Please Note : Power Cables are not supplied with this block.
The purpose of the PowerStation is simple: to get as close to the perfect low power supply as is practically possible. Two independent channels of clean, pure regenerated power will transform even the highest quality source components.
At the heart of the PowerStation are three microcontrollers, which oversee operation and generate two ultra stable waveforms of purity (0.05%THD) that are simply unobtainainable from your domestic supply.
Each channel's frequency is individually adjustable in five steps from 50 to 100Hz, allowing your component's power supplies to take advantage of a higher "refresh" rate. At 100Hz a connected linear power supply will have effectively double its normal capacity, for further gains in sound quality.
Twin power amplifiers provide output up to 100W per channel. They are specially designed for this role and are coupled to their load via bespoke output transformers. The whole path is optimised to deliver high peak currents with total reliability. Complete isolation of the two supply paths is assured, no noise cross-contamination can occur.
The substantial chassis is finished to the highest standards and provides an extremely conservative heatsinking solution. Full monitoring of input voltage and frequency, amplifier temperature and output frequency are available on the front panel. Engaging "Night Mode" reduces visual information to a minimum if desired.
Power supply quality is a key influence in any system's performance. Passive filtering can achieve only so much by working with what is already there. By locally generating a perfect mains waveform, consistently free from distortion and noise, a system can have total freedom from the many compromises our common power grid imposes. The PowerStation provides a perfect electrical foundation for your source components, which in turn, will deliver you a whole new level of performance.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISOL-8
- ISOL-8 SubStation HC Mains Conditioner
- Number of available outlets: 2 (1 per channel)
- Type of outlets available: 13A UK also available in Schuko, 15A US
- Power Input: IEC Inlet (cable not supplied)
- Construction: All aluminium chassis with Titanium finish
- Mains Voltage: 230VAC version for 220-240VAC, 117VAC version for 100-127VAC
- Maximum output: 100 Watts per channel
- Output frequency User selectable 50, 60, 67.5, 81 & 100Hz
- Output frequency accuracy +/-0.05%
- Standby power consumption 6 Watts
- Maximum power consumption: 350 Watts
- Protection: Mains input and individual output fuses microcontroller monitoring for safe area operation
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 445mm x 145mm x 420mm (excluding connectors)
- Weight: 19Kg
- 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.