Audience adeptResponse aR6-TSSOX Power Conditioner Review


$6450 (with 6’ powerChord SE-i; Au24 SX powerChord, add $4200)
I’ve been using the smaller six-outlet version of the Audience TSSOX for a few months and I just can’t seem to quit this thing. I’ll admit that I’ve never been a dedicated fan of this segment. But the Audience suggests something different. Backgrounds are indeed quieter but not airless and dead, as in “digital” quiet. Music emerges from the acoustic silences and natural pauses with a continuousness, an unbroken linkage to those interludes. The tonal character of the system doesn’t change, but the sound is more focused, images more polished and individuated. And this is prior to swapping out the standard powerChord SE-i and replacing it with the Audience’s advanced (and, oy, priciest) Au24 SX powerChord. Though not an order of magnitude dissimilar from the standard SE-i cord, it clearly reveals yet another layer of music and dimension. Images grow even more direct and transparent, and there is further expansion of the ambient aura. I find the differences compellingly musical and addiction.

Greg Weaver – Sept ’17 Issue 268

2017 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for Au24 SX Cables

Audience Au24 SX
Speaker, $3290/2.5m;
Interconnect RCA, $1800/1m
($2375/2m)

Audience’s Latest flagship wire offers midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contrasts, excellent transient speed, sensitivity to delicate volume gradations, and a brilliance that casts light into the deepest corners of the soundstage, restoring air and lift to harmonics. A particular strength for all Audience cables is an often hard-to-achieve blend of tactile presence and back-of-the-hall reverberation. The Au24 SX strikes a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness. Flexible and easy to handle, too.
NG, 269
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2017 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for Au24 SE Cables

Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable
$1290/1m

The Audience phono cable, in a crowded field of contenders, soars above many of them with its alacrity and transparency. Extremely flexible and lightweight, the phono cable is simplicity itself to use. Coupled with its jackrabbit speed is a naturalness of timbre that makes for refined and seductive listening. It also seems to filter out external noise effectively.
JHb, 230
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Audiophilia Review of Au24 SX Cables, February 2017


“After spending a good deal of time with the Audience AU24SX interconnects and speaker wire and given their excellent sonic performance, I can recommend them very highly. While they are not rock bottom price wise, in in the world of high-end cables, they are relatively inexpensive. For all of these reasons, I can easily nominate them for an Audiophilia Star Component Award.”
Henry Wilkenson – Feb ’17
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