|Audience aR2p Power Conditioner Review|
|Home Theater AC Power AC Power|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Monday, 21 January 2013|
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Audience, out of San Marcos, CA, is one of the most respected companies in the power conditioning arena, with their line of adeptReponse series consistently getting rave reviews from the audio press and end users alike. I reviewed the adeptResponse aR6 conditioner, and subsequently purchased the review sample, as it enhanced my system in every conceivable way sonically. I cannot imagine my main system without it at this point.
The aR2p is about the size of a cigar box, weighs a little over a pound, and has two Hubbell hospital grade receptacles. It plugs directly into a wall outlet, without the need of a power cord. Audience says an ideal application for the unit is with single components, or mono block amplifiers. You also use it with a high quality passive power strip to power a whole system; you just won’t get the component-to-component isolation that the higher models offer. Some of the features Audience touts as significant to the performance of the aR2p include:
I used the aR2p in my second system, currently consisting of the McIntosh MA6600 amplifier, a Squeezebox Touch, a PS Audio NuWave DAC, Marantz CD player, and Harbeth Speakers. I have everything plugged into a high quality Cable Pro Noisetrapper power strip. I also have my own Hubbell hospital grade AC receptacles installed, but no dedicated line, as in my main system.