Newsletter 4/10/19: AXPONA Show, frontRow Review, forte f3 powerChords, More

Dear Audio Enthusiast,

AXPONA
Full frontRow cable looms, powerChords and power conditioning will be supporting various rooms at the AXPONA audio show in Chicago (April 12 – 14).  If attending AXPONA please be sure to visit the Wolf Audio Systems, Tenacious Sound and Bluebird Music rooms. 

First frontRow review
It is our pleasure to announce the first ever product review of Audience frontRow cables and powerChords by Jack Roberts, publisher of The Audio Beatnik. Audience cables have been one of Jack’s go-to-brands since 2003, so he is well qualified to write about frontRow with great understanding of the historical Audience sound. To sum it up, Jack calls frontRow a new ballgame for both Audience and all audio cables … it’s the World Series and Audience is the champion. As an aside, feedback from numerous customers and dealers has been equally as positive as Jack Robert’s review.

Au24 SX powerChord
The Au24 SX powerChord continues to receive high praise as reflected by this recent great review by Neil Gader in The Absolute Sound as well as a Product of the Year award from SoundStage!

forte f3 powerChords
If you or your non-audiophile friends ever need a truly great powerChord that will not weigh on your wallet, the terrific Audience forte f3 powerChord is for you! Seriously friends … the f3 delivers an amazing amount of performance … far more than you’d expect from this entry level priced powerChord! It will put a lot of life into most any common brand system as well as noticeably improve the performance any TV monitor that accepts an IEC power cord. For that matter, the f3 is even worthy for use in high end gear unless you are seeking “ultra” performance. The f3 is full of Audience DNA and performs like it to a surprising degree! At 1.75m length, the f3 MSRP is $249. However, currently we have some b stock inventory with only very minor, production surface blemishes on the molded plug end that are listed at only $149. Give us a call at 800-565-4390 (US and Canada) or email at sales@audience-av.com to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Warmest Regards,

John McDonald
President
Audience

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Audience Expands Hidden Treasure Lineup with Debut of Premium AC Wall Receptacle and High-Performance Circuit Breaker

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact:
Frank Doris / Public Relations
631-645-5668
frankdoris@frankdoris.com
Audience 800-565-4390 (US and Canada)
info@audience-av.com

 

Audience Expands Hidden Treasure Lineup with Debut of

Premium AC Wall Receptacle and High-Performance Circuit Breaker

 

San Marcos, CA, February 28, 2019 – Audience has added two new products to its Hidden Treasure AC in-wall power solutions lineup with the introduction of its Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Wall Receptacle and Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker. Both employ Audience’s proprietary MORRE (Musically Optimized Reduction of Resistive Energies) technologies to deliver cleaner, more phase-correct AC power and yield better sound and performance from audio/video components.

 

 

The new products join Audience’s Hidden Treasure HDAC in-wall power cable to provide a complete, ultimate-quality in-wall power-delivery solution for high-end audio, custom-installation, home theater, multiroom and other in-wall applications.

The Hidden Treasure High Definition AC (HDAC) Wall Receptacle features high-purity copper-core, rhodium-plated contacts that provide a tight grip and the most secure connection available. The duplex receptacle is rated for up to 20 amps and can accommodate up to 10 AWG wiring. The receptacle’s body is made from rugged thermoplastic nylon.

 

The receptacle is treated with Audience’s EHVP Extreme High-Voltage Process, which is a MORRE technology aspect that applies high voltages in specific combinations. This proprietary technique aligns the crystalline structure of the various metals used in the receptacle to create more efficient “pathways” for signals to travel through the materials.

 

“Our new Hidden Treasure wall receptacle can improve the detail, dynamics, imaging and spatial reproduction of a high-performance audio system,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “Audience has extremely demanding performance standards that must be met before we introduce any new product, and we’re particularly pleased about the sonic benefits of our new wall receptacle.”

Audience’s Hidden Treasure HDAC Circuit Breaker adds proprietary MORRE treatments to a customer-supplied circuit breaker. “There are many brands and models of circuit breakers on the market, but our process now makes it practical and feasible to upgrade virtually any of them, simply by having customers send in their particular units,” noted McDonald. This also ensures compatibility with a customer’s existing electrical panel and system.

At the factory the circuit breakers go through the EHVP treatment. In addition, nanoparticle damping materials are selectively applied to reduce mechanical resonances, along with EMI and RF electrical interference. The circuit breakers are not disassembled in any way during the processes. “Once a customer gets their unit back from us, it’s transformed into a Hidden Treasure HDAC Circuit Breaker, which is designed to reduce noise and interference and provide greater sonic clarity,” McDonald noted. Hidden Treasure circuit breakers maintain all the compliance and safety specifications of the original unit.

When used together, the Audience Hidden Treasure wall receptacle, circuit breaker and in-wall power cable deliver the highest possible in-wall solution for high-end systems, offering clean power that is phase-correct while blocking EMF and RF interference.

The Audience Hidden Treasure High-Definition AC Wall Receptacle is currently available at a suggested retail price of $199. The Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker is available at $175 suggested retail. The customer must supply the circuit breaker or breakers. Installation should be performed by a qualified electrician.

Click on these links for high-resolution images of the Audience Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Wall Receptacle and the Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker.

 

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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 Sets New Standard in Audio Cable Performance with Debut of frontRow Interconnects, Loudspeaker and Power Cables

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact:
Frank Doris / Public Relations
631-645-5668
frankdoris@frankdoris.com
Audience 800-565-4390 (US and Canada)
info@audience-av.com

Audience Sets a New Standard in Audio Cable Performance with Debut of Its frontRow Interconnects, Loudspeaker and Power Cables

 

San Marcos, CA, January 30, 2019 – Audience today announced it is now shipping its new top of the line frontRow audio cables, a complete range of balanced and unbalanced interconnect, phono, digital, speaker and power cables that incorporate the company’s newest MORRE (Musically Optimized Reduction of Resistive Energies) technologies to deliver extraordinary new levels of musical accuracy.

“Our new frontRow cables build upon the performance of our previous award-winning Au24 SX models and are a major advance in what we thought was sonically possible,” said John McDonald, president of Audience.

Audience’s MORRE technologies are the result of more than 22 years of experience in cable design. Every aspect of frontRow cables has been considered and refined, including cable geometries, metallurgy, connectors, shielding, dielectric and jacketing materials and the interaction between conductors – even details like the mechanical resonant frequencies of the materials used.

MORRE provides a dramatic lowering of the noise floor and distortion artifacts. The sonic result is improved low-level resolution and wider dynamic contrasts, and a remarkably lifelike musical presentation with more realistic “3-D” imaging and soundstaging.

To ensure maximum signal integrity, frontRow cables utilize conductive material made from modified 99.9999% Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) copper, 99.9999% pure silver or high-purity silver-plated copper using the optimum material for each frontRow cable model. The cables use XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material, chosen for its superior insulating properties and low microphonics, as well as Teflon and other materials. Depending on the model and application, MORRE can use

twinaxial, coaxial, proprietary Perfect Lay, Double Cylindrical, Double Helix or other custom-stranded multi-conductor wire geometries. All configurations are designed to maintain maximum signal purity and reduce noise.

Careful attention is paid to connector design and construction. Every point of contact between the connectors and the conductors has been optimized to avoid the introduction of noise, interference, signal loss and other unwanted effects, employing metals including tellurium and beryllium copper, rhodium, gold and silver. frontRow cables utilize either proprietary solderless connections or state-of-the-art soldering materials and techniques.

frontRow cables are treated with Audience’s EHVP Extreme High-Voltage Process, which applies high voltages in specific combinations. This proprietary technique aligns the crystalline structure of the various metals used in the cables to create more efficient “pathways” for signals to travel through the materials. To further maximize performance, the cables receive Audience’s Deep Cryo II treatment, which relieves stresses that are created in the drawing and manufacturing of the wire, strengthens the conductors and provides additional benefits.

Audience frontRow cables are meticulously manufactured to the highest standards. Every cable is tested and burned in for at least three days.

Audience frontRow cables and interconnects are currently available. A one-meter pair of frontRow cables with RCA terminations has a suggested retail price of $3,300 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.

 

 

Newsletter 1/15/19: Introducing frontRow Cable Series

Dear Audio Enthusiast,

Audience set the bar high when we imagined a cable line superior to our award winning SX series. Building upon what we’ve learned through our years of research and refinement we are proud to announce the all new frontRow Flagship line of Audience cables; shattering what we thought was possible.

frontRow represents the highest level of performance in audio cable products available today. With attention to detail and with the introduction of MORRE, the umbrella name under which we have placed all of Audience’s new and most powerful technologies, every part and portion of frontRow is meticulously and painstakingly designed in our unabating pursuit of signal integrity.

MORREMusically Optimized Reduction of Resistive Energies, is the culmination of our proven technologies integrated into the frontRow series. From cable geometries, to connectors, metallurgy, contact points, to shielding, bend radius, dielectric, jacketing materials, interactions between conductors and types of conductors, material resonant frequencies even the smallest design aspects are carefully considered within the MORRE process; refined and strenuously tested in order to produce this unrivaled cable line.

All of this advancement in frontRow cable design and development opens up a musical performance that is startling in its life-like presentation; removing veils that obscure the essence of the artist’s intention and bringing you into the center of the experience.

Each and every frontRow cable added to your system will reveal just what you have been missing. With the removal of layers of distortion and a dramatic lowering of the noise floor; frontRow will allow you to hear increased dynamics and more low-level information retrieval; with air, space and 3-dimensional holographic imaging unlike you have experienced before.

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frontRow    Rise Above the Noise

Best Regards,
John McDonald

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1+1 V3 – Testimonial October 2018

Hi Lenny,

Oh! Em! Gee! V3 is a HUGE, GINORMOUS, GARGANTUAN step-up from V2+! These
have set a new baseline in my listen experience and musical enjoyment!
Space, resolution, micro-dynamics, truth of timbre, layering, 3-D
sound-staging, HOLOGRAPHIC! Even when a musical instrument is isolated
to the left or right, you “look” through, around, beyond, and
sometimes in front of the physical speaker. And from what I can tell,
based on the changes I’m hearing, they’re not even broken in!

From the start it was apparent that these were EXTRAORDINARY! However,
after just 24 hours of run-in (with Roger Skoff’s XLO Test & Burn-In
CD), they have opened up beyond anything these ears have heard! I’m
flabbergasted! Gobsmacked! Utterly astounded! Goosebumps galore! I’m
just giddy with delight!

I was “this” close to purchasing a new turntable and phono preamp. I
don’t need to anymore. Thanks for calling me about V3!

Best!

—mark