Isotek GII Vision 6 socket mains distribution block
The Vision have been universally accepted as the best component from component isolating mains power distributor at their price point. It was designed to be a very rewarding single box ‘plug-n-play’ solution for a complete home theatre system. The Vision offers astounding value for money and gives a taste of what our truly high-end solutions offer. Within our product range the Vision sit between the Solus and Aquarius our latest dedicated 2-channel power conditioner.
At the rear of the unit you will note six high quality outlets, these are individually filtered to stop components ‘talking’ to each other or corrupting the clean supply provided by the unit. This is achieved by a series of delta filters on the outputs and a sophisticated filter circuit, which was inspired by work in cryogenics, and harnesses the technique used for the switching of cryogenic coils. Both products feature our new ‘Polaris-X’ technology that draws mains contaminants away from audio components plugged into the unit.
Outputs 1 & 2 have been given a higher power rating and should be used for high current devices, for example power amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, some ‘tube’ pre-amplifiers, projectors and plasma screens etc. The remaining four are suitable for all other equipment, for example DVD players, set top boxes etc…
Vision features enhanced protection through stabilising the units voltage and giving it a very large absorption ability, this is extremely important in today’s society where dangerous power surges can damage sensitive audio equipment.
All fusing is external, this eliminates any need to enter the product. The unit is so safe that even if the mains are wired incorrectly in the rest of the house or environment that the product is used, the unit will correct the problem sonically.
All components are of the highest grade and are under stressed, this gives greater longevity. These are hand soldered onto a PCB with silver solder, the large PCB also features a ground plane upper surface acting as a very high grade common mode filter across the whole board, this allows the unit to act as a true faraday cage, protecting itself from RFI and other components from the job it performs.
In the interests of safety the unit should be placed upon its own dedicated shelf on an audio grade equipment rack. The unit may be placed on top of or under other pieces of equipment, do not exceed a maximum weight loading of 20kg.
Areas where ‘tube’ amplifiers are present should not exceed 25 degrees. If you are positioning the Vision in the close proximity of such a device please be aware of this factor.
If you have to locate the unit on the floor we strongly recommend you do not place the unit near heat sources, such as radiators or air ducts. Good air circulation is essential to prevent heat build up within the chassis. Do not place the Vision on a soft surface, for example a rug or carpet, which could block the ventilation intakes on the underside of the unit. Do not let any liquids spill onto or objects fall into the chassis. Should either of these events happen immediately switch off the unit at the wall socket, wait for at least one minute, unplug all other cables and return it to your authorised IsoTek dealer for a full service.
Ideally the unit should be placed upon its own dedicated shelf of an audio grade equipment rack. If this is not possible the unit may be placed on top of or under other pieces of equipment to a maximum weight limit of 20kg. Due to the products careful screening by way of a large ground plan within the unit, no adverse effects should be caused by this placement. If you have to locate the unit on the floor or in any other location please refer to the safety section of this manual.
Once the Vision is placed connect the unit to a mains wall socket, we recommend that a good quality cable is used and that the wall socket is also unswitched. Turn off all equipment you wish to have a clean mains supply, unplug the cables relating to these from the wall socket or redundant distribution block you may have been using and plug these into the rear sockets of the Vision. Outputs 1 & 2 (marked with a red dot) have been given a higher power rating and should be used for high current devices, for example power amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, projectors and plasma screens etc. The remaining four are suitable for all other equipment.
We strongly recommend that a good quality mains cable is used and this cable is consistent throughout your system. Look for a cable with good conductors, for example oxygen free copper, this cable should also have a high degree of shielding from RFI.
The following information relates only to the IsoTek Vision. These are original products and should not be confused with previous or ‘copy cat’ models.
Number of outlets: 6
Type of outlets: 13A UK unswitched / European / U.S.
Standard mains inlet: IEC fused
Mains voltage: 100 to 240 VAC 50/ 60 Hz
(outlets 1 & 2): 10 Amps
(outlets 3 to 6): 5 Amps
Total maximum current: 15 Amps
(high current): 2,300 Watt ( 230 V )
1,150 Watt ( 115 V )
(medium current): 1,150 Watt ( 230 V )
575 Watt ( 115 V )
External mains fuse: 5 Amps (13Amps UK)
Dimensions: 444mm x 85mm x 305mm (WxHxD)
Weight (boxed): 7.0Kg