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Equitech 2R Son of Q

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Like father, like son, sometimes the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Similar to the Model Q, there is something unique about the Son of Q that distinguishes it from all the rest of the power products on the market.  In a recording environment, the most obvious difference is an extremely low noise floor that permits hotter tracking across the board.  To a professional, capturing low level detail is essential to create a live environment and add excitement to the mix.   (Often they pay for themselves in downtime saved from troubleshooting noise gremliins in the studio.)  Because of a substantially lower noise floor, mikes can be tracked much hotter without annoying noise or hiss to mask detail in low level signals.  Outboard racks run "quiet as a clam" (to quote Mr. Roger Nichols) and musician's racks almost never bring noise into the studio.  These systems have been measured to reduce digital jitter by as much as 67% which is unheard of in any digital environment without balanced power.  (See Mark Frink's reveiw of the Model 2R in Articles Section.)  The only thing better for mastering is the Model Q for hearing a full range mix, but compared to mixing without one, the difference in fidelity with a Son of Q is astonishing.  The Son of Q is a highly cost effective rack unit used by numerous professional engineers in pro-tools studios.  ("I refuse to work in a studio without one." states Mr. Nichols.)  

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.  

Son of Qs meet the highest performance standards in the power industry -- standards that we ourselves created because we have been building balanced power products longer than everyone.  Equi=Tech literally wrote the book on balanced power.  (1996 National Electrical Code Art. 530 Part "G" and 2002 NEC Art. 647 were written by Equi=Tech's President.  The new 2006 IEEE Greenbook credits Equi=Tech and lists balanced power as a recommended method of eliminating noise in data processing systems.)  The balanced power revolution started here in the early 90s and we have been setting the standards for a very long time.  It's no wonder that we do it so well.  From the very beginning, Equi=Tech has been making new strides into uncharted territory.  Proprietary component specifications and numerous US patents provide only a hint of the expertise we have acquired through years of experience and innovation.  We are true pioneers and the Son of Q is a fine example of what we build.  Equi=Tech products have earned many awards as well as a reputation in audio/video, television, theater, sporting and performance venues, R&D and scientific environments for effectiveness, reliability and as the power product of choice by top professionals around the world.  

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