TIDAL - 2 x "Best sound of show" at Toronto Audiofest
Wynn Wong the owner of Wynn Audio always does things in grand style. I will never forget the sound of the millions dollar system that he put together for a Toronto audio show a few years ago. It was no different this time round. Acoustically, he had one of the best rooms at the Toronto Audiofest and he made sure that the superb system that he assembled for it was perfectly dialed in. If I had to choose one room at this Show to spend a whole day in, it would be this room.
I used to play the piano for a rock band and I have a great mental reference of what a piano sound like in a live setting. Wynn's system reproduced a beautiful piano sonata with such incredible realism and presence; it took my breath away. Female vocals were also rendered with such body and emotion; it gave me goose bumps. It was an easy decision to give Wynn Wong's room my vote for "Best Sound of the Show" for a second year in a row.
(PositiveFeedback.com, M. Golmes)
"Wynn’s 2-channel system had a relaxed, organic, and natural sound that was a joy to listen to. THIS is the sound quality that all serious audiophiles with stereo rigs dream of hearing. Wynn Audio’s careful component matching, speaker selection, and expertise at room tuning is what made their room sound so special. Wynn achieved the best sound that I heard at TAF 2019."
(Novopress.com, D. Brown)
TIDAL "Recommended Component 2019" from Stereophile magazine
Maybe the highest praise legendary reviewer John Atkinson ever gave away was this following quote "...the Akiras are the
best-looking, best-built, best-sounding speakers I have had in my listening room". For the game changing TIDAL Akira. We have the pleasure to share it has been voted too as official 'Class A recommended component' (the highest rank) from Stereophile.
TIDAL "20 Years Anniversary" edition's. And a whole new masterpiece.
TIDAL - twenty years of excellence. We are celebrating three words, describing all we did, all we do and all we will ever do: we build emotions. Period. Absolute. In every aspect. Embedded in our logo, embedded in our DNA. Appropriate to this celebration we launch very soon limited editions of the TIDAL Piano, TIDAL Contriva and the TIDAL La Assoluta. After the first and only limited edition we ever built, the sought after “Contriva TT” from 2010, this series of „20th Anniversary Edition“ will be something rare from us. And will stay rare. More about it coming soon.
And the best is yet to come: TIDAL will present as highlight and pinnacle of a success story started back then in May 1999 a new masterpiece. A game changer where we embedded all we know and everything we are all about. Something which does change the perception of high performance the same way as... well, we don’t want to say to much here, just: feel free to stay tuned.
TIDAL company report from FIDELITY magazine
Fidelity visited the TIDAL head quarter and wrote a report about their experience. Readers can enjoy thirteen pages of impressions in words and photos. The editorial of the magazine starts with:
"... there are events in life which do set things in a totally new light. Some weeks ago I had the pleasure to spent some hours with a system from the German manufacturer TIDAL. This system, just to say it out loud, completely blew me away and did let me forget really everything around me. Later I really thought quite some time about it why these moments are really rare… Sure the TIDAL system is a class of its own, nevertheless…“.
TIDAL video's, sound samples and impressions
We just started to share the latest impressions and pictures of TIDAL in a quick and easy way at Instagram. Feel free to visit us at www.instagram.com/tidal.audio.
TIDAL Akira reference system
We demoed the TIDAL Akira, the reference speaker John Atkinson from Stereophile wrote about is "...the best built, best looking and best sounding speaker" he ever reviewed, in a castle in Belgium for an audio event. Power amplifiers were the TIDAL Ferios mono blocks and the TIDAL Camira DMC sent the music stream to the TIDAL Presencio pre amplifier.
Sound, design and finish par excellence.
TIDAL does celebrate this year "20 years of excellence"
Founded in spring 1999 TIDAL has established itself over the last twenty years as one of the finest audio manufacturers in the world. Many even claim TIDAL is in a league of its own due its unparalleled combination of the highest possible level in sound, design and finish.
What is for certain is the proven consistency in delivering excellence for ears, eyes and hands without any kind of compromise - materialized in unique masterpieces.
Not only would we like to say thank you to all our clients and partners worldwide, we will also celebrate it this year with events, limited edition masterpieces and something very special.
The TIDAL Piano wins the "Product of the year award 2018" in the category "Aesthetics and Sound".
“You pay for a bespoke visual and aural experience by way of musical seduction, and Tidal’s Piano G2 has seduced me as has no other speaker.”
The winning products are chosen based on the reviews of them published in the preceding 12 months of all these websites: SoundStage! Access, SoundStage! Hi-Fi, SoundStage! Simplifi, SoundStage! Solo, and SoundStage Ultra.
Feel free to find out more: Products of the Year 2018
"The Akiras are the
best-looking, best-built, best-sounding
speakers I have had in my listening room"
"...When the first basses enter in measure 11 with a rising C-minor scale on the words "And let my crying," your heart lifts as the minor key is transformed into major. Not only did the Tidal speakers present each of the eight vocal lines separately, but their superbly precise stereo imaging in both the width and depth planes let me fully appreciate their ensemble singing in that beautiful church acoustic. [.]
The sheer resolution of the Akiras continued to astonish me throughout my auditioning. And the thunderous bass chords indeed sounded . . . thunderous. It was the Akiras' ability to separate the threads within each recording that impressed me—they simply stepped out of the way of the music making. [.]
As beautiful as are the Akira's external finish and appearance, its interior revealed superb attention to details of construction and design that most purchasers will never be aware of. [.]
The Akiras are the best-looking, best-built, best-sounding speakers I have had in my listening room — as they should be at the price."
John Atkinson, Stereophile
Feel free to get the Stereophile magazine (11/2018) and/or read here: TIDAL Akira
Review of TIDAL Piano. SoundstageUltra's Editor's choice.
"...seeing the results of the attention to detail and level of craftsmanship lavished on every part of this speaker, I began to understand the philosophy behind the design, construction, and execution of Tidal products: nothing less than perfection, cost be damned. The Piano G2 is, but also was part of the best sound I have ever heard in my listening room. Period. Gobsmacked again...[.] When I first learned that Tidal’s Piano G2 started at just under 40 grand, I was a bit skeptical -- that’s a lot of money for a 2.5-way speaker of somewhat limited low-end extension. But after examining the Piano G2 in person, understanding how it’s constructed, appreciating just how vast its materials costs are, learning that each pair of Piano G2s takes six weeks to build by hand -- and, last but not least, hearing how impressively these speakers perform within their specified frequency response.... -- any concerns regarding their value evaporated...[.]
On their website, Tidal quotes Scott Hull, of Part-Time Audiophile: “This is the Rolls Royce of High End Audio.” Having spent the last four months appreciating and understanding the sonic character of the Piano G2, I wholeheartedly agree. My time with these speakers has taught me that, while fully capable of communicating resolute bass, micro- and macrodynamics, effortless midrange articulation, and a wonderful sense of transparency, what the Piano G2s are really all about are body, balance, and ease.
But in terms of build quality, I must respectfully disagree with Scott Hull: The Piano G2 is less Rolls-Royce than Bugatti. I have never seen a pair of loudspeakers crafted with such artisanal care. Yes, they’re expensive....But, as with a Bugatti, what you pay $39,900 for is not the highest sound quality alone. You pay for a bespoke visual and aural experience by way of musical seduction, and Tidal’s Piano G2 has seduced me as has no other speaker."
Aron Garrecht, SoundstageUltra.com
Read the whole review here: TIDAL Piano review 2018