciate their enthusiastic attendance and look forward to sharing the music.

Aurender announces the new A10 Caching Music Server /Player with high performance digital-to-analog converter. With 2TB of internal hard disk drive and one 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the A10 is the perfect solution for those replacing CD Players.

 

October 2015

TVTI assisted Bricasti at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver. The setup produced excellent sound despite the small room.

While at RMAF, we continued our search for a headphone line to represent. After visiting over a dozen manufacturer's booths, we picked up the AUDEZE line of Reference Headphones. Coupled with the Purist Audio Design Headphone cable, the resulting performance was awesome. Our demo product is to arrive soon.

Audeze

August 2015

TVTI exhibited at the 2015 Capital AudioFest held at the Hilton Hotel Twinbrook in Rockville, Maryland. On display was the TIDAL Contriva G2 speakers, Preos-D preamp, Impulse Monoblocs Amps, Purist Audio Design Cables, StillPoints and the New Aurender N10 Music Server. Words from a reviewer:

 

"...To be fair, I'm a bit critical of this sound. I'm familiar, after all. So, when I say I was gobsmacked, do take that familiarity into consideration. This was incredibly heady stuff. Ethereal... delicate... insightful. And then, on a dime, wildly bombastic. This is why we get into audio, folks. Right here. This is a reference for Absolute Sound." ~ Scot Hul - parttimeaudiophile.com

In our second room, we worked with Bricasti Design showing the Bricasti M28 amps, M1 DAC and TIDAL Agoria speakers. One reviewer wrote:

"... Early in the day I was impressed by the sound in both of the large rooms sponsored by The Voice That Is, the Newtown Square, PA-based dealer that specializes in the typically big, beautiful loudspeakers from Tidal Audio of Cologne, Germany. ... The combination did everything one might expect from such a costly combination - scale, openness, convincing spatial effects, and lots of sheer power - but added a wholly unexpected measure of velvety-warm color and texture. " ~ Art Dudley - Stereophile

Capital Audiofest 2015

Capital Audiofest 2015

May 2015

TIDAL showed, in static display, their statement La Assoluta speaker featuring the diamond Mid-woofer speakers. Also on static display, was the new Piano G2 speaker. On active display, TIDAL played the new Akira speaker which wowed attendees with it's flawless midrange, provided by the single diamond mid-woofer, extended highs and powerful bass from several new Accuton ceramic woofers. The New Camira DAC connected the Aurender W20 which provided the source material though the Presencio LS preamp. The Akira speakers were driven by the new Assoluta Monobloc amplifiers. The sound was simply stunning!

TIDAL Audio Munich

April 2015

The Axpona Show in Chicago - April 24th through April 26th was a huge success. Aurender, Purist Audio Design and StillPoints talked about their technologies the day on Saturday . The new Contriva G2 loudspeakers was on display as well as the flagship Presencio preamp and the Impulse Monobloc amps.

 

We were visited by many of the press elite and they wrote positively about the sound. Here's the show reorts:

 

The Absolute Sound / Jonathan Valin ~ Read the report here:

Parttimeaudiophile.com / Scot Hull ~ Read the report here.

Positive Feedback Online / Dr. David Robinson ~ Read it here:

Stereophile / Jason Serinus ~ Read the report here:

Ultra High End / Frank Berryman ~ Read the report here.

Stereotimes / Dave Thomas ~ Read the report here.

Dagogo / Doug Schroeder ~ Read the report here.

 

TVTI received the coveted Audio Oasis Award from Positive FeedBack Online.

Audio Oasis Axpona

March 2015

The TIDAL Monobloc amplifiers, and the New Preos-D preamplifier, are available for audition the middle of this month. Call and make an appointment to audition them both.

 

December 2014

Scot Hull, of Parttimeaudiophile.com, did a mini-review on the TIDAL Preos preamp and Impulse amp. "... I have nothing but praise. Seriously." ..."I'm still a little breathless, just thinking about how wonderfully lucky I was to have all this here to enjoy." Read all about it here.

Contriva G2

November 2014

TVTI has, once again, received North America's first two production pairs of the new TIDAL Contriva G2 speakers. Our demo pair was ordered in the fabulous Macassar Ebony veneer finish - never before built. The second pair, in the familiar and equally beautiful Mahogany veneer finish, was simultaneously delivered to our customer in Maryland. TIDAL introduced the Contriva G2 at the High End Show in Munich Germany earlier this year.

The new Contriva G2 speakers are available for audition.

Contriva G2

October 2014

Once again we were successful in achieving great sound working with Bricasti Design at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Showing Bricasti Electronics, TIDAL Audio Cera speakers, Purist Audio Design cables, and StillPoints Ultra Isolation devices, our room was awarded Positive-Feedback's Audio Oasis award saying "The quality of the sound in this room was unique...detailed, transparent, and dynamic! Jared Sacks' native DSD recordings were sounding amazing here!" We also received AudioShark's Best Sound of Show Under $100,000.

PFO Audio Oasis

August 2014

Bricasti Design, TIDAL Audio, Purist Audio Design, StillPoints and TVTI receive AVShowrooms' Gold Show Award for the 2014 Capital Audiofest. See the video from the show in our video gallery.

July 2014

Parttimeaudiophile.com reports on the Capital Audiofest 2014: The Voice That Is reaches for stars with TIDAL Audio, Bricasti and Aurender. This is what he had to say about the Preos Preamplifier "the transparency, the speed and the tonal accuracy ranks it as the very best I've yet to play with"

Parttimeaudiophile.com gives the TIDAL Audio Preos his Editor's Choice. Says "The Best preamplifier I've heard!"

The North American debut of the Tidal Agoria SE speakers was at the 2014 Capital Audiofest (See the video here). Controlling the system was TIDAL Audio electronics featuring the Preos preamplifier and Impulse amplifier. Music was sourced by the Aurender W20 via the Bricasti M1 DAC. Supporting the system was the StillPoints ESS Grid Rack with Ultra SS Isolators. System cabling was a mix of the new Luminist Revision cables provided by Purist Audio Design. StillPoints Aperture panels managed the room acoustics and the Isolators and Aperture panels were on hand for inspection. See the AVShowrooms Walnut Room video here!

TVTI supported Bricasti Design at the Capital Audiofest where they showed the new M28 amplifiers and M1 DAC. Also on display was the TIDAL Piano Cera speakers. The system was cabled with Purist Audio Design's new Luminist Revision Cables. The room acoustics was managed by StillPoints Aperture panels. See the AVShowrooms Linden Room video here!

June 2014

TVTI received North America's first pair of TIDAL Agoria SE speakers. These sexy beauties, in the imitated but never duplicated, Midnight Black Piano lacquer finish, are ready to audition. AVShowrooms visited and created a video. See it here .

TVTI traveled to the TIDAL Audio factory in Cologne Germany to get a hands on look at the production of the new Contriva G2 speakers we have on order for our customers and for audition. During that time we were able to get an inside view of the Presencio LS and Preos-D preamplifiers. We posted a video in our gallery here. Check it out!

May 2014

TVTI flew to Munich Germany for the High End Show where the New Contriva G2 speakers, Presencio DAC and Contriva X-Tender was introduced. SoundStage Global says: "... The G2's reproduction of space was outstanding, with an ethereal quality that completely transformed the rectangular listening room. The sound was quick, perhaps a trait of the Accuton drivers, but there was also good weight in the bass -- something I've heard lacking from some designs that use Accutons, so Tidal must be doing something the others don't.". See the video here.

parttimeaudiophile.com reported on the show as well stating: "... These speakers were the most elegant ones of the entire show, and by a long margin." "...In house electronics included the new Presencio DAC preamplifier and two Impulse power amplifiers equipped with LPX active crossover modules for perfect phase and frequency response of the X-Tenders." Read the whole story here.

April 2014

The Bricasti Design room featured their M1 DAC and the new Model 28 Monoblock Amplifiers. Purist Audio Design's Luminist revision Corvus cables helped to pass the musical truth of these fine products through the TIDAL Piano Cera speakers. parttimeaudiophile.com reports that the room was a best of show contender!

 

positive-feedback.com wrote: "...This was one of my favorite rooms. I loved the Tidal Piano's last year and this year was no exception. This gear looks and sounds great. ... My own! gb's BEST OF AXPONA AWARDS 2014".

 

See the AVShowrooms report here!

 

March 2014

TIDAL Audio announces the new Contriva G2 speaker. The refined design of the new speakers feature technologies handled down from the fabulous Agoria Speaker. To further expand the speaker's capabilities, TIDAL created the Contriva Extender. Also announced is the new Presencio DAC. Both products will be debuted at the High End Show in Munich. And as highlight: the unique diamond-heart of the mighty LA ASSOLUTA, equipped with the biggest diamond drivers in the world.

TVTI will be there and our demo pair will be one of the first in the world.

 

January 2014

Aurender announces the new X100L and X100S digital music players at CES. The L and S designations are for long and short and describe the length of each case, which contain different sizes of hard drives. The L version can hold two 3TB SATA drives for a total capacity of 6TB, while the S version has space for a 1TB 2.5 inch drive or SSD. The L will retail for $3,499 with the S coming in at $2,999, both being released in February.

 

October 2013

TVTI provided speakers to two rooms at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver Colorado.

In Room 9017, with The Lotus Group and Audio Power Labs, the TIDAL Piano Diacera speakers were driven by the APL 50TNT mono amps. Controlled by the SMc VRE-1C Preamp and sourced by the Aurender W20 Reference Music Server and dCS Scarlatti stack, the sound was great. All connections were with Pranawire cables and the amazing StillPoints ESS provided support.

The Absolute Sound / Jonathan Valin:
"Speaking of superb two-ways.... TIDAL's gorgeous two-way Piano Diacera floorstander....: The sound was truly gorgeous, with Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre simply phenomenal through the TIDALs and the Aurender/dCS source. This was another Best Sound of Show contender: extremely sweet string tone, superb depth and resolution, and fantastic bass for a two-way.

Best Sounding rooms "cost no object", 6moons.com:
"....True to TIDAL's advertising, the coherence of these speakers is beyond reproach. It almost sound like a single driver, but better. The system had real purity of tones and an almost gilded loveliness to it. The decay of the piano on the Radka Toneff "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" cut seemed to go on forever. This was intoxicating sound."

Jason Victor Serinus of Stereophile said " I thought the system wonderful at handling complex information, keeping everything clean, and controlling the bass - superb in fact".

In Room 412, with Bricasti Design, the TIDAL Piano Cera speakers, the Bricasti M1 DAC and the New Bricasti amplifiers was playing DSD files and featured a visit from Grammy award winning Studio engineer, Dave Reitzas who played his raw studio tracks through the system.

We were excited to partner with these two great companies and their products.

July 2013

TVTI exhibited at the 2013 Capital Audiofest - again in two rooms. For the first time on the East Coast, we showed the Flagship TIDAL Sunray Speakers in the Walnut Room sourced by the new Aurender W20, Bricasti M1 DAC, the TIDAL Preos Pre and stunning Impulse Amp. In our Chestnut room we played the Audio Power Labs 50TNT amps, Bricasti M1 DAC, McCormick SMc VRE-1c Preamp, and TIDAL Audio Contriva Diacera SE Speakers. Both rooms featured assorted Purist Audio Design Cables and the Stillpoints ESS rack, Ultra 5 and Ultra SS Isolators

Both rooms had fabulous sound and, based on the images taken by Scot Hull, they looked good too. Parttimeaudiophile commented that the Sunray "...
has the most detail and the most delicacy and air that I've heard coming out of a loudspeaker". See the complete write up on the Walnut Room here. His comments on our Chestnut room included "...this is the nicest finish I've ever seen, anywhere, on anything. It's astounding." Read those words here.

AVShowrooms did an excellent job producing great sounding videos of our rooms. Click here to see the Walnut and Chestnut Room Videos. TVTI is this years recipient of the Gold Show Award for Best Sound.

May 2013

TVTI takes the annual trip to Germany to attend the HIGH END SHOW in Munich. This year's highlight was the introduction of the TIDAL Impulse Monobloc amplifiers. At 450 Watts per channel, these new Reference amplifiers deliver all of the subtlety and impact in the music (excuse the pun to the past monoblocs).

On a return visit, Jonathan Valin listened to familiar cuts through the gorgeous Agoria SE speakers and reported "... superb on Keb Mo's voice with phenomenal guitar transients and color. The Agoria also now managed perhaps the best reproduction I heard of Rapsodie espagnole from The Reiner Sound, reproducing all its sweetness as well as its power and phenomenal inner detail. Best of Show: ...TIDAL Agoria SE / TIDAL Electronics system (on Day Three)."

March 2013

TVTI exhibited at the Axpona 2013 Show in Chicago on March 8 - 10th. On display were the TIDAL Piano Diacera speakers, Vitus Audio Reference RD-100 DAC and RS-100 Stereo Amplifier, Purist Audio Design Corvus cables, Aurender S10 and StillPoints Rack.

After setting up our room, we made our way down to the lobby for the vendor appreciation dinner where The Deep Blue Organ Trio entertained us. Two of the members come to our room for a listen on their break. See this link from Stereophile and an image in our gallery.

"....here the gorgeous two-and-a-half-way Piano Diaceras, with their black Accuton ceramic mid/woofs and black Accuton diamond tweeter, were downright breathtaking - incredibly high in resolution, incredibly subtle and powerful in dynamics (sensational on a cello and piano sonata), incredibly gorgeous in tone color, and very realistic. Though their three rivals were also outstanding (as were the Big Boys on the bottom floors), the TIDALs simply won my heart - and my Best of Show award." See this link. ~ Jonathan Valin

 

"....I'd have to say that the show's best sound was the room of retailer The Voice That Is. It featured the TIDAL Piano Diacera loudspeakers... The sound was texturally luscious yet resolved, expansive, and dynamic. Although not as "big" sounding as some of the mega systems in the large rooms, this system was extremely involving." See this link. ~ Robert Harley

Scot Hull, of parttimeaudiophile.com, and now contributing for TAS, came by on the first day. See his words here.

Jason Serinus, of Stereophile, said we had excellent sound and an attractive display. See this link.

Dave Thomas, of StereoTimes, said... " The sound in this room was splendid. I stopped in this room more than any other over the course of the weekend and was always impressed. This system reproduced music with realistic musicality and rhythm." See the entire story here!

Gary Beard, of Positive Feedback Online, said " ... The TIDAL Speakers were very good."

January 2013

TVTI welcomes to it's product mix several exciting new products. First up the Ultimate USB cable by Purist Audio Design. Inserted between the Aurender S10 and the dCS Debussy, our testing has found this cable to provide a level of performance better than several others we've tried.

Next the wonderful Linebacker product by Pranawire. Inserting this product into our system reduced the noise floor allowing a deeper look into the music.

Last, but not least, we brought in a great little accessory in the Cable Elevators by CA Electronics. This classy looking ceramic product works and looks good doing it.

 

August 2012

TIDAL Audio is recognized on Enjoy the Music.com and TVTI receives a great write up from Parttimeaudiophile.com using one of our Reference systems. "...The sound in this room, to me, was clearly the best at the show. It wasn't even close. Other rooms had different approaches, and featured different balances of the things I cherish. But for overall elegance, grace, charm and a natural effortlessness that is, literally, shocking when you first enter the room, this was it."
Read the entire story here!

The Aurender S10 music server received the Reviewer's Choice Award by SoundStage! HiFi. The Aurender S10 music server is the first music server to be named "Recommended Reference Component" by SoundStage! HiFi, the original online audio magazine.

 

July 2012

We exhibited at the Capital Audio Fest 2012 in Room 380 , July 13th through the 15th, showing the new TIDAL Impulse Amplifier, the WideaLab Aurender S10 Music Server, dCS Debussy DAC, TIDAL Contriva Diacera SE speakers, dCS Pucinni CD/SACD player, Pucinni U-clock with Argento Cables throughout the system.

Stereophile Editor John Atkinson says in his Capital Audio Fest - Day Two Early Afternoon report "... This is what I am talking about! No tweaks, no audiophile craziness, just the music, as big and deep and wide as the performers intended it to be." Read the complete story here.

In our second room, on display were the Audio Power Labs new 50TNT Monoblock amplifiers, TIDAL Piano Diacera Speakers, dCS Pucinni Player, Aurender S10, Bricasti M1 DAC, Purist Audio 25th Anniversary Cables and Purity Audio Design Silver Statement Preamp.

May 2012

TVTI travels to the High End Show 2012 in Munich Germany for TIDAL Audio's new product announcements.
In order for us to be fully aware of the capabilities of their new products, we are traveling to the High End Show in Munich Germany to personally experience the five new products being shown for the first time on May 3rd. Stay tuned for more news.TIDAL Audio introduces the new Agoria Reference Speaker

The TIDAL Agoria - TIDAL's statement in the full size class of reference speakers below the mighty TIDAL Sunray. With exclusive BCC drivers and the pure diamond tweeter, the Agoria has the most natural performance with nanodynamic resolution and very powerful headroom. It's performance is truly beyond words.

April 2012

PartTimeAudiophile.com visits TVTI
Confessionals of a Part Time Audiophile reports his visit in a fun and informative way. Read his report - 21st Century Audio Dealer: The Consultant and the Retailer : A Visit to The Voice That Is which was posted on April 9th.

Here's a few words from the report: "It's nice to know that the manufacturers that offer products in this class aren't just insane or trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Tidal, at least, obviously cares about everything. Every little bit or bob was thought about, and quality was always selected for. It's reassuring. It's comforting...
... Most impressive."

Read the entire report here:
Confessions of a part time Audiophile here!

March 2012

TIDAL Audio announces the new Prisma Preamp
This pre amplifier operates like it would not be in the chain at all. It must be heard and therefore they will launch it in Munich in 7 weeks.


TVTI Supports APL and TIDAL Audio at Axpona 2012
The Voice That Is worked with the great people of Audio Power Labs at the Axpona show in Jacksonville Florida March 9th through the 11th. On display were the TIDAL Contriva Diacera SE speakers driven by the beautiful 833TNT amplifiers. See what was written by Stereophile here and by Confessions of a part time Audiophile here

February 2012

Tidal Audio Premieres the new Impulse Power Amp

This is the first of five (5) new products for this year. TIDAL Audio is proud to introduce the all new TIDAL Impulse.

At
190 watts per channel, this black glossy power bloc looks, feels and acts much more "beefy" than the former Impact. If you liked the Impact, you will love the Impulse.

We are happy to say we are the first in the US to have this wonderful product available for audition. Read more ....

 

October 2011

TIDAL Audio exhibited at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Room 521 was manned by TVTI and, fellow dealer, Sphere Audio.

Stereotimes.com wrote:

One of the Best Sounding rooms at this year's event goes to the TIDAL Piano Cera loudspeakers, Preos preamp and Impact amplifier.

Digital playback was by way of a dCS Puccini/UClock combo and the overall sonic effect was refined, smooth and ultra-musical. In a word: EASY.

I've grown a strong affection for these Piano Ceras over the years and now have a pair under review (stay tuned).
My time spent has only deepened my respect for TIDAL products and its designer Jorn Janczak.

6moons.com said:

Tidal was showing their budget speakers, the Tidal Piano Cera powered by Tidal solid-state electronics. Front end was a laptop computer playing into a dCS Paganini DAC.

I noted that the system was well composed on even the most complex and dynamic musical peaks. There was plenty of refinement too.

July 2011

TVTI exhibited at Capital Audiofest in July 2011 held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rockville Maryland. We showed the TIDAL Piano Diacera and Amea speakers, TIDAL Preos and Impact electronics, dCS Pucinni Player and Pucinni uclock front end including the new, and highly regarded, Debussy DAC. John Atkinson of Stereophile says... "It doesn't get much better than this!" (read it here).

April 2011

The TIDAL Piano Cera was chosen as "Product of the Year 2011" in the category 'loudspeaker' at the recent show in Moscow. Due to it's acoustical performance and it's outstanding overall quality the Piano Cera was chosen by eight independent magazines like the "Audio Magazine", "HiFi News" and "Audio-Video".

Starting now all TIDAL models come with the BCC-Drivers which are exclusively made for TIDAL by Thiel & Partner (Accuton). In addition, the models Piano Cera, Amea and Contriva are equipped with a graphite-ceramic tweeter. Also, exclusively made for TIDAL by Thiel & Partner (Accuton), the black coated drivers harmonize extraordinarily with our midnight black piano finish, as well as our veneer piano finish cabinets. But that is for us just a nice side effect and closes the circle to offer an outstanding product in Sound, Finish and Design.

 

October 2010

The Voice That Is joined TIDAL Audio in exhibiting at the RMAF in Denver Colorado. Jason Victor Serinus states, and we paraphrase, the TIDAL Piano Diacera touches my emotions. Here's what reviewers had to say about our room featuring the TIDAL Piano Diacera Speakers, TIDAL Preos and Impact Electronics; Argento Cables and dCS SACD/CD Player: "Some of my happiest sonic experiences at RMAF arrived in the last two rooms I visited: the Tidal Audio/Argento Audio Cables/dCS showcase put together by Doug White of The Voice That Is (Newtown Square, PA)... At the end of my time in the room, I wrote in my notebook, "Marvelous transparency. None of that gray 'whuh' sound that passes for a midrange...Tidal easily won my #3 Personal Best of the Show. I loved the sound. "

Jason Victor Serinus - Stereophile RMAF Show Report

My notes tell me that I was impressed by the system's clean highs and deep, well-controlled bass. The overall sound was marked by excellent three-dimensionality and spatial effects with outstanding transparency and image focus, but didn't have the transient speed of some other rooms.

Stephen Mejias - Stereophile RMAF 2010 Show Report

"I'd have to say the Argento Audio and Tidal Audio Room was my favorite, as I have been smitten with Tidal's loudspeakers."

faberryman - ultrahighendforum

RMAF in Denver Colorado

JUNE 2010

From October 15th through the 17th, we will be working with TIDAL Audio in the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, CO. On display will be TIDAL Piano Diacera Speakers, Preos preamplifier and Impact stereo amps, dCS Puccini and Argento Audio Cables. Come see us in Room 590.

 

March 2010

TVTI exhibited in the Axpona Audio Show in Jacksonville, Florida sponsored by Stereophile. On display were products from Tidal Audio, Vitus Audio, dCS and Argento Audio Cables. We were one of the first to be posted on Stereophile's Online Show Report as having some of the best sound at the show.

January 2010

Our Ephipany Stand Systems Celeste Reference Stand is awarded the Stereotimes Editor's Choice Award.