CEPro Review of forte V8 Power

“Both the clean and dirty sounds were louder and punchier than simply plugging into my wall receptacle. Micro dynamics were more dramatic and sustain—the true secret to the tones of classic rock icons such as Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young and Jimmy Page were much improved. “
Robert Archer, Editor – Jan ’22
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Audience Introduces its forte f5 powerChord


Frank Doris
Audience 800-565-4390 (US and Canada)


Audience Introduces Its forte f5 powerChord,
Offering Outstanding High-End Power Cord Performance

San Marcos, CA, January 4, 2022 – Audience today announced the introduction of of its forte f5 powerChord, offering outstanding performance and greater value in a true high-end power cord. The new forte f5 is designed to provide improved audio quality and a lower noise floor, and enable a significantly improved sonic presentation.

 The forte f5 builds upon more than two decades of Audience power cord design. It utilizes a unique six-conductor geometry that provides superior EMI and RFI noise rejection, for a quieter listening background. The f5 is constructed from high-purity 10 AWG aggregate stranded copper, to deliver an exceptional degree of low-level musical detail. In addition, the f5 utilizes an ultra-high-quality XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material. It is designed and built to the highest manufacturing standards. 

In addition, the forte f5 is cryogenically treated using Audience’s proprietary process, which results in higher conductivity and improved signal transfer.

John McDonald, president of Audience noted, “Our new forte f5 is an ideal upgrade for high-quality audio and home entertainment systems. In designing the f5, our goal was to offer a power cord that would facilitate exceptional resolution, transient response and clarity, along with exceptional noise rejection, at a competitive price point in its category.” McDonald noted, “the forte f5 can facilitate significantly improved sound quality compared to other designs, and especially when upgrading from a stock power cord.”

The Audience forte f5 is currently available in US, European and UK configurations with prices beginning at $649 US suggested retail for a 1.5-meter length. Please consult an authorized Audience dealer for pricing on additional lengths and configurations.

Click here for a high-resolution image of the Audience forte f5 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.




2021 TAS Product of the Year Award for forte f3 Powerchord

“Sheer excellence in the entry level power-cord bracket, the Audience forte f3 is a definitive winner. It will lift the performance of any system, as it lowers the noise floor, improves transient attacks, and permits a wider expression of dynamic range and low-level detail.”
Neil Gader –  Issue 314, Jan ’22


forte f3 powerChord review by SoundStage! Ultra

“If your turntable will accept an IEC cord, I strongly urge you to consider upgrading it to at least an Audience Forte f3 powerChord. And if you jumped out of that GameStop stock soon enough, I’m reasonably sure you’ll be even happier if you spring for a frontRow powerChord instead.”
Jason Thorpe- April ’21
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