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    AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    Has anybody compared these two PCs or otherwise have any thoughts you could share on either of them? I haved read the AQ Niagara threads.
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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    Have not compared, but due to frequency of electrical storms here, the surge protection features of the 5000 are attractive. Interested in knowing if anyone has used this unit or its big brother with the Diablo 300 will no ill effects.

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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Have not compared, but due to frequency of electrical storms here, the surge protection features of the 5000 are attractive. Interested in knowing if anyone has used this unit or its big brother with the Diablo 300 will no ill effects.
    I’m running that combo right now. Zero issues. Sounds terrific.


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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    I've got the Gigawatt PC3+. To be honest at first i wondered if it could really deliver with so many components plugged into it. I've had the big PurePower, I have also had the upgraded silver circle audio pure power one 5.0 as well as the big power outputters from Isotek the super titan. All were good, but I'm not selling the Gigawatt anytime soon!
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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    I use the Niagara 5000 with all my gear plugged in including a Rowland 625 S2 amp and B&W DB1 sub and it works great. I've got big time surge and voltage issues too so I agree that protection at least gives peace of mind.

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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    Bump

    Am testing over the next few weeks. Have decided to include Shunyata in the mix.
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    Re: AQ Niagara 5000 vs GigaWatt PC-3 Evo+

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    Bump

    Am testing over the next few weeks. Have decided to include Shunyata in the mix.
    Those two are the most obvious ones indeed.

    You could also include passive ones like the Anzus.
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