A staff favourite:
"The combination of Symmetrical (Balanced) Power and Power Factor correction, make this perfect for increasing Dynamics and lowering the noise floor of your system." - Richard
Today's AC lines are plagued with ever increasing noise. When AC noise couples into your system's critical components, it masks low level signals and cripples performance.
What is balanced power?
Symmetrical power also uses three wires like we use today, but in a manner that makes sense. It uses a 120-Volt positive wire, a 120-Volt negative wire, and then a ground wire. Benefits? No more power line induced noises effecting nearby audio wiring because the positive and negative leads cancel each other out just as they do with balanced analog audio (XLR).
The ground currents that may cause ground loops from the non-symmetrical scheme are virtually eliminated! The icing on the cake here folks is that by balancing your entire system you will typically get up to 24dB improvement in reducing background noise. Use symmetrical power for all your music reproduction components for the best results.
The IT-Reference 16E i's exclusive Discrete Symmetrical Power supplies linearly-filtered ultra-low-noise symmetrical power. This dramatically reduces AC noise, ensuring peak operation of your critical components without compromise. It uncovers unprecedented levels of video and audio detail, while insuring that plasmas, LCD screens, or video projectors are free of AC ground contamination from an audio processor or power amplifiers.
- Symmetrical balanced power with dual screen technology cancels hum-inducing noise from audio and video
- Four discrete power banks eliminate inter-component interference
- Power Factor technology provides surplus current for power-starved amplifiers
- Linear Filtering Technology for unequaled audio / video clarity
- Virtually maintenance-free AC surge suppression
- Detachable surge suppression module for telco and cable / satellite connectors
Check out some more information:
IT-Reference Datasheet / Furman Brochure