Isotek EVO3 Aquarius Power Conditioner (Silver)
6 Separate Conditioning Stages With 60dB RFI Reduction. Removes Most Mains Noise. 67,500 Amps of Protection
Differential Gate Filter Network
Includes IsoTek C19 Power Cable. Made In Europe
The multi award winning IsoTek Aquarius Power Filter is one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can buy for any high-quality audio system.
About Isotek EVO3 Aquarius Power Conditioner
One of the most cost-effective upgrades you can buy for any high-quality audio system, Aquarius is a multi-award-winning six-way mains conditioner that redefined the power cleaning market. Two high-current outlets are provided for amplifiers, subwoofers and so on, with four medium-current sockets for other components.
- Removes Common Mode and Differential Mode mains noise.
- RFI reduction 60dB.
- Six unique conditioning stages ensure optimal isolation between all outlets, eliminating Differential Mode cross- contamination.
- KERP© (Kirchoff’s Equal Resistance Path) ensures equal resistance and equal power delivery to all outlets. No outlet gets power before the next, a common problem with other power products which daisy chain outlets together.
- 67,500 Amps of instantaneous protection, featuring IsoTek’s unique sequential protection system.
- Internal wiring; solid core silver platted OFC copper with FEP and virtual air dielectric technology.
- Two high-current outlets delivering 3,680 Watts continuous. Four medium-current outlets delivering 1,150 Watts continuous power.
- Includes an IsoTek EVO3 Premier C19 power cable connector - the high-power capable cable version and an upgrade over C13.
A True Performance Benchmark: Aquarius is the long-awaited successor to the famous Mini Sub, arguably the best-known mains conditioner in IsoTek’s highly respected catalogue. The original Mini Sub was launched in 2003 to universal acclaim, and its eventual replacement – the GII Mini Sub – was held in even greater esteem, earning no fewer than 9 awards from prestigious audio publications around the world. Late 2009 saw the launch of the next generation, building upon the success of its illustrious forebears and benefitting from IsoTek’s continuous R&D programme to set another new performance benchmark.
Like the Mini Sub before it, Aquarius is a six-way mains conditioning component that sits squarely in the middle of IsoTek’s range, above the likes of the entry-level Sirius and below the high-end Sigmas, Nova and Titan. It sports two high current outlets rated at 16 Amps and four medium current outlets rated a 5 Amps, all individually filtered and fully isolated from one another. The four medium current outlets feature IsoTek’s Adaptive Gating technology – an auto-sensing filter stage that adapts to the current draw of the load, thus tailoring the filtering process to suit the component attached to each individual outlet. There is also a newly designed aluminium casing and host of enhancements under the lid, some trickled down from IsoTek’s top-end components, others newly developed and made available for the first time in Aquarius.
The Aquarius circuit is also configured to have equal resistance to the outlets. Known as K.E.R.P. (Kirchoff’s Equal Path of Resistance), this engenders a pure, symmetrical signal path throughout the unit, without interference from one socket to the next, thus helping to deliver a more coherent sound. At the heart of Aquarius is an extremely high quality bespoke choke design, incorporating high purity magnetic material enabling increased frequency bandwidth. Lastly Aquarius delivers greater protection from spikes and surges, too, with a massive 67,500 Amps of instantaneous and repeatable protection
Eliminating Mains (AC Power) Noise: Mains noise can be broken down into two types, Differential and Common Mode. These two forms of mains pollution are not good for high-resolution audio replay.
Differential is typically caused by switching, a light switch being turned on or turned off or through electronic switching for example power supplies, switch mode (Class D) being particularly noisy, and increasingly more prolific in our lives. Common Mode noise is created from a point source, typically a radio transmitter.
Common Mode and Differential Mode noise are complete opposites, yet they exist side by side as a general noise on the mains supply. Both types of noise arrive in the house via the live and neutral of the mains. Obviously elimination of this noise is essential for good sounding audio. However, it is vital that when removing this noise the transient performance of the amplifier is in no way compromised...and that's the goal of products like Aquarius.
In The News
"The Aquarius power conditioner takes IsoTek's ever popular GII Minisub (no longer made) and pimps things to the max. It features the companie's EVO3 technology, and auto-sensing filter that adapts to the current draw and divides between a pair of 16A sockets for power products and four 5A sockets for sources and preamps, all isolated from one another. Add a new choke for even greater power regulation and you have something that raises the game for hi-fi." Hi-Fi+ Magazine - This is a bi-monthly magazine that is serious about hi-fi, and is very much the audiophile enthusiasts’ magazine.
"This product arrived just slightly too late for consideration for this year's awards. So think of this as a preview for the 2010 Awards, because a mains product really has to do something extremely special to beat the IsoTek Aquarius. The whole auditioning process took about 30 seconds. Play a piece of music on GII Mini Sub. Play it again on Aquarius and wonder why you were so attached to the GII Mini Sub... Very highly recommended" EVO3 Aquarius Review in Hi-Fi+
"That the IsoTek Aquarius revealed previously unheard details from my familiar LPs, says it all." VERDICT: "An effective improvement to a good Hi-Fi system, this serious product justifies its price." Hi-Fi World Magazine
"Each time I embark on an audio review I remind myself to expect the unexpected. And thus far pretty much every piece of gear I’ve evaluated has surprised me in some way—subtle and elusive at times, and others as obvious as a punch in the nose. The Aquarius was not quite a sock in the schnoz, but in terms of three-dimensional presentation, clean transients, plus its depiction of micro-dynamic and low-level information, it packed some real moves. All genres of music benefitted from the addition of the IsoTek Aquarius."
"I’m aware that power conditioners may not be at the top of every audiophile’s to-do list. But eventually, as one’s vision of a high-end system comes together, affording a conditioner a comprehensive test drive is a logical and, I think, necessary step. And the good ones like IsoTek offer both protection and performance in various configurations at prices that won’t blow a fuse." The Absolute Sound Magazine
Headquarters in Winchester UK, IsoTek is an English company making award-winning power optimisation products for hi-fi and home cinema systems. IsoTek has offices in Switzerland and the United Kingdom with over 100,000 customers in over 45 countries. IsoTek has earned numerous accolades from specialist audio and AV publications worldwide and was voted most innovative brand in the Home Entertainment category at the PLUSX Awards, Germany 2016.
IsoTek was born with a singular aim: to create a better solution to the problem of poor mains quality, which restricts the performance of audio systems, through rigorous research and genuine innovation.
Main Features & Specifications
- Product Description: Full component from component isolation with ‘adaptive gating’ to auto sense the load
- 67,500 Amps of instantaneous repeatable protection
- Two 16 Amp thermo magnetically fused high current outlets
- K.E.R.P. Technology for time aligned power delivery
- Easy plug-n-play installation
- Suitable for a complete audio system
- Number of outlets: 6
- Outlets 1-2 (high current): 16 Amps
- Outlets 3-6 (medium current): 5 Amps
- Power Cable: Includes a single IsoTek EVO3 Premier C19 (Female) high power capable power cable
- Length: 1.5 metres
- Mains Power (AC) Inlet: 16 Amp IEC C20 (Male Connector)
- Mains Voltage: 240V / 50Hz
- Total available power (230V): 3,680 Watts
- Total transient power (high current): 18,400 Watts
- Available Finishes: Black or Silver
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 444 x 85 x 305mm
- Nett Weight: 9Kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.