"The AudioMachina XTAC Master Reference System is a monumental breakthrough in High-Fidelity Loudspeaker performance, and the culmination of a lifetime of dedicated thought and effort towards perfecting the art and science of loudspeaker design. XTAC represents an absolute paradigm shift in the level of fidelity which can (finally) be expected from "High-Fidelity" Loudspeakers, regardless of cost. I believe the development of XTAC to be the single most revolutionary advance in loudspeaker fidelity, not only in my lifetime, but quite possibly in the entire history of the loudspeaker."
-Dr. Karl Schuemann, Designer
Our goal is to achieve the closest possible approach to perfection in design, craftsmanship, and performance. All our products are 100% handcrafted, one at a time, in the USA, using the most advanced modern technology and the finest old-world standards of craftsmanship.
In a world of compromise, we don’t.
AudioMachina’s President, Dr. Karl Schuemann, has made the study of the art and science of ultra- high-fidelity loudspeaker design a lifelong passion. With undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and an MD degree from one of the world’s finest medical universities, Dr. Schuemann has always had a particular interest in not only high-fidelity loudspeakers, but also in the human ear/brain system, its inherent capabilities and limitations, and especially in the discovery and understanding of which aspects of loudspeaker design are most critical for our ability to perceive reproduced sound as “natural” and “lifelike”.