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Affordable Advanced Power Conditioner with Niagara-series Technology
Designed by Garth Powell, the six-outlet Niagara 1000 embodies the very same design philosophy and incorporates the same patented technology found in its larger sibling, the Niagara 7000, but packs it into a smaller, sleeker enclosure – at a fraction of the price.
Much like the Niagara 7000, the Niagara 1000 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 1000 features AudioQuest's non-sacrificial surge protection, Zero Ground-Contamination Technology, and over-voltage shutdown, ensuring that your AV system is thoroughly protected from AC surges and spikes.
While the Niagara 1000 lacks the 7000's sophisticated Transient Power Correction and Dielectric-Biased AC Isolation Transformers, it does employ our patented Ground-Noise Dissipation System and Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology. And, while the Niagara 7000 has 12 AC outlets, the Niagara 1000 fits six high-performance outlets into its sleek chassis. In addition, input current maximum capacity – 20 amps RMS in the Niagara 7000 – is 15 amps RMS in the 1000.
Of course, the biggest differences between the 7000 and 1000 are also the most obvious: size, shape, and weight. The Niagara 7000 can be rack-mounted and measures 15.5", x 5.24" high, and 17.2" deep and weighs an impressive 81 lbs. The Niagara1000, however, is designed to be placed on a floor or atop a rack, beside or behind a hi-fi system, measures 4.75" wide, 4.0" high, and 20.0" deep, and weighs a much more manageable 5.5 lbs.
Perhaps most important, at its highly affordable price the Niagara 1000 brings the benefits of highly optimized power management to far more music lovers.
A System That Honors Verifiable Science
Though it's easy to boast, it's quite another thing to create a solution that is consistent, holistic, functional, and that honors verifiable science. It's not enough to reduce AC line noise and its associated distortions at just one octave, thus leaving vulnerable the adjacent octaves and octave partials to noise, resonant peaking, or insufficient noise reduction. Consistency is key. We should never accept superior resolution in one octave, only to suffer from masking effects a half-octave away and ringing artifacts two octaves from there. This is the principal criterion for AudioQuest's Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System.
AudioQuest's patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System gives the Niagara 1000 three banks of direction-controlled ground noise dissipation. Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology provides more than 18 octaves of AC differential filtering with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance. Non-sacrificial surge protection withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A. Zero Ground-Contamination Technology prevents the noise or surge energy present on the AC line or neutral from connecting to the AC ground.
Surge Protection Limits
The Niagara Series has automatic voltage shutdown for North American units of 140V (275V for export 220V-240V 50Hz countries). Undervoltage shutdown is not utilized, as undervoltage is not in and of itself what creates a damaged circuit. It is the massive overvoltage that is typically measured after a utility undervoltage brown-out is corrected. The overvoltage is what causes the damage, and the Niagara overvoltage circuit will respond in one quarter of a second, resetting the output when the AC voltage is back into a safe range.