Uncompromised Sonic Truth
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
T.A.D makes loudspeakers which are astonishingly accurate. They truly represent the modern day incarnation of an obsessively true-to-the-signal design philosophy which gave us the JBL L-100 Century, which was by far the most popular speaker of it's day, worldwide. Noho Sound is the exclusive NY metro area dealer for these incredible speakers. You owe it to yourself to find an hour to come down to our showroom and listen to a product which will all but literally transport you straight away back to the recording venue.
From the T.A.D. website:
Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TADL), grew from the sprit to discover technologies to perfectly recreate the pure sound of live performances with uncompromising craftsmanship. We inherited our philosophy from Bart Locanthi, recognized across the globe as the ultimate sound technologist. He believed that genuine technology is true to the basics and that genuine technology places greater importance on sound quality than on technology for its own sake. At TADL, we are honing our technology to create equipment that reproduces musical sounds and evokes both the energy and impact of life music.
A great review from SoundStage.com:
The TAD ME-1 is one of the finest loudspeakers I’ve had in my room. From 40Hz up, it rivals anything else at any price. This jewel of a speaker -- the build quality is of the highest order -- will give you expertly voiced sound that belies the size of its cabinet, and will play at output levels that will do justice to your most raucous musical selections. The pair of them imaged like lasers, and could cast a soundstage as wide and as deep as my room allowed. Nor is this merely a great small-room speaker -- that description would be a huge disservice. It filled my Music Vault with full, rich, detailed sound that never fatigued me and never bored me.
As most of you know, I’m on the hunt for a new pair of speakers. I’ve got some other models lined up to listen to, but I can tell you that the only hesitation I have in buying the ME-1s right now is knowing that TAD’s CE-1 -- the next model up from the ME-1 -- might be a touch better still. Regardless, the bar has been set high. These speakers just blew me away. Jeff Fritz, SoundStage Ultra, November 2017 . Read the full review here