Au24 SX audio cables represent the biggest transformation in cable performance ever achieved by Audience. They are notably more transparent, dynamic, more resolved and have greater weight and authority which users find immediately noticeable. There are many reasons for the improvement, including the use of purer OCC 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. Audience double cryogenically treats all SX cables in their in-house cryo-lab. Each component part of the cable is individually treated, then, after the cables are assembled and tested, the complete cable is cryo treated. This is process is called CRYO².
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.
Range and Pricing
Audience Au24 SX series cables are available in RCA, XLR, USB, RCA-DIN, Subwoofer RCA, S/PDIF RCA-RCA, S/PDIF RCA-BNC and S/PDIF BNC-BNC, AES/EBU and Phono versions. The pricing for a 1m pair of the RCA interconnects is $3,125 and a 1m pair of the XLR interconnects is $4,125.
Soundstage, Jason Thorpe, 2020
If, like me, you want to sit, listen, and not be assaulted by details at the periphery of the musical experience, if you want to relax into the music and let the messages it carries envelop you, you should definitely check out Audience’s Au24 SX interconnects and speaker cables.
Audio Bacon, Siao Jer, 2018
Some of the notes that I repeatedly kept jotting down as I did my listening was romantic, controlled, and studio. With the Audience loom, it feels like I am being transported to the studio, listening to music from the recording engineer’s seat.
The Audiophile Weekend Warrior, Marc Yun, 2018
These are some of the finest, most musical components I’ve ever used, wire or otherwise, and it’s going to be very, very hard to pry them out of my system. Unequivocally recommended as a true long-term reference.
Positive Feedback, Myles B. Astor, 2018
The Audience cable interconnect didn’t disappoint. The cable’s rich and liquid nature and luscious midrange came through loud and clear. These cables really allowed the system to paint a realistic picture of the Maya McCraven’s quartet of cello, bass, drums and vibes performing in your listening room. That’s coupled with the Audience’s remarkable ability to dig deep down into the mix and capture inner detail such as instruments playing ever-so-softly in the background.
Stereo Times, Bill Wells, 2018
In my system – the Audience products allowed my system to reach new levels of musicality and were very impressive. And, in my opinion, clearly followed the designer’s original goals and intentions for minimal intrusion and preserving the integrity of the signal.
The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award 2017, 2018
Audience’s Latest flagship wire offers midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contrasts, excellent transient speed, sensitivity to delicate volume gradations, and a brilliance that casts light into the deepest corners of the soundstage, restoring air and lift to harmonics. A particular strength for all Audience cables is an often hard-to-achieve blend of tactile presence and back-of-the-hall reverberation. The Au24 SX strikes a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness. Flexible and easy to handle, too.
Stereo Times Award 2017
It simply sounds like real music with no hi-fi type gimmicks or sonic artifacts. “Sonic beauty,” are words that quickly come to mind when trying to describe the sound of music with these products in place.
The Absolute Sound 2017 Product of the Year
Audience’s latest flagship wire struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness. It has a ripe midrange weight and sweetness, vivid dynamic contracts, and a profound sensitivity to the finest volume gradations. Ultimately it possesses a brilliance factor that casts light into the deepest corners of the soundstage and restores air and lift to harmonics. 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.
Audio Bacon, Jay Luong, 2017
I was looking for the best and during my first round of listening and I felt I found it almost immediately. After months of listening, I’ve only reaffirmed this belief. If you’re looking for a goose bump-inducing, smooth, and acoustically hypnotic cable, there is no better. From delivery of the largest of crescendos to the most subtle of aural nuances, the Au24 SX will present them in the form of monstrous dynamics and immaculate articulation.
The Absolute Sound 2018 Buyer’s Guide
The Au24 SX struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation, and immersiveness.
21st A Publication for the Unique Consumer, Franco Vitaliano, 2017
There was the shock of musical discovery, and the sudden jolt of newly understanding a performer you thought you knew well.
AV2Day, Will Low, 2017
It just reminds me of those heavenly angels spreading lovely flower petals down to earth and turns even the hardest man to soft as marsh mellow!
Audiophilia, Henry Wilkenson, 2017
After spending a good deal of time with the Audience AU24SX interconnects and speaker wire and given their excellent sonic performance, I can recommend them very highly. While they are not rock bottom price wise, in in the world of high-end cables, they are relatively inexpensive. For all of these reasons, I can easily nominate them for an Audiophilia Star Component Award.
The Absolute Sound Cable Survey 2017
The Au24 SX struck a fluid and natural balance of ease, articulation , and immersiveness.
AudioTechnique Hong Kong (Chinese), 2016
Dagogo, Jack Roberts, 2016
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.
Enjoy the Music, Greg Weaver, 2016
The SX series of cables from Audience represent a new pinnacle of achievement in a distinguished, established product line, and by no small degree.