Consumer Testimonials

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As you said, the effect of the unit is not subtle and I liked what I heard. Everything sounds more natural from Vivaldi to the Beatles. After listening to it for several days I disconnected it. Your ads are correct - I don't want to listen without it any more, this device is definitely a "keeper". As to any folks who can't hear the difference, they either need a new system or new ears.
Thanks for a neat accessory
Jack
7/7/00


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The TDS technology sounds great. It seems to make the frequencies from the upper bass thru to the upper treble have that little bit extra meat to the sound. It is also very much easier to listen to at lower volumes. All this without adding any perceived distortion or brightness (fatigue) to the sound. In my expensive system it has certainly added extra life and musicality.
Good stuff!
Regards,
Shane
2/8/00

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I purchased the TDS audiophile and am extremely impressed with what it does for my mini disks after recording any source through it. They sound better than the original, which is what I was hoping for and received.
Great product!
Doug
12/28/99

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Dear TDS,
As a long time audiophile, I have tried over the years to invest in audio equipment that offered as much "value" as possible for the investment made. Until two months ago, my system has remained more or less stable for the past couple of years. But you know how you just get the bug sometimes to make changes? It was that time for me...upgrading speakers, cabling, CD transport, room treatments and equipment isolation...all in an effort to get the maximum amount of detail, dynamics and dimensionality from this mid-priced high end system.

And it did sound great. All the pluses were there. I could listen for hours in audiophile nirvana. I was done, right? WRONG!! Enter the TDS Passive Audiophile. This diminutive black box had some "magic" to add that I must say was a bit shocking at first listen. I'd read the reviews, heard the more than positive comments and accolades of what this little box did for system realism. But I must say the first evening spent with the TDS in the system was one of wonderment as I pulled favorite CD after CD out to "see" what I had been missing all this time. The Passive Audiophile, without a doubt, made the greatest improvement in system "realism" of all the changes I had made in the system. No contest. Whatever gains had been made by making the other upgrades paled in comparison to what this passive device had done. It was like the speakers had disappeared! A much more realistic soundstage, especially image specificity. All the "grundge" of less than state of the art recordings was gone. Highs had a more liquid, dimensional presentation. Dynamics increased. An added sense of "texture" was there from top to bottom. The soundstage moved farther left, right, back....and maybe most impressively, forward. Not "in your face" by any means, but an illusion of the soundfield actually starting in front of the speakers. Amazing.

I hate to wax too enthusiastically about this little box, but in over 20 years in the audio business this may indeed be the most impressive single piece of audio gear I've ever heard. I'm not aware of anything that compares to it. And when you consider it's cost of only $395, it's a "must have" for anyone wanting the most realism from their system.
Amazing.....'nuff said......
Greg
Custom Audio Creations
9/16/99

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After having the Passive Audiophile in my system for a week, I am totally convinced that this is a must have investment for any serious listener regardless of the caliber of their setup. Let me know when you decide to go public as a company. You are sure to exceed in my book !!!
Nice job folks !!!!
Mike
6/10/99

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I took it to my best friend's house and we installed it in his system (Onkyo 504 power amp, 804 preamp, Micromega Stage 2 CD player DCM speakers and a Velodyne ULD 15 subwoofer). I admit that I bought the TDS unit without having heard it and was skeptical. Without the slightest exaggeration, all I can say is that the difference with the TDS unit in the system was STUNNING!!! VERY RARELY have I ever heard even a multi-kilobuck component match the improvement this little black box made in a system's sonics...
...your product is sensational!!
Frank
3/16/99

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Dear TDS,
Let me start by saying how "blown away" I was when I connected your "little black box" to my stereo system. I have an Onkyo preamp and amp, Velodyne Subwoofer, MicroOmega CD player and a pair of DCM speakers. The difference was so absolutely dramatic when I auditioned CD after CD both before and after hooking up the TDS. The depth and imaging was so greatly improved as was each instrument's detail. Please count me in as a "believer" to this "Black Magic" box.
Regards,
Eugene
3/15/99

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Hello TDS and Co.,
I have used the TDS technology for almost a year and never listen to my mid-fi system without it!
Rick
2/15/99

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Hi TDS,
Received my TDS unit in 2 days, and yes, definitely more neutral sounding, nice! Can't figure how you get an increase in gain with out an active stage, but regardless, it's an honest, no bs product that WORKS, and I won't be without it in my system. It's similar to the first time I went from solid state to a good tube system.....can never go back....it's the HARMONICS!
Thanks again...
Gerry
2/8/99

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What does TDS accomplish for the music lover? While we "hear" sound with our ears, we listen to music with our "soul". Musicians play or sing music originating from deep within their inner being... their soul. The soul has often been defined as the mind, will, and emotions of an individual, but it's much, much more. To feel, become enraptured, and truly experience music, one must listen with their "total being", not just hear sound with their ears. Our ears are merely the funnels to the "soul". TDS restores this "wholeness" of the music as it was projected by the artist during performance.
TDS...RESTORES THE SOUL OF THE MUSIC!
Gary
Vision Resources, Ltd.
1/29/99

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I own 5 of your Passive Audiophile units integrated into my seven channel HT setup. I am very pleased with their performance. This is the best product I have seen for adding "dramatic" overall sound improvement!
Thank You,
John
12/17/98

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TDS,
This thing is great!!! My friend with the Krell and Platium Speakers ain't got nothing on me (not much anyway). I just had James Taylor and Santana do a private concert and the T Rex just walked thru the the front door.
Thanks, don't worry about me sending it back.
Mack
7/10/98

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Hi TDS,
As much as I hate to admit it....I'm honest so I'll say it.....once I got it going, this lil' box Jams. I'm listening to an Allmans live tape and Gregg's Hammond organ is thundering. The Interplay between Dickey & Duane is amazin'! I can hear everything, even the hum of the amps, and the whine of Duane's glorious slide, just like I'm standing in the front row at the Fillmore.
I've never heard a better "live" sound from a stereo.
Robert
5/28/98

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Dear TDS,
Since I purchased my TDS unit from you, I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to
my music. It really "opens" it up and adds improvements to sound as you say.
Anonymous
2/23/98

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Hey Guys,
I just picked up one of your little black boxes. The box is remarkable, especially at its price point. I use tubed equipment and my high end has always been a little reticent. Your box has certainly cured that little problem. I'm not sure I've found a real downside to it yet. At any rate, congratulations on a great product at a reasonable price.
It does all the stuff you claim.
Steve
12/13/97

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I just want to tell you that I bought my TDS two months ago and it's like you've been all your life in a bright sunshine with your sunglasses on, AND THEN SUDDENLY, AFTER 30 YEARS YOU TAKE THEM OFF!!!!! Oh my god this is too good to be true!!!!! I just don't need to buy re-mastered CD's, I just need to get my TDS on, and that's it!!!!!
Thanks for this wonderful product!!!
Mario
11/17/98

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Dear TDS: I received my TDS Friday, Nov 7, and immediately placed it in my system. My system could be considered high-end: Spectral digital source, Spectral pre-amp, Krell FPB600 power amp, Thiel CS-7's and MIT cabling and interconnects. I was already delighted with the system I have. But the addition of your product worked magic! Frankly I was skeptical that anything so reasonably priced could affect what I believe is an already great audio system, but the TDS clearly did just that. I love the sound! After only one day's listening, I haven't yet discovered everything (e.g., haven't played a wide range of music) but I am tremendously excited so far. Thanks for a wonderful technology. Please keep me advised of any future developments in True Dimensional Sound. I am identifying my current system not to impress anyone but merely to tell you, if no one already has, that your product can make a very high-priced audio system sound better. You are to be applauded for creating this processor.
Thanks again
Michael
11/8/97


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