Audience Introduces Its Hidden Treasure SATA Data Cable

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Audience Introduces Its Hidden Treasure SATA Data Cable, for Upgraded Performance in Music Servers and Computer Audio Devices

San Marcos, CA, January 22, 2020 – Audience is now shipping its Hidden Treasure SATA Data Cable. The new SATA (Serial AT Attachment) cable is designed as an upgrade for internal connections of music server/computer storage devices, solid-state and disk drives and other hardware.

The new Hidden Treasure SATA cable provides better data transfer by reducing jitter and RF contamination, resulting in a lower noise floor and notably improved sound quality in audio components such as computer-based music systems. It can be easily installed as a DIY upgrade.

“More audiophiles are turning to music servers and other data storage, drive-based devices for their music listening, and these devices require a SATA cable for connecting the drive to the rest of the internal electronics,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “As a cable manufacturer it was a logical area for us to look into. We’ve discovered that upgrading the stock SATA cable with our Hidden Treasure cable can significantly improve the sound.”

Transmission of data including digital audio signals through a SATA cable happens at a much higher speed than via a USB connection and as a result, is more susceptible to jitter and internal system noise. The Audience Hidden Treasure SATA cable employs newly developed proprietary design techniques intended to block noise and ensure optimum signal condition and data integrity. By removing layers of sonic “grunge,” the audible result is greater low-level detail and a smoother, more inviting sonic presentation.

Although the retrofit of a component’s stock SATA cable with a Hidden Treasure SATA cable is a simple un-plug and re-plug function, Audience recommends that the upgrade be performed by a qualified technician. Audience also recommends consideration of the manufacturer’s warranty that could potentially be voided when modifying a particular music player. Audience accepts no liability for damage caused by improper installation.

The Audience Hidden Treasure SATA data cable is currently available. Suggested retail pricing is as follows: 12-inch cable, $180; 18-inch cable, $200; 24-inch cable, $220.

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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.

 

 

 

Audience Now Shipping T4 and T3 Upgraded Power Conditioners

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Audience Is Now Shipping Its New adeptResponse T4 and T3 Upgraded Power Conditioners 

San Marcos, CA, October 7, 2019 – Audience today announced the availability of its new adeptResponse T4 and T3 AC power conditioners, upgraded from the company’s previous TSSOX and TSOX models. Available in 2, 6, and 12-outlet versions, the T4 and T3 now feature the company’s newly refined Aura-TR Teflon filter capacitors, which replace the previous Aura-TO version. These capacitors, designed by Audience to be the ultimate premium capacitors, have been improved to provide even greater clarity and dynamic range than those previously used.

In addition, the T4 adeptResponse power conditioners incorporate Audience’s Hidden Treasure duplex AC outlets, which feature high-purity copper-core, rhodium-plated contacts that provide a tight grip for the most secure connection available. The Hidden Treasure outlets are treated cryogenically and by a proprietary UHVP (ultra-high voltage process) and incorporate RF blocking crystals that prevent unwanted RF noise from entering the AC pathway. The sonic results of these enhancements are improved detail, dynamics, imaging and spatial reproduction. “We feel the Hidden Treasure wall outlets are the finest AC receptacles on the market, bar none,” McDonald noted.

Also, for a more efficient transfer of electrical energy, the T4 power conditioners are further treated with Audience’s UHVP throughout the entire electrical circuit. The UHVP treatment applies upwards of one million volts, in specific pulse combinations, frequencies and amplitudes to align the crystalline structure of the entire conductive path.

The entire circuit is also cryogenically treated.

“In designing the T4 and T3 we found that each of the three upgrades separately provided a notably enhanced performance and a more involving musical presentation to a significant degree,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “In the T4 models, the implementation of all three upgrades achieved a synergy that was remarkably better than what we’d ever heard before.”

The T4 adeptResponse power conditioners also incorporate Audience’s S filter section, comprised of a large-core balun transformer. The S filter circuitry provides additional filtering over a broader frequency spectrum down into the critical 20-30 kHz range, to lower the noise floor even further and enable more low-level musical information to be revealed. The T4 models utilize Audience Au24 SX powerChord 6-nines purity OCC mono-crystal wiring throughout.

The T4 and T3 power conditioners include previous refinements such as state-of-the-art noise filtering, isolation and surge protection welded rather than mechanically fastened connections; gold-plated copper forks that connect the power conditioners’ filter capacitors to the AC duplex outlets; magnetic circuit breaker power switches; carefully engineered internal grounding, and more.

The Audience T4 and T3 adeptResponse power conditioners are currently available at prices starting at $1,850 (aR2p-T3) up to $11,400 (aR12-T4).

The Hidden Treasure AC wall receptacles and the Audience UHVP Ultra-High Voltage Process can also be retrofitted and added to previous Audience adeptResponse power conditioners.

 

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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.

 

 

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

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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 www.audience-av.com.

 

 

 

Audience Expands Hidden Treasure Lineup with Debut of Premium AC Wall Receptacle and High-Performance Circuit Breaker

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Audience Expands Hidden Treasure Lineup with Debut of

Premium AC Wall Receptacle and High-Performance Circuit Breaker

 

San Marcos, CA, February 28, 2019 – Audience has added two new products to its Hidden Treasure AC in-wall power solutions lineup with the introduction of its Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Wall Receptacle and Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker. Both employ Audience’s proprietary MORRE (Musically Optimized Reduction of Resistive Energies) technologies to deliver cleaner, more phase-correct AC power and yield better sound and performance from audio/video components.

 

 

The new products join Audience’s Hidden Treasure HDAC in-wall power cable to provide a complete, ultimate-quality in-wall power-delivery solution for high-end audio, custom-installation, home theater, multiroom and other in-wall applications.

The Hidden Treasure High Definition AC (HDAC) Wall Receptacle features high-purity copper-core, rhodium-plated contacts that provide a tight grip and the most secure connection available. The duplex receptacle is rated for up to 20 amps and can accommodate up to 10 AWG wiring. The receptacle’s body is made from rugged thermoplastic nylon.

 

The receptacle is treated with Audience’s EHVP Extreme High-Voltage Process, which is a MORRE technology aspect that applies high voltages in specific combinations. This proprietary technique aligns the crystalline structure of the various metals used in the receptacle to create more efficient “pathways” for signals to travel through the materials.

 

“Our new Hidden Treasure wall receptacle can improve the detail, dynamics, imaging and spatial reproduction of a high-performance audio system,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “Audience has extremely demanding performance standards that must be met before we introduce any new product, and we’re particularly pleased about the sonic benefits of our new wall receptacle.”

Audience’s Hidden Treasure HDAC Circuit Breaker adds proprietary MORRE treatments to a customer-supplied circuit breaker. “There are many brands and models of circuit breakers on the market, but our process now makes it practical and feasible to upgrade virtually any of them, simply by having customers send in their particular units,” noted McDonald. This also ensures compatibility with a customer’s existing electrical panel and system.

At the factory the circuit breakers go through the EHVP treatment. In addition, nanoparticle damping materials are selectively applied to reduce mechanical resonances, along with EMI and RF electrical interference. The circuit breakers are not disassembled in any way during the processes. “Once a customer gets their unit back from us, it’s transformed into a Hidden Treasure HDAC Circuit Breaker, which is designed to reduce noise and interference and provide greater sonic clarity,” McDonald noted. Hidden Treasure circuit breakers maintain all the compliance and safety specifications of the original unit.

When used together, the Audience Hidden Treasure wall receptacle, circuit breaker and in-wall power cable deliver the highest possible in-wall solution for high-end systems, offering clean power that is phase-correct while blocking EMF and RF interference.

The Audience Hidden Treasure High-Definition AC Wall Receptacle is currently available at a suggested retail price of $199. The Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker is available at $175 suggested retail. The customer must supply the circuit breaker or breakers. Installation should be performed by a qualified electrician.

Click on these links for high-resolution images of the Audience Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Wall Receptacle and the Hidden Treasure High Definition AC Circuit Breaker.

 

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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.

 

 

Audience Sets New Standard in Audio Cable Performance with Debut of frontRow Interconnects, Loudspeaker and Power Cables

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Audience Sets a New Standard in Audio Cable Performance with Debut of Its frontRow Interconnects, Loudspeaker and Power Cables

 

San Marcos, CA, January 30, 2019 – Audience today announced it is now shipping its new top of the line frontRow audio cables, a complete range of balanced and unbalanced interconnect, phono, digital, speaker and power cables that incorporate the company’s newest MORRE (Musically Optimized Reduction of Resistive Energies) technologies to deliver extraordinary new levels of musical accuracy.

“Our new frontRow cables build upon the performance of our previous award-winning Au24 SX models and are a major advance in what we thought was sonically possible,” said John McDonald, president of Audience.

Audience’s MORRE technologies are the result of more than 22 years of experience in cable design. Every aspect of frontRow cables has been considered and refined, including cable geometries, metallurgy, connectors, shielding, dielectric and jacketing materials and the interaction between conductors – even details like the mechanical resonant frequencies of the materials used.

MORRE provides a dramatic lowering of the noise floor and distortion artifacts. The sonic result is improved low-level resolution and wider dynamic contrasts, and a remarkably lifelike musical presentation with more realistic “3-D” imaging and soundstaging.

To ensure maximum signal integrity, frontRow cables utilize conductive material made from modified 99.9999% Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) copper, 99.9999% pure silver or high-purity silver-plated copper using the optimum material for each frontRow cable model. The cables use XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material, chosen for its superior insulating properties and low microphonics, as well as Teflon and other materials. Depending on the model and application, MORRE can use

twinaxial, coaxial, proprietary Perfect Lay, Double Cylindrical, Double Helix or other custom-stranded multi-conductor wire geometries. All configurations are designed to maintain maximum signal purity and reduce noise.

Careful attention is paid to connector design and construction. Every point of contact between the connectors and the conductors has been optimized to avoid the introduction of noise, interference, signal loss and other unwanted effects, employing metals including tellurium and beryllium copper, rhodium, gold and silver. frontRow cables utilize either proprietary solderless connections or state-of-the-art soldering materials and techniques.

frontRow cables are treated with Audience’s EHVP Extreme High-Voltage Process, which applies high voltages in specific combinations. This proprietary technique aligns the crystalline structure of the various metals used in the cables to create more efficient “pathways” for signals to travel through the materials. To further maximize performance, the cables receive Audience’s Deep Cryo II treatment, which relieves stresses that are created in the drawing and manufacturing of the wire, strengthens the conductors and provides additional benefits.

Audience frontRow cables are meticulously manufactured to the highest standards. Every cable is tested and burned in for at least three days.

Audience frontRow cables and interconnects are currently available. A one-meter pair of frontRow cables with RCA terminations has a suggested retail price of $3,300 per pair. Please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing of other lengths and configurations.

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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.

 

 

Audience Introduces Its Hidden Treasure High-Performance In-Wall AC Power Cable

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Audience Introduces Its Hidden Treasure High-Performance In-Wall AC Power Cable

San Marcos, CA, June 26, 2018 – Audience today announced the introduction of its Hidden Treasure in-wall power cable, designed to provide the highest level of AC power delivery in custom-installation audio, home theater, multiroom, architectural and other in-wall applications.

Audienceís Hidden Treasure connects from a homeís circuit breaker box to the userís audio or home theater system. It is UL CL2-approved for use in 120-volt and 220-volt AC in-wall applications. Hidden Treasure is engineered for maximum signal conductivity, durability and shielding from electrical interference.

“Our new Hidden Treasure power cable is an all-out effort to provide a truly high-performance AC power wire for in-wall systems,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “It’s the result of extensive testing and evaluation and what weíve learned from our teamís more than 20 years of combined experience in designing our world-renowned AC powerChords.”

Hidden Treasure features three 10 AWG stranded 99.9999 percent pure oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors. The wire is cryogenically treated to relieve stresses that can be imparted to the wire during manufacturing and to re-align the microstructure in the copper for improved conductivity. The conductors are foil-shielded to provide rejection from external electrical noise. The dielectric (insulation) is made from XLPE cross-linked polyethylene insulation with a PVC sleeve for unmatched durability.

Hidden Treasure is flexible and easy to install and has a diameter of approximately 0.75 inches (18 mm).

McDonald concluded, “We are extremely happy with what weíve achieved and with the benefits that Hidden Treasure can provide to an in-wall audio or A/V system.”

Audience Hidden Treasure AC power cable is currently available at a suggested retail price of $22 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.

 

 

Press Release: Audience Introduces Its Next-Generation powerChord Models

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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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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.

 

 

 

Audience Introduces Its New Top of the Line Au24 SX Interconnects, Loudspeaker, Phono and Digital Cables

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Audience Introduces Its New Top of the Line Au24 SX Interconnects, Loudspeaker, Phono and Digital Cables

San Marcos, CA, January 26, 2016Audience announced the introduction of its new top of the line Au24 SX interconnects, loudspeaker, phono and digital cables designed to achieve extraordinary audio performance and musical accuracy to complement the finest audio systems.

Au24 SX substantially exceeds the performance of Audience’s long-standing and acclaimed Au24 cable lines by the use of improved XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material, higher-purity “six nines” copper, and by improvements to the cable geometry. The Au24 SX loudspeaker cables are of a heavier gauge than previous Au24 lines.

In comparison to the previous versions, the new SX cables are more relaxed yet more dynamic sonically and have a richer tonal palette. The RCA connectors are a new proprietary solder free design. The XLR interconnect is an entirely new true dedicated differential cable designed from the ground up solely for use in balanced circuits.

Audience Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs using minimal jacketing materials. They retain music’s natural timing and timbre.

“Anyone who has been a fan of our previous Au24, Au24e or Au24 SE cables should be thrilled when they hear the new Au24 SX,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “The new cables deliver even greater transparency, improved focus, higher resolution of micro-detail, a richer tonality and a more pristine soundstage.”

The new Audience Au24 SX cables and interconnects are currently available. A one-meter pair of Au24 SX cables with RCA terminations has a suggested retail price of $1,800 per pair. Please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing of other lengths and configurations.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Audience Debuts Its Improved ClairAudient 1+1-V2 Loudspeaker And Introduces 1+1-V2 Option

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Audience Debuts Its Improved ClairAudient 1+1-V2 Loudspeaker And Introduces 1+1-V2 Option

San Marcos, CA, December 9, 2015 – Audience today announced the introduction of its ClairAudient 1+1-V2 loudspeaker, incorporating upgraded drivers to deliver even greater sonic realism than the original version of the 1+1. In addition, an available “kit” takes the 1+1-V2’s performance to yet another level of refinement.

The ClairAudient 1+1-V2 is a bi-pole (front- and rear-radiating) design that delivers surprisingly expansive sound from a compact enclosure.

The 1+1-V2 is the result of a highly improved Audience full range driver, the A3S2-16. The new driver basket and motor are machined to higher tolerances for a more precision assembly. The new driver also has a notably more powerful motor made possible by the use of higher-quality steel for the neodymium magnet. The new driver utilizes custom OHNO oxygen-free copper (OCC) leads between the motor assembly and the speaker lugs for improved conductivity. In addition, the A3S2-16 now has one 16-ohm voice coil rather than the dual-8-ohm voice coils of the previous driver, eliminating a jumper wire on each driver and the associated connections that were needed to parallel the two previous 8-ohm voice coils to yield 16 ohms for each of the two drivers.

The sonic results are significant: better resolution, “speed” and soundstaging and a more realistic timbre and natural quality to vocals and instruments. “The improvement provided by the new A3S2-16 driver is not subtle,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “It takes this already exceptional loudspeaker into an entirely new realm of listener involvement. The speaker sounds bigger, more powerful and more high-end. For everyone who was surprised at what this small speaker could do before, they’re going to be even more impressed when they hear the new V2 and V2+.” 

The 1+1-V2+’s available + kit provides yet another degree of sonic refinement. The 1+1-V2+ adds beautiful solder-less Tellurium binding posts and Audience premium Au24 internal wiring. The + kit option adds yet another layer of refinement, particularly evident by the smoothness, improved timbre and tonal richness.

The compact ClairAudient 1+1-V2 utilizes one A3S2-16 driver in the front and one in the rear along with two side-firing passive radiators in a crossoverless point source design, a configuration that yields exceptionally coherent and musically natural performance. The speaker is striking in appearance, with a multi-angled enclosure finished in high-gloss black accented by rosewood sides.

The A3S2-16 driver, although just 3 inches in diameter, delivers an extremely flat frequency response from 50Hz to 22kHz (depending on room placement), eliminating the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter, and crossover network. As a result the inherent problems of integrating sonically dissimilar drivers and the accompanying phase distortions, loss of resolution and transient response degradation of a crossover network are completely avoided. The dual side-mounted passive radiators augment the output of the A3S2-16 drivers and enable the 1+1-V2 to deliver outstanding presence and dynamic contrast with an expanded soundstage, extended low-frequency response and increased power handling.

The A3S2-16 driver incorporates numerous engineering refinements such as a large patented neodymium-magnet motor structure and voice coil that moves with a highly linear excursion of 12mm; an exclusive titanium alloy cone material with a curvilinear shape; a concave dust cap specially designed to control high-frequency cone breakup and provide optimum dispersion; a unique ìSî-shaped surround that allows the driver to behave more like an ideal pistonic radiator, and many additional enhancements.

The ONE-V2 Upgrade Also Available Now

In related news, the Audience The ONE-V2 speaker has also been upgraded with the new driver. The ONE-V2 single-driver speaker is ideal for desktop music listening, compact high-end stereo and surround sound home theater systems. Measuring just 7″ x 7″ x 5.5″, The ONE-V2 employs a single A3S2-16 driver and a passive radiator and represents Audienceís effort to produce the finest small speaker possible.

The Audience ClairAudient 1+1-V2 loudspeaker is currently available at a suggested retail price of $1,995 per pair. The 1+1-V2+ is available at $2,345 per pair. The ONE-V2’s suggested retail price is $1,095 per pair and The ONE-V2+ is $1,445 per pair.

Previous ClairAudient 1+1 owners can have their speakers upgraded to V2 or V2+ status for $500 and $875 respectively.

The ONE can be upgraded to The ONE-V2 or V2+ for $250 and $625 respectfully. Like all Audience audio components and loudspeakers the ClairAudient 1+1-V2 and The ONE-V2 are engineered and assembled in the United States.

 

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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.

 

 

Audience Announces New “OX” Upgrades for its Adept Response Power Conditioners

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Audience Announces New “OX” Upgrades
for its Adept Response Power Conditioners

 

San Marcos, CA, September 14, 2015Audience today announced the availability of its new “O and X” upgrades for its Adept Response AC power conditioners. The optional upgrades are available on all Audience Adept Response standard and TS series power conditioners.

 

The “O” part of the upgrade designates the use of OHNO oxygen-free continuous cast copper (OCC), 6 nines purity mono-crystal wiring throughout. This is Audience’s top of the line AC power wire design specifically applied for the internal wiring of Audience power conditioners. It yields improved resolution, greater musical “speed” and immediacy and better soundstaging.

The “X” designation indicates the use of new rhodium plated copper internal contacts in the AC outlets. The copper contacts provide the very highest conductivity and the quality rhodium plating prevents oxidation of the copper. These high conductivity receptacles improve virtually every aspect of a system’s audio reproduction.

Further, all new Audience power conditioners now have gold plated copper forks to connect the power conditioners’ filter capacitors to the AC duplex outlets. This construction replaces the previous tin plating-over-copper forks. The new forks provide a noticeably more refined musical presentation.

“When it comes to obtaining the very best performance from a power conditioner we have found time and again that no detail is too small, and the OX upgrades are proof,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “We are tremendously excited about the improvements in resolution, soundstaging and overall musical refinement that the O and X upgrades provide. Music is reproduced with a noticeably higher degree of resolution and simply sounds more natural and involving with greater tonal richness.”

Audience Adept Response power conditioners are designed and built to the highest standards to enable unmatched transparency, dynamic impact and musical realism in high-end audio systems. They offer state-of-the-art noise filtering, isolation and surge protection thanks to details such as Teflon capacitors with mono crystal copper wire leads (T Series models), welded rather than mechanically fastened connections, magnetic circuit breaker power switches, carefully engineered internal grounding and much more.

Please consult with an authorized Audience dealer or contact the company directly for pricing.

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.