Hello John… Now that I have the 2+2 V2’s, and an aR6 TSSD for a while… I believe that God designed some people to simply create audio commodities. And, then.. There were a few, I believe.. that God designed to produce audio blessings. From Georgia, Gene Zucker
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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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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.
“There was the shock of musical discovery, and the sudden jolt of newly understanding a performer you thought you knew well.”
Franco Vitaliano – February ‘17
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” It just reminds me of those heavenly angels spreading lovely flower petals down to earth, and turns even the hardest man to soft as marsh mellow!”
Will Low – Feb ’17
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“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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“The insider – The Au24 SX struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation , and immersiveness”
Cable Survey by Neil Gader, Jan ’17
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Hi Lenny….at first, after replacing the KCAG XLR with the Au24 SX, I definitely noticed a difference. As it settled in and further, more critical listening, I realized that the AU was bringing more to the table as far as focus and resolution. And, after purposefully not turning on the system for a few days and sitting down to listen again, I quickly realized that the Au24 SX XLR has taken the current system to its limits….in other words, I would either have to go into fantasy-land with the gear which I neither have the ears nor the cash to pursue. It is a jewel with the right gear and the Rowlands and Audience are “right” together. So, can I pay for this pair? Brad Jeter
Hello, John and Joe, thanks again for your advice and support. With my recent and latest switch of the Au24-SE powerChords to the Au24 SX powerChords I noticed immediately that the musical enhancement was not subtle, it clearly exceeded the enhancement level of the SE interconnects and speaker wires moving to their SX versions. The Au24-SX powerChords on my conditioner and integrated amp added more weight, more presence, optimal soundstage, transparency and the wonderful tonal balance that I find is a hallmark of Audience cables.
I received the Audience ONE speakers Saturday. I was able to set them up Sunday morn. I listened for quite a while to a variety of recordings I’ve made over the years. One word came to mind, “Wow!” Details popped out that I’d forgotten about. Instruments were distinct. I could hear the harmonics. Stereo placement was exact. I could also hear my eq and mixing errors. These wonderful speakers are an excellent choice for a composer. As close range studio monitors, they raise the bar. You’ve provided me with excellent monitors for decades. These are the best yet. I am truly grateful.
Thank you, Richard
Richard Jennings Music