About the IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius
Protecting your equipment has never sounded this good
Protecting your equipment has never sounded this good
IsoTek builds high-performance AC power conditioners ranging in cost from a few hundred dollars to over $20,000. But if you're looking to protect your stereo or home theater system from AC-related damage, while also improving its performance, the EVO3 Aquarius is their bang-for-the-buck champ. Beautiful to look at and beautifully made, Aquarius includes IsoTek's impressive EVO3 Premier power cable to further enhance picture and sound quality.
Don't turn up the volume — turn down the noise
The EVO3 Aquarius has a total of six AC outlets, all individually filtered and fully isolated from one another. Two high-current outlets are designed to help your power amplifier, receiver, or powered subwoofer perform at their best. The four medium-current outlets can handle your source components and any other gear in your system.
Those four medium-current outlets feature IsoTek's Adaptive Gating technology — an auto-sensing filter stage that adapts to the current draw of the load, and automatically adjusts the amount of filtering to suit the component attached to each individual outlet.
The Aquarius fights both the "common mode" noise caused by radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic (EM) interference, as well as the "differential mode" noise generated by the power supplies in all electronic components.
What we heard in our training room
High-quality power conditioners improve the sound quality of stereo and A/V systems mainly by lowering the noise floor so that low-level details in the music or soundtrack are no longer masked by noise, but emerge from a silent background. At the IsoTek demos in our new training room, the trainers first checked the quality of the power coming out of the wall outlets with an AC line noise detector.
This detector has a display that goes from "0" to "999," and the dirty power coming out of the wall pegged it — not surprising considering that outside the room our call center has well over one hundred noisy computers, phones, and related equipment. Next, the trainer plugged the detector into IsoTek's strip-style Polaris conditioner, and the noise dropped to "231." That was impressive, but when he then measured the noise with the Aquarius, it scored "11." Yeah.
Finally, the trainer played some music tracks so we could compare the Polaris and Aquarius, and Aquarius presented a lower noise floor, better bass extension and definition, a bigger soundstage, improved dynamics, and an overall sense of greater clarity and presence.
Surge protection you can count on — again and again
Along with improving your system's sound and picture quality, Aquarius protects your equipment from AC-related damage. The EVO3 Aquarius provides a massive 67,500A of instantaneous and repeatable protection from power line spikes and surges. Repeatable is key. Some conditioners have protection circuits that trip and need to be manually re-set.
IsoTek is an English company that has been building award-winning power conditioners and power cables for over 15 years, enhancing high-performance stereo and home theater systems around the world.
- component-style surge protector with advanced power line conditioning
- total of 6 protected AC outlets, each with its own isolated filter bank:
- 2 high-current outlets for connecting a power amplifier, receiver, or powered subwoofer (16A each)
- 4 medium-current outlets for connecting source components (5A each)
- KERP (Kirchoff's Equal Resistance Path) ensures equal resistance and equal power delivery to all outlets
- Adaptive Gating auto-sensing filter stage adapts to the current draw of the load
- internal wiring is solid core silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) for maximum conductivity
- removes common mode (RFI and EMI) and differential mode AC power line noise
- RFI noise reduction: 60dB
- non-sacrificial surge protection can withstand multiple AC surges and spikes
- 67,500 Amperes of instantaneous protection, featuring IsoTek's unique sequential protection system
- internal wiring is solid-core silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC)
- sturdy aluminum chassis
- includes 1.5-meter IsoTek EVO3 Premier power cable (a $195 value)
- dimensions: 17"W x 3-9/16"H x 12-1/4"D
- weight: 19.8 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ISOTEK EVO3 AQUARIUS BLACK
What's in the box:
- EVO3 Aquarius power conditioner (black)
- 1.5-meter EVO3 Premier power cable (blue) with C19 and US 3-pin plugs
- Installation Instructions
- IsoTek catalog
- IsoTek Pulse newsletter (Spring/Summer 2016)
- Promo card on EVO3 Initium power cable
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Features & specs
|Total AC Outlets||6|
|Total Current Capacity||16|
|Coaxial RF Jacks||No|
|Joule Rating||Not given|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||N/A|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Overview: The IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius is a 6-outlet (3-prong US) component-style power conditioner designed to provide the cleanest AC power possible for better performance of your audio and video components. Aquarius features six unique conditioning stages to isolate each outlet from the others to eliminate Differential mode cross-contamination. In addition, EVO3 Aquarius eliminates Common mode interference and reduces Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) by up to 60dB. Two high-current outlets are provided for amplifiers, receivers, and subwoofers, reserving four medium-current outlets for other components. Aquarius also provides significant protection from power surges and voltage spikes. Its dimensions are 17"W x 3-9/16"H x 12-1/4"D, and it weighs just under 20 pounds. EVO3 Aquarius comes with a 1.5-meter IsoTek EVO3 Premium power cable in the box.
Design: The EVO3 Aquarius power conditioner is housed in a sleek extruded aluminum and steel chassis for long lasting performance. At 17", the unit is the same width as most home AV components, so it'll fit seamlessly into your home equipment rack. It has six rear-mounted US 3-prong outlets, and an IEC C-20 power input for the included Premier power cable. Internally, the power conditioner is wired with solid core silver-plated OFC copper for maximum conductivity, with FEP and virtual air dielectric technology to reject noise.
Noise Filtering: EVO3 Aquarius is designed specifically for connecting home audio and video equipment. The unit is, in effect, six power conditioners in one chassis, with each outlet having a dedicated noise filter. Because the outlets are isolated, Differential mode noise created by connected electronic components cannot contaminate the other output sockets. Aquarius reduces Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) by a whopping 60dB. RFI and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) are detrimental to audio and video performance. Filtering out noise can enhance the sound of your audio components and improve the picture on your TV or projector.
High and Medium Current Outlets: The EVO3 Aquarius is equipped with two high-current outlets for your power amplifiers, high-current AV receivers, and powered subwoofers, to produce the powerful musical transients you expect. These two outlets are protected by a 16-amp circuit breaker, located under the chassis. The other four output sockets can be used by CD players, preamps, music servers, D/A converters, and other components. With IsoTek's auto-sensing Adaptive Gating technology, these four outlets adapt to the current draw of the load to tailor the filtering process to suit each individual piece of equipment attached. A 5-amp fuse, located under the chassis, provides protection for these four outlets. Together, the six outlets have a maximum total load rating of 16 amps and 3840 watts. The inlet plug is a beefy IEC C-20 connector
K.E.R.P: IsoTek's exclusive Kirchoff's Equal Resistance Path (K.E.R.P) helps ensure that all six outlets receive equal resistance and equal power delivery. Each outlet gets power at the same time as the others to provide a more coherent sound.
Protection: EVO3 Aquarius not only reduces noise, it also protects your valuable component from dangerous power surges and voltage spikes. The power conditioner offers a massive 67,500 amps of instantaneous and repeatable protection, with IsoTek's unique sequential protection system.
Premium Power Cable: The EVO3 Aquarius power conditioner comes with the IsoTec EVO3 Premium power cable. Premium power cables use three parallel conductors (2.0 sqcm each) that are precisely wound inside the jacket with a slight rotational twist to reject RFI and EMI noise. The conductors are made of silver-plated 99.9999% OFC (oxygen-free copper) for exceptional conductivity. The EVO3 Premium power cable is terminated with high-grade molded connectors with solid OFC (90% copper/10% zinc) and 24ct gold-plated conductors.
- Number of Outlets: 6 (US-standard 3-prong)
- Mains Inlet: 16-Amp IEC C-20
- Mains Voltage: 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz
- Maximum Current: 16 Amps continuous
- High Current (2 outlets): 16 Amps
- Medium Current (4 outlets): 5 Amps
- Instantaneous Protection: 67,500 Amps