Is power distribution the last component in a good audio system…or is it the first? DR Acoustics certainly believes it is a vital part of any audio setup. Our experience with audiophiles shows that the aspects of power distribution are often overlooked by many. While developing its expertise in power management for high end audio, DR Acoustics came to the realization that power distribution plays a major role in audio rendering of any sound system.
Antigone obtained its patent in 2020 and is the quintessential evolution of devices for power distribution systems. Every aspect of the design was carefully planned in order to maximize system damping and power transfer. Antigone uses 3 separate Quartz Filters that contribute to eliminate electromechanical noise as well as EMI and RFI. The filter system has no electronic parts like capacitors or inductors. The result is a non-current limiting power processor. The filter system is so efficient that it provides a real signal to noise ratio improvement to your equipment.
Antigone provides users more than just power distribution. It is also equipped with industry leading quality outlets and uses 5 Rhodium plated Furutech NCF receptacles, ensuring an optimal power transfer to the connected component. Its aluminum chassis is CNC to receive the power receptacles with minimal mechanical friction. The new MQCI system, developed by DR Acoustics, uses Carbon fiber, ultra-rigid cylinders, filled with quartz to eliminate electromagnetic and electro mechanic noise.
To further support the concept of vibration control, Antigone’s ASSISTS (Assembly Sub System Integrated Trapeze Support) specially developed decouplers, ensure no remaining vibrations can be transferred to the casing or to the rest of the subsystem. Each of Antigone’s electric phases is treated individually, allowing a more direct control of each of the electromagnetic fields generated inside the MQCI.
All of Antigone’s internal wiring is cryogenic and assembled by hand in a point to point configuration, setting a new standard for power management systems.
The results; audio applications experience a darker background, better dynamic, more solid bass and better perceived soundstage. For video applications, one finds more vibrant colour, increased resolution and a lower noise floor.