Connected Fidelity AC-2K Balanced Mains Supply
Balanced mains power for lower noise floor, more detailed and natural sounding audio and A/V quality.
The AC-2K Balanced unit from connected-fidelity™ is not just another form of mains power cleaning or ‘noise control’ treatment. It is a fundamentally different approach.
What will you hear with the AC-2K balanced unit installed?
The music will sound significantly more natural, digital sources flow more musically, the space around instruments and the 'holographic' impression of the musical stage will grow. The silences in the music will seem blacker because the noise floor has dropped. With A/V equipment, improvements in depth of colour with clearer images are to be seen.
The AC-2K is a system upgrade unlike any other.
Balanced mains power works like balanced signal lines, there is a very low noise floor due to the cancelling out of 'noise'. Both balanced mains and balanced signal lines are used extensively in recording and radio/TV transmission studios to offer the lowest noise floor. The benefits of this approach used in professional installations is now available for home audio and AV systems in a form best suited to home audio and A/V.
When balanced power drives your home audio or A/V equipment:
1. The transformers in your equipment work more efficiently, so offering the very cleanest power source to both analogue and digital audio electronics.
2. Partial isolation of the incoming Live and Neutral mains lines, so there is a degree of ‘conditioning’, with reduced DC entering the balanced supply.
3. The earth output is not carrying any AC/DC 'noise' often found on the home earth line. ‘Noise' from EMI/RF is not picked up in your power cables and entering the audio signal path.
4. Power cables from the AC-2K to your equipment are less critical. That is not to say that better cables might improve sound quality, but fundamentally the RF and other noise usually picked up from un-shielded mains cables is cancelled out, so more expensive shielded cables become unnecessary.
AC-2K Studio version: £1,995
Cryogenically treated transformer, 16A IEC input and 13A pin UK plug output sockets.
AC-2K Reference version: £2,890
Cryogenically treated transformer and hybrid copper/silver UP-OCC internal wiring + sockets. Audiophile 16A IEC input and 13A pin UK plug output sockets, both Gold plated. Transformer mounted on anti-vibration support plate. Twin 'RCBO' type electronic trip switches on the balanced output, monitoring overload, short circuit, and earth leakage conditions.
Shipping typically 1-3 days