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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.
    Iím 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.
    Source: Synology NAS + Tidal
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    Amp: Gryphon Diablo 300
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    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix: 36 IC + 70 SCs; AQ Diamond & Vodka EC
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado PCs
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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

    Does anyone use or have experience with the PurePower + 2000 or 3000?

    The PurePower is a power regenerator. I don’t know much about power regenerators but in theory they sound amazing. Does anyone have any views on the merits of the concept of a power regenerator?

    I live in an apartment tower with 24 other apartments and in a part of the world where there are daily electrical storms.

    I plan to demo a PurePower+, a Niagara 5000 and a GigaWatt PC3+ soon.
    Source: Synology NAS + Tidal
    Playback: Lumin T1
    Amp: Gryphon Diablo 300
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix: 36 IC + 70 SCs; AQ Diamond & Vodka EC
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado PCs
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    Does anyone use or have experience with the PurePower + 2000 or 3000?

    The PurePower is a power regenerator. I don’t know much about power regenerators but in theory they sound amazing. Does anyone have any views on the merits of the concept of a power regenerator?

    I live in an apartment tower with 24 other apartments and in a part of the world where there are daily electrical storms.

    I plan to demo a PurePower+, a Niagara 5000 and a GigaWatt PC3+ soon.
    Have a look above. pretty hot here, how are you for water...... Yes I've owned pure power 3000+, Silver Circle Audio power 5se, the big Isoteks, now have Gigawatt,... next question, no have never owned Shunyata power treatment, just cables & chords, long gone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    Have a look above. pretty hot here, how are you for water...... Yes I've owned pure power 3000+, Silver Circle Audio power 5se, the big Isoteks, now have Gigawatt,... next question, no have never owned Shunyata power treatment, just cables & chords, long gone.
    And how would you describe each of them? (Gigawatt, IsoTek, Silver Circle, etc.)
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