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Audience to Unveil Its New WavePower Amplifier at T.H.E. Show: Newport 2013

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Audience to Unveil Its New WavePower Amplifier with Hypex Ncore® Technology at T.H.E. Show: Newport 2013

Marking one of the most significant product introductions in the company’s history, Audience will debut its all-new WavePower mono power amplifier at T.H.E. Show: Newport in California (May 31 – June 2). The WavePower amplifier incorporates newly developed Ncore Class D technology from Hypex Electronics and a host of Audience refinements to offer a genuine breakthrough in amplifier performance.

Audience will also be demonstrating the production version of its ClairAudient 1 + 1 loudspeaker as part of a complete audio system incorporating the WavePower amp, Audience Au24 SE interconnects and speaker cables and other components. Audience will be exhibiting at the Atrium Hotel: Orange County Airport, Irvine, CA in room 326.

The Hypex Ncore technology at the heart of the Audience WavePower represents a completely new, proprietary implementation of Class D amplifier technology to deliver greater retrieval of sonic information and extraordinary resolution, with extremely low THD, IMD, noise and output impedance. The WavePower amp also incorporates a matching Hypex switching power supply, an Audience-designed input amplifier, new Audience-exclusive AIT1 input transformers and new Audience “SE”-class custom-made XLR and RCA connectors. It delivers 650 watts into 4 ohms, 1,200 watts into 2 ohms.

Additional features include all-Audience Auric OFCC point-to-point internal wiring, built-in Audience TS-class power conditioning, WBT NextGen binding posts, a Neutrik® powerCON connector and other refinements.

“In all my years of designing and listening to electronics, I’ve never heard anything like this new amplifier, which delivers absolutely immaculate, pristine audio quality,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “I’m tremendously excited about the WavePower and I think anyone who hears it will know it’s something special.”

Recipient of Greatest Bargain and Best Sound (highest value) accolades from The Absolute Sound in its 2013 Consumer Electronics Show report, the ClairAudient 1+1 is a compact speaker that delivers expansive sound. It utilizes two of Audience’s A3-S full-range drivers in the front and rear along with two side-firing passive radiators in a crossoverless design, a configuration that provides an exceptionally coherent and musically natural performance. In addition, exclusive SSIT SweetSpace TM Imaging Technology enables an expanded listening area rather than the usual single listener sweet spot.

T.H.E. Show: Newport will be open to the public and will feature internationally acclaimed live concerts, fine wine, gourmet food, a classic car show and more in addition to more than 200 exhibitors.

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About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit

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