Mains Conditioner and Voltage Regulator
One has to go back in time a very long way to experience recorded audio without the benefit of electrical power. Indeed electrical power is fundamental to every home audio system, in our opinion only second in importance to the actual recorded music, and then only by a small margin. What most people fail to realize is that the energy that flows from a wall socket is really a “Power Signal”. This power signal should be 50Hz and this figure is well within the Audio band. The nature of our power generation, distribution grid and varied load characteristics results in a horribly polluted 50Hz Power Signal. Additionally this signal is actually altered by the huge number of power factor modifying loads it is required to drive. This polluted and corrupted power can easily, and usually does, adversely effect the quality of audio a system can deliver. There are solutions and the Torus Power TOT AVR voltage regulator and conditioner is one worthy example.
The TOT AVR will not only clean much of the harmful noise from the power supply, it will also provide a measure of voltage regulation. The heart of the unit is a large toroidal isolation transformer and this also contributes to the marques name “Torus”. Suitable for small to medium sized systems and equally suited to Audio as well as Video systems.
To read a great review head over to Torus TOT AVR Hi Fi + Review