Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. The company was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction.
Today, Audio Research remains a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance — the HIGH DEFINITION that is the hallmark of the company’s products.
The company has grown steadily over the last 50 years, with a network of top audio specialist retailers across North America and distributors throughout Europe, Asia and South America. The company occupies a 48,000 square-foot, technically-advanced production plant and administrative headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota, where approximately 50 technical, assembly and support staff guide the product line from concept to finished goods.
We carry VSi75, VT80SE, Reference 160 Stereo and Mono Amplifiers, LS28 and Reference 6 Preamplifiers, PH9 and Reference Phono 3 Phono Stages and DAC9 and CD9 SE Digital components.
The Counterpoint loudspeaker is the flagship of BɅYZ Audio from Budapest, Hungary. It is a radical design change that marks a quantum leap in loudspeaker technology..
The internationally patented Bay Radial Speaker (BRS) was developed by inventor Zoltán Bay as an ideal way to provide a superior, phase coherent pulse that radiates a sound field in a full 360 degrees with vanishing low distortion and ringing. When compared to other state of the art speakers, the Counterpoint has a faster impulse response, much cleaner decay, lowest distortion and perfect frequency response in all directions. This results in superior and holographic soundstaging and imaging with the ability to track transients with lightning speed.
Renown Danish electroacoustics engineer Frank Nielsen designed and built the two ultra-quick 240mm (9½”) woofers to match the amazing speed of the BRS. They provide powerful bass, fast transients, and detailed resolution.
Race aircraft designer András Voloscsuk sculpted the Counterpoint’s enclosure entirely out of carbon fiber, lined with a proprietary damping compound to completely eliminate unwanted vibrations.
The heart of all German Physiks loudspeakers is the unique omnidirectional DDD driver. Its omnidirectional radiation characteristic and its very wide operating range, together with several other key features give the following important advantages to all German Physiks designs and is what sets them apart.
1. Exceptionally coherent and natural sound
2. Realistic stereo images more like those you experience in the concert hall
3. Stereo imaging enjoyable in almost all positions in the room
4. Exceptional dynamics
5. Accurate portrayal of musical instruments’ tonal characteristics
6. Quick and easy to set up
7. The DDD driver is less likely to excite cabinet vibrations
8. Physically extremely rugged
The German Physiks Borderland Mk IV loudspeaker uses a single carbon fiber DDD driver mounted on top of a slim, octagonal, floor standing cabinet, with a downward firing 10-inch woofer set in its base.
The Borderland MK IV will drive rooms up to 90 square metres (950 sq ft)in size, yet the footprint is a modest 404mm x 404mm (15.9” x 15.9”). It can also work well in smaller rooms. We have successfully used them at shows in rooms as small as 285 sq ft (27 square metres), but as with any loudspeaker, we always recommend a home demonstration before you make a final choice.