About the IsoTek EVO3 Polaris
Don't let AC line noise limit your system's sound quality
Don't let AC line noise limit your system's sound quality
The compact EVO3 Polaris is IsoTek's best-selling power conditioner, and it was the first product they demonstrated at a recent training session. First, we listened to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" played through a nice 2-channel system with the components plugged into a $10 power strip. Then the trainer switched the AC source to the Polaris, and the sonic improvements were dramatic: deeper, more defined bass, clearer vocals and finger snaps, and a more focused soundstage.
IsoTek's technology excels at lowering a system's noise floor, thus allowing previously unheard musical details to come through. The trainer used an AC line noise detector to provide visual proof of Polaris's effectiveness. This detector has a display that goes from "0" to "999," and the dirty power coming out of the wall pegged it instantly — 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 the Polaris, and the noise dropped to "231." We've never seen that level of line noise reduction from a strip-style conditioner.
The EVO3 Polaris features six AC outlets, so it can protect your entire audio or home theater system from power surges and voltage spikes, while also improving sound and picture quality. And to further improve performance and reduce noise, IsoTek includes their EVO3 Initium power cable.
Many power conditioners of this style join their AC outlets together, running each in series. This isn't ideal because the "differential mode" noise generated by the power supplies of your other connected electronics will cross-contaminate from one outlet to the next. Like IsoTek's other power conditioners, the Polaris is built by hand, with point-to-point wiring from each outlet to a central filter to avoid cross-contamination.
Surge protection you can count on — again and again
It's not just about improved sonics, either. The EVO3 Polaris provides 13,500 Amperes of instantaneous and repeatable protection from powerline spikes and surges. Repeatable is good. Some conditioners have protection circuits that trip and need resetting manually.
IsoTek is an English company that has been building award-winning power conditioners and power cables for nearly 20 years, enhancing high-performance stereo and home theater systems around the world.
- heavy-duty strip-style surge protector with component-style design and finish
- total of 6 protected AC outlets, each connected to a central filter bank
- removes common mode (RFI and EMI) and differential mode AC power line noise
- RFI noise reduction: 30dB
- 13,500A of instantaneous protection, featuring IsoTek's unique sequential protection system
- non-sacrificial surge protection can withstand multiple AC surges and spikes
- internal wiring is multi-strand silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC)
- maximum power: 1100 watts
- sturdy extruded aluminum chassis
- includes 1.5-meter IsoTek EVO3 Initium power cable (a $99 value)
- dimensions: 3-1/8"W x 1-3/4"H x 18-15/16"D
- weight: 2.2 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ISOTEK EVO3 POLARIS
What's in the box:
- IsoTek EVO3 Polaris power bar (silver) with 6 AC outlets and an IEC C-14 input
- 1.5-meter EVO3 Initium power cable (green) with C-15 and US 3-pin plugs
- Installation instructions
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Features & specs
|Total AC Outlets||6|
|Total Current Capacity||10|
|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 Polaris is a 6-outlet (3-prong US) power bar designed to improve the performance of your audio and video components by significantly removing noise from the AC line. Polaris' delta filter topology eliminates both Differential mode and Common mode interference, and reduces Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) by up to 30dB. All outlets are connected individually to the central circuit board, so there's no cross-contamination between components. Polaris also provides protection from power surges and voltage spikes. Its dimensions are 3-3/16"W x 1-7/8"H x 19"L, and it weighs just under 3 pounds. EVO3 Polaris comes with a 1.5-meter IsoTek EVO3 Initium power cable in the box.
Design: The EVO3 Polaris power bar is housed in a sleek extruded aluminum chassis for long lasting performance. The unit can be wall mounted behind your equipment cabinet, or simply placed behind your audio rack. It has six top-mounted US 3-prong outlets, and a fused IEC C-14 power input for the included Initium power cable. Internally, the power bar is wired with multi-strand silver-plated OFC copper with PTFE dielectric for maximum conductivity.
Noise Filtering: EVO3 Polaris is designed specifically for connecting home audio and video equipment. It features highly effective noise filtering that eliminates Common Mode and Differential Mode, and reduces RFI by up to 30dB. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) 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.
Isolated Outlets: The six AC outlets are all individually connected back to the power input, rather than in series with the big copper bus bars typically found in lesser power strips. The individual connections eliminate any harmful Differential Mode cross contamination between your connected components.
Protection: EVO3 Polaris not only reduces noise, it also protects your valuable component from dangerous power surges and voltage spikes. The power bar offers up to 13,500A of instantaneous protection, with IsoTek's unique sequential protection system.
Initium Power Cable: The EVO3 Polaris power bar comes with the IsoTec EVO3 Initium power cable. Initium 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 Initium power cable is terminated with high-grade molded connectors with solid OFC (90% copper/10% zinc) and nickel-plated conductors.
- Number of Outlets: 6 (US-standard 3-prong)
- Mains Voltage: 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz
- Maximum Current: 10 Amps
- Total Wattage: 1,100 watts
- Instantaneous Protection: 13,500 Amps