AUDIENCE ADEPT RESPONSE AR2-TS 2-OUTLET POWER CONDITIONER
The Audience Adept Response AR2-TS uses Teflon capacitors with mono crystal copper wire leads, and a large ground plane with all wiring secured by heavy-duty welded connectors in a star-ground configuration for even higher sound quality!
The Audience Adept Response AR2-TS 2-Outlet Power Conditioner includes a 10 Year Warranty!
Your playback system will no longer be starved of clean high quality power.
The Audience Adept Response AR2-TS High Resolution Power Conditioner with Power
Factor Correction, RF/Noise Filtering and Transient Suppression... Realize the
Full Potential of Power!
"The aR2p, Audience's compact, dual-outlet power conditioner and isolation device is based on the massive twelve-outlet versions of which Audience is rightly proud. Used with a CD player its enhancement of soundstaging, dimensionality, and depth can be profound. With demanding high-current devices such as amplifiers, transients seemed a little soft and an audition is recommended." - The Absolute Sound, November 2011
John McDonald, president of Audience pointed out: “The quality of the AC power going into an A/V system is critical. All audio/video electronics, in essence, are simply modulators of the AC power they receive. This means that the performance the components deliver can only be as good as the quality of the AC power.”
The AC coming out of a wall outlet may contain a significant amount of RF noise – which can then make its way into an A/V system and cause problems such as reduced resolution and sonic purity, an audible “haze” in the sound, and degradation of the video image. The Audience Adept Repsonse power conditioners overcome the liabilities of poor AC power through the use of sophisticated filtering circuitry, premium-quality components and optimized component layout.
Teflon is the most ideal dielectric for capacitors. A dielectric is supposed to act as an insulator of an electric charge, but other dielectric materials do not insulate as well as Teflon, or sound as refined. The aR2-TS uses Teflon film capacitors, and the capacitors’ performance is further improved by the use of mono crystal copper wiring for the connecting leads.
The newly added ground plane used in the Teflon-equipped Adept Response power conditioners (also included in standard non-Teflon aR conditioners) provides additional sonic benefits. All ground wires are weld connected to the ground plane with heavy-duty connectors, rather than mechanically fastened. This simple but important detail even further improves the sonic performance enabled by Adept Response power conditioners, by improving the internal wiring connections and lowering their DC resistance, one of the state-of-the-art characteristics of all Adept Response conditioners.
McDonald noted: “Although our previous power conditioners deliver excellent performance and have earned many accolades from reviewers and customers, our new Teflon capacitors and improved ground plane bring the aR2-TS to an even higher level of performance. Resolution and coherence are significantly improved, and music is conveyed with a more natural sense of pace, rhythm and timing, or ‘PRAT’ as it’s sometimes called.”
McDonald concluded, “We encourage music lovers, audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts to experience these products for themselves, and hear and see what we’re so excited about.”
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
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 2 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.
Includes: 10 Year Warranty!