Audience Introduces Its Au24 SE USB Cable for Improved Sound from Digital Audio

San Marcos, CA, April 13, 2015 –Audience today announced the introduction of its Au24 SE USB cable, a premium-quality USB interconnect designed to deliver superior sound quality from digital music files and source components with USB connectivity.

The new Audience Au24 SE USB is engineered for ultimate timing conveyance of digital signals and highly effective shielding against EMI and RFI. It employs a “dual-cable” construction, with separated conductors for the data (signal) path and for the power path, a configuration that ensures the best-possible signal integrity and isolation.

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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.

A Major Sonic Step Forward: Audience Au24 SE High-End Cables Are Now Available in Speaker Cables, Interconnects and Power Cords

San Marcos, CA, August 12, 2013 – Audience today announced that its top of the line Au24 SE cables are now available in speaker cables, interconnects and power cords. Delivering a major step forward in musical accuracy, the expanded Au24 SE lineup includes speaker cables with spade lug and banana plug terminations, interconnects with RCA and XLR connectors and power cords with U.S. and European Schuko AC plugs.

Audience Au24 SE cables have been upgraded from previous models with ultra-low-mass, high-purity copper connectors that enable the passage of more low-level information in phono, line-level, speaker and power cord applications.

“The Au24 SE cables are the most significant advancement in cables Audience has ever made, and we don’t say that lightly,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “They improve upon the resolution of our already outstanding Au24e to offer an even more compelling and involving musical experience. The Au24 SE cables are something extraordinary and I’m confident that listeners will hear their special qualities immediately.”

“Now that we’re shipping Au24 SE in all speaker cable, interconnect and power cord types, listeners can wire their entire system from source to speaker and enjoy the full benefits Au24 SE provides – greater coherency and transparency, much more decay and subtle reverb cues for instruments and vocals, a greater sense of the room environment and dimensions on a recording, and a richer sound throughout the frequency spectrum.”

The Audience Au24 SE lineup is now available in all new cables. Please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing. Owners of Au24e and Au24 cables can have them upgraded to Au24 SE at prices ranging from $220 to $440; please consult Audience or an authorized Audience dealer for pricing. The Au24e speaker cables, interconnects and power cords will remain available.

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Audience Now Shipping The ONE Single-Driver Loudspeaker

The ONEIt’s The World’s Biggest Little Loudspeaker: Audience Is Now Shipping Its ClairAudient The ONE

San Marcos, CA, March 26, 2013 – Audience today announced that it is now shipping its ClairAudient The ONE single-driver loudspeaker. The smallest model in Audience’s ClairAudient speaker lineup at just 7 inches high by 5.5 inches wide by 7 inches deep, the ONE is ideal for desktop music listening, compact high-end stereo systems and surround sound home theater.

“The ONE represents our efforts to produce the finest small speaker possible,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “It employs Audience’s exclusive A3-S full-range crossover-less driver to deliver pure, expansive sound with dynamics and soundstaging capabilities that might not seem possible from such a small speaker – until you hear it.”

The ONE incorporates the same exclusive A3-S full-range crossover-less driver as every Audience ClairAudient loudspeaker, along with a purpose-designed passive radiator. The A3-S is a full-range high power, 12mm excursion, ultra-low distortion transducer. It eliminates the need for a separate woofer, midrange driver, tweeter and crossover network – and their inherent sonic compromises of sonically dissimilar drivers, phase distortions, loss of resolution and transient response degradation.

Available in a choice of stunning high-gloss finishes including black, red, white and blue with black grilles that attach magnetically to the speaker, The ONE is a true point source loudspeaker that offers a seamless, absolutely coherent sonic presentation at all frequencies with extraordinarily precise imaging and remarkable soundstage realism. “Even off axis, The ONE is uncanny in its ability to sound more like live music and less like what we’re accustomed to hearing from a stereo system,” McDonald noted.

Because it has no crossover, The ONE is direct-coupled to the amplifier it’s connected to, enabling the full damping factor of the amplifier to be directly applied to the A3-S driver’s voice coil. By allowing the amplifier, speaker cable and driver to act as a single coherent system, a level of control over the driver is achieved that is not possible with any speaker with a crossover.

The ClairAudient The ONE employs the highest-quality parts throughout including low-mass binding posts and Audience Ohno (monocrystal) Auric internal wiring. The ONE presents a benign load to an amplifier, resulting in compatibility with a wide range of tube and solid-state amplifiers. The ONE is flat from 50Hz to 20kHz in-room response when placed on a desk or near a wall; a subwoofer is required for full-frequency response when The ONE is situated away from a wall.

The Audience ClairAudient The ONE loudspeaker is now available at a suggested retail price of $995 per pair in black and blue finishes; white and red finishes will be available soon (to be announced).

Available accessories include desktop stands at $75 per pair and Audience Ohno speaker cables at $199 per 3-foot pair or $249 for a 5-foot pair. All Audience products are manufactured in the United States of America.

 

Audience Announces Upgraded Au24 SE High-End Interconnect Cables

San Marcos, CA, November 19, 2012 Audience today announced its upgraded Au24 SE RCA interconnect cables, offering a significant step forward in sonic performance. The new Au24 SE have been improved from previous interconnects with ultra-low-mass, high-purity copper connectors that enable the passage of more low-level information in both phono and line-level applications.

“The new Au24 SE interconnects improve upon the resolution of our already acclaimed Au24e to offer an even more compelling and involving musical experience,” noted John McDonald, president of Audience. “With the Au24 SE you can now hear much more decay and subtle reverb cues for instruments and vocals, a greater sense of the room environment and dimensions on a recording, and a richer sound throughout the frequency spectrum.”

“If you are already a fan of the Audience Au24 and Au24e cables, the new SE version is sure to uplift your musical enjoyment to a surprising degree.”

The Au24 SE interconnects will be featured as part of complete Audience audio system that will be demonstrated at T.H.E. Show 2013 at the Flamingo Las Vegas, room 4049 (January 8 – 11, 2013). The system will also include a production version of the ClairAudient 1+1 loudspeaker, named the “Greatest Bargain” at T.H.E. Show Newport 2012 by The Absolute Sound.

The Audience Au24 SE interconnects are currently available at prices beginning at $1,190 for a one-meter pair. Owners of Au24e and Au24 interconnects can have them upgraded to Au24 SE for $220 per pair. The Au24e will remain available.

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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 to Introduce Its New Mark II Flagship ClairAudient 16+16 Loudspeaker at T.H.E. Show: Newport

San Marcos, CA, May 22, 2012 – At the upcoming 2012 T.H.E. Show: Newport in California (June 1 – 3), Audience will debut one of its most significant products ever, the new Mark II top of the line ClairAudient 16+16 loudspeaker. The 16+16 has been upgraded with the addition of eight 6 x 9-inch custom passive radiators, to create a historically unprecedented true full-range, one-way, bi-pole loudspeaker. Whereas previously the 16+16 was flat down to 80Hz and required the augmentation of a subwoofer, its response is now accurate from 30Hz to 22kHz. Read Full Story