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




Testimonial for aR12 Upgrade, Customer Service

ar12_back Alex,
Once again, thanks to you and John  for all your help, support and consideration.  The word is over used, but in your case it applies. You guys are awesome. My thoughts: Great great products,  Great great customer support and service.  This company is the best.  Had my original AR12 upgraded.  Turn around time was quick, and all done without issues.  I have been around the audio world for more than 40 years and have had many pieces of equipment replaced, upgraded, modified, etc.  I should have been prepared for the improvements reaped from the upgrade.  I wasn’t.  It was everything and more than I could have hoped for or expected. Improvements were not subtle, and to date (has been about a month) find no “nits to pick”,  in all those areas we audiophiles love… quietness, detail, sound staging, PRAT, imaging, etc.,  and that all important, toe tapping, “musicality”. Dealing with John McDonald and Alex Keller is as good as it gets. They are attentive, care about the customer, and clearly have a personal commitment to excellence as reflected in the products, their attention to detail, and customer service. A great big thanks. Robert Prinz


Au24 Upgrade and Customer Service Testimonial

Hi John

My cables have just been returned to me and I wanted to drop you a line regarding the process of upgrading my AU24’s.

Firstly I can not praise Alex highly enough . He has regularly been in touch regarding the upgrades , he is obviously a very busy man but always made time to answer my mails. He even notified me of a small rebate due to an error in the original pricing . Honesty like that is something lacking in many of today’s businesses.

Now down to the hardware . I am sitting listening to my system with the upgraded cables installed and the difference is astounding. It is akin to changing a CP player or Speakers , it’s that significant – very very impressed.

The upgrades have been one of the most “value for money” changes in my system ever !.

Thank you and you staff again , you represent what is good about the Hi Fi industry – keep it up.

Regards, Dave