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POWER CHORDS

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powerChord SE-i

The powerChord SE-i being a low impedance design has the ability to naturally reject noise and interference and it also radiates much less energy.  This improves performance and lowers the noise floor allowing for superior reproduction of low level detail as well as dynamics.

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Au24 SE-i powerChord

The Au24 SE-i is made with the finest conducting (high purity mono crystal copper) and insulating materials available in a rugged, flexible, “user friendly” configuration.  The Au24 SE-i is a low DC resistance design allowing maximum transfer of power.  It is also a low impedance design to naturally reject noise and interference and it also radiates much less energy.  This improves performance and lowers the noise floor allowing for superior reproduction of low level detail as well as dynamics.

The Au24 SE-i is available in three different gauges.  The standard is 10 AWG for the highest power components like power amplifiers.  The medium power “MP” is 14 AWG and is for components between 50 and 150 watts.  The low power “LP” is for components up to 50 watts.

 

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Au24 SX powerChord

The Au24 SX powerChord represents the pinnacle for Audience and the attainment of a goal to be the best in the industry.  The sound is dynamic, musical, rhythmic, and unparalleled in harmonic resolution and coherence.  The Au24 SX powerChord is the result of research and development innovations, and the culmination of 20 years of experience in powerChord design.

Like the rest of the Au24SX cable line, the SX powerChord is made with 6 nines pure OCC copper in the very highest quality XLPE insulation and is double cryogenically treated in house. This wire geometry is an advanced design that the late Roger Sheker and John McDonald put over a year into developing and testing various samples. There are two 13 AWG wires per leg in the 10 AWG SX powerChord. Historically Audience has not been a proponent of shielding power cords due to reduction in dynamics. However, we found that the ultimate result is to shield the ground leg only. So each of the two ground wires is shielded and then insulated in Teflon.

The SX powerChord is beautiful in appearance while retaining high flexibility and ease of use that all previous Audience powerChords are known for. Audience utilizes the very highest quality Furutech FI-50 NCF (Nano Crystal Fiber) connectors. These beautiful AC connectors yield the best sound Audience has experienced.

Au24 SX powerChords are available in 10 AWG and 13 AWG for the MP “Medium Power” for components of 200 Watts or less.


Power Conditioners

Realize the Full Potential of Power
With Power Factor Correction, RF/Noise Filtering and Transient Suppression

The Adept Response will elevate the performance of your audio/video system to new heights like no other power conditioner. In addition to superior power protection, the Adept Response delivers the ultimate audio/video experience.

The Adept Response High Resolution Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design providing the best power conditioning possible without limiting dynamics. Since power must respond quickly and completely to the demands of program material we believe it is imperative that power conditioning components present a low impedance power path while providing wide bandwidth noise reduction. Conventional power conditioners simply cannot approach the bandwidth/impedance characteristics of the Adept Response while still offering effective noise filtration and high voltage surge protection. Exclusive Audience technology achieves far greater performance for all audio and video components.

Of the power conditioning products on the market today few allow your playback system to attain full dynamic range or reproduce subtle dynamic contrasts accurately. The other culprit afflicting most power conditioning products is the ubiquitous MOV. (Metal Oxide Varistor) The MOV is a sacrificial device. This means it wears down over time until it fails completely. Its purpose is to clamp high voltage transients safely to ground instead of through your equipment. This would be fine if it didn’t break down and behave like the world’s worst capacitor across your power line, storing energy and releasing it as performance robbing, time delayed distortion into your audio system. The effect is quite audible. For surge protection the Adept Response employs a non-wearing type high voltage transient suppression.

Adept Response uses only the finest conducting, filtering and transient suppression components. Even the power switch is exceptional, a very high quality magnetic circuit breaker. The advantage over thermal circuit breakers is that thermal breakers increase in resistance as power demand increases, causing heat dependent, resistive modulation of the incoming voltage. This effectively reduces the power available to your equipment just when you need it most. The design employed in the Adept Response provides for the most natural flow of music.

The state of the art inductive components used in the Adept Response power conditioner add no significant series resistance. This maintains a low impedance power path to your playback system. Also, the Adept Response performs partial power factor correction. This helps restore natural dynamics by bringing the AC voltage and current into a better phase relationship allowing a more efficient transfer of power. With the Adept Response as your power conditioner all aspects of the audio/video performance are greatly improved. Your playback system will no longer be starved of clean high quality power. The result is realistic, beautiful audio and stunning video resolution.

Each of the 12 outlets is individually filtered and double filtered from every other outlet providing maximum component to component isolation. An entire audio or video system can easily be powered by the same conditioner, including everything from digital components and phonograph preamplifiers to power amplifiers. This extensive noise filtering creates a lower noise floor and improves low level resolution, providing superior sound stage presentation. Power amplifiers plugged into the Adept Response display increased dynamics and perform as if they were more powerful.

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Film Capacitors
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Standard Filter
S-Filter
OFC Internal
Power Wiring
Au24 SX OCC
Internal Power Wiring
Hospital Grade
Hubbell Outlets
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Plated Copper Outlets
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Double Filtering
Between Outlets
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Voltage Meter
6ft. 10AWG
powerChord SE-i
(Upgrades Available)
Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SE powerChord
+$1735 +$1735 +$1735
Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SX powerChord
+$4200 +$4200 +$4200

Audience SX Series Cables

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Au24 SX audio cables represent the biggest transformation in cable performance ever achieved by Audience. ALL of the SX cables are notably more transparent, dynamic, more resolved and have greater weight and authority, immediately noticeable. Everyone who has tried them thus far has been very impressed with the advancements we have achieved through the use of purer OCC copper (now six nines) and higher quality XLPE dielectric insulation as well as tweaking of geometry as compared to the historic lines of Au24 cables. Audience double cryogenically treats all SX cables in our in-house cryo lab. Each component part of the cable is individually treated, then, after the cables are assembled and tested, we cryo the completed cable. This is process is called CRYO².

Au24 SX are offered in RCA, XLR, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, phono and all configurations of loudspeaker cables. Note that the Au24 SX speaker cables are a heavier gauge than the previous Au24 SE. In comparison to the SE, the SX speaker cables are more relaxed yet more dynamic and have a richer tonal palette. The RCA connectors are a new proprietary solder-free design. And the XLR is a whole new true dedicated differential cable designed from the ground up solely for balanced circuits.

Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables, are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs with minimal jacketing materials. They retain natural timing and timbre thus recreating original sound fields like no other cables.

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