Purchased from authorized dealer, and conservatively rated. If you haven't heard what an Audience Power Conditioner can do to your system, for all your components, you will be amazed. I was. My 20amp Conrad Johnson 350 amp even sounds better plugged into the AR12 versus into the dedicated 20amp wall outlet. This is the only power conditioner (and the Audience powerchords) that actually improved dynamics while lowering noise floor. Others in my opinion flatted/deadened the sound. Audience simply removes all the grunge and artifacts and the music sounds more alive and vibrant. Pls note if using PayPal, add 3% to price.
Research on the web shows this AR12 is highly regarded:
"This is a remarkable product. And, in my experience, audibly superior to every other "conditioner" I have tried out (and given the peculiarities of the power network in New York, I have tried more than a few over the years). It is, to use a word from the earliest days of the hi-fi delity movement, simply much more transparent than the competition. And Audience lets you hear more ambient information, more definition and articulation of the musical images, and all that with what sounds like a reduction on those hard-to-describe distortions that ride atop a musical (or electrical, one supposes) signal. More to come." - Harry Pearson, TAS Magazine, July 2008 Issue #182
"I've used a wide variety of power-conditioning systems over the years, but none has ever produced the type or magnitude of benefits I got with the adept response." - Brian Damkroger, Stereophile Recommended Components April 2007 Issue
This AR12 comes with a six foot mint powerchord "e" with Neutrik PowerCon connector (awesome).
The Adept Response AR12 12-Outlet High Resolution Master Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design intended to provide 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 music.
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 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 12 outlets is individually filtered and double filtered from every other outlet providing maximum component to component isolation. This means an entire audio or video system including everything from digital components and phonograph preamplifiers to power amplifiers can easily be powered by the same conditioner. 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.