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IsoTek EVO3 Syncro Special Edition Main Cable 2m

£1,795.00 £1,495.83
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EVO3 Syncro
IsoTek EVO3 Syncro Special Edition Main Cable 2m 1 5 5 1
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

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Syncro is not a mains conditioner or filter in the accepted sense. It can be used on its own to power a single hi-fi component, and will bring significant improvements if used in this way.

IsoTek EVO3 Syncro Special Edition Main Cable 2m

 

In simple terms, Syncro is IsoTek’s most advanced mains cable – but it’s also so much more. The cable incorporates innovative electronics, housed in an anti-resonant aluminium case positioned part way down its length. This unique circuitry is designed to synchronise the mains supply in order to promote a perfectly symmetrical sine wave, delivering significant sonic improvements when used with any hi-fi separates system.

Syncro is not a mains conditioner or filter in the accepted sense. It can be used on its own to power a single hi-fi component, and will bring significant improvements if used in this way. However, it is primarily designed as a ‘pre-filter’ device – for best results, plug the Syncro into a wall socket and use it to power an IsoTek mains conditioning unit. Thus, Syncro takes the mains electricity supply and realigns its waveform, prior to filtration of contaminants (RFI/EMI etc.) by the conditioning unit, which then feeds each hi-fi component – thus improving the performance of every link in the audio chain.

The cable itself is identical to IsoTek’s top-of-the-line Extreme power cable. It features heavy-gauge, triple-screened, 20Amp oxygen-free copper conductors suitable for high-current demands, coupled to top-quality connectors at either end. Both the mains plug and the IEC connector are precision machined from high-purity copper, heavily plated in 24ct gold, deep cryogenically treated and then demagnetised. The main bodies are made of injection-moulded polycarbonate, for ease of handling, durability and long-term reliability, while the IEC plug’s precision injection-moulded front assembly ensures precise mating with power sockets.

 

How Does Syncro Improve Audio Performance?

As we fill our homes with an ever-increasing number of electrical devices, we further degrade the mains supply, interfering with its quality and consistency. Audio equipment uses electricity to generate signals, amplified by more electricity to drive a pair of loudspeakers; the quality of the electricity that feeds an audio system has a direct impact on the resulting quality of sound.

IsoTek’s extensive range of mains conditioning components improves the quality of the mains supply significantly, filtering out contaminants like RFI and EMI, and ensuring each component in the audio chain receives pure and consistent power in line with its specific requirements. However, there is a further issue with the electricity supply in our homes that has existed for years, without a truly effective commercial solution. The problem in question is sometimes referred to as ‘DC on the mains’. In terms of audio equipment, it is often signified by a buzzing sound emitted by a transformer in a power amplifier. Of course, this buzz is extremely distracting to the listener, and hardly in keeping with the concept of high-resolution audio. In addition, the mechanical vibration within the power transformer, created by core saturation, results in microphony in the internal components, leading to further degradation of sound quality.

These issues have nothing to do with the quality of the audio equipment used. In fact, some of the best amps available are the most seriously affected. The problem is a symptom of the poor state of mains electricity available in most homes, affecting not only amplifiers but source components, too.

Most of the DC-related issues suffered by audio systems are brought into being by the electrical devices we own, directly ‘rectifying’ the mains from AC to DC (where a diode is used in series to allow either the positive or negative cycle of the mains sine wave to pass). The use of switch-mode power supplies exacerbates the problem, introducing measurable mains distortion. These devices create a lack of symmetry in the mains sine wave where it is displaced from the zero voltage line, leading to the aforementioned hum that’s often noticeable from power amplifiers, as the DC voltage saturates the core of the transformers with DC current. This, in turn, generates unwanted mechanical vibration, resulting in audible noise and microphony, and increased power consumption and heat.

To give an example, if a sine wave reaches a peak of 326 Volts in the positive direction, it should also reach 326 volts in the negative direction to have perfect symmetry. This actually describes the reality of a 230 Volt AC wave form; the 230 Volts describes the heating effect of a sign wave whose peak is 326 Volts. If one peak reaches 327 Volts and the other 325 Volts, there is lack of symmetry. Although common sense suggests that such small variations should have no effect, in reality they create serious problems for audio systems; even tiny changes registering no more than a few millivolts create significant operational difficulties for amplifiers.

 

Inadequate remedies of the past…

Historically, IsoTek advocated the use of huge isolating transformers to improve the cleanliness of the electricity supply (the company has since developed more advanced components for use in its power conditioners). A by-product of this technology helped to compensate for DC elements on the mains. However, this merely shifted the problem away from the audio equipment to the isolating transformer itself; audible mechanical hum may have been removed from the transformer in the power amp, but the isolating transformer would hum instead.

Ironically, in order to try to reduce dynamic loss in the amplifier created by the insertion of the isolation transformer, larger and larger devices were needed. However, the bigger the transformer, the louder the mechanical noise; the problem was never truly solved, merely shifted and often made worse.

 

A new solution: IsoTek Syncro…

IsoTek’s research has led to the conclusion that mains electricity should be a pure sine wave of either 50Hz or 60Hz of correct voltage and good symmetry about the zero volt line, in order to power audio equipment with maximum effectiveness. The Syncro is solely concerned with creating zero-volt symmetry, but also forms a vital part of IsoTek’s product range in working towards the ideal state of a pure sine wave.

In designing the Synchro, the challenge for IsoTek was to offer a universal solution to remove the unwanted and damaging DC component from the mains supply, whilst allowing the maximum possible current to pass. IsoTek’s latest engineering solution and DC-blocking technology developed for the Syncro is in many ways superior in performance to a massive 12,000VA isolating transformer, delivering greater dynamic ability. (Incidentally, a 12,000VA isolating transformer is twice the size of IsoTek’s largest historic product.)

 

Syncro’s sonic effect…

As well as removing any audible hum from a power amp, Syncro’s synchronising effect results in greater bass depth, improved timing, a reduction in the noise floor and a more palpable sound overall. Furthermore, these improvements don’t come at the expense of dynamic ability; in fact, in some cases dynamics are considerably improved. This can be explained by the fact that at zero volume, many power amplifiers consume less power in idle. The Syncro helps the amplifier to consume less electricity, freeing up power for dynamic transients. A simple analogy is a car that is free running, as opposed to having the brakes slightly engaged.

 

"When you factor in the way it doesn’t hold back the dynamics of a system and helps raise the game of products like the IsoTek Aquarius in the process, it’s a no-brainer. IsoTek Extreme power cable is damn fine in its own right, but the Syncro can takes things to a new level." "You know that magic audio quality you only get late at night? Syncro helps unlock that sound, whenever you listen." 

HiFi+

"The most obvious aspect of the performance was a major reduction in harness and ‘mush’... A complete lack of low frequency strain... A highly impressive piece of kit." 

Hi-Fi World 

 

Specification:

  • Length: 2m
  • Cable: 20Amps, OFC copper with active shield
  • Connectors: Audiophile-grade, 24ct gold-plated, cryogenically treated
  • Peak current: 300A / 10msec
  • Permanent current: 16A
  • High quality 20amp OFC cable with triple shielding
  • Unique 16Amp rated DC cancellation technology
  • 24ct Gold deep cryogenically treated connectors
  • Protects against harmful RFI & EMI
  • Can be used with all power conditioning solutions
  • Warranty: 24 Months, or 36 Months if registered with IsoTek
  • Silver Colour Only

 

About IsoTek

IsoTek is a UK-based company that specialises in power management systems for hi-fi and home cinema applications. Formed in 2001, the company has rapidly become a world leader in mains conditioning and filtration, developing a wide range of innovative, award-winning products that form complete solutions to suit every pocket. Thanks to IsoTek’s painstaking attention to detail, its products significantly improve sound and picture quality, while offering protection from spikes and surges. IsoTeks reputation for creating truly exceptional products is well known in field of mains power distribution. All products are professionally designed, manufactured and carefully hand-built in the UK with every component extensively tested for quality, reliability and purpose. As a result IsoTek creates innovative, leading edge products that have won a plethora of prestigious awards from many leading industry magazines.

Specification:

  • Length: 2m
  • Cable: 20Amps, OFC copper with active shield
  • Connectors: Audiophile-grade, 24ct gold-plated, cryogenically treated
  • Peak current: 300A / 10msec
  • Permanent current: 16A
  • High quality 20amp OFC cable with triple shielding
  • Unique 16Amp rated DC cancellation technology
  • 24ct Gold deep cryogenically treated connectors
  • Protects against harmful RFI & EMI
  • Can be used with all power conditioning solutions
  • Warranty: 24 Months, or 36 Months if registered with IsoTek
  • Silver Colour Only

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

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