Acoustic ReviveRPC-1usedAcoustic Revive Power Supply Conditioner RPC-1 (B)**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** We've read about this piece before - but we've never actually seen one in person, let alone ...1499.00

Acoustic Revive Power Supply Conditioner RPC-1 (B) [Expired]


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We've read about this piece before - but we've never actually seen one in person, let alone actually have two available for purchase!  It also originally sold for $2,300.

So what IS this?  And what exactly does it DO?  

From an excellent writeup from positive-feedback.com that says it best:

"The directions for use are to simply plug the RPC-1 into a wall or power strip outlet, and it will filter the in-wall AC to remove the high-frequency line noise before it can get into your hi-fi gear. Acoustic Revive says you can plug it into an outlet in a different room than your hi-fi gear is in and it will still have the same effect, as it filters all the AC on the same circuit in the house."

"When the RPC-1 was plugged into the main AC outlet I use to power my hi-fi electronics I found it exerted the greatest improvement."

"It was quite a revelation to hear my system after the high-frequency noise was removed by the Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Conditioner, it was as if the clouds in a grey sky lifted and let the sunlight shine in, and everything both musically & sonically improved by a significant margin.

The improvement in tone color, nuance, timbral & tonal subtleties, overall musicality, and particularly the sense of spaciousness in a recording, and the depth and layering in the soundstage, was rather remarkable."

"Acoustic Revive was founded by Mr. Ken Ishiguro to make ultra-quality high-performance audio products in 1996, making 2017 Acoustic Revive's 21st anniversary as a company.

Ishiguro-san is a talented and creative audio designer that develops and produces a wide range of specialty audio products that includes speaker cables & interconnects, AC power supply related products, personal computer & network audio products, loudspeaker stands, equipment vibration isolation devices, room tuning products, equipment tuning devices, EMF canceling & grounding devices, digital & analogue disk treatment devices, and ultra-quality connectors.

The subject of this article, the new Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Supply Conditioner, has already caused quite a stir in Japan, winning the 2016 MJ Technology of the Year Accessories Division Excellence Award, so I was very curious to hear what all the fuss was about!

The principle of operation of the RPC-1 Power Conditioner is based upon the research of ​​the late Mr. Jun Shibata. ​​Mr. Jun Shibata was the developer of the infrared mouse, and he found during his research that high-frequency noise on the AC line caused his prototype mice to malfunction.

Shibata-san developed a method to eliminate the high-frequency AC line noise that was causing the mice to malfunction, thus fixing the issue.

Shibata-san's high-frequency noise filtering method was based on using a capacitor, a resistor, a choke coil, etc., like a conventional noise filters do, but in addition to that he took the difference between two signals through sets of special coils, eliminating the high-frequency noise on the AC line without causing the deleterious effects that noise filters are sometimes known for.

The President of the HWT company, President Fukushima, inherited the intellectual property rights to this noise -cancelling technology through Shibata-san's will, and then developed it to sell as commercial noise elimination equipment for the industrial sector.

Mr. Ken Ishiguro was very impressed with the potential of Shibata-san's noise-cancelling technology for audio applications, and formed a collaboration between the HWT company and Acoustic Revive to develop an upgraded and more powerful version of what HWT sells to industrial clients, that is optimized specifically for high-performance audio use, and thus the Acoustic Revive RPC-1 Power Supply Conditioner was born."

Check out the full Acoustic Revive RPC-1 review by clicking here

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI

This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts.  In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging.  We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages.  Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Use the Buy It Now button and we will cover the PayPal fees.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions. 

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WHO WE ARE 

SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk. 

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support.  If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

If you do not see a “Make an Offer” button, it means we are not considering any offers on that item.   

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you are picking up an item we do not accept PayPal.  You must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check, or wire transfer.  If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, it will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.).  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included. 

HOW TO VISIT US                                                                                                        

We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

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