Overview: The PS Audio Quintet Power
Center is a state-of-the-art high-end sure protector that provides component
level AC cleaning and protection in a compact package. The Quintet provides 10
outlets and 5 independent isolated zones. The unit provides true surge and spike
protection, over and under voltage protection and differential and common mode
AC filtering. The PS Audio Quintet Power Center is built to the highest standard
internally and externally by featuring 1/4 inch think solid copper power bars,
11 gauge copper wire, heavy extruded aluminum covers and nickel plated hand
polished Power Port AC receptacles.
True Surge Protection: The Quintet Power Center
features true protection from surges, spikes and transient events on the power
line. Microprocessor controlled over/under voltage sensing offers true surge
protection. The unit will automatically disconnect equipment from the AC in the
event of a surge.
Replaceable Power Cartridge: The Power Cartridge AC input
module contains the surge and spike protection, circuit breaker, over/under
voltage control and the first stage of common mode filtering. The unique cartridge is the heart Quintet and
can be replaced in the field should a problem ever occur. For instance, if the
home is struck by lightning or a surge or spike big enough to damage the
cartridge, it easily slides out and can be replaced.
Component Level Filtering: The Quintet
takes what your wall AC has to offer and cleans everything above 40 kHz where
most standard surge protectors start working only at a frequency of 10 to 100
times higher. Using this filtering, the Quintet fixes problems associated with
noise and improves audio performance as well as video while providing clean
power to connected equipment, regardless of the power demands.
Non-restricted Dynamics: The Quintet
Power Center provides clean, safe and unrestricted power. At 1750 watts, there's
enough power for even the most demanding systems. The Quintet Power Center
will not restrict dynamics or soundstage in any high-end audio/video system. The
Quintet will provide a superior level of performance in micro and macro
dynamics as well as maintain harmonic integrity for audio equipment while
increasing color saturation and lower video noise in video equipment.
5 Isolated Zones With 10 AC Receptacles:
On the top of the Quintet Power Center, the cleaned AC voltage is
distributed to your equipment through 5 isolated zones and 10 nickel plated AC receptacles
that utilize a magnetic filtering technology based on wound inductors built from
strips of Nano Crystalline, high permeability soft magnetic material. This
material has approximately 10 times higher permeability than an other magnetic
material produced. High permeability magnetic core materials allow PS Engineers
to used a minimal amount of copper wire to build effective filters, thus
preserving micro and macro dynamics for both audio and video systems.
Power Port Receptacles: The unit features
10 Power Port AC receptacles that are high-end AV, hospital certified grade 10
to 20 amp AC receptacles. This ensures that the tension is maintained on any
male plug that is inserted into the power center giving your equipment an
excellent AC connection. Each Power Port AC receptacle features 15 separate
coats of nickel and 15 separate hand polishing operations to achieve maximum
conductivity and durability.
Power Sequencer: The Quintet has the
capability to drive an entire system. The Quintet's top panel power
sequencer allows you to select any of the three available power zones (A, B, C)
and choose always on, switched on or delayed on. With these choices, you can
setup your system to automatically leave power on, turn it on or off via the
front panel power button (or the remote), and delay the turn on sequence until
the source equipment has been activated.
12 Volt Trigger: The
Quintet also features two top panel 12 volt triggers. These DC triggers are used to remotely
turn on and off the Quintet Power Center. The 3.5mm inputs will accept any
voltage from 5 to 15 volts. If any of your equipment produces a DC trigger
voltage you can use this input to control the Quintet.
CATV and Phone Jacks:
The gold-plated dual pair In/Out coax
jacks and single pair In/Out RJ-11 phone jacks are high quality, no-loss in/out
paths for protection. The CATV coax connectors can accommodate two sources such
as a cable TV or a satellite or antenna feed. These jacks ensure surges
traveling over cable TV, satellite, RF antenna or phone lines do not reach
Conditioners: PS Audio recommends the use
of additional power conditioning and regulating equipment such as the PS Audio
Power Plant to feed the Quintet pure, regenerated AC power if desired.
Mounting: There are several ways to mount
the Quintet Power center. You can mount the place the unit on the floor or on a
shelf. If you mount it on the floor, it can either lay flat on its bottom or be
placed at an angle between the floor and the wall due to its truncated triangle
Warranty: PS Audio warrants this product
to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
90 days from the date of purchase by the original purchaser. This warranty
period can be extended to 3 years by registering the product with PS Audio
online at www.psaudio.com