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.