One pair Audience Au24 XLR Balanced Interconnects 1.3 Meter/4.25 ft/ 51 inches
There is no such thing as a perfect audio cable, just the one that best matches your system. These cables, or should I say this manufacture, has always been a constant in the nefarious world of audiophile signal cables. Known for their honest potrayal of sound, and presenting similar characteristics of cables 3 to 4 times their price new, these cables are an excellent ‘safe bet’ for your money. This particular model cable allows you to start from ‘the bottom up” (although Au24 series WAS top of the line for the time, there have been several others released since) and allows you to scale your investment only as nessesary.
First, here is a snippet from a review on this cable written by SixMoons audio reviewer Stephaen Harrell:
‘With such recordings, adding the Au24 cables puts the event horizon nicely behind the speakers. An ever so slightly narrowed stage becomes the dreamland for linear expression of musical motifs. No dual-mono bass below 100Hz appearing from two speakers - deep bass presentation is rock-solid, lively and true, the mid-bass is propulsive but not overblown to avoid muddying the mids and the air up there is unusually clear. But, take some time to get a feel for what's going on (or not); these traits may not become apparent to listeners who haven't logged a week or two under the wheels of the Au24 package.’
Buy these cables for the listing price, and pay Audience Audio $500 to upgrade to Au24 SE and you own ‘as-new’ cables that retail for $2,095 for only $848. I have done this upgrade strategy with most all the cables in my system. It saves a ton of money, and gets all the benefits of new cables: never used cable ends, all new packaging, and the same lifetime warranty.
The Au24 May sound better in your system than the SE. iThese cable’s are super clear, and ‘laid back’. This means in systems that are treble biased, this may be what you need to bring your system to the next level. Great thing is, buying like this gives you the option to make your decision later if your not sure, and save a load of money either way.
The reputation of Audience products proceeds it. All Audience Audio products also carry a Lifetime Warranty.
I currently have Audience Au24SE RCA or Single-Ended cables throughout my system, and it does not support XLR/Balanced..
This product qualifies for the Audience legacy product upgrade program, and can be upgraded for to current Au24 SE directly through Audience. In this program, the cable ends are reterminated with SE connectors, and insulators using the Audience Audio proprietary connection process. The actual cable is identical in the Au24 and the SE. Since cables are passive devices, you will effectively be getting a new cable once this process has been completed. You even receive all new packaging.
If you should choose to buy these XLRs as is, and make the decision after you have heard them in your system, please be aware I do not have the original boxes. Shipping quotes do not include insurance. Buyer pays PayPal fees. No PayPal fees on the upgrade cost, as you will pay Audience Audio directly.