Audience Shipping forte V8 Power AC Platform, forte f3 powerChord Premium AC Cord


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Frank Doris / Public Relations
Audience 800-565-4390 (US and Canada)


Audience Now Shipping Its forte V8 Power AC Platform
and forte f3 powerChord Premium AC Cord

San Marcos, CA, June 18, 2019 – Audience is now shipping its forte V8 Power AC power platform and its forte f3 powerChord.

The forte V8 Power provides eight AC outlets to an audio or audio/video system. The forte f3 powerChord offers renowned Audience AC power cord performance at a more affordable price point than ever before.

The new forte V8 Power is ideal for users who need more outlets in their system or who wish to upgrade from a conventional outlet strip or multi-outlet extender. Ruggedly constructed in an extruded aluminum chassis, the forte V8 Power features eight hospital-grade outlets that are each separately wired to copper buss bars in a star grounding configuration using high-purity 14 AWG stranded copper wire. This configuration ensures optimum grounding with minimal noise. The forte V8 includes Audience RF filtration to block RF interference and a standard IEC power cord connection.

All parts of the electric circuit have been cryogenically treated along with Audience’s proprietary EHVP (extreme high-voltage process). The forte V8 Power does not include surge or overload protection but it can be plugged into any Audience (or other) power conditioner for additional noise filtration and surge and overload protection.

The Audience forte V8 is available for $895 MSRP. Purchasers of the first 100 units will receive a free Audience forte f3 powerChord AC cord.

The all-new Audience forte f3 powerChord is designed as a cost-effective upgrade for high-performance audio and video systems. The forte f3 features high-purity 10 AWG stranded copper, for detailed and transparent music reproduction with a natural tonal balance. The cord’s proprietary conductor geometry rejects noise while balancing energy flow and ensuring the lowest-possible eddy current resistance.

The forte f3 utilizes the highest-quality XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material encased in a PVC jacket, a combination of materials that combines sonic benefits with rugged, flexible and durable construction. Itfeatures high-quality cryogenically treated AC connectors to ensure the best possible connectivity between the AC outlet and the A/V component.

John McDonald, president of Audience noted, “Our design objective for the forte V8 Power and f3 powerChord was to offer extremely high performance at the greatest value. They’re ideal for those who want to enjoy the improvements in clarity, dynamics, imaging and soundstage reproduction these products can provide.”

The Audience forte f3 powerChord is currently available. Pricing begins at $249 for a 1.25-meter length.

Click on these links for high-resolution images of the Audience forte V8 Power and the forte f3 powerChord.


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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




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

Dear Audio Enthusiast,

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 to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Warmest Regards,

John McDonald


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.
All 2018 Editors’ Choice Award Products