The IsoLink Ultra takes a step further to place itself firmly in audiophile territory. The high purity copper conductors have been chosen by blind audition. The strand diameter and quantity chosen to be the optimum configuration for sound quality. Great care has been taken with the physical construction to preserve power transmission integrity.
Cables are made by a process of laying up the individual mechanical and electrical components with the outer jacket. The forms of these components are each circular in cross section and leave small voids between the components in the finished cable.
The high peak current pulses the cable has to deliver under typical operating conditions causes the conductors to move relative to one another under magnetostriction. This small dynamic instability in conductor geometry raises the cable noise floor, modulated by the current waveform and degrades performance.
The IsoLink Ultra undergoes a special process during manufacture to fill these small voids with an elastomer to maximise mechanical integrity and minimise this effect.
A carbon loaded polymer screen provides 100% cross sectional coverage to shield the conductions against electromagnetic interference. A flexible synthetic rubber jacket provides the final layer ensuring total mechanical stability with very low loss electrical characteristics.
After careful audition, ISOL-8 have selected the audiophile standard Rhodium plated Cardas, Schurter and Neutrik connectors to complete the IsoLink Ultra's specification.
Made in the UK, all standard terminations are available from 1.5M lengths.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISOL-8
- ISOL-8 IsoLink Ultra Power Cable
- Length: Custom
- Diameter: 12mm O/D
- Mains voltage: 100 - 260VAC
- Cable rating: 20 Amps
- Maximum current: UK versions fused at 10A (2300VA)
- Product weight: From 400g
- Warranty: 5 Years
Nic Poulson founded Isol-8 Teknologies in 2003.Nic's background was originally in broadcast engineering. He trained and worked for the BBC as a sound engineer and the corporation's legendary high standards made a deep impression on him. He learned that the way to achieve true quality is to strive for excellence in every area and accept nothing less.
After leaving the BBC, Nic had become an established electronics designer with success in both audio amplification, with ISOL-8's sister company Trilogy Audio Systems. He then formed IsoTek Systems after identifying the need to tackle the problems of compromised power supply in Hi-Fi and AV systems. An area he believed was being misunderstood and neglected by mainstream manufacturers. ISOL-8 was then founded to continue developing Nicís ideas.
Nic pioneered the use of multiple filter sections to tackle noise cross contamination between audio components. He also has championed the use of DC blocking to further improve sound quality. The use of Transmodal filter technology which blocks common and differential mode noise without shunting the noise to ground is, we believe, unique to ISOL-8 in audio and AV applications.
Product Designer Simon Dart and Nic are both keen audiophiles. Together they have the balance of skills to innovate and deliver exceptional products. Above all they have the passion to push forward the standards of reproduced sound. This passion is what makes ISOL-8 the leading force in power conditioning.