Equi=Core 50, 150 & 300
Equi=Core 50, 150 & 300
Tweak Your Equi=Core Out With Our Upgrades!
Core power's Equi=Core line of power cords are hands down one of the best values in power conditioning I have come across in quite some time. Their range of cords can be used to power a single component to an entire audio system (depending on your system's power consumption). They make use of the proven technology of balanced AC power.
Core Power Technologies has done it right by encasing their balanced isolation transformers inside a high quality aluminum enclosure that measures 8"x8"x4" high and packaging it with a super high quality, great sounding power cord. The combination offers up fantastic noise reduction and more importantly, sonic transparency.
Oh and did we mention the entire thing is made in the USA?
What is Balanced Power?
Our normal AC at the wall outlet consists of three "legs", hot, neutral, and ground. On the hot side, +/- 120v of Alternating Current (AC) is presented, and it is said to possess 120 volts to ground.
Balanced power "splits" the 120v current into 60 volt legs. +60 on the hot and -60 on the neutral. There are still 120 volts present on the circuit, but it is now divided up, with the two AC legs being 180 degrees out of phase with one another.
With the 2 AC legs being out of phase, the noise riding both of the AC legs is cancelled out (remember they are out of phase from one another), but 120 volts are still delivered to your audio components. This is what makes balanced power such an effective noise reducing agent.
Which cord is best for my Component/System?
To determine which Equi=Core might be best for your audio component of system you will need to know the total power consumption in watts of your component or system. The total power conumption cannot exceed the rating of the Equi=Core model you are considering.
Tips on figuring out power consumption:
- Look in your owners manual for power consumption ratings.
- Take a look at what size mains fuse is used in each component. To calculate power consumption in watts, multiply the amp rating of the fuse times the voltage rating of the circuit feeding your audio system (in the US it is 120 volts).
- For example, you have a component with a 2.5 amp fuse
2 amps X 120 volts = 240 watts. The Equi=Core 300 would make the most sense in this case.
Powering an entire system
After you have calculated the TOTAL power consumption of the components you wish to power with the Equi=Core, and chosen the proper model, you will want to choose a high quality AC distributor. Below are a few recommendations:
- GOOD: Wireworld Matrix - Star wiring with Wireworld AC wire makes this a value leader at $120.
- BETTER: Furutech e-TP60 - High Quality from Furutech with passive EMI filtration - $399.95
- BEST: High Fidelity MC-6 - The MC-6 uses internal Magnetic Wave Stabilizers to help condition AC. $999
- THE ULTIMATE: High Fidelity MC-6 Hemisphere - The Ultimate. 3 Helix Magnetic Wave Stabilizers and Furutech NCF AC receptacles. $2800
Our experience with the Equi=Core, and our inability to leave well enough alone, has enabled us to improve the already terrific performance of the Equi=Core units.
Carbon Fiber, Rhodium Plated AC Connectors
This is a significant, and fairly inexpensive upgrade that will smooth out the high frequencies for a more refined presentation. These are heavy, machined bodies with a carbon fiber ring for rf rejection. The connectors are rhodium plated copper. They offer terrific performance very close to much more expensive connectors. In fact, we use these on our own Tweek Geek power cords. This is probably the biggest bang for the buck tweak to the Equi=Core. If you choose only one tweak, this is it.
Furutech Wire on the Output End
This is another cost effective upgrade. The 14awg Furutech FP-S022 wire adds a quieter, smoother character to the sound. Couple it with the Rhodium plated copper ends and you have a formidable power conditioner, rivaling much more expensive designs.
Call us today at 303-653-6341 to discuss pricing of upgrades to EQUI=Core products.