Peak Ground Module
Ground control perfected
The idea of ground control was invented by us when we launched the Vertex AQ Pico in 2013. This was the first time an audio company realised that simply moving noise generated in power supplies and circuits into the Earth connection allowed this noise to be cascaded back into circuits elsewhere. Since then, other manufacturers have copied the Pico, but the Peak Ground Module is a huge leap in signal and earth grounding. The performance is so startling that one Peak Ground Module will outperform two or more market alternatives. Our patented technology provides multi-path, multi-phase absorption with very little noise being reflected into the electronics.
No other manufacturer has gone to this level of detail.
Our patented absorption technology is deployed so that the module makes high-frequency noise disappear. Large radiators emit noise inside our multi-phase, wideband filter, preventing them from being re-radiated into sensitive electronics.
The module has two high-quality silver pole terminals that allow maximum noise transfer. The two terminals can be connected to two separate independent components, which provides the noise isolation required to prevent reflection. The module also can be used with one connection to a component with a simple link cable from one terminal to the other. This utilises a revolutionary technique to disperse the noise throughout a chamber such that there is phase cancelling.
The Peak Ground Module is constructed in ultra-low resonant high-grade solid block aluminium casework. WBT nextgen™ silver pole terminals connect the module to one or two cables using either 8mm spades or 4mm banana plugs at the module end and a choice of connectors at the other. Inside the Peak, we use our patented high-frequency absorption matrix combined with proprietary noise cancelling.
We have long known that the signal ground is contaminated by high-frequency noise and vibration, leading to significant audio and video performance degradation. This is why we invented the Vertex Pico in 2013, a product considered a breakthrough and proved to be a catalyst for the launch of grounding products from other manufacturers.
The Pico used a simple labyrinth to remove unwanted mechanical energy from the signal ground resulting from filtering circuits designed to remove noise from digital electronics. The Pico also used limited EMI/RFI absorption technology, which was start-of-the-art then. The product was so successful it caused many in the industry to reconsider the problems with noisy grounds and some manufacturers to copy our ideas.
Our recent research into EMI/RFI absorption on signal grounds revealed that the Pico fell short of the required task. Leveraging our work on the Apex component coupler family, we started to work on moving the technology on considerably.
The Peak Ground Module is deployed in the Quiescent single block casework used in our award-winning speaker and mains modules. The non-parallel planes lead to an inherited disruption of high-frequency vibration waves. Using Quiescent grounding leads that use solid silver conductors for improved mechanical and high-frequency energy transfer. The module acts as a noise drain for the system. This ground lead is then connected to the electronics’ RCA or XLR sockets or chassis earthing points.
Inside the Peak Ground Module is our patented EMI/RFI absorption matrix that is significantly more efficient at draining this noise from the signal ground than previously achieved. Each terminal on the ground module can be used to connect to two separate ground paths in the system or connected to one signal ground path and using one of our Grounding links used across the silver WBT pole terminals to take advantage of the massive internal radiators and advanced noise cancellation properties of the internal filtering.
The Peak Ground module is an exceptional advance in noise reduction, with many of our customers reporting that they are so good that one module is more effective than numerous units of other market alternatives with improved mid and upper-range performance and a flow to the music that feels more natural and truer to the live performance.
Ultra-low resonant high-grade solid block aluminium casework
Dimensions – LxWxH (mm)
4.5 Kgs per module
Patented multi-phase, wide-bandwidth electrical labyrinth and proprietary EMI tubing
Proprietary casework design with 3D passive acoustic absorption materials
WBT nextgen™ silver pole terminals to accept grounding leads with either 4mm bananas or 8mm spades
Use cable terminated with 4mm banana or 8mm spade at one end and a choice of RCA, male or female XLR, BNC, RJ45, or 8mm spade terminated at the other (purchased separately)