Audience PowerChord e or se


What are the differences between the Audience PowerChord e version and the se version? Is it just the connectors, or is the actual cable different too? Are the differences distinctly noticeable sonically?
valinar
Excellent question. I have 2 Audience Powerchords "e" and have been waiting for a review of the "se" version to
help me decide whether to send them to Audience for upgrade
(Expensive)or to upgrade the connectors myself at lower cost.
Guys,

I want to say that either the November or December 2013 issue of Stereophile, features a segment on the new Audience 'se' cables/cords.
I had my power chord e's upgraded to SE as well as my AU24e RCA interconnects. Well worth the money but I did not test them separately, upgraded all at the same time. Much better fine detail, bass better defined and more present. I really liked the new Cardas plug ends on the powerchords. The jackets were changed as well. Overall all new chords, I am happy and felt the cost worth it.
Guys,

I'm sure it's system dependent but I preferred the e over the SE. I found the e to sound more natural, fuller and richer in texture; the SE was thinner sounding in comparison and I didn't care for them and they were fully broken-in on my Audiodharma and allowed to settle into my system after a few weeks...
Wig.
I would like to know to which component your powerchord "e" was connected. I have 2 powerchords "e" in my system. One is connected to my Sony SACD/CD player and the other to my REL B2 subwoofer. Based on your experience I will not upgrade the one on the subwoofer. On the CD player I am prepared to accept
a slightly thinner sound in exchange for higher resolution.
Can you confirm there was a significant improvement in resolution? Thanks for helping out.
Upgraded to SE power cords on 2 AR6TSS line conditioners cleaner ,fuller and more resolution.Jump on the upgrade ASAP!!
Ebm,
How long did the upgrade take?
About a week.
The AU24 Chord is a different world.
Chayro,
Have you compared the Powerchord e to the AU24 Powerchord? If so, what were the differences? I was thinking of making the jump to the AU24e MP, since my integtrated amp is within the 50W-150W rating of the MP. I'm not sure if I want to spend the extra money as opposed to sending my Powerchord e in for the se upgrade.
Valinar
Thank you for starting this conversation. I did not know the Audience AU24SE power cord was available in different versions. In addition to the standard and widely reviewed AU24 SE, The cable company lists 2 additional versions, with reduced prices, on their website:
AU24 SE - Low power
AU24 SE - Medium power
This is great news. I look forward to reading comments on the difference between the powerchord and the AU24 cables.

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Jafant:

The December, 2013 Stereophile review applies only to the Audience Au24 SE interconnects.
Just upgraded to the AU24se power cord and it's redefined for me what a power cord is capable of.
I have been enjoying the Audience AU24 SE (MP)power cable for about 3 months. They replaced an Audience powerchord "e" on my Sony 5400ES SACD player. This is a cable of reference quality, and very good value. I still use a powerchord "e" on my subwoofer, where it performs admirably.
Thanks! for sharing -Macdude & Nyame. I have been saying this for many, many years now- "Cables/Power Cords DO make a difference"!

Keep me posted & Happy Listening!
I've stopped looking at power cords since upgrading to the AU24se. They're that good.