This little curved ball from Audiolab has come from hours of research and development for their 6000 and 8300 series of electronics. Stumbling across a simple product that helps stablise and improve the mains into any Source component with a standard 3 pin IEC mains lead, the DC Block was born. Availabel to demo in store now, we encourage you to try it for yourself at home in your system.
The audiolab DC BLOCK utilises a simple connection and intelligent design that will help remove DC from your mains
power supply, instantly.
Removes DC from AC mains supply
Reduces transformer hum
Reduces RF interference
Improves the performance of audio components
Power Requirement: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz
Peak Load : 600VA
The typical mains supply is subject to various kinds of interference and non-linear loads, which distorts the AC waveform. Asymmetrical loads will cause the waveform to be offset and result in what is known as 'DC on the mains'. The amount of DC is only small, typically less than 500mV, but it only takes a small amount of DC to saturate a modern high flux toroidal transformer. Saturation of the transformer will invariably result in reduced efficiency and mechanical vibration.
Removing the DC from your mains supply will not only restore efficiency and reduce mechanical hum of noisy transformers, it will also improve the performance of the connected audio equipment, resulting in greater clarity and dynamics.
As well as DC removal, the audiolab DC BLOCK provides additional mains conditioning and RF filtering, of both
common and differential mode noise, which further contributes to the optimal operation of your audio equipment.
The audiolab DC BLOCK mains conditioner is compatible with most audio equipment that utilises an IEC mains inlet
and will offer a no-nonsense, instant improvement to the mains power supply, and ultimately, the performance of your Hi-Fi system.