Product information "AC-3502 | UK"

The Referenz AC-3502 Power Station reliably suppresses undesirable interference from the power grid. At the core of the power distributor is a highly efficient parallel filter, finely tuned to audiophile requirements, which effectively dissipates annoying interference both from the mains power and from the connected devices themselves without restricting the energy supply. The star-shaped distribution also ensures a homogeneous supply to all connected components. The Referenz AC-3502 Power Station is a central pillar in achieving a sound that is both refined and powerful. The technology sits in a solid metal housing with a brushed black anodized aluminum front. Six high-quality sockets are available at the rear. Thanks to the central high-current mains connection socket (IEC C20), the power cable can be easily replaced if necessary, with a longer cable for example. Integrated surge protection safeguards the connected devices from everyday voltage peaks, and the sockets can be conveniently switched on and off using the "Power" button on the front panel

Application: High-end power station
Conductor material: High-purity copper
Conformity: CE, REACH, RoHS
Filter: Highly efficient parallel filter
Front panel: Brushed aluminum
Housing: Solid metal (powder-coated)
Internal cabling: Symmetrical star distribution
Load capacity: 3680 W total (230 V AC/16 A)
Mains connection: High current IEC C20
Mains switch: Yes | all-pole mains disconnection
Model: Black
Number of sockets: 6
Phase marking: Yes
Phase tester: Included in the scope of delivery
Protection class: 1
Rated current: 16 A (total)
Rated voltage: 100 - 230 V AC | 50-60 Hz
Surge protection: Yes
Dimensions: 450 x 386 x 122 mm
Weight: Approx. 12.8 kg
Product group: Power supply
Product category: Power filters
Quality: Referenz
Technology: Parallel filter
Made in Germany: Yes
Previous model AC-3500

"This is not voodoo, it is one of the best mains filters we have ever tested. The €1,600 are a sensible investment for any system." Audio | 03-2020

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The Referenz AC-3502 Power Station reliably suppresses undesirable interference from the power grid. At the core of the power distributor is a highly efficient parallel filter, finely tuned to audiophile requirements, which effectively dissipates annoying interference both from the mains power and from the connected devices themselves without restricting the energy supply. The star-shaped distribution also ensures a homogeneous supply to all connected components. The Referenz AC-3502 Power Station is a central pillar in achieving a sound that is both refined and powerful. The technology sits in a solid metal housing with a brushed black anodized aluminum front. Six high-quality sockets are available at the rear. Thanks to the central high-current mains connection socket (IEC C20), the power cable can be easily replaced if necessary, with a longer cable for example. Integrated surge protection safeguards the connected devices from everyday voltage peaks, and the sockets can be conveniently switched on and off using the "Power" button on the front panel

Where does fine sound begin? Where does it end? These questions ring constantly in our ears. The truth is, various factors have a major impact on the sound quality produced by audio systems, and one of these factors is power supply. It is subject to fluctuations that vary depending on the location of your home (in a city or a rural environment). If we look at things from a purely physics perspective, the music produced by a loudspeaker is ultimately nothing more than domestic current converted into sound. This statement sounds almost too banal compared to the hi-fi jargon we are all accustomed to. Unfortunately, all too often we ignore where the sound actually comes from and the importance of having a stable power supply. A “clean” current is the raw material of fine sound, and our AC-4500 Power Station makes sure that this is what you get.

The AC-4500 Power Station is available in several versions – from a basic model with one filter for all six sockets through to the top model that comes equipped with six separate filters, one for each socket. The models differ not only in the number of filters they are equipped with, but also in the combination of filter types they provide – type I (for analog devices) and type II (for digital devices). The AC-4500 Power Station was developed completely in-house, and each unit is manufactured in the company’s own facility. Units subsequently undergoes rigorous testing with documentation of the results. Because safety is paramount for this type of unit, we have also arranged for an accredited laboratory to verify CE/CB conformity. The Power Station’s sensitive technology is protected by a robust metal housing made of 2 mm-thick galvanized sheet steel. It has an elegant front panel made of brushed aluminum. The interior of the housing is designed so that the socket groups are shielded from one another, and any interference stemming from the connected devices is unable to propagate.

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€1,729.00*

€5,649.00*

Application
High-end power station
High-end power station
Conductor material
High-purity copper
High-purity copper
Conformity
CE; REACH; RoHS
CE; REACH; RoHS
Filter
Highly efficient parallel filter
Type I analog; Type II digital
Front panel
Brushed aluminum
Brushed aluminum
Housing
Solid metal (powder-coated)
Solid metal (powder-coated)
Internal cabling
Symmetrical star distribution
30 mm² busbars
Load capacity
3680 W total (230 V AC/16 A)
2990 W (230 V AC/13 A)
Mains connection
High current IEC C20
High current IEC C20
Mains switch
Yes | all-pole mains disconnection
Yes | all-pole mains disconnection
Model
Black
Black; Natural aluminum
Number of sockets
6
6
Phase marking
Yes
Yes
Phase tester
Included in the scope of delivery
Included in the scope of delivery
Protection class
1
1
Rated current
16 A (total)
16 A (total)
Rated voltage
100 - 230 V AC | 50-60 Hz
100 - 230 V AC | 50-60 Hz
Surge protection
Yes
Yes
Dimensions
450 x 386 x 122 mm
450 x 386 x 122 mm
Weight
Approx. 12.8 kg
Approx. 15 kg (fully equipped)
Product group
Power supply
Power supply
Product category
Power filters
Power filters
Quality
Referenz
Referenz
Technology
Parallel filter
Filter type analog & filter type digital
Made in Germany
Yes
Yes
Customized assembly
-
On request
DC suppression
-
Yes (high current)
Connector
-
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Background

Where does fine sound begin? Where does it end? Audiophile is asked this question constantly. The truth is, physical factors have a major impact on the sound quality produced by audio systems. This also includes the power supply: In principle, we hear nothing other than household current modulated by the music signal. If this useful signal mixes with modulation or interference from other consumers in your own home and sometimes even from the neighborhood, the sound starts to deteriorate: Countless consumers, especially digital consumers, switching power supplies, car charging stations and PV systems, generate strong distortions in the power grid – and the trend is rising. These distortions make life difficult for the hi-fi components and cover the sound like clouds of acoustic fog. Now, very few hi-fi enthusiasts operate their own power station, so they are inevitably connected to the heavily loaded power grid. For most people, the sound starts at the socket or even at the fuse box – everything before that is beyond our control.

Parallel filter

It is therefore necessary to filter the interference from the power supply – conventional filters, however, are known as “dynamic eaters”, which is certainly also the case with serial circuits. The reason for this are coils connected in the supply line, which definitely increase the transition resistances and slow down dynamic impulse currents. At the core of the Referenz AC-3502, however, is a highly efficient parallel filter, finely tuned to audiophile requirements, which effectively dissipates annoying interference both from the mains power and from the connected devices themselves without restricting the energy supply. This is supported by the damped sub-chassis, which dampens the mechanical vibrations of the filter components caused by the 50 Hz mains frequency. The star-shaped distribution also ensures a homogeneous supply to all connected components. The Referenz AC-3502 Power Station is a central pillar in achieving a sound that is both refined and powerful.

Further features

The technology sits in a solid metal housing with a brushed aluminum front. Six high-quality sockets are available at the rear. Thanks to the central high-current mains connection socket (IEC C20), the power cable can be easily replaced if necessary, with a longer cable for example. Integrated surge protection safeguards the connected devices from everyday voltage peaks, and the sockets can be conveniently switched on and off using the "Power" button on the front panel. The operating state is indicated by LED lighting: If the LED lights up red, the sockets are switched off. If the LED lights up blue, the sockets are switched on.

  • "We have experienced many dazzlers. They promised holy water and delivered tap water. Here at last is an expert. in-akustik shows what a good power conditioner can do. The sound gain was clear, outstanding even. There is no better way to enhance the high end. We are critical - but here we award a clear highlight."

    Andreas Günther | Stereoplay
  • "We have experienced many dazzlers. They promised holy water and delivered tap water. Here at last is an expert. in-akustik shows what a good power conditioner can do. The sound gain was clear, outstanding even. There is no better way to enhance the high end. We are critical - but here we award a clear highlight."

    Andreas Günther | Stereoplay

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