Increasing numbers of airborne and AC-transmitted radio signals, combined with overloaded utility lines and increasing demands for high-resolution audio and video components, mean that the public AC power supply can no longer meet the requirements. This causes loss of performance in audio/video playback in high quality hi-fi and video equipment, and in the worst case, such as high current surges due to thunderstorms and power interruptions, severe damage to the equipment.
This is where Audioquest, based on over 20 years of research, creates significant improvements in power quality with the Niagara 1200, ensuring clear, noise and interference-free audio/video playback. Power supply for purists and indispensable protection of any high-quality electronic, whether power amplifier, turntable, CD player, streamer or computer!
- noise rustling(NDS):
Audioquest’s patented technology significantly reduces ground-borne noise without compromising safety or creating low-threshold ground loops.
- Linear Level-X noise rustling:
Ensures the most uniform and broadband noise rustling possible without the inconsistent results that represent minimalist, resonant peaking with multiple nodes found in many AC converters.
- Low-Z AC mains inputs and outputs:
These inputs and outputs not only feature excellent grip and the lower resistance of beryllium copper, but also heavy hanging silver plating to ensure the lowest impedance at radio frequencies. This enables a particularly effective dissipation of disturbing noise rustling.
- Uncompromising surge suppression:
Accepts multiple transient current surges and spikes up to 6000 V or 3000 A (maximum that can pass through a home or office power box). Damage due to thunderstorms or power interruptions is practically impossible. Connect once and forget.
wear-free (no damage after repeated 6000 V/3000 A overvoltage tests on inputs, corresponding to the maximum that can reach a control box in a building)
Cut-off voltage for extreme voltages:
140 V AC (activates opening of main high-current relay within less than 0.25 seconds; automatically resets when incoming power is in safe range)
noise rustlingin transverse operation:
Over 24 dB from 20 kHz to 1 GHz, linearized for dynamic (rising) line impedance with frequency (source) and 10 to 50 ohm load, system current dependent
Input current maximum capacity:
15 A effective (total)
Mains outputs for linear filtering, high current and noise rustling:
3 (Group one consists of the three isolated linear filtered mains outputs, far right opposite the rear panel;
the following two are another set of isolated linear filtered mains outputs; on the far left are the 2 isolated high current outputs).
Number of mains outputs:
7 (2 high current/ground noise rejection, 5 ultra-linear filtered/ground noise rejection)
Power consumption: Typical: less than 5 W at 120 V AC input
Dimensions: 49.8 cm x 8.7 cm x 19.1 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 6,85 kg