Products

Assembled here are products that rank among the finest in the world - every one capable of delivering world-class performance. Each represents exceptional high quality, performance, value and, above all, musicality. We're extremely proud to represent them.

TIDAL Audio
Aurender
TW Acustic
Zanden
StillPoints
Tri-Planar Tonearms
Reed Tonearms
Kuzma Tonearms
Transfiguration

Bel Canto Black
Purist Audio Design
PranaWire Cables
Dynamic Design Cables
Signal Projects
REL Acoustics
Refine Audio
Astell & Kern
EMT Cartridges

The Voice That Is Audio evolved as a result of a lack of alternative high-end equipment choices in the Philadelphia area. Although those dealers offered high-end products, the choices failed to completely meet the needs of many enthusiasts and, consequently, left a void of quality equipment not commonly seen in the mainstream. Offerings seemed to gravitate toward components that were well advertised and overlooked many great sounding products that were not. We clearly and immediately understood what the customer could readily achieve with sound advice, personal exposure and comparable investment.

 

TVTI hadn't existed for long before it was apparent that our true focus was toward quality components that sounded like music first. There is of course, the need to demonstrate the actual abilities of a well thought out system against the promised performance of many highly touted components. What continues to be personally gratifying to me, is the commitment of audiophiles that have seen through the sales jargon and have a solid understanding of the products they seek. This makes our interaction with the customer easier since specification discussions rarely become part of the process. It's extremely rewarding to witness our client's faces while they experience high quality products that meet their needs and, above all, reproduce music that sounds real.

A Personal Message ~

I played a bit of piano in my younger days and later, drums. Having been reared in a house filled with classic jazz of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan and Cannonball Adderley, a band I later played with performed music of Jimi Hendrix, Mountain and Grand Funk. As the band became more proficient (and getting more gigs), contemporary music was added to our repertoire in the form of pop and R&B (while continuing to play jazz/rock and fusion for personal gratification).  Ultimately, I found my way back to my roots, listening to all forms of jazz, reggae as well as classical music. All this is to say that my musical tastes are far ranging, therefore my speakers, electronics, and cables must perform to a level of “correctness” to my ears to make my system their home.

Some designers aim at perfectly flat frequency response or strictly measurements; some aim at duplicating the feel of live acoustic music in a real space and measurements aren't everything. Neither school is necessarily absolute. My personal sonic taste is of the latter. I frequent live concerts regularly since I have friends who perform nationally and internationally. While this satisfies my suppressed need to play, more importantly it keeps me in touch with the reality of the live performance. When listening to the components we've chosen, you will notice incredible detail, transparency, and micro-dynamics, but in a form which is not artificial, tipped up, or in any way fatiguing.

I prefer natural tonality, not nasal, tinny, or too bright, with dimensional presence. Musical images should have realistic weight and body as opposed to flat and two-dimensional or bombastic and larger than life. There should be dynamic ease where the speakers should never sound constricted or congested no matter how loud or complex the music becomes. Micro dynamic nuances should come across clearly, giving expression to the music. We've chosen products that have the amazing ability to sound as powerful and dynamic as large-scale music requires while, at the same time, as subtle and full of finesse as small-scale music requires.

Your system should be emotionally involving. Listen for a sound so natural that you forget specs and are encompassed by the music. Isn’t this what it’s all about anyway?

Doug White