The original Aquarius was one of the most cost-effective power cleaning upgrades money could buy. The new V5 model takes the Aquarius concept to a higher level. There is more instant on tap power due to an increased 35% circuit board copper loading, direct current resistance is at least 25% improved moving closer to the ideal of zero Ohms. Protection is also raised to 81’000A instantaneous. This six-way mains power-cleaning unit resets the market standard. Two high-current outlets are provided for amplifiers, subwoofers and so on, with four medium-current sockets for other components. Each outlet of Aquarius has its own dedicated power-cleaning network, thus six power cleaners in one box!
IsoTek’s iconic Aquarius power cleaning system has been dramatically improved and boldly restyled. The V5 model is not only state of the art in its visual design, appearing hewn from a single block of aluminum but harness the latest technical innovations from a leading brand in the specialist field of power systems for audio and AV.
The V5 Aquarius is an innovative power cleaning and distribution system measuring 450mm in width, 350mm deep and 110mm high. It features 6 independent outlets each one with its own dedicated power cleaning network. Thus, Aquarius is six power cleaning networks in one box. Both Differential Mode and Common Mode noise are dramatically reduced. Cross contamination of connected components is also kept to a minimum due to the multiple power cleaning stages for each output socket. Most power filters join output sockets together, running each in series. This is an error as Differential Mode Noise created by your connected electronics will cross contaminate from one output socket to the next.
The electrical architecture and design of the V5 Aquarius is dramatically improved. PCB design and topology has been reworked, offering over 35% impoved amperage and decreased resistance. Unique critical (bespoke) components have better overall tolerances with improved inductance and current handling. The new circuit offers twice the inductance, with 40% increase in current leading to more open sound staging, micro dynamics and detail with more immediate timing. Dramatically improved Direct Current Resistance (DCR) has been applied throughout the design. Part of the IsoTek goal being to reduce DCR bringing performance closer to the zero Ohms ideal, V5 Aquarius is at least 25% improved compared to its predecessor.
These technological improvements result in the V5 Aquarius delivering absolute power, unrestricted current delivery within what the power company can supply, and regulations allow.
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The V5 design features two thermo magnetic fuses, one rated at 16A for the two high current power output sockets, delivering 3’680W at 230V or 1’840W at 115V. The second rated at 6A for the four remaining medium current output sockets, delivering 1’380W at 230V or 690W at 115V, these are dedicated for source components and feature IsoTek’s unique Adaptive Gating © technology. This autosenses the connected load and gives the ideal optimal clean power based upon power draw.
The thermomagnetic system is a substantial upgrade over a standard ordinary fuse due to contact area. By shear virtue of its electrical function a standard fuse must have a very thin wire, this being also true of expensive audiophile grade gold plated versions. The IsoTek thermo magnetic fuse system offers an increased contact area at least 1000 times better, and a connection which is consistently strong.
KERP © (Kirchhoff’s Equal Resistance Path) ensures equal resistance and equal power delivery to all outlets. The internal wiring is of the highest standard – ultra pure Ohno Continuous Cast copper solid core conductor strands with silver-plating offers low resistance and high amperage. A Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) helix is wound around the conductor before an extruded FEP dielectric protects the conductor and creates a Virtual Dielectric of Air dielectric (VDA). This construction gives unrivalled performance and gives the ultimate low resistance, high performance internal power delivery system. Furthermore, 81’000A of instantaneous protection is provided, safeguarding valuable equipment via IsoTek’s unique sequential and repeatable protection system.
The internal wiring of IsoTek products synergizes with the range of IsoTek power cables. One critical but overlooked area, is maintaining commonality of design and material properties though an audio wiring loom, be it signal carrying cables or your power cable network.
V5 Aquarius also contains a System Link outlet, this is designed to connect multiple units together, maintaining a stared earth reference, and preserving the need for multiple wall outlet sockets.
V5 Aquarius is high quality design yet highly functional and is an excellent upgrade for a complete audio system. IsoTek’s award winning Premier power cable is also included.
|NUMBER OF OUTLETS
|6 + System Link
|TYPE OF OUTLETS
|UK, EU, US, AU & CH
|16A IEC C20
|100-240V / 50-60Hz
|MEDIUM CURRENT – 230V
|x4 (6A 1’380W total)
|MEDIUM CURRENT – 115V
|x4 (6A 690W total)
|HIGH CURRENT – 230V
|x2 (16A 3’680W total)
|HIGH CURRENT – 115V
|x2 (16A 1’840W total)
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
|450 x 110 x 350mm
IsoTek EVO3 Premier
EVO3 Premier was inspired by discussions with high-end electronics companies, many of whom produce audio equipment that retails for tens of thousands of pounds and yet is bundled with poor quality power cords that significantly constrain performance.
Premier delivers excellent performance, and also represents outstanding value-for-money. No compromise has been made in relation to the quality of parts and materials used in its construction.
The conductors are in a parallel construction with a slight rotational twist. This established technique remains the first line of defence against RFI and EMI rejection.
Silver plated 99.9999% OFC conductors offer an exceptional level of purity with enhanced conductivity. They are less likely to fracture (compared to solid core) or degrade over time. Silver is an excellent conductor and when combined with a high purity copper provides impressive electrical properties.
Teflon FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) dielectric (insulation) is chemically inert and has a very low dielectric constant over a wide frequency range. FEP possesses a very high degree of stress crack resistance and a low coefficient of friction making it an exceptional dielectric. FEP is the first choice for safety in both temperature and electrical insulation.
Cotton filler has been used to give the cable internal strength and reduce microphony. Cotton also possesses excellent dielectric properties, the best of a solid material.
A paper wrap is used to secure the construction prior to the application of a flexible PVC jacket. The addition of the paper and cotton form a buffer with the PVC so as to maintain exceptional dielectric properties.
PVC is used as the outer jacket to give a high degree of flexibility and mechanical strength.
Premier cable is terminated using IsoTek’s bespoke Audiophile grade moulded connectors of solid OFC with 24ct gold plated conductors. These offer the highest quality performance and are less prone to tarnish.
|3 x 2.0sqmm
|Silver-plated 99.9999% Oxygen Free Copper
|Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
|High flexibility PVC
|CABLE POWER RATING
|1.5m standard (no custom length)
|24ct gold plated audiophile-grade connectors