Even if we have our own ideas of design and quality, acceptance by others is very important to us. First and foremost, of course, this is the response from our customers, with whom we have been in close contact for years. But confirmation from our colleagues and the trade press is also important to us as to whether we are on the right track in our development. As you will see in a moment, we cannot complain of a lack of recognition. It is an incentive for us to keep trying.
Audio Test 04/23: "After placing the HD 10 Stream Connect - which would have deserved a design award for its simple elegance alone - on our HiFi shelf in the test area, we put the AYERS One Wireless on two stands[…]. Subsequently, we only have to type a few credentials into our iPad and effortlessly download the in-house Inklang app called InX, and we're ready to go. Setting up the contemporary audio setup did not take us fifteen minutes of life. Pairing the speakers - along with updating the firmware - also went almost by itself.
Audio Test 04/23: "Already in the often quoted intro (Frank Oceans, track "Pilot Jones" from the album "Channel Orange"), [...] the AYERS One Wireless loudspeakers show their full capabilities. Immediately, a magical dimension is created in the listening room. On a wide open stereo stage, responding choirs cavort in front of swelling synthesizer sounds.
LowBeats 05/2023: “In handling, the INKLANG active system with the hub and the two speakers proved to be pleasingly simple - you can tell that a lot of brainpower was put into creating a system that is easy to use by as many people as possible. [...] I'm now familiar with almost the entire INKLANG program, which to my ears has virtually no weaknesses, because I very much appreciate the speed and openness in the reproduction of these speakers.
Stereoplay 05/23: "Like all AYERS models we have heard so far, the Five feels most comfortable close to the wall even when the rear switch is set to free placement. But near the wall, it seems more balanced, more focused. It's hard not to talk about the truly terrific bass first. It's as if a very good subwoofer is running along, playing colorfully and expressively. It's simply a blast, although there's not an ounce too much on the ribs here (but thanks to tone controls, you can season to taste).
Lite Magazine 04/2023: "The AYERS One Wireless delivers a top performance in HiRes quality: equipped with powerful Class D amplifiers, sound processor and wireless module, the compact customizing speaker offers a reproduction that shines with great noise freedom and purity, outstanding plasticity, excellent spatial representation and superb dynamics. The adult and yet contoured bass is also impressive. All these merits plays the active two-way speaker in conjunction with the optional HD 10 Stream Connect also wireless.
HiFi-IFAs 04/2023: "With the active floorstanding speakers INKLANG Ayers Four Wireless and streaming hub HD 10 Stream Connect, Thomas Carstensen has succeeded in making a respectable entry into active speakers and streaming right away. The speakers offer wireless as well as numerous digital and analog connectivity via cable. The INKLANG HD 10 Stream Connect is also equipped for numerous sources and connections. The idea of a fully digital chain is absolutely coherent and perfectly implemented with the DDFA technology on the amplifier side. The operation is uncomplicated, to which the successful InX app contributes its part.
INKLANG presents with the models AYERS One to Five Wireless five models with active drive and wireless signal transmission, which are available immediately. The customizing concept of the Hamburg-based company thus no longer extends only to the appearance, but also to the choice of drive technology.
We make a significant technological leap and show first pictures of the Ayers HD10 StreamConnect as the control center for the wireless variants of our AYERS series. The compact AYERS HD 10 is a wireless streaming stereo sound hub and preamp that comes in an extremely high-quality milled aluminum housing. In addition to the integrated high-res streamer with access to all major premium streaming services, it collects additional sources via various analog and digital inputs including HDMI ARC. Its output signal is transmitted digitally to the activated AYERS Wireless speakers.
Active Subwoofer Test - LowBeats 12/2022: "This is where the subwoofer comes into play. Because it does what really good subwoofers add to the sound image. On the one hand, it's about more bass - clearly. The AYERS Sub extends the low bass transmission range of the AYERS Wall by at least an octave. This makes the sound image much more habitable, more stable and a bit warmer. But the subwoofer also brings more lightness to the mids. With it, the voices came a bit freer. Above all, [...]: Spatiality becomes much more generous with subwoofer - even in the depths.
On-wall speaker test - LowBeats 12/2022: "In the first listening session, we ran the AYERS Wall without bass support. To realize with astonishment: These are really grown-up speakers that also make a really rich bass with the help of the adjacent wall. Actually, nothing was missing here. Like its already tested sisters, the smallest INKLANG enraptures with a wonderfully open, fine-nerved and impulsive sound image.
HIFI.DE 08/2022: “The subwoofer is a cube with an edge length of almost 37 centimeters and appears quite bulky not only next to the dainty wall speakers. And with a delicate weight of 28 kg and two bass drivers mounted in a push-push arrangement, it will inevitably command your respect.
HIFI.DE 08/22: "Cleverly designed, a wall speaker thus makes a sonic virtue out of the necessity of saving space, and the AYERS Wall is such an example. Screwed to the wall with the integrated bracket, you immediately notice how powerful and full-bodied it sounds from the compact enclosures - even without a subwoofer!
Stereoplay 09/2022: "What surprised from the start was their size imaging. In this respect, the testers' expectations were clearly surpassed [...]. The AYERS Three also made small details audible in the background of the recordings from the 1940s, which otherwise tend to get lost - respect.
“INKLANG has hit the jackpot with the small AYERS One. The design and workmanship are first class. The bookshelf speakers are easy to set up and flood the room generously and vividly with music, even outside the sweet spot.
Audio 08/22: "The start was made by Rebecca Pidgeon with the song "Kalerka". The drums, gently beaten with brooms, were resolved velvety, the fine dynamics of the plucked guitar strings were fine-beaded. The voice of the US actress and singer detached effortlessly from the diaphragms and purred seductively through the listening room. The spatial imaging and the fine resolution appealed to me right away. [...]
LowBeats 07/22: "There are tests where we move the speakers back and forth for ages until it sounds reasonably good. And then there are tests where you put the speakers in the ideal place that you calculated beforehand and it ignites immediately. With the AYERS Three, everything was instantly right. The streamer was playing the remastered version of Sade's "Smooth Operator". Hello? Had I ever heard this lasciviously played saxophone so catchy and beautiful before? I certainly couldn't remember it. [...]
HIFI.DE 04/2022. "Tim Minchin performs a hymn to all redheads out there with Prejudice. [...] The AYERS Three puts you right in the middle of the audience and lets you experience the cheering around you up close. Stage and instruments are rock solid in front of you, one step forward and you could touch the big concert grand piano. The slim speakers succeed extraordinarily well. [...]
Audio Test 03/2022: "The new AYERS Four floorstanding loudspeakers quickly prove that INKLANG is not only highly regarded for its great customer proximity and user-friendliness, but also has a lot going for it in terms of electro-acoustics.
Stereoplay 3/22: “INKLANG recommends the Ayers Four for rooms up to 35 square meters. We consider this statement to be true, because in the listening test the test person showed us that he could create a large stereo panorama that easily fills medium-sized rooms - and had the pleasant side effect that the listener could still hear quite well outside the "sweet spot".
In their annual review 2021, the experts from Audio Test and Like HiFi honor the best hi-fi products of the year. This review provides you with excellent guidance. The AYERS Two is the best compact speaker 2021/2022. And this is how the experts justify the award with this editorial prize:
HiFi ifas 12.2021: „The bass guitar sounds pleasantly warm and with a full body on "And I Love Her" in Pat Metheny's version. And although only one instrument is played here, the area between the loudspeakers is completely filled, as is the room beyond. The sweet spot of the Ayers Five isn't just limited to a few centimetres, it's kept generous [...].
Fairaudio 12/2021: “Visually, the AYERS Four Gold Blanche are wrapped in cool white, their design language is reduced. When I listen to it, however, the word “generous” keeps coming to mind. This concerns on the one hand the subject of “dynamics”, which the slim AYERS Four tackle with surprising sovereignty, and on the other hand the large-format stage representation, which alternates in the direction of the listener and which is conspicuously coherent right down to the edge.
Lowbeats 12.2021: “The direct seller INKLANG is something like our discovery of the year. In retrospect, it is a mystery to me why the hamburgers did not come into our focus for so long. [...] You connect the Ayers Five, let them run and you are immediately in the Ayers world. The character of this speaker sounds like the smaller ones, only simply better. That's how it should be. When I think of the Linn loudspeaker line, for example: None of them sound like the other. [...] The Ayers Five has that wonderfully subtle openness that also fascinated me about the "Four".
Lite Magazin 11/2021: “The AYERS Four shines in our test with double exclusivity: On the one hand, it impresses optically with its extra-attractive “Gold Blanche” version of the “Limited Edition 2021”. On the other hand, it scores with its three-way sound conversion with the rare mid-range dome. Thanks to this solution, the AYERS Four achieves an extremely homogeneous, very natural reproduction with a detailed, fine-resolution and highly dynamic image.
Audio Test 07/2021: “The sound of the AYERS Two can tend to be described as linear and precise. There are no whitewashers, no dampeners, but loudspeakers with a claim to authenticity and integrity. [...] More mids and transparency instead of loudness. In the heights, this is shown by a fine air band with fascinating precision.
Lite Magazin 09/2021: “The INKLANG AYERS Two offers an astonishing performance: the compact two-way loudspeaker delivers such a mature reproduction that one can really ask the question of the usefulness of floorstanding loudspeakers. The AYERS Two amazes with its contoured bass capability. But it also impresses with great transparency, great spatiality and very beautiful plasticity.
LowBeats 07/2021: "A bookshelf speaker the way you want it. Not only that you can have it painted in almost any available color: The smallest model in the Ayers line is open to almost all amplifiers and is pleasantly uncritical when it comes to installation. Means: You can push it very close to the rear wall without having to fear loss of sound.
After receiving the German Brand Award 2017, we were able to convince the jury of the German Brand Institute, made up of proven brand experts, with our excellent brand management. We were honored for our new brand identity for the introduction of the Ayers series.
Lite Magazin 05/2021: "Yes, the breath of fresh air is audible: For the first time, INKLANG uses a dome for the midrange with the AYERS Five - and thus achieves an extraordinarily lively, very homogeneous and impressively bass-strong reproduction with its flagship. The homogeneity comes from the broadband sound conversion of the midrange driver and its successful connection to the tweeter and the woofers. These teammates can concentrate on their core competencies and thank them with an excellent performance.
HiFi-Test 03/2021: "The good impression of the Ayers Wall continues on the measuring stand. The bass-midrange driver turns out to be very potent and delivers a decent portion of bass despite the rather small, closed housing. The driver plays down to around 60 Hz without any problems and then continues to run very linearly before the tweeter finally begins to work. He also does his job wonderfully, does not look too smoothly ironed, but retains a certain, lively character.
LowBeats 2021/03: “The INKLANG claim to offer loudspeakers that are as uncomplicated as possible has been implemented here to a pleasing extent. The AYERS Four - or the configurator - offer many adjustment screws to adapt the slim floor-standing speaker optically to the listening room. But with all living space adaptability...
Lite Magazin 03.2021: "The Ayers Wall and the Ayers Sub are an excellent solution for a living room-friendly yet powerful sound system. It is already possible with the wall speakers: Despite their flat and compact design, the Ayers Wall, which can be used as front, center and rear speakers, deliver a transparent and vivid reproduction with an astonishingly adult bass.
Audio Test 02/2021: “Sometimes it can get confusing because several things happen on different levels at the same time. The bass needs control, the mids space and touch, while the highs need brilliance and breadth, spheres and auras. All of these are the strengths of the INKLANG Ayers Five.
Fairaudio 02/2021. “The INKLANG Ayers Five has its own character and that's a good thing. Powerful, confident and gripping, she is musically very versatile and delivers energetic and dynamic listening fun in almost every genre.
Lite Magazin 22.12.2020: “With the AYERS One INKLANG has succeeded in creating a masterpiece. In just 20 liters of external volume, the Hamburg-based company combines a perfectly crafted housing with top-class drivers to create a small passive sound miracle. [...] Even as I play the first notes, I notice the impressive width that the loudspeakers extend beyond their base ...
Audio Test 01/2021: "Yes, ears can smile during a loudspeaker test, because the INKLANG serve us" Ain't No Mountain High Enough "with great clarity and extra dynamics. When the voices of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell set in shortly afterwards, it becomes so beautiful again. We can [...] precisely locate the singer and it seems to us that every instrument is in its place ...
HiFi-Test 01/2021: “With its sparkling clean reproduction and linear frequency response, the AYERS Four collects plenty of plus points in the measurement laboratory. A clean bass reproduction starts at 50 Hertz and the high frequency reproduction extends well beyond 20 kHz, and the INKLANG shines with its perfect radiation behavior. [...]
“INKLANG promises that the Ayers Five is a loudspeaker that “doesn't want to hide its muscles”. And I can fully subscribe to that after various intense sessions with the black beauty. Especially when things are going musically, the Hamburg native knows no handbrake and whips the drums in her audience in "Ringin 'in my Head" by Black Stone Cherry with top-class emphasis. [...]
Audio Test 08/2020: „Did INKLANG stick to their sound signature with the new AYERS One? The answer is a clear "Yeah!" From the first moment you listen to it. Immediately there is this wonderful, transparent, three-dimensional and natural sound again [...].
Lite Magazin 11/20: “The INKLANG AYERS Three proves to be graceful with a terrific bass: It delivers a bass that you would not expect from such a slim transducer despite the bass reflex tuning. This is ensured by the woofer positioned on the side of this three-way speaker.
The first review on the AYERS series gives an idea of the enjoyment the new model series promises. "The INKLANG also prove their quality in the listening test, with an extremely plastic, three-dimensional reproduction, these noble sound transducers can also meet high sound requirements.
After five successful years on the market, the INKLANG AdvancedLine is sold out. It has found a home with hundreds of satisfied customers all over Europe and inspires every day with its transparent, airy and detailed sound.
And the winner is - INKLANG 13.3 AdvancedLine: It has already been awarded several prizes. We are all the more proud of the latest award for our 13.3 AdvancedLine with the FIDELITY AWARD 2020 from the renowned Fidelity magazine.
In 2018, the big sister, the 13.4 AdvancedLine, already received this coveted award. We are pleased that we were able to convince the critical editorial team a second time with our product.
fairaudio 2/2020: "The INKLANG 13.4 Advanced Line are exemplary neutral tuned loudspeakers that reproduce incredibly precise, lifelike and clear spatial, especially with regard to their price.
The INKLANG 13.4 Advanced Line…
Stereoplay 09/2019: "We were pleased, a heartfelt sound, that had pressure, emotion and upscale linearity. Only a few bars have already convinced us: Here played a European floorstanding speaker of the highest class. [...] We streamed the new album by Ed Sheeran. The mix is noble, sophisticated, especially in 24 bits. Already in the introductory song "Beautiful People" it takes speed and presence - the basic rhythm is clapped, the vocal part appears in the middle of the picture. Since a speaker must be fast and yet elegantly unobtrusive. Exactly these values brought INKLANG. Very finely balanced, we could not get enough from a certain point.
Lite magazin 08/2019: "In the listening room, as always, the first thing is to set up and align the speakers. With INKLANG speakers we have had very good experiences here, the models of the Hanseatic manufactory are uncritical by the bank in the placement. We also experience this with the 17.5: After a small correction of the angle to the listening position, we have reached the target: The reproduction is homogeneous, spatial and size-correct. That did not take even two minutes - editorial record!
Fairaudio 07/2019: "One of the error-free and in the positive sense the most uncomplicated loudspeaker in the four-digit price range - that's how the Inklang 17.5 Advanced Line could be described as roughly as aptly.
With regard to the bass authority (without any intrusiveness), long-term suitability (without artificial softening), organic midst (without cosmetic tricks) as well as tonal over all neutrality, the 17.5 are so grown up, tuned to music and "honest”, as it is anything but commonplace in their already sophisticated price range. The INKLANG 17.5 Advanced Line are characterized by ...
"Measured by the entry-level prices of some high-end manufacturers INKLANG offers in terms of design and processing an effort that is unique in conjunction with the high degree of customization - there are also the competitors not with. [...] The construction of the incredibly heavy cases in relation to the elegantly slim look is also very impressive - almost a hundredweight brings both boxes onto the scales.
Although the 13.3 thanks to its mechanical structure and the sophisticated choice of chassis allows an exemplary holographic room image, but this requires an electrically stable partner. [...]
Lite Magazin 03/2019: "The hand-crafted 13.2 AdvancedLine F.A.Z. Edition is simply equipped with the currently best possible drive: the reference crossover 2.0. A unique variant, which is only available in the models of the F.A.Z edition. Anodized knurled feet and an edition logo of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, lasered onto the connecting panel, join the maximum equipment in the technology.
The detailed examination is followed by the hearing test [...]. In "Babel" the speed of the 13.2 is really clear. What begins with keyboard and synthesizer will soon be put on electronic and spherical sounds. The great power is then clear by the gradually emerging from the background bass.
To say it in advance, in the service desert of Germany, Inklang is more than just an oasis. [...] The delivery was faster than expected. Very well packed and without any blemish. I could not help it and just put the Ayers Two and put on a record. Wow....what might that sound like when they are properly set up and played in?
Here also the consultation in the run-up to my order (Ayers Three) is to be emphasized. A question is just entered online and not a few minutes later the answer appears. You just have a great feeling how you are perceived as a potential customer, and not somewhere in a waiting loop of a call center sour...