Transparent Audio has announced the introduction of its flagship power conditioner, the OPUS PowerIsolator (OPI). The OPI, which features two high-current, grounded, surge-protected outlets and a detachable two-meter OPUS Power Cord, is designed to remove broadband AC power line noise without restricting current or introducing phase shift. The power conditioner has a non-magnetic, epoxy-loaded, fully damped carbon-fiber enclosure and precision-machined isolation feet. The OPI carries a suggested retail price of $15,950 and includes a two-meter input OPUS Power Cord.
From Transparent Audio
Established in 1980 and based in Saco, Maine, USA, Transparent Audio has consistently advanced the state-of-the-art in system connecting solutions for luxury high-end audio and video components. The new power conditioning filter technology introduced in the OPUS PowerIsolator from Transparent snuffs out broadband AC power line noise without restricting current or introducing phase shift.
Transparent designer Josh Clark explains the reasons why the new OPUS power conditioning technology in the OPI is significant: "Most other power conditioning solutions reduce some AC noise, but they also restrict instantaneous current and alter the phase of the power signal--a condition that introduces noise and shifts the tonal balance performance of the system. OPI in combination with OPUS Power Cords ensures that a system is free to reveal all the dynamic complexity and energy and the pure and natural instrumental tonality encoded in source material."
Unlike other power conditioners with steel or aluminum enclosures, the OPI has a non-magnetic, epoxy-loaded, fully damped carbon-fiber enclosure which blocks vibrations and allows electromagnetic fields to fully expand. The OPI center of gravity is also low and wide, which further ensures that any excess energy broadly dissipates away from the filter circuitry. Precision-machined isolation feet keep the OPI stable and decoupled from floor vibrations.
Painstakingly constructed with multi-step measurements and circuit adjustments, the OPI filter circuit is also calibrated to the filter characteristics of the included OPUS Power Cord and to the end user's AC voltage and frequency. OPUS Power Cord conductors serve to link the OPI filter circuit from input to output, and the filter characteristics of the OPI conductors are also an important part of the measurement process and filter circuit calibration. A parallel hydraulic magnetic circuit breaker provides failsafe circuit protection without limiting current.
In summary, the OPI provides broadband power line noise filtering with ideal power factor correction and free current flow without restriction. The OPUS PowerIsolator has two identical high-current, grounded, surge-protected outlets and a detachable two-meter OPUS Power Cord. The OPI is available in USA, UK, EU and other power configurations.
For optimum performance, Transparent recommends using the OPI with only one component on a dedicated AC circuit and using an OPUS Power Cord for each OPI to component connection.
The suggested retail price for the Transparent OPUS PowerIsolator is $15,950 and includes a two-meter input OPUS Power Cord.