Audience aR12 Power Conditioner Reviews

  • Review of Audience aR12-T4 Power Conditioner by Positive Feedback

    “This was the case with the adeptResponse Power Conditioner. The aR12-T4 doesn’t shift the frequency response one way or another or change the aural picture you already have. Instead, it’s a matter of good being made better. If you already have good sound, the aR12-T4 will make it better by applying the finishing touches, fleshing it out, and completing it.”

    Marshall Nack – August ’22
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  • Adept Response aR12-T4 Power Conditioner Review by The Audio Analyst

    “the aR12-T4 has significantly raised an already exceedingly high bar of performance in this category”
    Greg Weaver – Feb ’22
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  • 2021 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for aR2p/aR12/aR12-T3/aR6-T4 Conditioners

    Audience aR2p/aR12/aR12-T3/aR6-T4
    Used with a CD player, the aR2p- Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device- enhanced sound staging, dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12p as also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. 162, 179, 186, 235
    Mar ’21

  • John McDonald Interview with T3 Middle East

    Interview with John McDonald, President of Audience
    “In a highly resolving music system, everything matters”
    Feb. ’20 – Anil George, editor
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  • Power Conditioners Receive 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 TAS Editors’ Choice Awards

    Used with a CD player, the aR2p-Audience’s compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device-enhanced soundstaging dimensionality, and depth. The 12-outlet aR12 was also found to be extremely effective, capable of delivering significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth.
    162, 179, 186, 235
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  • The Absolute Sound 2018 Buyer’s Guide Review for Conditioner Products

    Audience aR2p/aR12/aR12-TS/aR6-TSS
    “Its build-quality is nothing short of exemplary. ”
    High end- Audio Buyer’s Guide 2018
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  • The Absolute Sound 2017 Buyer’s Guide Review for Conditioner Products

    Audience aR2p/aR12/aR12-TS/aR6-TSS
    “Its build-quality is nothing short of exemplary. ”
    High end- Audio Buyer’s Guide 2017 Full Buyer’s Guide


  • Power Conditioners Receive 2014 TAS Editors’ Choice Award

    “Across the entire line the build-quality is nothing short of exemplary”
    Reviewed in Issues 162, 179, 186, 236 Read Full Award


  • Jim Merod/Blueport Review of aR12 Conditioners

    “Because BluePort’s live recording work is subject to the caprice of strange power sources in a constantly changing variety of venues all across the United States, the challenge of filtering and stabilizing current flow to multiple pieces of high-end recording devices is staggering. I’ve used nearly a dozen different “power conditioners” over the last ten years or so, each promising spectacular sonic results. The only one that delivers sound with utter purity, clarity, and freedom from extraneous electrical grunge and gremlins is the AUDIENCE “adeptResponse” . . . a product, in my overburdened world of recording work, I regard to be on the top rung of contemporary power conditioning excellence. When I have a project that must have all of its elements as technically perfect as possible the adeptResponse twelve outlet box sits at the outset of my “on location” recording rig. I seldom build a work station without it.”
    JIM MEROD, BluePort Jazz High-Definition Recording Engineer


  • Golden Ear Award to aR12 Conditioners

    “This is a remarkable product. And, in my experience, audibly superior to every other “conditioner” I have tried out (and given the peculiarities of the power network in New York, I have tried more than a few over the years). It is, to use a word from the earliest days of the hi-fi delity movement, simply much more transparent than the competition. And Audience lets you hear more ambient information, more definition and articulation of the musical images, and all that with what sounds like a reduction on those hard-to-describe distortions that ride atop a musical (or electrical, one supposes) signal. More to come.”
    Harry Pearson – July ’08 Print Version


  • Ar6 Conditioner Review by 11/2007

    “…these two units beat the crap out of any other power conditioners I’ve had in my system.”
    Bill Gaw – Nov ’07 Read Full Review



  • Stereophile Recommended Component for aR12 Conditioners

    “I’ve used a wide variety of power-conditioningsystems over the years, but none has ever produced the type or magnitude of benefits I got with the adept response.”
    Brian Damkroger – Recommeneded – Apr 07
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  • aR12 Review by Positive Feedback

    “I doff my cap to the generous audio enhancement that adeptResponse subtlety brings my musical universe.”
    Jim Merod – Mar ’07 Read Full Review


  • 2006 Perfect Vision Editors’ Choice Award to aR12 Conditioners

    “This high-end conditioner filters the incoming AC as well as isolates each of the 12 hospital-grade AC outlets from each other. The result is a cleaner overall sound, better bass definition, a more spacious presentation, and greater ease and involvement. Expensive, but worth it.”
    Robert Harley – Editors Choice Awards – Dec ’06


  • aR12 Adept Response Review by Audio Asylum

    “If you have already dialed-in your amps and source components, and are looking for one final piece that will yet again leap-frog your system to a new level…try the Adept Response.”
    Sherlock – Oct ’06 Read Full Review


  • 2006 TAS Editors’ Choice Award for aR12 Conditioners

    “This expensive but extremely effective 12-outlet conditioner delivered significant improvements in bass definition and depth, overall resolution, and soundstage depth. Build-quality is exemplary.”
    Robert Harley – Editors Choice Awards – Oct ’06


  • AIX Records Review of AdeptResponse Conditioner

    “In carefully considering the architectural and equipment specifications of my new studio/demonstration room, I chose only the best. Audience Cables and their Power Conditioner deliver the kind of reproduction quality that our high resolution recordings demand.”
    Mark Waldrep, Ph.D. – Aug ’06  Equipment List


  • Widescreen Review of Adept Response aR12


    “King Of The Passives – If you are seeking the ultimate in passive power conditioning performance, especially for the reproduction of high-end caliber audio, the AdeptResponse is as good as it gets.”
    Doug Blackburn – Aug ’06   Print Version


  • Adept Response Review by Stereo Times

    “I can say with certainty the Adept Response is among the elite of AC conditioners, and if you’ve not tried one, or haven’t had much success with other brands, then you need to give Audience a call.”
    Clement Perry – Aug ’06  Read Full Review


  • The Absolute Sound Review of aR12 adept Response Conditioners

    “The Adept Response made a phenomenal difference in my system. Fundamentally, it improved the clarity of recordings by eliminating a previously undetected lack of definition, without introducing any brightness or most importantly any coloration. That is worth repeating. I did not hear any coloration from the Adept Response or any obscuring of the rhythm of the music. The Adept Response just made every recording I listened to more natural and in turn more musically engaging.”
    Max Shepherd – Jun ’06  Print Version


  • Bound for Sound Adept Response Review

    “Conclusion. The Audience Adept Response line conditioner is a beautiful machine to gaze upon and use. Unlike so many other line conditioners with substantial prices, the Audience does give one reason to feel that the hardware involved justifies the price charged.”
    Martin DeWulf – #170 – Mar ’06


  • CES Show Report ’06 – Adept Response

    “Uniformly, those rooms with the Adept Response were some of the best sounding at the show.”
    CES Show Report – #169 -Jan ’06


  • adeptResponse Conditioner Review 11/05

    “At $3800, the Audience adeptResponse is not inexpensive, but given its ability to improve the sound of everything connected to it, I feel that it is worth every penny. Audio gear is always about compromise. The Audience adeptResponse is the first and only component I have experienced that represents zero compromise.”
    Fown-Ming Tien –  Positive Feedback – Nov ’05   Read Full Review


  • The Perfect Vision Review of Adept Response Conditioners

    “I have a fair amount of experience with high-performance AC power conditioners, but the Adept Response took me by surprise. Comparing my system’s sound with the components plugged into the Adept Response and straight into the wall, I heard a wide range of obvious, musically significant improvements.”
    Robert Harley – Sep/Oct ’05  Print Version


  • 2005 Writers’ Choice Award for Adept Response

    “The Audience adeptResponse is perfect in every way. With its gorgeous silver cabinet, it gets a ‘10′ for looks. With enough outlets to power even the largest of systems, it gets a ‘10′ for practicality. And lastly, with its ability to improve the sound of every piece of gear that I plugged into it, it gets a ‘10′ for functionality.”
    Fown-Ming Tien – Writers Choice Awards – ’05


  • 2005 PFO Writers’ Choice Award for Adept Response

    “List an attribute you would expect to have from your power conditioner, and this one actually delivers.”
    Greg Weaver – Writers Choice Awards – ’05
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  • AdeptResponse Review August 2005

    “Treble with the Adept Response is superb, coaxing some of the finest highs I’ve heard out of a number of components. But, it’s the clean dynamic action that I’ve obtained with the Adept Response that to my way of thinking sets it apart from other AC line conditioning devices that I’ve used in the past.”
    Martin DeWulf – #166 – Aug ’05


  • Stereo Times Editors’ Choice Award for AdeptResponse Conditioners

    “Greater bass clarity, an increase in overall resolution and detail while improving the organic nature of instrumental texture left no doubt that the Audience Adept Response would remain a permanent fixture in my system.”
    Greg Petan – Editors Choice Awards – Jun ’05
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