In order to accomplish the highest audio performance within each level, a number of creative approaches were used to merge technology with elements of design. An extreme attention to detail and craftsmanship, along with an in-depth understanding of audio transmission, has resulted in the finest sonic purity and fine-form aesthetic possible within each of Tri-Art Audio’s series.
What goes into our products.
We have selected bamboo to construct many of the structural elements of our systems rather than the industry standard of metal or plastic. In addition to its natural aesthetics, it has a vital function: A constrained layer plywood variant is employed for its performance abilities.
Our equipment is packed with locally sourced, unbleached, sheep’s wool due to its ability to reduce sound transfer and vibrations, insulate, and natural heat resistance. Wool fibres are one of our most effective elements at dampening airborne vibrations and preventing them from affecting the performance of our amplifier chip.
We extract the purest sound possible from our components.
Tri-Art Audio amplifiers utilize Class D amplification. Until very recently, Class D amplifiers in audio had been used mostly in professional audio designs where the advantages of their efficiency, their low weight, and their low operating temperatures are of real benefit to touring concerts and musical productions.
The conventional wisdom has been that Class D amplifiers did not sound good enough to be considered for high fidelity applications – that they are extremely susceptible to external and internal noises, such as microphonics.
Our goal was to create an environment as close to vibration-free as possible in order to let the amplifier circuit work to its full potential: to be able to hear the chip, possibly for the first time, without the distortion of microphonics.
Class D amplifiers are particularly sensitive to any anomalies in their supply voltage. Although we are using an exceptionally good power supply, we decided to go the extra mile and incorporate a capacitor bank – ensuring sufficient current will be available to the chip to deal with high transient demand conditions.
Multiple smaller capacitors in a bank can be preferable to a single large capacitor, mostly for reasons of speed, but these must be very carefully designed to avoid the generation of eddy currents.
By strategically deploying small amounts of resistance to balance transient draw, we have created conditions antithetical to the formation of eddy currents.
All electronic components on our circuit boards have had their outer skin (plastic shrink identifying wrapping) removed.
And for good reason: we discovered during our listening tests that stripping away plastic wrapping removes the sonic characteristics plastic brings to the electronic component.
We remove as much associated materials as possible that have negative sonic signatures.
The power supply is by far the noisiest section electrically in all amplifier designs.
The single most important fact about our 24V DC Linear Power Supply is that it is housed in its own enclosure, physically separated from other units.
Instead of the less costly and more commonly used Switching Power Supply, we use a Linear Power Supply which are five orders of magnitude (10 000 times) quieter than the cheaper option, allowing our amplifier chips to operate to their full potential.
Bamboo has excellent transmission qualities that allows it to dissipate energy quickly away from the spiked product. The spike cups are cut in a deliberate cross pattern to transfer the energy to the floor. The spike has a very small resonance point and combined with the natural acoustic properties of bamboo, impart a natural and warm sound all while protecting your floor.
The combination of the organic natural sound properties of bamboo and the synergy of a controlled RPRA enhance the depth and realism of your audio system. Utilizing the sonic properties of copper, brass, and bronze, components are tuned to a specific frequency null. The combination of the organic natural sound properties of bamboo and the synergy of a controlled RPRA enhance the depth and realism of your audio system.