All Audience conditioning products are passive devices which avoid the brick wall or brute force style that are employed in many conditioners. You will not find heavy transformers, redundant power supplies, integrated circuits or performance-degrading protection devices inside of our products. Instead, you will find an elegant layout that employs the most effective filtering, isolation and protection devices available today. These design parameters ensure that your components live up to their design objectives so that you can obtain the highest level of performance from your audio/video system while simultaneously protecting them from surge and overload events.
Essentially the ideal power conditioner, like any other high end audio component, should not give any evidence that it is in the system or provide any sort of sonic signature of its own. This invisible quality is what Audience has achieved with the Adept Response power conditioners.
Model Name/Number: Adept Response AR8 TSS
Price (RRP): £8000
Choice Hifi Price: £2995
The AR8-TSS has the upgraded Teflon caps and S-filter which lowers the noise floor still further.
“No product is perfect, but the aR8 gets damn close. It’s strange; if a change this large is laid at the door of a CD player, preamp or power amp, few quibble. Even saying changing the interconnect cables produces this big a difference might be accepted with scant question, but to attribute these sort of improvements to a power product is always viewed quizzically. The fact remains that the Audience adeptResponse aR8 makes a big, important difference to the sound, every bit in line with three grand upgrades to electronics further up the food chain. So, set aside your preconceptions and prejudices and listen.”
Alan Sircom – Issue 69 Dec ’09
Age: 6 Years
Item Location: In Stock
Status: Second Hand