|PurePower APS 1050 Power Solution|
|Home Theater AC Power AC Power|
|Written by Bryan Southard|
|Tuesday, 01 February 2005|
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The Audiophile APS has a fan that I could not hear from my listening position but can be heard when I walked up to my rack. I imagine that those who are looking to use this piece in an ultra-quiet room for low-level listening might be able to hear some fan whirl. However, this condition is not common and therefore a nitpick of an otherwise perfect product.
I initially took exception to the name Audiophile APS. Although audiophiles will love this product, they don’t represent what I feel is the core audience for it. To me, an audiophile is someone who selects music choices based on format quality rather than content and this piece is right for far more than this select group.
There is absolutely no questioning the improvements that can be obtained from better power. Many people tell me that the power in their homes is pretty good, not fully understanding what makes power bad and how it affects your performance. If you pay no attention, it might seem fine. But when compared to perfectly regulated power, the power in your home downright sucks.
Knowing what I know about power where I live and having tested many of the world’s best AC power products, I would not run a high-quality AV system without some form of power correction. Without question, the Audiophile APS PurePower 1050 provides a worthwhile and tangible improvement to your high-performance home theater system. If you sat in my room and shared in my evaluation, you would have no doubt of this and share all the enthusiasm I possess. The PurePower 1050’s sonic and video improvements eclipse the impressive feats I remember vividly while evaluating the Exact Power EP15A. With the addition of battery backup that provides both safeguard for your electronics and improved sustained performance, it’s an easy choice for me. In comparison, the Transparent Cable PowerIsolator had a slightly lower noise floor, allowing for more edge transients to be heard. It provided a more natural-sounding decay in finely recorded music. However, with the PurePower’s three-and-a-half-inch shorter height, a huge benefit for overburdened racks like mine, and the addition of a perfectly regulated 120V source in a state known for power drops, the PurePower 1050 is the overall winner.
The Audiophile APS PurePower 1050 provides improved sound, a picture improvement that has to be seen to be believed and unparalleled safety for your pricey display and electronics. If you own a digital projector, projection TV or flat display, you will want the improvements in contrast, brightness, saturation and, most of all, the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a power outage won’t blow up your display up by not allowing it to cool properly. This industry is full of subjective babble that costs you money. The improvements I saw and heard with the Audiophile APS PurePower 1050 were neither subjective nor nonsensical, but rather essential ingredients in a top quality set-up – enthusiastically endorsed.