Audience Wins Multiple 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards from The Absolute Sound!

absolute_editors_choice_2015_reviewBelow are quotes from The Absolute Sound 2015 Editors’ Choice Product Awards:

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Audience 1+1
When SS reviewed the single-full-range-driver Audience “The ONE” speakers, he was convinced that they were the best nearfield monitors he’d ever heard. His time with the larger Audience 1+1 speakers has led him to place the 1+1 above the “The ONE” at the top of his own personal “best” nearfield loudspeaker list. Just like “The ONE” speakers, the Audience 1+1 creates a three-dimensional soundstage that allows you to listen deeply into the nuances of a mix or a live performance. SS,246

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Audience Au24 SE Cables
Audience has long insisted that mammoth wires are not only superfluous but can be a hindrance to good sound. Its slender Au24 SE cables and interconnects make a strong case that size does not always matter. While they do not appear to deliver as full a sound as some of their competitors, the Audience Au24 SE assemblage offers some of everything- a wide and deep soundstage, a goodly amount of detail, and superb transparency. When their relatively modest price is factored in, the Audience line only becomes even more impressive for its ability to compete with much pricier top-end cables. JHb, 249

 


 

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Audience Au24 SE USB
This new USB cable is simply sensational in every way. The Au24 SE USB’s clarity, dimensionality, and gorgeous timbre put it in a class by itself. It seems to have no signature of its own, but rather more transparently conveys what’s coming from your computer. The dual-cable design separates the signal-carrying and power-carrying conductors. RH, review forthcoming.

 

 


 

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Audience powerChord SE
The Audience powerChords offer bass clarity, weight, and pitch resolution that place them at or near the top of the affordable-power-cord pack. Except for a slight treble congestion and somewhat laid-back overall presentation, there is little deviation from tonal neutrality, NG, 208

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Audience Au24 SE powerChord
The SE brings to the table new connectors with higher quality metallurgy and lower mass terminations making for an across-the-board sonic improvement to an already excellent line of products. Offered in three versions: low-power for DACs, preamps, and phonostages; medium-power for lower-powered integrated amplifiers; and high-power for power amplifiers. NG 219, RH 245, JHb 249

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Audience aR2p Power Conditioner
Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235

 

 

 

 


 

ar12_backAudience aR12
Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235
Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235

 


 

ar12_backAudience aR-12 TS
Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235

 

 

Au24 SE PowerChord Review by Doug Blackburn, SoundStage ULTRA

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“Audience’s Au24 SE powerChords, interconnects, and speaker cables are the most satisfying wiring products I’ve used in the last 39 years. They sit at the pinnacle of cable performance, and provide an attractive combination of big spaces, a very neutral sound and marvelously balanced performance, from the deepest bass to the highest treble”.
Doug Blackburn – SoundStage ULTRA – October ’14
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Testimonial for SE Cables and PowerChords

John,
The Au24 SE power cords I purchased last month from Audience, including the SE upgrade I made on my standard AU24 power cord that came with my Audience TSS power conditioner are arguably the most important upgrade I’ve ever made to my system.The SE’s also raise the performance of your TSS power conditioners to a whole new level of performance. A real synergy there. These SE power cords are simply unflappable. No matter how dynamic, complex or brash the music, the SE’s never lose their composure or become strident. They’re masterful at capturing the natural timbres of brass, stringed and woodwind instruments and the human voice. Very important attributes for those of us who love Jazz, Classical, Opera and acoustic music etc. Excuse my rambling , but I was just listening to the Mahler’s incredible 9th symphony and felt inspired to share my thoughts with you!!

Thanks John,
Drew

Absolute Sound 2014 Awards for Audience Cables, PowerChords, Conditioners, Loudspeakers

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Au24 SE Phono Cable
$1245/1m pr.
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. JH, 230

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Audience The ONE
$995
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. SS, 236

 

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Audience Au24 SE powerChord 
$2420/6 ft.
A power cord that touches all the right bases and then some. To be expected are its neutrality, low noise floor and almost intuitive sense of recorded space and ambience. Beyond that is a stronger micro aspect that hones in on images with incisive focus and seemingly effortless flow and immediacy. Last but not least, the Au24 powerChord is one of the more flexible premium cords available, very handy for angled runs. NG, 219

 

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Power Conditioners
Audience aR2p/aR12/aR6-TSS/aR12-TS
$695/$4995/$6000/$8995
The aR2p, Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device is based on the massive twelve-outlet versions of which Audience is rightly proud. Its enhancement of soundstaging, dimensionality, and depth can be profound. Further up the Audience food chain are the twelve-outlet heavy-hitters. The aR-12p delivers significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. If six outlets are sufficient, the aR6-TSS with the new “S” filter takes the performance to another level. Across the entire line the build-quality is nothing short of exemplary. AR2p also available in Teflon-cap version for $1600. Reviewed in Issues 162, 179, 186, 236

Press Release: Audience Expands Its Ultra High-End Au24 SE powerChord Lineup With Introduction of New AC Power Cords

San Marcos, CA, March 10, 2014 – Audience today announced the introduction of its Au24 SE MP (medium power), Au24 SE LP (low power) and Au24 SE c7 powerChord AC line cords,three different-sized, lower-cost versions of Audience’s currently available Au24 SE powerChord.

The Au24 SE MP, Au24 SE LP and Au24 SE c7 are designed to best suit the demands of components like preamps, CD players and D/A converters that require lesser amounts of AC power compared to larger amplifiers and other components that draw more power.  Along with providing optimum performance, the new models offer significant savings over the cost of the original Au24 SE powerChord.

The Au24 SE MP powerChord features 14 AWG wiring and is recommended for use with components that require up to 150 watts of AC power. The Au24 SE LP employs 16 AWG wiring and should be used with components that require up to 50 watts. The Au24 SE c7 is also 16 AWG and fits into the c7 AC connector used on some audio/video components.

The MP, LP and c7 models all provide the same level of performance, when used as prescribed, as the standard Au24 SE, which utilizes 10 AWG wiring and is ideal for use with amplifiers and components that have high power demands. As an added benefit, these powerChords are exceptionally flexible for ease of use.

All Au24 SE 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.

“Can a power cord really make that significant of a difference? Rather than looking at a power cord as the last few feet in a long line of power delivery, consider the power cord as the first few
feet of your component’s primary transformer winding,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “Viewed this way, a high quality, well designed power cord is an essential part of preserving
the performance of your music or audio/video system.”

Audience Au24 SE powerChords 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 benefits. Au24 SE powerChords are constructed using the highest quality materials including OHNO high-purity
monocrystal copper wiring, rhodium-plated copper plugs and IEC connectors and are available in both US and European (Schuko) styles.

Audience Au24 SE MP, Au24 SE LP and Au24 SE C7 powerChords are available now with suggested retail pricing as follows: Au24 SE MP, $1,250 @ 6 ft, +/- $75 per foot; Au24 SE LP, $1,080 @ 6 ft, +/- $50 per foot, Au24 SE c7, $799 @ 6 ft, +/- $35 per foot.

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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.

Au24 SE LP powerChord Testimonial

“John, I can hardly believe how this one skinny little AU 24 SE LP power cord transforms the sonics of my system ! Crazy . Can’t wait to get another one. Drew”

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