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    MY TAKE: The flagship "SX" models are truly world-class cables. - Galen Carol

     

    The Absolute Sound Product of the Year 2017
    Audio Bacon - Finest Cuts 2017
    Enjoy The Music Blue Note Award Winner 2016

     

    Au24 SX audio cables represent the biggest transformation in cable performance ever achieved by Audience. ALL of the SX cables are notably more transparent, immediately noticeable. Everyone who has tried them thus far has been very impressed with the advancements we have achieved through the use of purer copper (now six nines) and higher quality XLPE dielectric insulation as well as tweaking of geometry as compared to the historic lines of Au24 cables.
     

    Au24 SX are offered in RCA, XLR, S/pdif, AES/EBU, phono and all configurations of loudspeaker cables. Note that the Au24 SX speaker cables are a heavier gauge than the previous Au24 SE. In comparison to the SE, the SX speaker cables are more relaxed yet more dynamic and have a richer tonal palette. The RCA connectors are a new proprietary solder-free design. And the XLR is a whole new true dedicated differential cable designed from the ground up solely for balanced circuits.


    Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables, are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs with minimal jacketing materials. They retain natural timing and timbre thus recreating original sound fields like no other cables.


    Audio cables are often referred to as accessories. However, an audio system cannot make sound without cables installed which implies that they are essential components. And much like the other components in the system, cables must be chosen with the same research that one would perform in choosing an amplifier, a speaker or a turntable. Characteristics such as coloration, distortion and other anomalies must be minimized in order for the system to perform at its optimum. Too often, audiophiles and music lovers treat these essential components as after thoughts and end up compromising the performance of their carefully chosen audio gear.


    The idea of cables as components is a controversial subject. There are many who think that "wire is wire" and don't accept that cables can either optimize or compromise the performance of an audio system. Traditional tests for difference in cable reveal very little if any electrical differences between brands. However, the human ear/brain is a far more sensitive and discriminating test apparatus and deciphers differences in cable brands rather easily. This ability can be developed much like wine tasting. As you become more experienced, differences, shadings and nuance become more readily noticeable.
     

    Audience Conductor and Au24 cable products are the end result of years of research into what matters most in an audio system...true fidelity to the signal without artificial embellishments or unwarranted voicing. Audience cables are not off the shelf items that have been adapted for use in an audio system, they are products that have been designed to actually preserve the audio signal in the least damaging fashion possible. "Neutral" or "natural" are the terms we hear most often when end users describe their performance.
     

    Finally, Audience cables do not sport the most impressive looking connectors or overly large outer jacketing. More often than not, the connectors that look best sound bad and can actually degrade performance. Fanciful jacketing is an added cost passed on to the end user and often obscures what lies inside. While simple yet elegant in appearance, Audience cables are designed to reach the highest level of performance.

     

    REVIEWS:

     

    The Absolute Sound: "Sonically the Au24 SX most closely staked out the musical middle ground. It produced a ripe midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contrasts, a sensitivity to delicate volume gradations - and ultimately, a brilliance factor that cast light into the deepest corners of the soundstage and restored air and lift to harmonics. Audience SX most approximated my own references and also seemed to be the least constricted... The Au24 SX struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness." - Neil Gader, January 2017

    "A particular strength for Au24 SX cables is the often hard-to-manage blend of the transient, the tactile, and the reverberant. Flexible and easy to handle, too. In a word, superb." - The Absolute Sound 2017 Product of the Year Award Winner, January 2018

     

    Audio Bacon: "Audience is known to be a trend-setter in this industry and their new RCA interconnects are a testament to that. There's just a fluid, insightful, and natural character about the Audience Au24 SX that I haven't heard from other cables. I beleive it to be as close to the Holy Grail for RCA interconnects as one could get." - Jerry Luong

     

    Dagogo: “With the Au24 SX cables in my system this musical satisfaction with the whole performance was exceptional. With the SX in my system there was excellent detail and when there was a solo performance it really popped, but the overall sound of my system was cohesive. Let me concentrate on the whole performance and its very magical way.


    “I knew early on in listening to the Audience Au24 SX cables that these were not just an improvement on the Au24 SE cables, but a big step forward in every way. When I reviewed the Au24 SE cables, I thought they were a nice improvement over the previous Au24, particular in transparency, detail, and top-end resolution. The SX cables are not a nice improvement but a whole new level of musical enjoyment. In my review of the Pass Labs XA30.8 amps, I asked why Pass Labs didn’t give it a whole new name instead of just changing .5 to .8. I mean they are obviously completely new amps. I feel the same way here. The progression over the years with the Au24 cables have been a move from the first Au24 to the E and then the SE. All these changes have been an improvement on the previous version but were just that, an improvement. The SX cables are not just an incremental improvement; they are a major advancement.


    “Now, here is the great news. With the Au24 SX cables in my system, I feel I get a wonderful, relaxed and musically satisfying sound. At the same time, my system sounds more dynamic than I would have expected. The system has a kind of timbral accuracy and big tone that I have not heard from previous versions of Audience Au24 cable. I believe this is at least partially a result of how the Au24 SX allows my system to have such a wonderfully rich and tonally accurate upper bass through the lower midrange.


    “Pace, Rhythm, and Timing, as well as musical flow, are simply superb. I believe this is due to two things. First, the system has excellent micro-dynamics that doesn’t jump out at you but contribute to the enjoyment of the performance. I feel this is a result of that richness mentioned above, combined with a very tuneful lower and upper bass that lets the music seem to flow from note to note.


    “I want to commend John and the team at Audience for resisting doubling or heck quadrupling the price on these incredible cables. The Audience Au24 SX cables can compete with anything I have heard on the market at any price. The improvement in the sound of these cables is not just incremental, but the price is. Here’s hoping that people will take these cables seriously, because while you can find cables that sound different, you will be hard pressed to find many cables that sound as good.” – Jack Roberts, Dagogo

     


    Enjoy The Music:The SX series of cables from Audience represent a new pinnacle of achievement in a distinguished, established product line, and by no small degree. While not the "sexiest" looking cable you may see, their execution and finish is exemplary. These are not cheap cables, by any stretch of the imagination. But at their price, they have to be seen as more than merely the genuine bargain that they represent. Make no mistake about it, these delightfully thin and otherwise unassuming looking cables are world-class.


    “The SX is such a clear cut above the SE that it almost seems to defy the family heritage it so proudly and rightly represents! They deliver heightened transparency, increased focus, a more defined and accurate soundstage, a higher degree of resolution and transparency, and a richer, more full-bodied tonality; the SX has elevated the level of Audience's cable game beyond being an extremely competent product to an extraordinary one. Once you hear them, it is impossible to go back to the SE, as good as they are. The Au24-SX cable line proudly represents Audience's statement, and is one that competes quite capably on the world-class cable stage. They readily compete with, and best, many other highly regarded cables, some costing more than three times as much. Most enthusiastically recommended.” – Greg Weaver, Enjoy The Music Best of 2016 Award Winner

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MY TAKE: The flagship "SX" models are truly world-class cables. - Galen Carol

 

The Absolute Sound Product of the Year 2017
Audio Bacon - Finest Cuts 2017
Enjoy The Music Blue Note Award Winner 2016

 

Au24 SX audio cables represent the biggest transformation in cable performance ever achieved by Audience. ALL of the SX cables are notably more transparent, immediately noticeable. Everyone who has tried them thus far has been very impressed with the advancements we have achieved through the use of purer copper (now six nines) and higher quality XLPE dielectric insulation as well as tweaking of geometry as compared to the historic lines of Au24 cables.
 

Au24 SX are offered in RCA, XLR, S/pdif, AES/EBU, phono and all configurations of loudspeaker cables. Note that the Au24 SX speaker cables are a heavier gauge than the previous Au24 SE. In comparison to the SE, the SX speaker cables are more relaxed yet more dynamic and have a richer tonal palette. The RCA connectors are a new proprietary solder-free design. And the XLR is a whole new true dedicated differential cable designed from the ground up solely for balanced circuits.


Au24 SX cables, like all previous Au24 cables, are low mass and low eddy current resistance designs with minimal jacketing materials. They retain natural timing and timbre thus recreating original sound fields like no other cables.


Audio cables are often referred to as accessories. However, an audio system cannot make sound without cables installed which implies that they are essential components. And much like the other components in the system, cables must be chosen with the same research that one would perform in choosing an amplifier, a speaker or a turntable. Characteristics such as coloration, distortion and other anomalies must be minimized in order for the system to perform at its optimum. Too often, audiophiles and music lovers treat these essential components as after thoughts and end up compromising the performance of their carefully chosen audio gear.


The idea of cables as components is a controversial subject. There are many who think that "wire is wire" and don't accept that cables can either optimize or compromise the performance of an audio system. Traditional tests for difference in cable reveal very little if any electrical differences between brands. However, the human ear/brain is a far more sensitive and discriminating test apparatus and deciphers differences in cable brands rather easily. This ability can be developed much like wine tasting. As you become more experienced, differences, shadings and nuance become more readily noticeable.
 

Audience Conductor and Au24 cable products are the end result of years of research into what matters most in an audio system...true fidelity to the signal without artificial embellishments or unwarranted voicing. Audience cables are not off the shelf items that have been adapted for use in an audio system, they are products that have been designed to actually preserve the audio signal in the least damaging fashion possible. "Neutral" or "natural" are the terms we hear most often when end users describe their performance.
 

Finally, Audience cables do not sport the most impressive looking connectors or overly large outer jacketing. More often than not, the connectors that look best sound bad and can actually degrade performance. Fanciful jacketing is an added cost passed on to the end user and often obscures what lies inside. While simple yet elegant in appearance, Audience cables are designed to reach the highest level of performance.

 

REVIEWS:

 

The Absolute Sound: "Sonically the Au24 SX most closely staked out the musical middle ground. It produced a ripe midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contrasts, a sensitivity to delicate volume gradations - and ultimately, a brilliance factor that cast light into the deepest corners of the soundstage and restored air and lift to harmonics. Audience SX most approximated my own references and also seemed to be the least constricted... The Au24 SX struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness." - Neil Gader, January 2017

"A particular strength for Au24 SX cables is the often hard-to-manage blend of the transient, the tactile, and the reverberant. Flexible and easy to handle, too. In a word, superb." - The Absolute Sound 2017 Product of the Year Award Winner, January 2018

 

Audio Bacon: "Audience is known to be a trend-setter in this industry and their new RCA interconnects are a testament to that. There's just a fluid, insightful, and natural character about the Audience Au24 SX that I haven't heard from other cables. I beleive it to be as close to the Holy Grail for RCA interconnects as one could get." - Jerry Luong

 

Dagogo: “With the Au24 SX cables in my system this musical satisfaction with the whole performance was exceptional. With the SX in my system there was excellent detail and when there was a solo performance it really popped, but the overall sound of my system was cohesive. Let me concentrate on the whole performance and its very magical way.


“I knew early on in listening to the Audience Au24 SX cables that these were not just an improvement on the Au24 SE cables, but a big step forward in every way. When I reviewed the Au24 SE cables, I thought they were a nice improvement over the previous Au24, particular in transparency, detail, and top-end resolution. The SX cables are not a nice improvement but a whole new level of musical enjoyment. In my review of the Pass Labs XA30.8 amps, I asked why Pass Labs didn’t give it a whole new name instead of just changing .5 to .8. I mean they are obviously completely new amps. I feel the same way here. The progression over the years with the Au24 cables have been a move from the first Au24 to the E and then the SE. All these changes have been an improvement on the previous version but were just that, an improvement. The SX cables are not just an incremental improvement; they are a major advancement.


“Now, here is the great news. With the Au24 SX cables in my system, I feel I get a wonderful, relaxed and musically satisfying sound. At the same time, my system sounds more dynamic than I would have expected. The system has a kind of timbral accuracy and big tone that I have not heard from previous versions of Audience Au24 cable. I believe this is at least partially a result of how the Au24 SX allows my system to have such a wonderfully rich and tonally accurate upper bass through the lower midrange.


“Pace, Rhythm, and Timing, as well as musical flow, are simply superb. I believe this is due to two things. First, the system has excellent micro-dynamics that doesn’t jump out at you but contribute to the enjoyment of the performance. I feel this is a result of that richness mentioned above, combined with a very tuneful lower and upper bass that lets the music seem to flow from note to note.


“I want to commend John and the team at Audience for resisting doubling or heck quadrupling the price on these incredible cables. The Audience Au24 SX cables can compete with anything I have heard on the market at any price. The improvement in the sound of these cables is not just incremental, but the price is. Here’s hoping that people will take these cables seriously, because while you can find cables that sound different, you will be hard pressed to find many cables that sound as good.” – Jack Roberts, Dagogo

 


Enjoy The Music:The SX series of cables from Audience represent a new pinnacle of achievement in a distinguished, established product line, and by no small degree. While not the "sexiest" looking cable you may see, their execution and finish is exemplary. These are not cheap cables, by any stretch of the imagination. But at their price, they have to be seen as more than merely the genuine bargain that they represent. Make no mistake about it, these delightfully thin and otherwise unassuming looking cables are world-class.


“The SX is such a clear cut above the SE that it almost seems to defy the family heritage it so proudly and rightly represents! They deliver heightened transparency, increased focus, a more defined and accurate soundstage, a higher degree of resolution and transparency, and a richer, more full-bodied tonality; the SX has elevated the level of Audience's cable game beyond being an extremely competent product to an extraordinary one. Once you hear them, it is impossible to go back to the SE, as good as they are. The Au24-SX cable line proudly represents Audience's statement, and is one that competes quite capably on the world-class cable stage. They readily compete with, and best, many other highly regarded cables, some costing more than three times as much. Most enthusiastically recommended.” – Greg Weaver, Enjoy The Music Best of 2016 Award Winner