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Balanced Distribution Block

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Performance

The MK-II Balanced Distribution Block is a six-way mains conditioning and distribution solution of considerable significance. Formerly known as the Hi-Rez Balanced Taga, the balanced mains capability on four outputs introduces ‘common mode noise rejection’ providing source components with a very quiet power supply. Solid silver wiring throughout, a high-speed shunt filter and input and output acoustic and RFI absorption complete the setup.

Technology

We have long known that the mechanical transfer of energy is more efficient through solid conductors than through air. It is this principle that has driven us to find ways of preventing the vibration being directly transferred direct into the amplifier and subsequently into other sensitive electronics. This vibration is one of the driving forces behind microphonic generated signals that lead to distortion or harshness of the music.

Balanced Distribution Block

Specifications

The Balanced Distribution Blocks are constructed in a ultra-low resonant high-grade solid block aluminium casework. The balanced mains capability on three outputs introduces ‘common mode noise rejection’ providing source components with a very quiet power supply.

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Technology

The Balanced Distribution Block uses technology focusing on vibration control applied to cable connections. The effect is to simultaneously reduce unwanted RFI and EMI interference, in addition to mechanical vibrations, propagating along the wiring connecting the power supply and any audio components.

The Balanced Distribution Block also adds a transformer that splits the AC current into two 115 VAC phases, which is highly effective at common-mode noise filtering

The unit was highly praised by Kevin Fiske in an article in HiFi Critic, who stated, “Soundstaging became crisper and less diffuse. These gains were accompanied by none of the effects that had soured my previous dalliances with anti-EMI/RFI/microphony products.”

Specifications

Casework

Construction

Ultra-low resonant high-grade solid block aluminium casework

Dimensions – LxWxH (mm)

525mm x 154mm x 120mm

Weight

7.5 kgs

Absorption Technology

EMI/RFI absorption

Patented multi-phase, wide-bandwidth electrical labyrinth and propritary EMI tubing

Mechanical absorption

Proprietary casework design with 3D passive acoustic absorption materials

Connections

Input

220-230V a.c., 50-60Hz via IEC c16

Outputs

Choice of either:

2 direct and 4 balanced

3 direct and 3 balanced

Internal Cabling

Twin solid-core silver wiring per Live, Neutral and Earth (direct) and Hot, Cold and Earth (balanced) with star-earthed configuration.