Audience Au24 SX powerChord Receives TAS 2018 Editors’ Choice Award

Audience Au24 SX powerChord 

The fully revamped SX brings to the table new Furutech Nano Crystal Fiber connectors, improved, cryogenically-treated metallurgy and refurbished insulation making for across-the-blard sonic improvements. Among them, a lower noise floor, a fully dimensional soundstage and sparkling imaging. Offered in two versions: medium-power for DACs, preamps, and phonostages, and lower-powered integrated amplifiers; and high-power for power amplifiers. NG, forthcoming.
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Audience aR12-TSSOX Receives TAS 2018 Editors’ Choice Award


Audience adeptResponse aR12-TSSOX

To Greg Weaver’s ear, Audience’s new aR12-TSSOX power conditioner represents a substantial improvement over its predecessors, so much so that it would be fair to say that it borders on an order of magnitude advance. This is a world-class device, deserving your full attention. Give one a listen– perhaps the 6- or 12-socket variety –but be prepared to buy it. If you are anything like GW, there is no chance it will come out of your system once it is in place! GW, (268)
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Audience Wins The ONE 2018, 2017, and 2015 Editors’ Choice Award from The Absolute Sound!

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Audience The ONE
The ONE, as you might infer from its name, is a single full-range driver shoehorned into a small box. The driver itself is the same unit, the A3S, that Audience uses in its flagship $72,000 16+16 speaker. According to Audience, the A3S has exceptionally flat response, claimed to be +/-3db from 40Hz to 22kHz. Be that as it may, properly set up The ONE is the best desktop speaker reviewer Steven Stone has heard (after the Audience 1+1). SS, 236
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2018, 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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2018, 2017 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for Au24 SE Phono 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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Equipment Reviews: Audience Au24 SX powerChord Power Cord


“The Au24 SX cables lent several special qualities to my listening. There were great gains in soundstaging, with improved depth and breadth, but with a new spaciousness and feeling of greater dimension in all kinds of music. I also heard more timbral accuracy and definition in the reproductions of instruments. Textural contrasts become more apparent, and there was a wider, more articulated palette of tones. Pace and timing improved, with gains in rhythmic snap and punch. Finally, dynamic range and contrasts took great leaps, lending expansiveness and majestic scale to orchestral music especially, with more precision in textural and dynamic changes. Dynamic shifts and timbral contrasts at low volume levels also improved. There was no audiophile category that did not get better with the SX powerChords. Like Venus rising from foamy waters and gliding on a half-shell blown by sweet Aeolian winds in Sandro Botticelli’s painting, they really bring, right uptight to you, the sensuous body of the muse.”

Garrett Hongo – February ’18
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