Power Distribution System Synergy Matters!
What's so special about a power distributor? Everything when it is destined to bear "The Essence" name! The Essence Reference Power Distributor is designed to be the perfect match to the Reference power cord. When assembling a high end audio system you search for synergy between components. If you can use power distribution components designed to be used together as a system, you have one less thing to worry amout.
Interdisciplinary Approach To Design
The Essence Reference Power Distributor an example of Essential Sound Products' interdisciplinary engineering approach to achieve the ultimate in refined performance. It simply is not enough to just be concerned with the electrical circuitry. The mechanical chassis design aspects are critically important to achieve the highest level of operational performance. Why you ask? Because electrical circuitry exposed to vibration causes parasitic "eddy" currents, which compromise clarity, resolution and overall performance.
Form Follows Function
The Power Distributor's cylindrical shape is inherently rigid. The longitudnal ribbed surface constantly varies wall thickness to enhance its self-damping properties. Exturded aluminum was also chosen for its shielding characteristics. The endcaps are made from Polycarbonate, the same material that you car's headlights are made, because of its superior impact resistance.
Beauty More Than Skin Deep
When you initially hold the Power Distributor in your hands, you feel its solidity and weight. Tap on the chassis walls and you'll notice the unit is acoustically "dead" meaning there are no resonances. This level of immunity to vibration is achieved by filling the Power Distibutor with a proprietary damping material, which coats the inner chassis walls and encapsulates the internal wiring.
Tthe Reference power distributor incorporates custom manufactured receptacles, built to our specifications by Leviton. These hospital-grade, isolated ground outlets include line and neutral contacts that are made from electrical grade bronze without nickel plating. Why? They sound better because bronze has significantly more copper content than brass.
The Essence Reference Power Cord
The Essence Reference Power Distributor benefits from the hard-wired Reference power cord. The Reference cord has been thoroughly revamped to provide the ultimate in performance. In summary, we put so much attention to detail in the Power Distributor so that we don't compromise the performance of the Reference power cord!