Whatever your set-up, digital, analog, or both, the PowerStation will ensure your system receives super quiet mains.
Every audio system can be tainted by poor mains quality – a problem that affects many of us, especially those living in towns and cities. The quality of our mains power is further eroded by the abundance of cheap switch-mode power supplies in typical household appliances and the sea of RFI/EMI in which we are constantly bathed. The signals that move loudspeaker drive units are electrical; if the 'unrefined fuel' from which these signals are formed – the power we feed our systems – is corrupted, the negative impact on sound quality is inevitable.
At iFi, they manufacture a number of highly effective products that reduce 'noise' (distortion) in incoming electrical power – both directly from the mains or via USB ports – but the PowerStation is the first to offer a proprietary Active Noise Cancellation in a whole-system, six/eight outlet mains solution.
Power to the people
The iFi PowerStation is for everyone who likes their audio interference-free. Put a stop to RFI or EMI noise and enjoy pain-free audio - all from one solid, snazzy dark anodized aluminum power block.
Ready, steady, go.
The PowerStation uses iFi's Active Noise Cancellation II to actively eliminate noise across the frequency range, even across the lower frequencies.
Each outlet has added passive filters to also eradicate noise from the very highest frequencies.
Nothing left to chance...
Each outlet is independently isolated in its own chamber to prevent cross-contamination, with the addition of vibration-damping EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate).
iFi uses PurCopper - a form of 99.9999% pure OFHC (oxygen-free high-conductivity) continuous-cast copper - for its superior conductivity.
Gives you the earth...
The PowerStation has inbuilt earth/ground and polarity detection. No earth/ground can lead to annoying buzzes and hums - the scourge of audio.
iFi has added a 4mm banana socket to the PowerStation so a grounding cable can be used to create a ground/earth when one isn't present.
...but keeps you grounded.
And the PowerStation is smart. The supplementary ground/earth connection will NOT introduce a ground loop even if the system is already earthed.
More than one earth would also create a ground loop leading to more buzzing and humming and we don't want that.
Polarity detection is vital if you don't want to hamper the quality of your audio mains. With the PowerStation, this is built-in.
And never fear max. 30,000A @ 1,000V/10uS surge protection is also here. If it detects a power surge or a mains short, the PowerStation will shut down, protecting your downstream equipment from peril.