AudioQuest has just announced the new AudioQuest PowerQuest power conditioners, which are a more affordable version of the Niagara power conditioners that PTA reviewers such as Marc Phillips and Graig Neville use in their reference systems.
Here’s the press release for the AudioQuest PowerQuest:
Matching outstanding AudioQuest performance with non-sacrificial surge protection, the new AudioQuest PowerQuest 303, 505, and 707 power conditioners create excellent foundations for stereo systems, multichannel home theaters, and custom installations.
If you’re attending CEDIA 2023, September 7-9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, visit us in Booth 3925 to see the PowerQuest 303, 505, and 707 in person.
US Retail Prices
- PQ-303: $459.95
- PQ-505: $699.95
- PQ-707: $1,299.95
All three of our new rack-mountable AudioQuest PowerQuest models — the PQ-303, PQ-505, and PQ-707 — take AudioQuest’s comprehensive approach to AC power conditioning, addressing noise linearly to provide
The PQ-303’s Linear Noise-Dissipation comprises Differential-Mode filtering (30kHz–1GHz), which addresses asymmetrical noise already present on the utility line or backwashed via electronic appliances and components. The PQ-505 adds Common-Mode filtering (30kHz–100MHz) to address symmetrical noise, which is typically picked up by the AC Line, Neutral, and Ground leads. In the PQ-707, Noise Dissipation is taken even further with a wider-bandwidth (8kHz to 1GHz) Differential-Mode filter.
The PQ-707 also includes Transient Power Correction (TPC). In the PQ-707, TPC provides a current reservoir of up to 45 amps peak on-demand power for any amplifier (up to 25mS), supplying the low-impedance current the amp needs to produce thrilling dynamic contrasts, bass extension, and control.
All models feature Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection and Extreme-Voltage Automatic Shutdown at 140VAC.
If more than 140VAC is present on the incoming AC line for more than a quarter of a second, the circuit will instantly open a high-current relay that will disengage the AC power from all the AudioQuest PowerQuest AC outlets, activating the red front-panel LED “Overvoltage Protection” warning indicator. Once the event has passed, or the building wiring fault has been corrected, the circuit will automatically re-engage.
Take comfort in knowing that valuable gear is well protected.
Power to All
All North American models provide 12 total AC outlets: 4 High-Current outlets for variable-current amplification components (power amps, powered speakers, A/V receivers, subwoofers, etc.) and 8 Linear-Filtered outlets for constant-current source components (TVs, media-streaming devices, disc players, turntables, preamplifiers, cable boxes, etc.).
Each AC power bank is isolated and optimized for the connected device, enhancing the PowerQuest’s ability to efficiently control the complex interactions of:
- Radio-frequency noise and other induced noises present in the AC power supplied from the utility
- The noise that will be present on and in every AC cord
- The noise that is produced within your system’s components and that “backwashes” into the PowerQuest’s output circuits.
Finally, all models come with optional 2RU rack ears and a detachable 2m PowerQuest power cable with a flat-to-wall plug.
The inclusion of a Direction-Controlled AC power cable is crucial to maximizing RF-Noise dissipation and means each AudioQuest PowerQuest unit is ready to go from the box to the rack in just minutes.