AudioQuest Niagara 1200 Power Conditioner / Noise-Dissipation System

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Sale price£899.00
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Description

“As with all good design, getting rid of the devil in AC power requires attention to every detail. Thanks, Garth!”

—William E. Low, Founder and CEO, AudioQuest

Niagara 1200 brings the benefits of highly optimized power management to far more music lovers and replaces the amazingly well-received Niagara 1000.

The most obvious difference between the Niagaras 1000 and 1200, other than the 1200’s gorgeous textured bright finish, are the more universally useful shape and surprisingly substantial weight. The 1200 can now sit on a shelf like a component, with all the in and out cables in the back. It can be used ‘face’ down with the outlets in the air, fitting much better in the space between furniture and the wall. And, the 1200 is designed to stand on one end. 100% of the performance in a more useful package – and still only £899.99.

Designed by Garth Powell, the Niagara 1200 embodies the very same design philosophy and incorporates the same patented technology found in its larger siblings, the Niagara 5000 and Niagara 7000, but packs it into a smaller, sleeker enclosure—at a fraction of the price.

Much like the Niagara 5000 and 7000, the Niagara 1200 uses ultra-low resistance solid-core wiring optimized for low-noise directionality, capacitor forming technologies that vastly improve linearity and minimize distortion, and low-impedance AC inlet and outlet contacts with heavy silver plating over high-purity Beryllium Copper for superior noise dissipation. Similarly, Niagara 1200 features our non-sacrificial surge protection, patented Ground-Noise Dissipation technology, and over-voltage shutdown. The Niagara 1200’s non-sacrificial protection circuits ensure that your system is thoroughly protected from AC surges and spikes, and the Niagara 1200 protects itself—no damage, no down time. Set it and forget it.

The Niagara 1200 employs AudioQuest’s patented Ground-Noise Dissipation and Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology and fits seven high-performance outlets into its sleek cabinet-friendly chassis. Input current maximum capacity is 15 amps RMS in the 1200.

Features:

  • two High-Current Power Banks were designed to enhance the performance of power amplifiers, powered subwoofers, and powered receivers via the Niagara 1200’s low-impedance, differential-filter circuitry. This, coupled with the patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System, ensures maximum performance from any power amplifier without the typical performance-limiting effects of current compression found in many typical “power conditioners.”
  • five source-component AC outlet banks will still perform well for powered subwoofers, but the high-current AC outlets should be reserved for primary amplifier(s). The source AC outlets have been optimized for line-level audio preamplifiers, DACs, universal players, turntables, digital devices, and video products that utilize constant current voltage amplifier circuits. These circuits never suffer from current compression, but their lower input level and higher gain require a more robust means of noise dissipation. This is key to the Niagara 1200’s discrete AC power banks. When viewed facing the outlets, these are (from left): two high-current, three source centre position, and two source AC outlets. Each discrete bank features isolated GND Tech for optimal performance.

Please be aware: The Niagara Noise-Dissipations Systems do not ship with a power cable.

We strongly recommend that the Niagara 1200 is connected to your power socket using the NRG-Z3 (click here) as a minimum.

Specification
  • Level-X Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 19 octaves of AC differential filtering (20kHz–1Ghz in excess of 24dB) with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Patented Ground-Noise Dissipation (All outlets): 2 banks of direction-controlled ground-noise dissipation
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A without sustaining damage—sonically non-invasive
  • Maximum RMS Input Current: 15 Amps (RMS)
  • Outlets: Source (5); High-Current (2)
  • Dimensions: 19.4" W x 3.2 H" x 7.5" D
  • Weight: 18 lbs.

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