When designing the very best power distributor for the finest High End Audio systems, every detail matters. The Essence Reference-II Power Distributor is designed to be the perfect "no compromise" compliment to the power cord that bears the same name. So revealing were the performance improvements to the Reference-II power cord, we had to re-engineer the Power Distributor!
The extruded aluminum chassis with constant varying wall thickness continues to provide excellent rigidity and self-damping properties. So we focused our attention on internal components and assembly. First we re-optimized the wiring harness electrical properties to match the new Reference-II power cord. Next, we developed a new chassis damping and component vibration isolation system to assure the Power Distributor's performance is not compromised by airborne or structure borne vibrations:
No additional power cord required! The Essence Reference-II Power Distributor is a ready-to-use power distribution solution, improving performance and providing surge protection for any audio system. When used with Reference-II power cords, it forms the hub of a power distribution system with maximum synergy that maintains all the performance characteristics of the cord including macro and micro dynamics, transient speed, midrange purity, resolution and phase coherence.
The first thing you notice with our power distributors is the cylindrical body with fluted surface. This shape not only looks cool, it's purposeful because the cylindrical shape is strong and rigid. The outer flutes are matched with a smooth inner surface, resulting in constantly varying wall thickness, which gives the chassis self-damping properties. You may want a musical instrument to ring, but you want your electrical component chassis to be immune to distortion causing vibrations.
Our outlets are custom manufactured to combine the highest mechanical integrity with the best sound quality.
For even more vibration control, we fill our Power Distributors with a proprietary damping material, which coats the inner chassis walls and encapsulates the internal wiring. All internal current carrying compopnents are isolated from directly contacting the chassis.
New and exclusive to the Reference-II Power Distributor, cryogenically treated multi-conductor line/neutral cables employing the same conductor size as the power cord to maintain phase coherence. A star configuration wiring scheme connects each duplex pair directly to the power cord.