Audience AR-12 T4

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Audience AR-12 T4


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Audience AR12-T4

Adept Response Power Conditioner


 Feb 2020, Positive Feedback Online


But, when fed, courtesy of the Audience gear, an essentially noiseless stream of clean, filtered then double-filtered, and power factor corrected protons and electrons, the sense of musical composure, quietude, bass heft and precision, and overall coherence improves by a considerable and “easy-to-appreciate” order of magnitude. The simple takeaway: even if you think that your reference system is quiet and that it effectively suppresses annoying and musically distracting electro-mechanical artifacts (meaning those artifacts that we are used to hearing routinely, and those that we only notice by their eradication) the Audience combo will force you to rethink that core proposition wholesale. 

Jan 2017, The Absolute Sound

“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.” – Greg Weaver


The new T4 conditioner from audience has all of the previous technology of the TS series, and adds the following:

  • The second “S” stands for the S Filter
  • The “O” stands for6 nines pure copper wire in an XLPE (cross linked polyethylene) jacket and XLPE core. This core ensures that all wires in the conductor are the same length.
  • The “X” stands for the 6 Rhodium plated copper AC receptacles
  • In addition, gold plated copper forks are used to connect filter cpacitors to each AC receptacle
  • Optional AU24 SE Power Chord (an additional $895)

“Once the aR12-T4 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.” – The Absolute Sound

Comparison of aR12 Models

  aR12 aR12-T3 aR12-T4
Auricap XO+
Film Capacitors
Teflon Capacitors
Standard Filter
OFC Internal
Power Wiring
Internal Power Wiring
Hospital Grade
Hubbell Outlets
Hidden Treasure
Premium Duplex Outlets
Circuit Breaker
Ground Plane
Each Outlet
Fully Filtered
Double Filtering
Between Outlets
Voltage Meter
6ft. 10AWG
powerChord SE-i
(Upgrades Available)
Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SE powerChord
+$1735 +$1735 +$1735
Au24 SX powerChord
Optional 6ft. 10AWG
+$4200 +$4200 +$4200
frontRow powerChord +$6300 +$6300 +$6300
Cryogenic Treatment
Ultra High Voltage Process Optional    

Go ahead, plug your amps in…

The Adept Response power conditioner from Audience is an amazing, non current limiting power conditioner like no other. The Adept Response will elevate the performance of your audio system to new heights. 

The Adept Response High Resolution Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design providing 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. 

“…everything grew substantively more organic sounding.”

High Voltage Transient Suppresion

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.

Low Impedance Power Path

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 partial 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.

12 Individually Filtered Outlets

Each of the 12 rhodium plated copper outlets is individually filtered and double filtered from every other outlet providing maximum component to component isolation. An entire audio system can easily be powered by the same conditioner, including everything from digital components and phonograph preamplifiers to power amplifiers. 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.

“To my ear, the aR12-TSSOX represents a substantial improvement over its predesessors,
so much so that it would be fair to say that it borders on an order of magnitude advance.”

Ten Year Warranty

The Adept Response warranty period is ten years.  Audience will repair or replace any factory defective Adept Response power product for the warranty period.

Looking for fewer outlets? Try the AR-6 T4


  • Low resistance, heavy duty magnetic circuit breaker power switch

  • No high resistance type series inductors

  • Ultra-high efficiency filter components on every outlet

  • Double filtering between outlets for maximum component to component isolation

  • Dynamic range performance maximized by partial power factor correction

  • Entire audio and/or video system can be powered by a single Adept Response power conditioner

  • Audience Auricap High Resolution Capacitors used exclusively in filter sections

  • Digital incoming voltage readout on front panel

  • Entire electrical circuitry cryogenically treated



Power Outlets:

Satellite/Cable TV: 






Made in USA 

15A or 20A/120V, 220V, 230V, 240V

12 Hubbell high conductivity power receptacles

Ground loop isolation transformer for hum reduction

Front panel digital LED incoming voltage readout

Heavy duty, rack-mountable

19”W x 5.0”H x 9.0”D

15.0 lbs./6.82kg. not including powerChord
16.4 lbs./7.45kg. including powerChord

Grained and satin anodized aluminum Silver or Black



Weight 25 lbs
Silver or Black?

Black, Silver

120 or 230 Volt?

120 volt, 230 volt

15 or 20 Amp?

15 Amp, 20 Amp

Upgrade stock PowerChord

frontRow PowerChord ($6300), Upgrade to the 10 AWG AU24 SX cord ($4200), Upgrade to the AU24 SEi cord ($1735)


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