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Audience aR2p Power Conditioner Review  Print E-mail
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Written by Andre Marc   
Monday, 21 January 2013
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Audience aR2p Power Conditioner Review 
Summing up
Interview and Specifications

Q&A with John McDonald of Audience:

1) Avrev.com: With more and more digital devices like cable boxes, HDTV's, and computers in house holds, do you think the need for power filtering/power conditioning is stronger than ever?

Yes, absolutely. These devices, as well as digital and switching audio gear like CD players and Class D amplifiers for example, develop FR noise that gets shared back into audio playback systems. So, naturally, the need for power filters is greater than ever.

 
2) Avrev.com: As a very distinguished OEM, can you give us your view on the health of U.S. manufacturing?

I am not an expert on this subject and, as such, I do not have anything substantive to say. Obviously, however, US makers of high end audio have taken some tumbles since the economic down turn starting in 2008.
 
3) Avrev.com: Lastly, can you tell us what your team at Audience has been working on recently?

Most recently we have been refocusing on the primary reason Audience was founded in 1997, building great loudspeakers! Finally, after long delays, we are going into production of the ONE loudspeaker and have just introduced the 1+1 loudspeaker.  Additionally, we have recently come out with an SE version of our Au24 cables. Also we will also soon release our new and unbeatable Au24 USB cable.



Specifications



Audience aR2p
 
Power Connectors: High conductivity US power receptacle and plug
Current / Voltage:15A/120V & 220v
Dimensions: 3.56” W x 6.31” H x 3.56” D
Weight: 1.2 LBS
Finish: High impact polycarbonate
Price: $695 USD

Contact:
Audience
120 N. Pacific St., K-9
San Marcos, CA 92069


Review System 1


CD Transport: Musical Fidelity M1 CDT
Server: Squeezebox Touch w/ CIA VDC-SB power supply
via Ethernet to MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate
external drives.
DAC: Bryston BDA-1
Headphone Amp: Pro-Ject Head Box II
Headphones: Grado SR60
Preamp: Audio Research SP16
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55
Speaker: Martin Logan Ethos, Thiel CS2.4
Cables:  Stager Silver Solids, Kimber KCTG (IC), Transparent  MM2 Super (IC), Transparent Plus (Speaker) Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (AC),Transparent (AC).Shunyata Venom (AC) Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs TosLink, DH Labs AES/EBU, Audiquest, Forest, WireWorld Ultraviolet, DH Labs USB(USB) DH Labs (USB)
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner,Salamander rack

Review System 2


CD Player: Marantz 5003
Music Server: Squeezebox Touch via Ethernet to
MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate external drives.
DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC II, PS Audio NuWave DAC
Integrated Amplifier: McIntosh  MA6600, Electrocomaniet ECI 3
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3
Cables: Kimber Hero HB,  DH Labs White Lightning (IC),QED Genisis Silver Spiral (Speaker),PS Audio (AC), Mojo Audio (AC), DH Labs TosLink, Audioquest Forest USB, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB
Accessories:Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Sound Anchors Stands, Wiremold, Keces XPS







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