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Review - IsoTek EVO3 Nova One

IsoTek EVO3 Nova One

From the multi award-winning Isotek Mosaic Series evolves the new EVO3 Nova One
I soTek has launched the EVO3 Nova One to join the Multi-awarding winning Mosaic Series. The Nova One is an evolution on from the original GII Nova released over a decade ago but features a dramatically modified and improved clean power network. Nova One also represents a continuation of the Mosaic range of products, which allow owners to pinpoint specific products in their system, to achieve improvements through a clean power source.

Review - IsoTek EVO3 Corvus

IsoTek EVO3 Corvus

The new IsoTek EVO3 Corvus an evolution of the multi-award winner Polaris
I soTek has launched the next generation of the Discovery Series the EVO3 Corvus main conditioning block. The EVO3 Corvus is an evolution of IsoTek’s award-winning Polaris design, reconfigured to feature nine output sockets with an upgraded amperage rating to allow 3680W of continuous power. Also included as part of the price is a 1.5m Premier power cable. Meticulously designed, the EVO3 Corvus has a unique delta filter topology ensures class-leading filtration of both Common Mode and Differential Mode mains noise, delivering super-clean power to nine outlets – each one independently isolated to prevent cross-contamination. In addition, 13,500Amps of instantaneous protection is provided, safeguarding valuable equipment via IsoTek’s unique sequential and repeatable protection system. Priced at £695.00, the Corvus is a cost-effective upgrade to any audio or audio-visual system, delivering improved performance, and protection.

Review - IsoTek EVO3 Titan One

IsoTek EVO3 Titan One

IsoTek launch the EVO3 Titan One
I soTek has launched the EVO3 Titan One from the Multi-awarding winning Mosaic Series. The Titan One is a highly compact state of the art high current low impedance power cleaner designed for high amperage equipment, such as power amplifiers, subwoofers and active loudspeakers. It features the award-winning Direct-Coupled© Design network trickled down from IsoTek's Ultimate Series Super Titan, but reconfigured in a more practical and compact form factor. Although less powerful than its bigger brother Titan One is still capable of delivering 3680W of continuous power to a single rear outlet. Multiple Titan One units can be linked together and positioned s¬¬ide by side on an equipment support rack using the "link cable", allowing you to avoid the need for multiple power cables from wall sockets for every unit.

Review - Audioquest Niagara 1000

Audioquest Niagara 1000

Audioquest Reveal The Niagara 1000 - Power Supply
T he Audioquest Niagara 1000 is an audiophile power supply that offers the benefits of Audioquest's Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System already introduced in the Audioquest Niagara 7000 but at a much reduced cost.

Review - CAD - GC1 Ground Control

CAD - GC1 Ground Control

Computer Audio Design Reveal The CG1 Ground Control
T he Computer Audio Design or CAD CG1 Ground Control (£1,400 "ish" price hasn't been set in stone yet) is a background noise reducer that results in less noise in your HiFi. With less noise there’s more detail and ultimately a better sound quality heard through your speakers/headphones. Unlike dedicated power supplies, which also reduce the background noise level, the Ground Control is not connected to the mains but is connected to spare sockets on your HiFi or a Computer USB slot. The prime function of the Ground Control is to lower the background noise level by reducing high frequency noise on the signal ground plane and to dissipate this noise as heat.

Review - iFi Audio DC iPurifier

iFi Audio DC iPurifier

iFi Audio Launch The DC iPurifier
T he iFi Audio DC iPurifier (yours for £95) is a DC mains purifier. The idea is that if you're using a standard plug into the wall switched mode power supply (SMPS) to provide DC supply to power HiFi Equipment (often known as a wall-wart power supply) then the quality of the DC power particularly the noise level could be improved on. The DC iPurifier solves this by plugging into the end of the DC power supply and then connecting to your HiFi equipment. The iFi Audio DC iPurifier then acts an in line active mains noise filter. The DC iPurifier comes with adapters for 2.5mm and 1.35mm dc plugs (called pig tails). As standard the DC iPurifier is fitted with a 2.1mm DC plug. A linear power supply is another option to improve DC from the mains, but these are a lot more expensive than the £95 for the iFi Audio DC iPurifier.

Review - iFi Audio - nano iUSB3.0

iFi Audio - nano iUSB3.0

iFi Audio Launch The Nano iUSB3.0 - USB Power Supply
T he iFi Audio nano iUSB3.0 is the smaller sibling version of iFi Audio’s flagship micro iUSB3. The nano iUSB 3.0 is similar in that it provides a clean 5 volt power supply (rather than the noisy 5 volts emanating from a Computer ) and cleans up the USB signal from the computer before allowing the option for both power and signal to travel separately (via the iFi Audio Gemini Cable) to the USB DAC. The nano iUSB3.0 can be used without the Gemini by attaching a standard USB cable to the signal output.

Review - iFi Audio iUSB 3.0

iFi Audio iUSB 3.0

iFi Audio iUSB 3.0 - More Info From iFi Audio
I Fi Audio have released more information on their mains powered USB purifier the iUSB 3.0. Included is the extra functionality that the iUSB 3.0 offers over the iUSB 2.0 and the eight key features of the iUSB 3.0 which are :-

Review - iFi Audio iUSB 3.0

iFi Audio iUSB 3.0

iFi Audio Reveal The iUSB 3.0 - USB Computer Audio Solution
T he iFi audio micro iUSB 3.0 is described by iFi as a total USB solution. Like the iUSB 3.0's predecessor the iUSB the iUSB 3.0 splits the USB signal from a computer into power and signal USB channels replacing the noisy USB power from a computer with regenerated ultra clean power and ground noise elimination. The iUSB 3.0 goes a lot further now offering :-

Review - iFi Audio iPower

iFi Audio iPower

iFi audio Launch The iPower - Power Supply
T he £39 iFi Audio iPower is a power supply that improves upon the performance of iFi existing power supplies by using a 12 Element Output Array to lower the noise threshold below that of even an audiophile LPS power supply.

Review - Audioquest Niagara 7000

Audioquest Niagara 7000

AudioQuest Reveal The Niagara 7000 Power Conditioner
T he AudioQuest Niagara 7000 power conditioner is billed as a Low-Z Power–AC Grounded Noise-Dissipation System. The price is still to be confirmed and the Niagara 7000 will be seen for the first time at the Munich high end HiFi Show 2015. It’s going to offer 12 power outputs, 4 specifically designed for high current drawing amplifiers offering via the Niagara 7000’s internal current reservoir up to 90 amps.

Review - Chord Signature Power Cable

Chord Signature Power Cable

Chord Company Launch The Signature Power Cable
T he Chord Company, well renown as a cable manufacturer, has introduced its proprietary ARAY technology into a mains cable. The new £500 Signature ARAY power cable will be launched at The Bristol HiFi Show 2015.

Review - IsoTek EVO3 Venus

IsoTek EVO3 Venus

Isotek Launch The EVO3 Venus
T he £325 IsoTek Venus extends Isotek’s entry-level ‘Discovery’ range to provide yet another elegant and cost-effective way to optimise the performance of valuable HiFi equipment by improving the mains supply. The Isotek EVO3 Venus AV power centre is a five-outlet mains conditioner designed to enhance and protect a complete audio or AV system.

Review - Cyrus PSX-R

Cyrus PSX-R

Cyrus reveal the PSX-R2 power supply
C yrus don't actually reveal much about the PSX-R2 other than :- It's an improved version of the popular and ten year veteran PSX-R power supply.

Review - PS Audio Dectet Power Centre

PS Audio Dectet Power Centre

PS Audio's UK launch of Dectet an entry level power supply
T he £385 PS Audio Dectet is PS Audio’s entry level product into the world of PS Audio Mains improvement. PS Audio have some way more esoteric mains re-conditioning products out there , so the idea of the PS Audio Dectet is to allow the user a taste of what’s possible in this Mains filtering , re-construction field.

Review - XLCR Fully Regulated Linear Power Supply

XLCR Fully Regulated Linear Power Supply

Mains Cables R Us launch the XLCR Fully Regulated Linear Power Supply
M CRU introduce the £995 XLCR Fully Regulated Linear Power Supply to fit the Naim Unitiserve. Improves sound quality, proven by customer feedback. The first 10 units sold will be supplied with an IsoTek EVO3 Premier Mains Lead worth £95 free of charge.

Review - Linear PSU for Denon DA-300USB DAC Headphone Amp

Linear PSU for Denon DA-300USB DAC Headphone Amp

Mains Cables R Us launch a power supply for the Denon DA-300USB DAC Headphone Amp
T he £225 Mains Cables R Us - Linear PSU is a power supply upgrade for the Denon DA-300USB DAC - Headphone Amp. Suspect it will also act as a power supply upgrade for other DACs.

Review - MS HD Power Plugs

MS HD Power Plugs

Mains Cables R Us launch the new MS HD Power plugs
G ot electronics with a captive mains lead but are looking for an upgrade, this could be a way to go :-

Review - Cyrus PSX-R

Cyrus PSX-R

How a Cyrus PSX-R power supply improves your Cyrus hi-fi
F ind out how a £499 Cyrus PSX-R power supply improves your Cyrus hi-fi. The Cyrus PSX-R is a versatile power supply that can be used with the folllowing Cyrus Hi-Fi components :-

Review - iFi Audio iUSB Power

iFi Audio iUSB Power

iFi Audio launch the iUSBPower a USB Power Supply
T he iFi Audio iUSB power ( also now known as the micro iUSB) is a USB power supply. It is placed between Computer and USB DAC. The iFi Audio iUSB power breaks the 5Volts USB power being transmitted down the USB cable and outputs a super clean 5 Volts USB power to go into the USB DAC. There are also options to switch in improved grounding via IsoEarth technology.

Review - iFi iUSB Power Supply

iFi iUSB Power Supply

Russ Andrews now selling the iFi USB Power Supply
A vaialbe at £175 from Russ Andrews. They claim it improves pretty much any USB DAC. See further details below.


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