"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
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