Audience aR6-T4 Adept Response
Audiophile Power Conditioner
“It was an awakening of musical color – color that ultimately defines character and organicity, compelling sound sources to come alive with energy! More than anything, the addition of the aR6-T4 / frontRow combo offered total excitement and involvement in a manner that may compel one to believe they are fully capable of taking up conga, bata, or claves and jumping headlong into the ensemble (singing isn’t out of the question, either!).” – Enjoy The Music Review April 2021
“The unit significantly lowers the noise floor, which in turn leads to increased resolution of very fine detail. This resolution increase is heard as more vivid timbres and density of tone color. Fine transient information is also better portrayed; listen to brushes on snare drum, for example. Withe the aR6-TSS there’s just a greater impression of the mechanism by which the sound is made. The increased smoothness and reduction in glare that Garrett noted is, in my view, alone worht the price of admission.” – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
The New T4
Audience is proud to formally announce the release of the NEW T3 and T4 adeptResponse power conditioners. The T3 and T4 replace existing TS and TSSOX models, respectfully, with significant enhancement to performance resulting from improvements in the design of Audience Aura-TR (previously Aura-TO) filter capacitors. The new Aura-TR capacitors are more resolute, more dynamic and provide a more distinct sound stage. Whereas the T3 is the new “standard” Teflon conditioner, the T4 is the top version that includes several more technologies for all out performance.
Hidden Treasure AC Receptacles
In addition to the Aura-TR capacitors, the T4 series includes new Audience Hidden Treasure duplex receptacles and is treated throughout by Audience’s proprietary Ultra High Voltage Process. Singularly, each of these three new technologies provides a notable improvement. However, in combination, these three new technologies, achieve a truly stunning result. The Audience Hidden Treasure duplexes set a new benchmark in the world of AC outlets. The HT duplexes, compared to the previous rhodium/copper outlets, are more resolute yet smoother at the same time. They are more rich and analog sounding much like going from CD to LP. Selling as a standalone product at $199 each, we feel that the HT duplexes are the very best available AC outlets, bar none!
aR6-T4 Shown with optional AU24 SEi PowerChord
Proprietary UHV Process
The entire circuit of the T4 is treated by an Audience proprietary Ultra High Voltage process. This treatment delivers voltages upwards of 1 million volts at specific pulse modulations, frequencies and amplitudes, in differing ratios, to individual, and all combined conductive constituents. This unique and special process creates predictable paths through the crystalline grain structure of the various metals, including connection points, and provides a continuity and integrity to the complete AC path. The audible result of the UHVP is one of improved resolution, dynamics, and more pristine sound stage.
The T4 also includes 1) the previously optional S filter, a large core passive balun transformer providing additional filtering over a broader frequency spectrum down into the critical 20-30Hz range and 2) Audience Au24 SX 6-nines OCC powerChord wire throughout.
The T4 and T3 both contain long standing Audience features like:
- Star wired ground plane
- micro-vibration damping of all fitter capacitors
- gold over copper lug connectors
- cryogenic treatment throughout the entire AC circuit.
- Low Impedance Magnetic Circuit Breakers
Realize the Full Potential of Clean Power With the aR6-T4
The Adept Response aR6-T4 will elevate the performance of your system like no other power conditioner. The aR6-T4 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 Audience believes 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 aR6-T4 while still offering effective noise filtration and high voltage surge protection. Exclusive Audience technology achieves far greater performance for all audio and video components.
The MOV: Enemy of high quality sound
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.
Magnetic Circuit Breakers
The Adept Response aR6-T4 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 aR6-T4 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 aR6-T4 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.
Individually Filtered Receptacles
Each of the 6 outlets is individually filtered and double filtered from every other outlet providing maximum component to component isolation. An entire audio or video 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.
aR6 Comparison Table
|Au24 SX OCC
Internal Power Wiring
Premium Duplex Outlets
|Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SE powerChord
|Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SX powerChord
|Optional 6ft. 10AWG
|Ultra High Voltage Process Optional||✓|
- Main power cord included: Standard 6 ft. 10 AWG powerChord by Audience with Neutrik 20A PowerCon® and Marinco power connectors
- Low resistance, heavy duty magnetic circuit breaker power switch
- No high resistance type series inductors
- Ultra-high efficiency filter components on every outlet
- All hand wired; no printed circuit boards
- Ohno Continuous Cast Copper internal wiring
- Double filtering between outlets for maximum component to component isolation
- Proprietary filter that lowers the noise floor even further
- 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 or Aura-TO ultra high resolution capacitors used exclusively in filter sections
- Entire electrical circuitry cryogenically treated
|Current / Voltage:
15A or 20A/120V, 220V, 230V, 240V
| Power Outlets:
6 Hubbell high conductivity power receptacles
10.5”W x 4.75”H x 8.25”D
Brushed aluminum silver or black