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The Ultra Series
The Ultra Series

Power Wedge® 1118
Power Wedge® 1118

Power Pack Power Conditioners

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Making your selection
The Ultra Series
Power Wedge® 1118
Power Pack Power Conditioners
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Analog versus digital outlets
Many types of power conditioners, including our Power Pack 2 model, feature outlets labeled either analog or digital. The conventional wisdom now recommends that people look for power conditioners that allow isolation of digital from analog.

As a result, we are often asked if the Power Wedge units allow this type of isolation. Since each isolated outlet on the Power Wedge is fully and independently isolated, each outlet can be used for either analog or digital. As noted in the section on configuring a Power Wedge, there will be some additional isolation between duplex receptacles, so someone concerned with isolating digital gear to the maximum extent possible should try to put digital equipment together in the same duplex.

The other result of the analog/digital distinction is that people tend to ignore the noise problems of analog gear. As much as the word digital is a buzz word for "good" in the mass market, it has become a buzz word for "bad" in many high end circles.

During our early development work on the Power Wedge we measured a variety of audio equipment to see what sort of noise was being generated. We found that noise was not limited to the digital equipment. Some analog equipment was equally noisy. Therefore, all components, regardless of type, should be isolated to ensure that the system performs at it's peak.

 

 



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