Press Release: Audience Introduces Its Next-Generation powerChord Models

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Audience Introduces Its Next-Generation powerChord Models:
The New Au24SX, Au24SE-i and SE-i AC Power Chord

San Marcos, CA, March 13, 2017 Audience announced the introduction of its Au24 SX powerChord, Au24 SE-i power Chord and powerChord SE-i, three ultimate-quality AC power cords that incorporate the company’s latest materials and engineering advancements to enable extraordinary levels of sonic improvement in high-performance audio systems.

The all-new top of the line Au24 SX powerChord represents the culmination of 20 years of Audience’s experience in high-end power cord design. It is created to be nothing less than the ultimate AC power cord. Audience president John McDonald and the late Audience engineer Roger Sheker spent a full year developing and testing various configurations of this wire until determining its final configuration.

 

The Au24 SX utilizes newly designed internal wire made from 6-nines-pure OCC copper. Two 13 AWG wires per leg are used in the 10 AWG Au24 SX powerChord. In a departure from previous Audience designs, the Au24SX features shielded construction. “Historically Audience found that shielding power cords resulted in restricted dynamics,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “However, in the new Au24 SX we obtained the best sonic result by using a shielded design but shielding the ground leg only.”

Each of the power cord’s two ground wires is separately shielded and hand-wrapped with Teflon. The Au24 SX is insulated with the highest-quality XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material available. The Au24 SX is terminated with the Furutech Pure Transmission Fi-50M NCF Piezo Ceramic AC connector, chosen for its sonic superiority and exceptional build quality.

“With the Au24 SX in an audio system, the sound it facilitates is remarkably dynamic and musically compelling, with unparalleled harmonic resolution and rhythmic integrity,” noted McDonald. “The improvement the Au24 SX can make in a high-performance audio system is not subtle – in fact, it’s on the same level as what one of our Adept Response power conditioners can provide.”

The Au24 SE-I powerChord is an evolution of the award-winning Au 24 and Au24 SE powerChords. It has been upgraded with Audience’s all-new, proprietary power cord connectors, which provide a more refined and smoother musical presentation. All previous Audience Au24 SE and Au24 powerChords can be upgraded to the latest Au24 SE-i version.

Audience’s new powerChord SE-i is an improved version of the time-proven standard powerChord. Its six-conductor geometry has been reconfigured, resulting in a much more spacious sonic presentation with greater solidity of vocals and instruments on a wider and deeper soundstage.

All three new powerChords are designed to eliminate or reduce the traditional weak points of conventional power cords: more often than not, power cords will behave in a reactive manner and introduce capacitance, inductance and resistance into the electron flow, which will compromise the interface between the component and the power source. The Au24 SX, Au24 SE-i and SE-I feature a high-current, low impedance, wide bandwidth design for fast response, accurate reproduction of macro and micro dynamics, articulate bass, superior imaging, exceptional harmonic integrity, lower background noise and additional sonic benefits.

The new Audience Au24 SX powerChord, Au24 SE-i powerChord and powerChord SE-i AC power cords are currently available. The 6-foot Au24 SX 10 AWG powerChord carries a suggested retail price of $4,600, +/- $180 per foot. If purchased as an option with any Audience Adept Response power conditioner (in place of the standard powerChord SE-i usually supplied), the optional upgrade price is $4,200.

The Au24 SX MP 13 AWG medium-power version powerChord (for use in audio components that require up to 150 watts of power) is available at $3,500 suggested retail for a 6-foot power cord, +/- $150 per foot.

A 6-foot Au24 SE-i powerChord has a suggested retail price of $2,560, +/- $150 per foot. The powerChord SE-I is available at $915 suggested retail for a 6-foot length, +/- $30 per foot.

All previous Audience powerChords can be upgraded to any of the latest versions.

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About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit www.audience-av.com.

 

 

 

Audience Introduces Its New Top of the Line Au24 SX Interconnects, Loudspeaker, Phono and Digital Cables

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Audience Introduces Its New Top of the Line Au24 SX Interconnects, Loudspeaker, Phono and Digital Cables

San Marcos, CA, January 26, 2016Audience announced the introduction of its new top of the line Au24 SX interconnects, loudspeaker, phono and digital cables designed to achieve extraordinary audio performance and musical accuracy to complement the finest audio systems.

Au24 SX substantially exceeds the performance of Audience’s long-standing and acclaimed Au24 cable lines by the use of improved XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material, higher-purity “six nines” copper, and by improvements to the cable geometry. The Au24 SX loudspeaker cables are of a heavier gauge than previous Au24 lines.

In comparison to the previous versions, the new SX cables are more relaxed yet more dynamic sonically and have a richer tonal palette. The RCA connectors are a new proprietary solder free design. The XLR interconnect is an entirely new true dedicated differential cable designed from the ground up solely for use in balanced circuits.

Audience Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs using minimal jacketing materials. They retain music’s natural timing and timbre.

“Anyone who has been a fan of our previous Au24, Au24e or Au24 SE cables should be thrilled when they hear the new Au24 SX,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “The new cables deliver even greater transparency, improved focus, higher resolution of micro-detail, a richer tonality and a more pristine soundstage.”

The new Audience Au24 SX cables and interconnects are currently available. A one-meter pair of Au24 SX cables with RCA terminations has a suggested retail price of $1,800 per pair. Please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing of other lengths and configurations.

 

 

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About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit www.audience-av.com.

 

 

 

Audience Announces New “OX” Upgrades for its Adept Response Power Conditioners

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Audience Announces New “OX” Upgrades
for its Adept Response Power Conditioners

 

San Marcos, CA, September 14, 2015Audience today announced the availability of its new “O and X” upgrades for its Adept Response AC power conditioners. The optional upgrades are available on all Audience Adept Response standard and TS series power conditioners.

 

The “O” part of the upgrade designates the use of OHNO oxygen-free continuous cast copper (OCC), 6 nines purity mono-crystal wiring throughout. This is Audience’s top of the line AC power wire design specifically applied for the internal wiring of Audience power conditioners. It yields improved resolution, greater musical “speed” and immediacy and better soundstaging.

The “X” designation indicates the use of new rhodium plated copper internal contacts in the AC outlets. The copper contacts provide the very highest conductivity and the quality rhodium plating prevents oxidation of the copper. These high conductivity receptacles improve virtually every aspect of a system’s audio reproduction.

Further, all new Audience power conditioners now have gold plated copper forks to connect the power conditioners’ filter capacitors to the AC duplex outlets. This construction replaces the previous tin plating-over-copper forks. The new forks provide a noticeably more refined musical presentation.

“When it comes to obtaining the very best performance from a power conditioner we have found time and again that no detail is too small, and the OX upgrades are proof,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “We are tremendously excited about the improvements in resolution, soundstaging and overall musical refinement that the O and X upgrades provide. Music is reproduced with a noticeably higher degree of resolution and simply sounds more natural and involving with greater tonal richness.”

Audience Adept Response power conditioners are designed and built to the highest standards to enable unmatched transparency, dynamic impact and musical realism in high-end audio systems. They offer state-of-the-art noise filtering, isolation and surge protection thanks to details such as Teflon capacitors with mono crystal copper wire leads (T Series models), welded rather than mechanically fastened connections, magnetic circuit breaker power switches, carefully engineered internal grounding and much more.

Please consult with an authorized Audience dealer or contact the company directly for pricing.

About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit www.audience-av.com.

 

 

 

Audience Introduces Its Au24 SE USB Cable for Improved Sound from Digital Audio

San Marcos, CA, April 13, 2015 –Audience today announced the introduction of its Au24 SE USB cable, a premium-quality USB interconnect designed to deliver superior sound quality from digital music files and source components with USB connectivity.

The new Audience Au24 SE USB is engineered for ultimate timing conveyance of digital signals and highly effective shielding against EMI and RFI. It employs a “dual-cable” construction, with separated conductors for the data (signal) path and for the power path, a configuration that ensures the best-possible signal integrity and isolation.

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Press Release: Audience Expands Its Ultra High-End Au24 SE powerChord Lineup With Introduction of New AC Power Cords

San Marcos, CA, March 10, 2014 – Audience today announced the introduction of its Au24 SE MP (medium power), Au24 SE LP (low power) and Au24 SE c7 powerChord AC line cords,three different-sized, lower-cost versions of Audience’s currently available Au24 SE powerChord.

The Au24 SE MP, Au24 SE LP and Au24 SE c7 are designed to best suit the demands of components like preamps, CD players and D/A converters that require lesser amounts of AC power compared to larger amplifiers and other components that draw more power.  Along with providing optimum performance, the new models offer significant savings over the cost of the original Au24 SE powerChord.

The Au24 SE MP powerChord features 14 AWG wiring and is recommended for use with components that require up to 150 watts of AC power. The Au24 SE LP employs 16 AWG wiring and should be used with components that require up to 50 watts. The Au24 SE c7 is also 16 AWG and fits into the c7 AC connector used on some audio/video components.

The MP, LP and c7 models all provide the same level of performance, when used as prescribed, as the standard Au24 SE, which utilizes 10 AWG wiring and is ideal for use with amplifiers and components that have high power demands. As an added benefit, these powerChords are exceptionally flexible for ease of use.

All Au24 SE powerChords are designed to eliminate or reduce the traditional weak points of conventional power cords: more often than not, power cords will behave in a reactive manner and
introduce capacitance, inductance and resistance into the electron flow, which will compromise the interface between the component and the power source.

“Can a power cord really make that significant of a difference? Rather than looking at a power cord as the last few feet in a long line of power delivery, consider the power cord as the first few
feet of your component’s primary transformer winding,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “Viewed this way, a high quality, well designed power cord is an essential part of preserving
the performance of your music or audio/video system.”

Audience Au24 SE powerChords feature a high-current, low impedance, wide bandwidth design for fast response, accurate reproduction of macro and micro dynamics, articulate bass, superior
imaging, exceptional harmonic integrity, lower background noise and additional benefits. Au24 SE powerChords are constructed using the highest quality materials including OHNO high-purity
monocrystal copper wiring, rhodium-plated copper plugs and IEC connectors and are available in both US and European (Schuko) styles.

Audience Au24 SE MP, Au24 SE LP and Au24 SE C7 powerChords are available now with suggested retail pricing as follows: Au24 SE MP, $1,250 @ 6 ft, +/- $75 per foot; Au24 SE LP, $1,080 @ 6 ft, +/- $50 per foot, Au24 SE c7, $799 @ 6 ft, +/- $35 per foot.

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About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit www.audience-av.com.

A Major Sonic Step Forward: Audience Au24 SE High-End Cables Are Now Available in Speaker Cables, Interconnects and Power Cords

San Marcos, CA, August 12, 2013 – Audience today announced that its top of the line Au24 SE cables are now available in speaker cables, interconnects and power cords. Delivering a major step forward in musical accuracy, the expanded Au24 SE lineup includes speaker cables with spade lug and banana plug terminations, interconnects with RCA and XLR connectors and power cords with U.S. and European Schuko AC plugs.

Audience Au24 SE cables have been upgraded from previous models with ultra-low-mass, high-purity copper connectors that enable the passage of more low-level information in phono, line-level, speaker and power cord applications.

“The Au24 SE cables are the most significant advancement in cables Audience has ever made, and we don’t say that lightly,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “They improve upon the resolution of our already outstanding Au24e to offer an even more compelling and involving musical experience. The Au24 SE cables are something extraordinary and I’m confident that listeners will hear their special qualities immediately.”

“Now that we’re shipping Au24 SE in all speaker cable, interconnect and power cord types, listeners can wire their entire system from source to speaker and enjoy the full benefits Au24 SE provides – greater coherency and transparency, much more decay and subtle reverb cues for instruments and vocals, a greater sense of the room environment and dimensions on a recording, and a richer sound throughout the frequency spectrum.”

The Audience Au24 SE lineup is now available in all new cables. Please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing. Owners of Au24e and Au24 cables can have them upgraded to Au24 SE at prices ranging from $220 to $440; please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing. The Au24e speaker cables, interconnects and power cords will remain available.

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The ONE

Audience Now Shipping The ONE Single-Driver Loudspeaker

The ONEIt’s The World’s Biggest Little Loudspeaker: Audience Is Now Shipping Its ClairAudient The ONE

San Marcos, CA, March 26, 2013 – Audience today announced that it is now shipping its ClairAudient The ONE single-driver loudspeaker. The smallest model in Audience’s ClairAudient speaker lineup at just 7 inches high by 5.5 inches wide by 7 inches deep, the ONE is ideal for desktop music listening, compact high-end stereo systems and surround sound home theater.

“The ONE represents our efforts to produce the finest small speaker possible,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “It employs Audience’s exclusive A3-S full-range crossover-less driver to deliver pure, expansive sound with dynamics and soundstaging capabilities that might not seem possible from such a small speaker – until you hear it.”

The ONE incorporates the same exclusive A3-S full-range crossover-less driver as every Audience ClairAudient loudspeaker, along with a purpose-designed passive radiator. The A3-S is a full-range high power, 12mm excursion, ultra-low distortion transducer. It eliminates the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter and crossover network – and their inherent sonic compromises of sonically dissimilar drivers, phase distortions, loss of resolution and transient response degradation.

Available in a choice of stunning high-gloss finishes including black, red, white and blue with black grilles that attach magnetically to the speaker, The ONE is a true point source loudspeaker that offers a seamless, absolutely coherent sonic presentation at all frequencies with extraordinarily precise imaging and remarkable soundstage realism. “Even off axis, The ONE is uncanny in its ability to sound more like live music and less like what we’re accustomed to hearing from a stereo system,” McDonald noted.

Because it has no crossover, The ONE is direct-coupled to the amplifier it’s connected to, enabling the full damping factor of the amplifier to be directly applied to the A3-S driver’s voice coil. By allowing the amplifier, speaker cable and driver to act as a single coherent system, a level of control over the driver is achieved that is not possible with any speaker with a crossover.

The ClairAudient The ONE employs the highest-quality parts throughout including low-mass binding posts and Audience Ohno (monocrystal) Auric internal wiring. The ONE presents a benign load to an amplifier, resulting in compatibility with a wide range of tube and solid-state amplifiers. The ONE is flat from 50Hz to 20kHz in-room response when placed on a desk or near a wall; a subwoofer is required for full-frequency response when The ONE is situated away from a wall.

The Audience ClairAudient The ONE loudspeaker is now available at a suggested retail price of $995 per pair in black and blue finishes; white and red finishes will be available soon (to be announced).

Available accessories include desktop stands at $75 per pair and Audience Ohno speaker cables at $199 per 3-foot pair or $249 for a 5-foot pair. All Audience products are manufactured in the United States of America.