I’m the original owner of this AC Enhancer. It was purchased from an authorized dealer and after its first few years of great service has been in secondary systems or stored away in its original box. But I simply have too much audio gear…so this terrific unit needs a new home (as does the matching GFA 545-II amp, GFP 555-II preamp, and GFT 555-II tuner in other offers).
This unit looks pretty much brand new - I can’t find any noticeable scratches or blemishes on it, but I’ve been conservative with my rating only due to age.
Even if you're just looking for a good power strip, this will meet that need and provide you meaningfully more given its power surge protection, AC cleaning capabilities, and managed single-switch on/off.
The technical version of the above line...
Regardless of how sophisticated your system is, it may never achieve its full potential when plugged directly into a standard AC outlet. Standard AC outlets generally supply raw, unprocessed power that not only diminishes the clarity of audio signals but, can actually damage the sensitive circuit elements inside your components.
Adcom's ACE-515 AC Enhancer protects your system and significantly improves its performance capabilities three ways. First, it provides effective surge protection from large "spikes" that may be injected into the AC line by refrigerators, air conditioners, heating systems and even atmospheric disturbances. Second, the ACE-515 filters and processes AC power to provide a pure, noise free power source. Finally, it prevents audible "thumps" by sequentially switching your system components on or off (the ACE-515 provides a single, managed, on/off switch for your entire system).
The ACE-515 combines both a switchable circuit breaker and internal MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) to provide convenient and effective protection against potentially damaging high voltage AC transients. The ACE-515 responds to these surges within 10 nanoseconds (10 billionths of a second!) and can safely dissipate over 10 Joules of transient energy. AC noise filtering also includes protection against both radio frequency and electromagnetic interferences (RFI and EMI.)
The ACE-515's seven AC outlets (six switched, one unswitched) are grouped to allow central connection of up to four source components, one control center (preamp) and up to two power amplifiers. Sophisticated delay circuitry turns on the power amplifier(s) only after all other components have stabilized and turns off the source components only after the power amplifier(s) have had time to fully discharge power supplies.
Buyer pays all Shipping and PayPal fees.