2021 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for forte V8 Power


Audience forte V8
$899 (includes forte f3 powerChord)
The Audience forte V8 power strip gets right down to business with eight hospital-grade AC outlets, each wired separately with high-purity, 14AWG copper. Plus the entire electric circuit has been treated cryogenically. The V8 performed impeccably, with no discernible losses, changes, or degradations versus wall outlets. If anything, backgrounds seemed quieter and low-level transparency more fully resolved. Bass response also firmed up and conveyed greater control. Soundstage dimensionality and ambience retrieval were enhanced, to boot. Impeccable in construction quality, virtually unbreakable, and not liable to break the bank, the V8 ships with the exceptional forte f3 powerChord. All in all, al no-brainer. NG, 311
Neil Gader – Mar ’21

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)