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Making Your Selection

The Ultra Series
The Ultra Series

Power Wedge® 1118
Power Wedge® 1118

Power Pack Power Conditioners

Power Link Power Cords



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Making your selection
The Ultra Series
Power Wedge® 1118
Power Pack Power Conditioners
Power Link Power Cords
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Determining the right Ultra model or combination of Ultra models for your system is an exercise in counting power cords and determining the power consumption of your equipment. You will need to split your equipment into three categories: amplifiers, low powered source components under 120 Watts, and high powered source components over 120 Watts.

Amplifiers. This category includes basic amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, receivers, subwoofers with built in amplifiers, and surround processors with built in amplification.

Low Power Source components. This category includes most equipment. Examples include CD players, turntables, tape decks, VCRs, LD players, DVD players, most preamps, DA converters, cable boxes, surround processors without internal amplifications, DSS boxes, tuners, and line doublers. Electrostatic speakers should also be included in this group. You will need one isolated outlet for each source component in the system.

High Power Source components. Television and a few types of source equipment (such as pre-amplifiers with large outboard power supplies) require more power than the standard isolated outlets can provide. For each of these components you will need to determine the amount of power required. Adding these units to a system will require the use of either a Power Wedge® Ultra with a 150 Watt outlet, a Power Wedge® Ultra 115 with a 300 Watt outlet, a Power Wedge® Ultra 111 with a 600 Watt outlet, or an Ultra Filter 1 for equipment exceeding 600 Watts.

After totaling the number of outlets of each type that you will need, compare these totals to the various Ultra models. In most cases, the determining factor will be the number of isolated outlets required. For larger systems, you may need to use multiple Ultra units or consider the larger Power Wedge® 1118. All Ultra models feature the same high quality components. Their performance will be identical except for the number of outlets available.