2020 TAS Award for Audience forte V8 Power Strip

$895
A shortage of outlets getting you down? The Audience forte V8 Power Strip is the ticket. It supplies eight hospital-grade  AC outlets, each separately tied with high-purity 14AWG, stranded copper wire to the buss bars in a star-ground configuration. The entire electric circuit has been treated cryogenically, as well. The result is impeccable performance, with no discernible loss, change, or degradation vis-à-vis wall outlets. If anything, backgrounds seemed quieter and low-level transparency more fully resolved. Bass response firms up and conveys greater control; there is a little more body and air to vocal images; soundstage dimensionally and ambience retrieval are also enhanced. The forte V8 is virtually unbreakable and not liable to break the bank, either. Throw in Audience’s terrific new forte F3 powerChord as part of the deal, and you have an easy recommendation – and our AC Power Product of the Year Award winner. (311)

 

2019 TAS Editors’ Choice Awards for The ONE V3 and 1+1 V3



1+1 V3

$2960
Don’t let the 1+1 V3’s nearly identical appearance to the 1+1 V2+ ($1800) fool you; this newly upgraded version is a huge leap over its already superlative predecessor. The V3 employs a significantly redesigned version of Audience’s full-range driver, top-level Au24SX internal wiring, retuned passive radiators, and custom tellurium solderless binding posts. The result is far more resolution and detail (particularly in the treble), superior transparency, wider dynamic expression, and even greater midrange purity. The 1+1 V3’s midrange clarity, just one of the virtues of a crossover-less single-driver speaker, is on a par with that of many speakers costing twenty times the V2+’s price. The state of the art for desktop listening, and a terrific choice as a main speaker in smaller rooms.

The ONE V3

$1695
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 A3A, that Audience uses in its flagship $72,000 16+16 speaker. According to Audience, the A3A has exceptionally flat response, claimed to be +/-3dB from 40Hz to 22kHz. Be that as it may, properly set-up The One is the second-best desktop speaker reviewer Steven Stone has heard (after the Audience 1+1).

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June ’19

 

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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Au24 SX Cables Receive TAS Product of the Year Award for 2017

“Audience’s latest flagship wire struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness. It has a ripe midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contracts, and a profound sensitivity to the finest volume gradations. Ultimately it possesses a brilliance factor that casts light into the deepest corners of the soundstage and restores air and lift to harmonics. A particular strength for Au24 SX cables is the often hard-to-manage blend of the transient, the tactile, and the reverberant. Flexible and easy to handle, too. In a word, superb.” (279).

 

AV Showrooms Award May 2017

Audience is pleased to announce that it was awarded by AV Showrooms to be one of the top ten best sounding rooms at AXPONA 2017.