IF you’re looking for a power cord for a performance step-up in your hi-fi system, Audience has a new one to tempt you with – the forte f5, which the company claims to offer “outstanding performance and greater value in a true high-end power cord”.
The forte f5 is designed “to provide improved audio quality and a lower noise floor, and enable a significantly improved sonic presentation.”
According to Audience president John McDonald, the new forte f5 is an “ideal upgrade for high-quality audio and home entertainment systems.
“In designing the f5, our goal was to offer a power cord that would facilitate exceptional resolution, transient response and clarity, along with exceptional noise rejection, at a competitive price point in its category.”
The power cord features “a unique six-conductor geometry that provides superior EMI and RFI noise rejection, for a quieter listening background. The f5 is constructed from high-purity 10 AWG aggregate stranded copper to deliver an exceptional degree of low-level musical detail. In addition, the f5 has an ultra-high-quality XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material. It is designed and built to the highest manufacturing standards.”
Additionally, the forte f5 is cryogenically treated using Audience’s proprietary process, which results in higher conductivity and improved signal transfer.
The Audience forte f5 is currently available in US, European and UK configurations with prices beginning at US$649 for a 1.5m length. Check with an Audience dealer for pricing on additional lengths and configurations.