Equitech 1.5R Son of Q
The Son is offered in 3 different sizes. The original Son of Q model has a 1500 Watt capacity and plugs into any standard 15-amp 120-volt wall outlet as does its smaller sibling, the Son of Q Jr., which has a 1000 Watt AC load capacity. The largest of the three, the Son of Q Sr. can drive 2000 Watts of load but it requires a full sized 20-amp outlet such as the kind found near most modern kitchen countertops. They run luke water warm at the most when loaded up to full capacity. The entire Son of Q line has been thoughtfully designed with many years of balanced power manufacturing experience behind them. They are the new generation of standard systems that we build, refined beyond any product that we have ever offered in their price range.
Son of Qs have a simple yet elegant appearance. They feature an anodized aluminum front panel that is available in black or silver. On the front panel there are 2 LED indicator lights, one above the input power switch and one above the output standby switch that monitor power status at the input and at the output of the unit. Magnetically coupled copper coils in generous quantity provide more control over the transtormer's magnetic flux than that found in comparable units by our competitors that provide superior control over current synchronization. while at the same time providing superb spike protection to everything running on the Son of Q's outputs. The Son of Qs grounded Faraday shields maintain excellent protection from dangerous electrical surges the way only a fine isolation transformner can provide protection that is rugged and dependable year in and year out like none other. On the back panel, there are 12 outlets provided. A GFCI outlet is independent from the front standby switch and is constantly left turned on for use with components that require continuous power for a clock or to maintain volitile memory. Of the 10 remaining outlets, 6 (white) are for analog components such as self-powered monitors, amplifiers, pre amps, crossovers etc. and 4 (gray) are specially filtered outlets for digital gear. (Simple plug strips can be added to rack rails by the dozen.) A circuit breaker on the rear panel protects the system from overload and from potential short circuit fire hazards in electrical power cords and downstream connected equipment.
Open the lid on a Son of Q and see for yourself how well made these systems truly are. There is no skimping on how Son of Qs are designed and built. All three models use isolation transformers with an enormous mass that rival competitors' products with twice the current rating. The Son of Q Jr. is modestly rated at 1000 Watts with a transformer that compares to our competitors' 20-amp systems. Son of Q transformers are designed to operate with an extremely low impedance and a very low magnetic flux density. This means that under load, they operate with a lot of magnetic headroom left in reserve and they can transfer current quickly upon demand to amplifier power supplies when a large transient occurs. Their magnetic shields allow for use near sensitive equipment such as single-coil pickups and tape machines.
Most of today's project recording studios do not require a high level of continuous current to operate efficiently. The power supplies simply do not have the mass and size that require a constant high current power source but at times they do demand high current in short bursts, especially class AB monitor amps and self-powered speakers. The Son of Qs like the Model Qs are one of the few power products in the marketplace that routinely maintain a high power factor when used with high current pulse demand loads. They actually enhance playback quality rather than get in the way and make an amplifier sound compressed. Son of Qs are designed to be a perfect fit in project studios with small to medium sized boards, an outboard rack or two, a keyboard setup and self-powered monitors (or modestly sized monitor amps.) Like the Model Q, their performance specifications are rated for top engineers and professionals in the industry but their price is more affordable.
Comes with standard Manufacturer's Warranty