Offered here for sale is the ultimate, top of the line Audience Adept Response aR12-TSSOX power conditioner. I am the only owner, having purchased it new and maintained it well. Rated conservatively as 8/10, the lower left corner has a slight indentation, otherwise the front, top, sides and back are all perfect. The unit was placed on Stillpoints so there are some signs of use/wear but otherwise the unit looks amazing!!
I'm selling only because I was using it for a system that I've sold and consequently have no need for it any longer. Rest assured I am keeping my others!!
Comments from Greg Weaver of TAS:
Once the aR12-TSSOX was dropped in place, the sonic differences were
anything but subtle. This iteration ups Audience’s previously
performance-setting technology to an entirely new level. Immediately
apparent with all sources was that background silence, which was
conspicuously darker and quieter. This is no small feat, considering
that background silence had been one of the aR12-TS’s strongest
attributes. The heightened silence had the additional benefit of
offering an enhanced sense of space.
In addition, everything grew
substantively more organic sounding. Not that the aR12-TS sounded
“grainy,” but with the aR12-TSSOX in place everything was less
“granular” and more coherent and cohesive. Mids had a creamier texture
and were more “fleshed” out, with greater body and bloom, while bass
detail and definition were also notably improved.
To my ear, the
aR12-TSSOX represents a substantial improvement over its pre-decessors,
so much so that it would be fair to say that it borders on an order of
magnitude advance. I do not make such statements often, or lightly. This
is a world-class device, deserving your full attention.
The new TSSOX line of conditioners incorporates a number of advances
over the TS model. First introduced in 2012, the S filter option (the
second S in the model number) affords an even darker background and a
more focused soundstage.
In late 2015, optional copper power
wire—6-nines-pure OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) in a very high-quality
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) jacket—was implemented throughout. With
typical stranded roped wire, the center conductors are shorter in
length than the outer ones, resulting in a shorter conductive path in
the center than in the wires wrapped around it. In the case of the new O
wire, (the O in TSSOX) the center wires have been replaced with an XLPE
core, which the outer wires are wrapped around, in order to deliver
more coherent conduction.
Also new in late 2015, the
long-standard, high-quality-brass Hubbell hospital-grade outlets were
replaced with optional copper duplexes plated with rhodium (re-presented
by the X in the TSSOX designation) to impart a better sense of speed,
clarity, and soundstaging.
In addition, gold-plated copper forks,
replacing the tin-plated copper forks previously used, are now included
in all Audience power conditioners to connect the filter capacitors to
each of the outlets.
Priced to sell! If paying by PayPal a 3% surcharge applies. Shipping offered in
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