How many AC-4 will my system need? and other AC-4 Questions

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John Casler



Well, the AC-4 are arriving to their users and others are considering them.

Feed-back has been quite good.

There are, and will be questions, so you if you have any, feel free to post them here.

One of the main questions I have had to answer is, "How many AC-4 will my system need"?

The immediate answer is as many to have sufficient outlets for all the components you wish to condition with the AC-4.

I might think a simple 2 channel system would only need a single AC-4.

However if you have "separates" preamp, amps, and more than a couple source components you might benefit with 2 units.

If you have a Home Theater System, then you might look to a couple units.

If you again, have HT separates, you will immediately start needing outlets.  I would suggest counting them up, and moving forward accordingly. 

And I just started using the AC-4 in my systems and one component many might not think of is your PROJECTOR or FLAT SCREEN.

For best results, these should be run on the high amperage socket, and you may find the improvement in picture quite beneficial.  I immediately noticed deeper, more vivid and solid colors, as well as much more precision to all the image borders.

I also have Blue ray disc and media player, (a NEW replacement for the now unavailable OPPO player) an Android Internet Application Device (called NVIDIA SHEILD), and several amps, so needless to say with the PrePro, all the source devices, and several amps, I am down for at least 2 of the AC-4.

We have also OK'd "individual participating dealers", to offer a "courtesy price", to those who purchase 2 or more at a time.

Check with me or your dealer for more information.


rustydoglim

Re: How many AC-4 will my system need? and other AC-4 Questions
« Reply #1 on: 5 Mar 2019, 06:44 pm »
We are planning other models such as
AC4E   - for 4 low power sensitive preamp/DAC/source devices
AC4P   - for 4 high power amp devices
But it will take at least 3 months to produce these, due to various mechanical parts and chassis schedule in the supply chain.

Spenav

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Re: How many AC-4 will my system need? and other AC-4 Questions
« Reply #2 on: 8 Mar 2019, 03:10 pm »
Hi Rusty

Would it be OK to plug say a 6-outlet quality power strip to one of the AC-4 outlet and feed a couple more devices?

rustydoglim

Re: How many AC-4 will my system need? and other AC-4 Questions
« Reply #3 on: 9 Mar 2019, 06:35 am »
Power = AC voltage x Current
For example, if you have a 20W low power device, then Current = 20W / 110V   (or 220V depending on where you live)
So 3A is more than sufficient.  Most manufacturers don't spec the power consumption for components because it is not a fix value, but you can guess from the fuse.  If the fuse is 1A, the normal power usage is much less.

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Would it be OK to plug say a 6-outlet quality power strip to one of the AC-4 outlet and feed a couple more devices?
Yes.