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"Audience’s Au24 SE powerChords, interconnects, and speaker cables are the most satisfying wiring products I’ve used in the last 39 years. They sit at the pinnacle of cable performance, and provide an attractive combination of big spaces, a very neutral sound and marvelously balanced performance, from the deepest bass to the highest treble." - Doug Blackburn, SoundStage ULTRA, October 2014, Click Here to read the entire review!
"A power cord that touches all the right bases. Its neutrality, low noise floor, and almost preternatural retrieval of spatial and ambient information are what you would expect in a TAS Product of the Year Award winner. But the AU24 also offers a strong sense of micro-resolution, honing in on sonic images with incisive focus and reproducing them with seemingly effortless immediacy. Last but not least, the Au24 powerChord is one of the more flexible high-end cords available, making it very handy for angled runs." - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, January 2012
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"... the Audience Conductors and powerChords delivered the musical punch line
every time. They even beat out my reference interconnects and power cables."
- Mike Healy, sixmoons.com.
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"The Audience Au24 and powerChord cables share a family resemblance
—they balance tonality extremely well, have superb detail (again, in balance;
neither too much nor too little of it), and they’re smooth. Not colored-smooth,
but just-right-smooth." - Wes Phillips, On Hi Fi,
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"After all these years, still one of the best AC line cords one can buy
capable of bringing out the dynamic best in a component, this is the power cord
that I go to when nothing else seems to work. One of my favorite cords on line
level devices, but works well on amps too." - Martin DeWulf - Bound For
Sound #164 - April '05
We believe that all audio and video components perform audibly and visibly
better when they receive the best possible power. Since music systems do not
plug directly into the wall, we use power cords to feed power to our equipment.
The ideal power cord should allow all types of audio and video equipment to
perform at full potential. We need a power cord that gets out of the way. The
finest power cord should combine the qualities of wide-bandwidth, ultra-low
resistance, and low impedance with high quality conducting and dielectric
Many people use different types of power cords for different types of
components. This is like using various values of resistors, capacitors and
inductors in your power line to tune your system. These power cords effectively
starve your power supply to varying degrees, which then creates various audible
sound effects in the audio circuitry. Cords like this may indeed match some
components better than some other cords. However, they do so by balancing one
deficiency with another. To achieve the best, most musical results it is
necessary to use a power cord that acts as a power conduit rather than a power
limiter. Many cords have high impedance characteristics and very poor dielectric
materials. Besides acting like a resistor these cords store some of the energy
traveling through the wire and release it later back into the power supply. This
is like trying to send energy down a spring and it reduces the quantity, quality
and very importantly the timing of the power received by your music playback
The powerChord is a low resistance, low impedance design made with the finest
conducting and insulating materials available in a rugged, flexible, "user
The powerChord 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.
Flexibility is a lot more important than you may think. We all know that stiff
solid-core cords and cables are difficult to install. But did you know the act
of bending them irrevocably damages the conductors? This bending stresses the
metal and causes fractures along the circumference of the bend. Solid core cable
is actually intended for permanent installations where cost is the overriding
factor. The powerChord is not solid core and does not exhibit these
Damage to conductors is why some cords need "break-in" every time the are moved
or bent. This is because current passing through the conductor partially repairs
damage by micro-welding some of the damaged area. This helps but it will never
restore the cable to its original state or it's original performance potential.
The powerChord conductors cannot be damaged by bending or normal use. The
powerChord requires break-in only when first installed. In addition, powerChords
also sound good enough used right out of the box. Then they get better and
better with age.
The insulating materials used in cable and cord construction are also a
significant factor in causing long break-in periods and in restricting the
ultimate performance of the cable. Poor quality insulation will exhibit very
high dielectric absorption. The insulation actually stores some of the energy
passing through the cable and releases it back into the conductor later. This
degrades the integrity of the power waveform, which reduces the power transfer
efficiency of the cord or cable. The powerChord insulating materials exhibit
extremely low dielectric absorption.
The powerChord has the unique ability to let each type of component perform
optimally by quickly providing more power with better quality to your
component's power supply. It does so in a flexible, durable, reliable design. In
fact, all audience cords and cables are unconditionally lifetime guaranteed. If
you return your defective or damaged cable audience will repair or replace it at
Audition the powerChord in your music system. Find out how your favorite musical
performances sound when allowed to bloom naturally without the restriction of
slow or inadequate power.
"Most competent after-market power cords will clean up the sound, usually
by lowering the noise floor. Despite that general but important improvement,
some cords then take a step backwards by imposing some measure of tonal
degradation. Few of the cords I've tried seem to inject a life-like force to the
music. Fewer than that improve timing and flow. Fewer still will broaden your
musical horizons by rewarding you with depth of stage, all the while giving you
insights on performer technique by allowing your gear to better resolve low
level and inner detail in a musical, organic manner. The powerChords on my CD
player and amp delivered the goods. Highly recommended for audition". -
Stephæn Harrell, Sixmoons.com
"For a number of years we have had the pleasure of using the Audience powerChord,
and under the right conditions, there is no finer power cord available."
Martin DeWulf - Bound For Sound # 171 - June '06
"From note-one it became abundantly clear that in many ways the Audience was nipping at the heels of the survey's [Barker's Dozen: 13 Power Cords $500 and Under] reference cord. Music seemed to emerge from a profoundly quiet and orderly soundstage and to take on a more vivid presence and ambience. Imbued with a cleanly defined and deeply dimensional soundstage the Audience also offered the bass clarity, weight, and pitch resolution that placed it at or near the top of the pack."- Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, December 2010, Issue 208, Page 77
Wattgate IEC and Marinco plugs standard.
High-current, low impedance design for fast response.
High immunity to radiated noise with minimum radiated field.
Improves resolution and color rendition in video playback systems.
Delivers maximum power to your music playback system.
Widest possible bandwidth for instantaneous response to the program signal.
Ultra-flexible for long service life and minimum damage to conductors.
Powerful, accurate reproduction of macro- and micro-dynamics.
Solid, articulate deep bass response.
Far lower background noise than possible with other power cords.
Vastly improves imaging, restores harmonic integrity.
The only power cord that allows all components to perform at their full
International plugs available.
Neutrik PowerCon & other component connectors available.
Lifetime unconditional repair or replace warranty.