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Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1200 / 1800 Fully Balanced AC Power Source

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$ 1,499.00 $ 1,280.00

Introducing the Sound of Silence, the Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1200 / 1800 Balanced AC Power Sources. Summer Sale!15% off list price now on CPT! 

The new Equi=Core 1200 is a full 10 amp, 1200 watt, balanced power line conditioner. It provides balanced power downstream for up to 8 products thru its 4 Hubbell Duplex A/C receptacles.

Eliminate noise and hum in your system through the clever use of “Common Mode Rejection” CMR technology in the Equi=Core 1200 Fully Balanced AC Power Source now on sale at 15% off MSRP at $1280 with free shipping in the USA!

  • Extensively used in small recording studios and high-end audio installations

    “Very Highly Recommended”
    Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia June 2017

  • Eliminates mains interference by Common Mode Rejection
  • Increases S/N Ratio by -15 dB
  • True Balanced 120v Power
  • Removes Power Line Noise
  • Eliminates Ground Loops in House Wiring
  • Reduces Radiated Fields from Power Cords
  • Soft Start Protects Equipment From Turn-On Surges
  • Reduces Interference Between Equipment
  • Made in the USA
  • 11.6″ x 11.6″ x 5″ (HWD)
  • 14g hi-end 6′ Power Cord
  • Surge Protected
  • Available only in 120v, no 220v available at this time.

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Description

What is Balanced Power?

In much the same way that balanced audio lines can eliminate hum, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and noise, the use of balanced AC power lines in sensitive audio, video, or computer installations can make an enormous difference in system noise and signal integrity. But power distribution in North America, unfortunately, is not balanced. The distribution standards currently in use were derived from practices established over a century ago, when electric power use was limited to lighting and motors —long before any AC noise sensitive applications existed. The emphasis then was on convenience (from the power utilities — standpoint) and safety, but not noise cancellation

Balanced power is not a new design or approach in power conditioning, however up till now its been uber expensive because only small group of manufacturer’s on the planet specialize in selling Balanced Power. It’s a rather simple concept; in your home, the AC wall socket that you normally use has three conductors: hot, neutral, and ground. Normally, if you measure the hot to ground you should get 120 volts, and if you measure the neutral to ground you should get 0 volts, but more often than you would imagine this is not what happens, i.e., hot vs. ground might be far less than 120 volts, and neutral vs. ground might be far more than 2 or 3 volts. These offsets produce common mode AC line noise that becomes audible in your audio system.

In a balanced AC circuit, hot vs. ground, and neutral vs. ground will both read 60 volts. In other words, the hot and neutral conductors are both at 60 volts. Since these voltages are of opposite polarity though, and given that most interference in a typical AC line is common between the two lines, the noise in the lines is eliminated when the two lines are added together. This is effectively known as Common Mode Rejection (CMR).

Typical AC Sinewave Before Equi-Power

Typical AC Sine-wave Before Equi-Core

Perfect Noise Free Sine-wave with Equi=Power

Perfect Noise Free Sine-wave with Equi=Core

 

You also see this principle put to use in audio systems that use a balanced topology. Knowledgeable audiophiles know that when they feed their preamp output to a power amp input using Balanced XLR connections, the signal to noise ratio improves by a significant amount, up to another -10 dB quieter, making any system sound its best by just connecting it using the balanced inputs and outputs. This is how professional recording studios are wired, for the lowest level noise floor possible.

The AC power delivery should be balanced now too. Do you know how much power your system consumes? If not, let us help you figure it out with our Free Power Audit, tell us what components you want to run on Balanced Power and we’ll tell you which model is right for your needs.

The 1200 at 10 amps is powerful enough to drive Class AB power amplifiers up to 250 watts per channel and still have 200 watts in reserve for all the front end stuff.  Highly recommended for high power tube-based systems. For higher power amps like Class A mono-blocks its probably a good idea to go for our top of the line Model 1800 with a full 15 amps.

Additional information

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 11.6 x 11.6 x 5 in

3 reviews for Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1200 / 1800 Fully Balanced AC Power Source

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    “I was bowled over by the positive effects the Equi=Core 1800 had on my gear. Both vinyl and digital were improved. Noted improvements — the usual suspects with quality conditioning — blacker backgrounds with concomitant drop in noise floor, zero hum, with that ever so slight white noise our ears recognize as distortion, all gone. The proverbial veils were lifted. Like diving into a crystal clear glacial lake untouched by humanity.” Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia June 2017

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Equi-Core 1800 has made a major impact on the sound of my audio system. I am currently running a Musical Fidelity A5 integrated amplifier (250wpc), a Wyred4Sound DAC 2SE, Jolida JD100 CD player, DSpeaker Antimode 2.0 Dual Core processor, B&W 805s speakers and a REL S3 subwoofer. The Equi-Core improved the dynamic range of my system. The noise floor was lowered to an extent that passages I played sounded louder with increased depth and imaging. I could feel the impact of piano keys being played, and drums being struck. This bought the music to life. Most of all, the sound was three dimensional. I could hear the space between the musicians and instruments being played in a way that I couldn’t before.
    I also plugged in my OLED TV into the Equi-Core. The effect was equally dramatic on the picture. Once again, I’ll use the word three-dimensional. The movies I streamed looked stunning. I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the picture I now have and that of a blu-ray DVD. The difference is that stunning. The Equi-Core had an immediate impact out of the box, but after a week or so, the picture looked even better. All I can saw is “wow!”. The Equi-Core is amazing. Great job!! CM, NYC Audiophile Consumer, March 2017

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I cannot emphasize how impressed I am with the Equi=Core 1200 in my stereo system. Every aspect of sound reproduction in my 2 channel system has been improved very significantly and with no discernable side effects. Noise floor is much lower – revealing details never heard before, bass goes noticeably lower, soundstage wider and deeper, vocals are gorgeous and also there is a sense of the sound being more like the real thing….like a live performance. Background vocals and instruments are very easy to hear and place in the soundstage. I could go on but it just seems like I have had multiple component upgrades in my system. Lastly, video is also much improved with darker blacks, more vivid colors and with a more three dimensional look. SW, Audiophile Consumer, Feb 2017

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