Russ Andrews Signature PowerBlock Now Available
Russ Andrews' PowerBlock eight-way mains extension first appeared twenty years ago. Now, it returns with upgrades as the Signature PowerBlock.
We are told that the Russ Andrews Signature PowerBlock features a “suite of improvements that provide the pinnacle of power extensions for audiophiles”.
While this new version maintains its distinctive triangular form factor and 'upside down' mains sockets, the new Signature edition features a custom made, high impact and fire-resistant UL94-V0 ABS casing. The double sockets are the new Russ Andrews Signature Sockets, with high-pressure, rhodium-plated, phosphor bronze copper alloy contact surfaces. The company states that this provides the best possible contact between the socket and mains plug. In addition, each socket has been manufactured to BS1363 and benefits from the Russ Andrews Process Q treatment.
The Signature PowerBlock also features an earth socket to use with a dedicated grounding system and a high current 16A mains output for daisy-chaining another block or connecting an audio component. Alternatively, this socket can be used to connect mains filtration products.
On the inside, we're told that a new custom-designed power distribution circuit board provides an even supply of power to all sockets. Russ Andrews says that each socket is wired using Kimber Kable's high capacity TCX cable, with twin wire runs per socket to halve the impedance. In addition, “higher performance earth wire” is used throughout, and a total of 6m of cable is utilised inside each Signature PowerBlock.
A MegaClamp spike and surge protection filter is fitted as standard, and the block is connected to the mains using a high current 16A IEC input from the user's choice of Russ Andrews mains cables, such as the new Evolution-300 and -500 PowerKords.
All elements are treated with the full Process Q treatment, which is said to significantly elevate the performance of every aspect.
The Signature PowerBlocks is covered by the Russ Andrews 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, allowing customers to try it in their own system for two months. It is also subject to a 25 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
The Russ Andrews Signature PowerBlocks are priced at £1,699 inc VAT.
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