Consonance

The goal at Consonance is to reproduce music in the most natural and enjoyable manner to the human ear, it is not a technological-quest or a hobby for its own sake but rather an appreciation of sound and music for all who are discerning and in pursuit of finer things.

They pursue their goals by working with and improving on the best ideas and concepts from different lands and through different generations of musical wisdom. They have coupled that with value, service to create, and unique and original designs since the first day Consonance was established in 1994.

The philosophy at Consonance embodies the ideas of Simplicity & Musicality.

Why Simple?

What is more pleasing than pure music presented in the most direct way? Consonance strives to make your listening experience pure and relaxing.

Why Musicality?

We are dedicated to providing the most natural presentation of music to our listeners to present real music for real people. This is not just a ‘man’ thing but a human/family thing, a lifestyle consideration if you will.

Why Consonance?

They are an international community with international ideas and have always been original in our products and their designs. We have value, service and our designs have always been unique.

The Absolute Sound (US) describes Opera’s history & approach.

“It’s Not Called Consonance for Nothing” My final stop on the tour was the Consonance factory in Beijing . Consonace is the oldest and largest of the audio manufacturers I visited, With a 13-year history and 55 employees. Under the Consonance name, Opera designs and manufactures products which enjoy wide distribution in more than 30 countries…

Consonance was founded in 1994 by Mr. (Eric) Shi Hui LIU, an optical-mechanical engineer whose real passion was for music (particularly European opera) and audio. His story is the classic “kitchen-table” start-up; he made a tubed amplifier for his own use, was asked to make another for sale, and decided to go into business. Significantly, Opera was the first turntable manufacturer in China and has demonstrated with analog at every show since the company’s founding. Even with more than 100 products in the line (including technical and cosmetic variations of products), Mr. Liu still creates all the designs himself. The product range includes both solid-state and tubed integrated amplifiers, preamps, power amps, CD players, and turntables. Consonance even makes its own tone arms…

Consonance employs a marketing approach that is unique, both in China and in the West. It regularly holds a “music night” in which its best customers, customers’ friends, and top executives from local firms are invited to an Italian restaurant for dinner, a live performance of classical music by well-known musicians, and discussion of music and musical culture…

Everything about Consonance was impressive, from the fundamental design ethic to the build-quality to the sound.