"With the AS8s you get perfect clarity; it's like putting on glasses when you're nearsighted."
David Laks, owner and operator of David Laks Productions
If you find it challenging at times to hear your TV or music clearly, on trying our loudspeakers you may find your listening experience changed, so you can hear more detail along with greater clarity, without turning up the volume. For example, Jim Allen suffers from hearing loss, and had been unable to enjoy music for 20 years before trying our speakers. We recorded the moment he was again able to listen to his favourite music, after years of missing it.
"The sound quality of our speaker technology has its genesis in my attempts to understand why Stradivarius violins sound so good."
Joe Hayes, Acoustician and Emergence AS8 inventor
When Joe approached a luthier asking to take him on as an apprentice, he was told that he would have to pay the luthier, as it would slow him down too much. Fortunately, Joe turned this offer down, and instead turned his attention on learning how to build loudspeakers that solve the problem of poor acoustics in auditoriums. It is this technology that is at the core of the Emergence AS8 speakers, solving the same challenges of acoustics in living rooms.
In October 2019, NewAudio presented at the Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) seminar on Hearables & Over the Counter Devices. As a result, NewAudio now partners with audiologists throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Hear more, more clearly.. with Emergence AS8 speakers
Whereas “conventional” speakers are affected by traditionally difficult acoustic environments such as glass, concrete, wooden floorboards, large spaces or very small spaces, the Emergence AS8 speakers have been designed to solve this problem at the loudspeaker source, making it unnecessary to treat a room acoustically, for example with wall and ceiling panels.
As a by-product of their design, the AS8 speakers help the listener to hear more detail in the original recording, while producing an expansive sound stage through all parts of the listening space. Moving beyond the acoustics, NewAudio collaborated with loudspeaker designer Brad Serhan, who has fine-tuned the speakers to obtain in Joe's words "maximum musicality".
The result is an enjoyable experience of perfect clarity and pure, immersive sound, giving the listener the experience of "being there" when the original audio recording took place.
The Emergence AS8 speakers, a solution for hearing audio clearly
Dr Stephen Ross
I have known Brad Serhan for many years assisting in assessing and supply of home theatre - my wife has a hearing impairment and I was impressed that Brad was able to tweak his speakers for improved voice clarity.
Brad mentioned he was consulting on a new system which would include various inputs including USB - the obvious setting from my perspective was using with computers. I have been in many rooms in health field for teleconferences, webinars via telephones and computers, and speech clarity always been difficult even for my normal hearing making concentration difficult.
He called us back in 2015 to demonstrate the Emergence AS8 loudspeakers. The speakers were instantly impressive at casting a sound wall that made it difficult to localise the source and speaker placement, and room size was not critical. He then began to tweak these speakers using my wife's impaired hearing to test various software settings to increase speech clarity for her.
The speakers seemed ideal are they were then bundled into the car to be trialled at our medical centre for videoconferencing across a variety of software platforms including skype. I had many sceptics that they were notworth the investment – “what's wrong with the $30 external speaker the practice owned?” I bought one for the Centre expecting to bring it home for personal use. The speaker placement in the room was far from ideal, being restricted to a shelf 3 feet above sitting position and not centrally positioned in a small brick wall room. Despite all this, the clarity of the voice was as impressive as in Brad's test room. Staff and patients instantly appreciate the voice is clear without need for high amplification. There is no echoing and the voices appear to fill the room, consistent with arising from the Computer monitor, not the shelf above where the speakers actually are.
We still use a $30 video camera and skype, or other simple programmes and the Practice enjoys good telehealth conferences with greater than 50 different specialists. We have not needed to invest in full expensive video conferencing systems. The sending microphones do not seem to affect the received speech quality much – our Emergence AS8 loudspeaker system is what makes the difference.
I have since bought another Emergence AS8 system and I use it for music lessons and work Webinars. I have music lessons with my teachers in Scotland and America. Voices and subtle singing and musicality can make it seem like I am in the room with the teachers, and I am able to produce excellent recordings for later playback.
Webinars are more enjoyable with increased concentration that the voice clarity permits. Music for YouTube clips is also good, and I am sure video gamers would enjoy the system.
Thank you for your advice, and just to let you know I successfully updated my AS8 with the latest voice today.
I thought it would be useful to give you my observations after loading this new voice.
Being a bit of an audiophile and back in the 80s I dabbled as a Hifi reviewer with pretty high end Nakamichi, Linn and now settled with Bang and Olufsen Beolab 9 Active High End Speakers, connected to an Anthem amp.
The biggest compliment I can give you is after the update and new voice this system reminded me of the QUAD Electrostatic loudspeakers being driven by either a Quad or tube amplifier with far more defined bass but similar imagery.
Not having any suitable speaker stands I sat the satellites on the floor on some damping pads, so certainly a challenging space.
I deliberately had lots of stuff on the table to give it a tough environment with only an android phone connected via analogue connection the lowest quality source using Spotify and YouTube.
The one phenomenon I wasn’t expecting was the holographic image was enhanced if I stood up rather than sitting down.
I have set quite a high bar as I have in the background a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beolab 9 actives connected with an Anthem amplifier and with certain music your system was its equal at less than 1/10 th of the price.