June 2014


TIDAL”Nautic Edition”

TIDAL installed a high end multi channel system on a 47 meter yacht. There were several challanges to manage to make it happen. To fulfil the client's dream we built a TIDAL Agoria as mainspeaker with a special cabinet in "Super Leggera" edition, to bring down the weight at least from 240 Kg to 170 Kg. The speaker is mounted with a special construction ultra stable with the ship floor itself.

The surround speakers on the sides and ceiling where costum made to the particular wishes, and as amplification we use the TIDAL Presencio LS and TIDAL Impulse Monobloc's. Well, this is indeed some pretty fancy audio system for a boat, but what lucky guy one must be to enjoy a TIDAL system even on the ocean....

May 2014


HIGH END 2014 – press feedback

Partimeaudiophile.com
"Let’s see what we have on the 'excellent sound check list':
- At least a three-way design able to cover top to bottom extension: check.
- High quality drivers with low weight cones, able of fast transient responses: check.
- Big/Enough drivers capable of going down to 20Hz: check. 
- Darth Vader looks, only way more polished and chic looking (or even sick looking): check.
Dark Vader Yes, it’s the TIDAL Audio room that I am talking about. These speakers were the most elegant ones of the entire show, and by a long margin. If I had the time I would have spent an entire day just staring at them. In house electronics were even more on the Darth Vader style with piano black faceplate and silver knobs.
TIDAL brought the new Contriva G2, a three-way four driver speaker and paired it with the also new Contriva X-Tender, a six driver floor stander sub-woofer of the same proportions and finish. All drivers are built in collaboration with Accuton on TIDAL specifications and remain unique as Accuton provides these units to TIDAL only.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.
Did all this translate into music? Definitely yes. I heard the deepest, more sensual “Besame Mucho” (and I let you guess which well-known female singer was it) of the show. Interesting enough, even with all those bass drivers the system was not bloated; it actually presented a balanced and coherent reproduction. But this is a HiFi show report and not an art gallery report."

Soundstageultra.com
"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. The diamond tweeter was very well integrated into a whole - music sounded decidedly of a piece. All in all, a great showing from the folks at TIDAL."

May 2014


HIGH END 2014 – HIFI Statement

"Spectacular was the TIDAL room. These products are nothing but top, top, top. The finish, the design and all the used parts. The new Contriva G2 is being supported by the also new Contriva X-Tender in this setup. The music sounded completely effortless, extremly clear and with the most natural sound."

January 2014


AUDIO ART Magazine rewarded the TIDAL Agoria with this award

AUDIO ART Magazine rewarded the TIDAL Agoria with this award.

December 2013


BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD 2013

MY-HIEND has rewarded the TIDAL Agoria with a BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD 2013.

November 2013


TIDAL at the Hanoi Audio Show 2013

TIDAL had its premiere in Vietnam. Given the easy load and efficiency of the Agoria, this setup was a nice and praised match: TIDAL and the tube amps of Audionote / Kondo.

October 2013


TIDAL at the RMAF show USA

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-Saëns' 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.”

 

 STEREO Magazine (Germany) 

"...TIDAL Piano Diacera made a sound that pulled the listener literally into the music. The sound was super, one of the best of the whole show. Maybe Germany got the gold, silver and bronze medal at this show".

September 2013


TIDAL at the Capital Audio Fest, USA

Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile.com 

“The sound that’s capable of coming out of this speaker has the most detail and the most delicacy and air that I’ve heard coming out of a loudspeaker. Ever. Of course, I’ve gotten to 
spend quality time with this particular pair in the past (nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more!). And, in the right room and with the right … well … everything … the Sunray can do a dance like nothing I’m familiar with. It’s not just breathtaking, it’s astounding. 
…the sound … wow. So spacious and deep, the soundstage like some kind of ripped-away hellscape, with the edge of the abyss starting just at the leading edge of the speakers, and then spinning away from there into an eternity of hopelessness and despair. That was almost as fun to write as it was to listen 
to.”

August 2013


TIDAL at the Hong Kong Audio Video Show 2013

TIDAL was exhibit in the exclusive penthouse area within three big rooms.

Voted from many as the best rooms at the whole show we were playing as world premiere the 1.3 tons heavy new Sunray G2 fully active with 6 x Impulse Monobloc amplifiers, TIDAL Presencio and LPX. Also we showed a system made out of the TIDAL Agoria, Impulse LPX and Preos-D.

This was the very first time showing the new T1-System. Gentle evolution of the unique Sunray concept, instead of revolution. The major differences are: 

-  the complete cabinet is made out of TIRALIT now, the result is a massive gain of weight and performance
-  all new BCC-drivers, all new cross-over design, complete new terminal design, the speaker did grow in height 6 cm, in width 1 cm and in depth 2cm
-  improved efficiency and many many details more

Much more details and the official launch will be end of the year.

May 2013


HIGH END SHOW 2013 in Munich – the absolute sound

"Germany’s TIDAL was showing its gorgeous Agoria SE mulitway floorstander with black ceramic drivers and diamond tweeter, as well as debuting its own TIDAL electronics alongside a Hartvig table. Though strings and winds were sugar-sweet at moderate levels on Tacet’s great recording of Ravel’s La valse, when the SPLs went up (and they do go up on this LP), the sound became a bit piercing. Also, bass was not as deep as it should have been on this spectacular disc. Seeing that I just heard a much more demure TIDAL speaker sound fabulous in Chicago, I concluded that something was wrong and decided to return later in the show. 
I’m glad I did, because some days later I found the speakers sounding very lithe and lively on vinyl — 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)."

Jonathan Valin