Asia Audio Society was founded by music lovers with a passion for advancing today’s accepted reference standard in sound quality by applying well-researched techniques with rigorous engineering.
Our recording approach builds on and enhances the knowledge and experience of the old masters by re-interpreting their techniques using the best equipment that modern technology can offer. We eschew the modern production line method of relying on large numbers of microphones and heavy handed post production because it invariably results in run-of-mill results. Instead we take a craftsman’s approach, using a small number of optimally placed and selected microphones to achieve recordings that are fundamentally right first time.
Our playback approach is similarly one of combining the modern with the traditional. The last time there was fundamental progress in analog electronics was the invention of the transistor (and some would even argue about that!). Similarly there has been no fundamental progress in loudspeakers for decades – the best systems are still based on analog horn or cone technology. Digital source technology however has seen steady improvement driven by Moore’s Law and hi definition formats together with modern ADC/DAC technology can hold real advantages for complex music such as orchestral symphonies. We therefore gravitate towards systems with the latest digital technology supported by respected and time-tested electronics and loudspeakers – with a twist!