About the AudioQuest NRG Edison 20
What's in your wall?
What's in your wall?
Several years ago, when we first added some aftermarket AC receptacles and power cords to our mix, I'll admit I was pretty skeptical. I just didn't believe those products could affect the performance of audio/video gear. Boy, was I wrong! After upgrading the cords and wall outlets, my system sounded cleaner and more focused overall, with tighter bass. And the picture from my projector had deeper blacks.
When you think about it, an AC wall outlet is the interface between your entertainment gear and your home's AC power system. AudioQuest's NRG Edison 20 is specifically designed for use with heavy-duty 20-amp circuits. It's an audiophile-grade AC power receptacle that uses superior design and metallurgy to help your components perform at their best.
Polished surfaces with Hanging-Silver plating
The AC wall outlets in virtually all homes are poorly built, using stamped steel or low-grade brass, and they tend to corrode easily. AQ's NRG Edison features polished high-tension surfaces with Hanging-Silver plating, ensuring the lowest distortion of any plated or clad material. Signal-masking radio frequency noise is efficiently transferred toward your utilities transformer and ground — far from your sensitive components.
More metal and a stronger grip
Compared to standard AC receptacles, the NRG Edison has significantly greater metal mass and grip for optimum current delivery. This includes the receptacles' retention blades, as well as the critical ground, wire, and spade lug connections. No other AC outlet can boast such low impedance for optimum current delivery.
Building on a better base
Even the base metal of the NRG Edison is top notch. The beryllium-copper base metal provides superior spring tension and long-lasting, low-impedance AC power connections. Typical materials, like brass, simply can't match the unparalleled retention strength of high-mass beryllium-copper.
- 20-amp/120V AC duplex outlet fits standard 2-hole wall plates
- polished high-tension surfaces with Hanging Silver plating
- significantly greater metal mass and tighter grip than even hospital-grade AC outlets for optimum current delivery
- beryllium-copper base metal provides superior spring tension and long-lasting, low-impedance AC power connections
- can accommodate up to 8-gauge wire although 10- or 12-gauge wire is recommended
- includes mounting screws, piano-black cover plate and instructions
- Note: AC power is potentially hazardous and lethal if electrical shock occurs! Please leave all installation of AC wiring and installation of the AudioQuest NRG Edison 20 AC outlet to a qualified licensed electrician.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # NRGEDISON20
What's in the box:
- 20A/120V AC duplex outlet
- Black wall-decor plate
- Installation Instructions
AudioQuest NRG Edison 20 reviews
This receptacle is a very sturdy "overbuilt" product, that is a good complement to an expensive sound or home theater system (after all, what's a $150 receptacle when you've just spent a small fortune on amps, receivers, tv and speakers?) In my opinion, most AudioQuest products are overpriced and over-hyped (sadly, Crutchfield advisors frequently seem to aid and abet them in this). I am an audio engineer and musician with perfect pitch. I can assure you that there is no sonic difference in using this receptacle rather than one you can buy at another retailer for $30. The electrons do not know the difference. This plug is more robustly made, grips the plug prongs very well, will likely last longer, and, it sports a special "single outlet look" that, while re-producible with cheaper products, advertises itself as being for a dedicated purpose.
Pros: Quality of construction
Cons: Overpriced and over-hyped
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VERY HIGH QUALITY OUTLET,IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF MY PICTURE AND AUDIO OF MY HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM!
Pros: PICTURE AND SOUND QUALITY,MUCH IMPROVED. EXCELLENT GRIP
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Excellent grip, superb build quality. Using with a Niagara 5000 Power conditioner
Pros: Excellent Grip, Superb Build Quality
5 of 8 found this helpful
Improved picture clarity deeper blacks with sharpened detail; widened soundstage and breathed new life into my components. Have Panamax M5300-PM plugged into outlet which by the way grips power cords much tighter than standard outlet. If you're thinking the price is too much, don't. This is my second one that I purchased to install in the Master Bedroom for the system in that room. Audio Quest products are above and beyond the rest!
Pros: Improved picture clarity deeper blacks with sharpened detail; widened soundstage and breathed new life into components.
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More details on the AudioQuest NRG Edison 20
Features & specs
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120V/20A AC Duplex Outlet: The AudioQuest NRG Edison 20 is a 120V/20A duplex outlet featuring two 3-prong AC outlets and comes with a black wall-decor plate.
Polished High-Tension Surface with Hanging-Sliver Plating: Polished high-tension surface with hanging-sliver plating ensures the lowest distortion of any plated or clad material. Signal-masking radio frequency noise is efficiently transferred toward your utilities transformer and Earth ground far from your sensitive components.
Significantly Greater Metal Mass and Grip For Optimum Current Delivery: Significantly greater metal mass and grip for optimum Current delivery is included in the receptacles' retention blades, as well as the critical ground, wire, and spade lug connections. No other AC outlet can boast such low impedance for optimum current delivery.
Beryllium-Copper Base Metal: Beryllium-Copper base metal provides superior spring tension and long-lasting, low-impedance AC power connections. Typical materials such as brass, or even high-purity copper aided by spring and wedge devices, simply cannot equal the unparalleled retention strength of high-mass beryllium-copper.
Wiring & Installation: The AudioQuest NRG Edison 20 AC duplex outlet is intended for single phase AC branch circuits ranging from 100 to 127 volts AC, with either a 50 or 60 Hertz sine wave frequency. If the branch circuit uses a 20 amp circuit breaker, it is appropriate to employ the NRG Edison 20. This AC outlet can accommodate 8, 10, or 12 AWG wiring.
Note: AC power is potentially hazardous and lethal if electrical shock occurs! Installation of AC wiring and installation of the AudioQuest NRG 15 AC duplex outlet should be performed by a qualified licensed electrician.
Very Tight Grip: The NRG Edison 20's two outlets will be very tight compared with any other AC outlet, even hospital-grade outlets. This clamping strength is necessary to ensure optimum performance and the lowest possible impedance.
- Duplex Outlet: 1.5625" (w) x 4.1875" (h) x 1.25" (d)
- Wall-Plate: 3.1875" (w) x 4.9375" (h) x 0.3125" (d)
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