Equitech Model Q, 20 Amp
The Model Q is Equi=Tech's flagship product. It is the result of many years of experience and application research in the field of balanced AC power. It is highest quality and the best performing balanced power system we have ever offered. Every component specified in its design has been selected from years of research and testing in professional and consumer high definition A/V systems in both analog and digital formats. Each component used in the Model Q was chosen for its superior quality and performance and cost was no object. For example, the material used in the Model Q transformer core is made of a state-of-the-art magnetic steel alloy and none is spared in fabrication. The core material is the most efficient there is, nevertheless the Model Q transformer has twice the mass of similarly rated competitive products. It drives amplifiers and other high current pulse type loads without skipping a beat. Power factor remains virtually stable regardless of the type of demand load. Mil spec oxygen free copper is used throughout the Model Q assembly to further reduce random high frequency current distortion. This improves an already near perfect mirror image output and further widens its range of noise attenuation. The Model Q's switches and circuit breakers are the finest made and they are duty rated for over 1/2 million operations. Every component part used in the Model Q has been selected because it is the best of its kind. There is nothing that compares in quality or performance to the Model Q.
There is nothing better than a Q for mastering. The characteristics of the Model Q's isolation transformer are ideal for full fidelity playback. Bass resolution is tightened up remarkably and many users have told us that they can actually hear an extra octave of bass that was previously inaudible. In a recording environment, the 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 realism and add excitement to the mix. 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 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 running without balanced power. (See Mark Frink's review of the Model 2R in Articles Section.) There is nothing better for mastering or for tracking than the Model Q. The difference between using a Model Q and any other AC power source is astonishing. ("I refuse to work in a studio without one." states Mr. Nichols.)
On the rear panel, there are 12 AC outlets provided (more in the larger versions.) One GFCI outlet is independent from the front standby switch(es) and is constantly left turned on for use with components that require continuous power for a clock or to maintain volatile memory. Of the 10 remaining outlets, 6 (white) are for analog components such as amplifiers and pre amps and 4 (gray) are specially filtered outlets for digital components. 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.
Comes with standard Manufacturer's Warranty