Audience adeptResponse aR2p Power Conditioner
The aR2p power conditioner is exceedingly unique and versatile; designed for single component applications like mono block amplifiers, receivers, video projectors and video displays. The aR2p plugs directly into a wall or ceiling power outlet (no power cord required). A simple high quality multi outlet power distribution system plugged into the aR2p can provide power conditioning for an entire audio or video system; albeit without component to component isolation featured in multi-outlet Adept Response conditioners.
The aR2p Adept Response provides surge suppression up to 20,000 amps. Whereas surge suppression devices like the ubiquitous MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) are sacrificial devices and wear out over time, the aR2p surge suppression does not deteriorate. We have also found that MOV devices introduce grunge to audio and video signal. The surge suppression in the aR2p is entirely silent.
The Os and the XsThe “O” part of the upgrade designates the use of OHNO oxygen-free continuous cast copper (OCC), 6 nines purity mono-crystal wiring throughout. This is Audience’s top of the line AC power wire design specifically applied for the internal wiring of Audience power conditioners. It yields improved resolution, greater musical “speed” and immediacy and better soundstaging.
The “X” designation indicates the use of new rhodium plated copper internal contacts in the AC outlets. The copper contacts provide the very highest conductivity and the quality rhodium plating prevents oxidation of the copper. These high conductivity receptacles improve virtually every aspect of a system’s audio reproduction.
Further, all new Audience power conditioners now have gold plated copper forks to connect the power conditioners’ filter capacitors to the AC duplex outlets. This construction replaces the previous tin plating-over-copper forks. The new forks provide a noticeably more refined musical presentation.
Ratings & Reviews
After three months, I can truly say I will never go back to a system without one. What the reviewers are saying about the improvement in sound isn't hype. I run my amp directly out of one outlet and then plug a power strip into the other. This way I can run my whole system from this box.