Following many successful years with its power cables, Audioquest has developed a current distributor specifically designed for audio applications. The Niagara 1000 power strip is a bulky yet unique strip. The 6 Shuko outlets are arranged on a glossy black aluminium tube. They are made of silver-plated beryllium copper. It uses the NDS (Noise Dissipation System) technology. This Audioquest-patented technology includes ultra-linear filtering capacitors associated with low resistance wiring and minimum impedance connectors.
The Niagara 1000 power strip also features an over-voltage shutdown: it can be reset and withstands spikes up to 6000V/3000 A! But not only. It also features a surge protection. If it exceeds the standard voltage by 20%, the Audioquest Niagara 1000 shuts down the power supply. It will start automatically once the voltage is back to normal. The various systems effectively protect audiovisual equipment without affecting musicality.
The 6 available sockets have different applications: 5 are optimised for CD players, DACs, streamers, preamplifiers, etc. The sixth one is dedicated to power amplifiers and large integrated amplifiers. It features low impedance differential filtering that does not hold back the dynamics and does not affect the transparency.
The power supply unit is key to a good Hi-Fi system. Often, manufacturers don't pay any attention to this element. There are solutions, but they are often very expensive and not in line with mid-level systems. With the Niagara 1000, Audioquest is reaching out to audiophiles with a good quality Hi-Fi system looking to optimise it while working on a reasonable budget.
Let's go straight to the point! We connected our Hi-Fi system to Audioquest's Niagara 1000 power strip (vinyl turntable, phono preamplifier, preamplifier, amplifier, DAC and server). The effects are immediately perceptible! There is no need for a blind test, reproduction is significantly improved in transparency and subtleness. The dynamics span more evenly across the entire spectrum. It removes the veil and harshness that used to be heard. We were amazed by the quality of the stereo image and player positioning.
Clearly, once you try it, you won't be able to do without it! It is definitely the most justified and most justifiable accessory we have ever tried! We highly recommended it! Franck
High current: 1
Ultra-linear filtering capacitors: 5
Protection: surge and spikes
Max. voltage: 6000 volts
Max current: 3000 amperes
Dimensions: 51 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm
Weight: 2.5 kg