To produce the experience of high end audio in affordable and unique products.
Why The Mission
Music transcends the physical world and links us to deep emotional and spiritual places in ways nothing else can accomplish.
From the majestic symphonies to soothing instrumental melodies and sounds, the experience intended by the artists and performers can be shaded and changed by the type and quality of the products used for reproduction.
Our goal is to reproduce the intent of the original performance of the artist in a way which is as neutral and accurate as possible. This goal is a common one among high end audio companies,and much value has been exchanged for accomplishing this end. Because we love music and want to share it with others, we strive to meet this goal with as little expense as possible.
We have been given a design, through inspiration, that meets and exceeds our desires and aspirations. As in many areas of invention, it is not necessarily the discovery of completely new innovations that can bring new ways of doing things, but the application of existing ideas in a way that has not been done before. In our case, the design we had was dismissed as not being able to work. Fortunately for us, and our customers, we did not know enough of the “accepted rules” of speaker design to accept such a verdict. We were determined to pursue the idea, especially as we did not take credit for the inspiration, and honored it as a gift.
As you explore our offerings you will understand more about the unfolding of our journey, but the value cannot really be appreciated apart from the experience of closing your eyes and letting the artist communicate their creations. All we can offer is our assurance you will not be disappointed in your decision to purchase.
"To go beyond the limits of traditional speaker function and design"
So far, the search for the “perfect speaker” has been a pursuit defined within the context of existing technologies. One usually begins by designing a cabinet, a crossover, and selecting the best speakers. Either two-way, a tweeter and a woofer or a three-way, a tweeter, a mid-range and a woofer. Of course there are exceptions, like the full range speaker line array, full range ribbon, electrostatic speakers, or a standalone full range transmission line speaker, all needing no crossover. Yet, the latter usually takes a huge cabinet, a huge amount of power and a huge chunk out of your wallet.
Conventional speaker cabinet design is based on accepted rules of air volume and shapes needed for speakers to operate at their optimum potential. Simply put, the speaker produces sound waves by moving back and forth with the signal applied. The front of the speaker is what you see moving with the music. Also created is a back wave from the rear of the speaker which is typically lower in frequency than the front wave. There are many kinds of cabinet designs to capture, manipulate, and amplify these waves to help cover the bass frequencies for the listener.
Crossovers are full of technical nuances and quirks that must be overcome for a full spectrum presentation of the audio source. The main reason for this is that crossovers are needed to match different types of speakers and to keep them from interfering with each other at the frequencies where they overlap. This is where a lot of money is spent for the high end market, where a capacitor and associated components can cost in the thousands.
Our engineers, like many audio enthusiasts, believe the full-range speaker to be the best choice to reproduce life like audio. We strongly feel that the limits of a contemporary two-way and three-way design have been reached and there is little room for improvement on this old technology.
Therefore, we sought to improve on the single-driver, full-range speaker. Our engineers were determined to shrink the size of a full-range speaker cabinet while improving on the bass response and eliminating excursion problems at high volumes. After months of trial and error, one of our engineers had a radical idea (it eventually became the internal Trinity Engine), we named the “(A)coustic (R)ecovery (I)maging (A)mplifier”. The results are a new benchmark in audio history.
Our desire is for the listener to enjoy a fresh new experience of audio discrimination of musical content in the comfort of their home. Each instrument is now separate and distinct. Imagine poorer sound quality being like an onion, all of the layers of musical voices or instruments are stuck together in one place. Envision a small a.m. radio for instance, yuck!
What better audio systems do is like peeling back the individual layers of the onion. The better the speaker, the more layers of the music you hear as individual voices or instruments. There are complex layers of music that some never hear. The percussion, the bass and the harmonies, all of the accompaniment have a life of their own as distinct entities like individual works of art that are just as important to the appreciation of the sum total of the finished work.
You may be used to hearing the dominant voices or instruments, but not the more subtle nuanced passages in the music. When your speakers can reproduce this detail, you begin to appreciate the talents of the whole group in the musical presentation. You don’t go to a dimly lit art museum wearing fogged up glasses to view the art from 40 feet away. If you do that, you miss all of the detail, complex layers, and individual brush strokes; i.e., the full beauty and meaning of the artists’ composition, talent, and intent. Let Fyssion® reveal for you all of the full beauty and complexity the artist intended for you to hear.
What is an image? A good image should feel like the performers are there in the room. You should be able to close your eyes and picture where the lead guitar, vocalist, keyboard, other instruments, and voices are located on the (sound) stage. With the aid of our exclusive internal drive engine, the Fyssion® speaker projects the image farther, taller, and wider than other conventional speaker systems. Fyssion® offers one of the tallest images in the speaker industry.
What does that mean? A "sweet spot" is a term used to describe a position you sit in where the best the speakers have to offer is concentrated and converged. Spot is an appropriate term as most all speaker systems have a small area where this convergence happens. As you move away from that sweet spot, the sound quality begins to deteriorate because frequencies lose their presence. Another reason to choose the Fyssion® speaker over others is that the sweet spot is now an area. Whether you sit or stand, whether you move right or left, the image, or sweet spot (area), is inescapable.
A note; our speakers perform well on relatively small inexpensive 4 ohm capable audio amplifiers. However, they sound even better on more expensive more powerful audio amplifiers.
For all of the reasons mentioned above, our Fyssion® speakers used in a surround sound application are truly amazing. You will experience all of the surround sound effects you may be missing.
A Little More About Us
When you shop for a high end speaker, it is common to hear from the “experts”, “what kind of music do you mostly listen to?” This is important because different speakers are designed to present different styles of music. One way for classical, another for rock and roll, another for jazz, etc. What this simply shows is how much crossovers and pairing of speakers (drivers) affects the performance of the speaker. The speaker becomes another member of the musical group you are listening to.
It has been our goal to produce a speaker so transparent, neutral, and accurate, it has no bearing on what type of music you are listening to. We have found that whatever you like to hear, you hear what the artists intended for you to hear, with no coloration or distortion of frequencies to add to or take away from the artists’ intent.
The musicians who have critiqued our speakers have all been amazed at how it sounds just like the performance, even to the nuances that most speakers do not capture. This nuanced information has been described as “fractal”. That means it is bits and pieces that are buried in the recordings but most systems cannot pull out and reproduce. We are a little obsessive in that we want you to have it all!