Niagara 1000

Niagara 1000

Low-Z Power | Noise-Dissipation System

Redefining the Science of Power Conditioning

noise dissipation system
Niagara 1000 brings the benefits of highly optimized power management to far more music lovers.

Designed by Garth Powell, the Niagara 1000 embodies the very same design philosophy and incorporates the same patented technology found in its larger sibling, the Niagara 7000, but packs it into a smaller, sleeker enclosure—at a fraction of the price. Much like the Niagara 7000, the Niagara 1000 uses ultra-low resistance solid-core wiring optimized for low-noise directionality, capacitor forming technologies that vastly improve linearity and minimize distortion, and low impedance AC inlet and outlet contacts with heavy silver plating over high-purity Beryllium Copper for superior noise dissipation. Similarly, Niagara 1000 features our non-sacrificial surge protection, Zero Ground-Contamination Technology, and over-voltage shutdown, ensuring that your customers’ A/V systems are thoroughly protected from AC surges and spikes. While the Niagara 1000 lacks the 7000’s sophisticated Transient Power Correction and Dielectric-Biased AC Isolation Transformers, it does employ our patented Ground-Noise Dissipation System and Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology. And, whereas the Niagara 7000 has 12 AC outlets, the Niagara 1000 fits six high-performance outlets into its sleek chassis. In addition, input current maximum capacity—20 amps RMS in the Niagara 7000—is 15 amps RMS in the 1000. Of course, the biggest differences between the 7000 and 1000 are also the most obvious: size, shape, and weight. The Niagara 7000 can be rack-mounted and measures 15.5” W x 5.24” H x 17.2” D and weighs an impressive 81lbs. The Niagara1000, however, is designed to be placed on a floor or atop a rack, beside or behind a hi-fi system, measures 4.75” W x 4.0” H x 20.0” D, and weighs a much more manageable 5.5lbs. Perhaps most important, at $995 US, Niagara 1000 brings the benefits of highly optimized power management to far more music lovers.


  • 6 AC outlets: 1 High-Current Ground-Noise Dissipated; 5 Ultra-Linear Filtered/Ground Noise Dissipated
  • Direction-Controlled Ultra-Low-Resistance Solid-Core Wiring
  • Ultra-Linear AudioQuest AC RF Filtering Capacitors
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System: 3 banks of direction-controlled ground noise dissipation
  • Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 18 octaves of AC differential filtering with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A
  • Zero Ground-Contamination Technology: Prevents the noise or surge energy present on AC Line or Neutral from connecting to the AC Ground
  • Over-Voltage Shutdown with Automatic Reset
  • Low-Z (low impedance) NRG Series AC Power Inlets and Outlets
  • Dimensions: 4.75” W x 4.00” H x 20.00” D
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • View Declaration of Conformity

Users Manuals


Digital Audio Review: AudioQuest’s Niagara 1000: what the hell (are you waiting for)?

“…the potential for the Niagara 1000 to ameliorate whatever wall-power-sucking audio hardware found in your house is extremely strong. 99.9% certain? Probably. Whatever the odds, like the magnitude of the Niagara 1000’s audible lift itself, they aren’t skinny. I know not of any other upgrade at any price that gives (relatively) so much for (relatively) so little.” – John Darko – Digital Audio Review

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Stereophile Reviews the AudioQuest Niagara 1000

“[The Niagara 1000] delivered an adventure-enhancing clarity, speed, and directness that I am suddenly unprepared to live without.” —Herb Reichert, Stereophile, April 2017

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Part-Time Audiophile – High End 2017: AudioQuest Niagara goes Euro and the Record Brush you always wanted

rec-brush-news“Garth Powell, a lifelong audio engineer from AudioQuest keeps attendees on the edge of their seats as he discusses AC Power…” – Mohammed Samji, Part-Time Audiophile, June 4th, 2017

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Niagara Noise-Dissipations Systems do not ship with an AC power cable.

This gives customers the opportunity to select a cable of the desired length and best possible performance. An appropriate 15-amp-rated AC power cable, with an IEC-C13 female end connector and a grounded male 120VAC Edison/NEMA plug, must be connected to the Niagara’s AC inlet (IEC-C14) connector. Niagara Noise-Dissipation Systems will function properly with any AC cable that meets these requirements. However, for the best possible results, taking full advantage of AudioQuest’s patented Ground-Noise Dissipation, we highly recommend any AudioQuest NRG Series 15-amp-rated AC cable. For more info, see our FAQ page.

Earth Grounded AC power outlets

Earth Grounded home and office AC power outlets are both recommended for optimal radio-frequency noise dissipation. They are also an electrical code and compliance safety requirement for most building throughout the world. Our products are manufactured within this compliance and safety guidelines, and as such, we highly endorse connection to an AC power source with an electrical Earth ground.

However, there are both legacy homes and even countries that do not subscribe to this practice. For those individuals, and those alone, there is absolutely no loss to the Niagara series AC power or surge protection when operating without connection to an Earth ground. Further, the patented Ground-Noise Dissipation circuitry will still offer a substantial performance advantage, even though the AC outlet you have connected the Niagara Series product to, lacks an Earth ground, or an isolated Earth ground.

Please feel free to consult AudioQuest service is you have any further concerns regarding this matter: