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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    In our AQ system, we prefer to always run the amps into the wall and preamp/sources/Phonostage/etc into the conditioners. The Niagara works great on sources/preamp/etc.


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    What about when you have an integrated amp?

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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    What about when you have an integrated amp?
    Try the wall and conditioner. Experiment. I would guess youíll prefer the wall. Just a guess.


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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Ive never found some conditioners strangle dynamics like the IsoTek Aquarius which is a tremendous bit of kit
    https://www.13thnote.net/2019/10/18/...s-comparisons/

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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Note HiFi Reviews View Post
    Ive never found some conditioners strangle dynamics like the IsoTek Aquarius which is a tremendous bit of kit
    https://www.13thnote.net/2019/10/18/...s-comparisons/
    Are you listening with headphones?


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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Headphones and HiFi and it has the same effect. First with the dCS Bartok and HIFiMan he1000 v2. Then with my pmc/Cyrus system with the bartok as dac and pre amp.

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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Note HiFi Reviews View Post
    Headphones and HiFi and it has the same effect. First with the dCS Bartok and HIFiMan he1000 v2. Then with my pmc/Cyrus system with the bartok as dac and pre amp.
    Well there's a problem...dCS and a bunch of mid-fi stuff......

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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Lack of dynamics. Donít strangle the amp(s). Give them a dedicated outlet and they will sing. The noise really comes through the sources and preamp and thatís where, IMO, a great conditioner pays huge dividends. There are exceptions to this: like some SET amps. They can benefit from being plugged into a power conditioner. People just need to experiment. Of course, some may prefer the added noise reduction to greater dynamics. Just need to experiment.


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    Soooooo, this weekend I did an experiment to see if I preferred the amps directly into the wall or into the high current outlets of the AQ Niagara 5000. I only have one dedicated line feeding my entire system so I took my PrimaLuna monoblocks and ran one into the dedicated line as a stereo amp (these amps allow both stereo and mono operation) and let the other sit idle. I plugged the rest of the system into the Niagara 5000. What I heard was a reduction in what I would call glare. The sound was more open and natural with a reduction in listening fatigue by removal of some harshness in the high frequencies. I am able to run some additional lines so my plan is to have three dedicated lines (20 amp, 10 gauge, equal length). One running the front end with the Niagara 5000 and one for each monoblock plugged directly into the wall.

    This really highlights the importance of getting the power squared away in order to maximize system performance. I'm not sure anything is more important other than room acoustics which is still #1 by a large margin.
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    Re: Vitus Audio & AudioQuest Niagara Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    Soooooo, this weekend I did an experiment to see if I preferred the amps directly into the wall or into the high current outlets of the AQ Niagara 5000. I only have one dedicated line feeding my entire system so I took my PrimaLuna monoblocks and ran one into the dedicated line as a stereo amp (these amps allow both stereo and mono operation) and let the other sit idle. I plugged the rest of the system into the Niagara 5000. What I heard was a reduction in what I would call glare. The sound was more open and natural with a reduction in listening fatigue by removal of some harshness in the high frequencies. I am able to run some additional lines so my plan is to have three dedicated lines (20 amp, 10 gauge, equal length). One running the front end with the Niagara 5000 and one for each monoblock plugged directly into the wall.

    This really highlights the importance of getting the power squared away in order to maximize system performance. I'm not sure anything is more important other than room acoustics which is still #1 by a large margin.
    Glad to hear it. I thought that might be the case.


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