Niagara Series

Low-Z Power | Noise-Dissipation Systems

Unlock Your System’s True Potential: Hear the System You Never Knew You Had!

Niagara 7000

What is a power conditioner and why is it necessary?

For some, a power conditioner is merely a device that provides enough outlets for the entire audio/video system while also protecting the connected devices from electrical storms and wiring faults. Yet, for the discriminating listener, many power conditioners can make an audio/video system perform far worse.

Yes, a home or building may have dimming lights or an occasional brown-out, and the utilities’ AC sine wave is always far from perfect. However, where incoming power is concerned, there are two reasons an audio/video system does not perform up to its full potential:
1) The current transients that supply the power amplifier are compressed, and
2) The ever-increasing levels of radio-frequency noise are masking (covering up) the system’s low-level signal content.

When compared to or measured against a Niagara Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System, a simple power bar or a dedicated AC wall outlet can lose up to a third of the low-level audio information that contain much of a recording’s harmonics, imaging, high frequencies, and bottom-end grip—and once that information is gone, it’s gone forever.

The products in AudioQuest’s Niagara Series are meticulously handcrafted, and their technologies are unique amongst all power products—whether they’re isolation transformers, AC regenerators, battery backup devices, re-clocking devices, or other types. Far surpassing most other technologies that cover only a narrow range of noise frequencies and do nothing to address the increasingly prevalent noise on AC ground, Niagara’s Level-X and patented Ground-Noise Dissipation (GND) Technology work evenly, or linearly, across a far wider range of induced noise frequencies.

Additionally, Niagaras 3000, 5000, and 7000 feature Transient Power Correction, which supplies a current reservoir to greatly bolster the performance of any power amplifier.

With an AudioQuest Niagara Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System, music lovers can finally experience the clarity, dimensionality, frequency extension, dynamic contrast, and grip their A/V systems have been capable of delivering—if only the power had been right!

Niagara Noise-Dissipation Systems do not ship with an AC cable. Why?

The cable that feeds any power product is the most important AC cable in the audio/video system. For any power product to maximize its ability to dissipate noise, the attached AC cables must be Direction-Controlled to drain induced radio-frequency noise. AudioQuest AC cables include ZERO-Tech for uncompressed current transfer and optimal Noise-Dissipation. Further, our patented GND-Tech (Ground-Noise Dissipation) pulls RF noise out of any product it’s attached to.

When partnered with a Niagara power product, our Direction-Controlled AC cables create a complete Noise-Dissipation System, ensuring the most effective and efficient dissipation of RF noise.

We allow our customers to select the appropriate length of cable for their systems and to decide how completely they’d like to optimize their Niagaras.

NOTEWORTHY AWARDS & CRITICAL PRAISE

Niagara 1200

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Stereophile Recommended Component 2018 (Niagara 1000) The Absolute Sound Product of the Year 2018 (Niagara 1000) The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice 2019 (Niagara 1000) The-Ear.net Best Buy (Niagara 1000)

  • “I know not of any other upgrade at any price that gives (relatively) so much for (relatively) so little.”
    John Darko, Digital Audio Review
  • “It might be the single most important, most high-value component I've auditioned for Stereophile.”
    Herb Reichert, Stereophile
  • “Kudos to AudioQuest designer Garth Powell for bringing the benefits of power conditioning to a wider audience of audiophiles and music lovers.”
    Julie Mullins, The Absolute Sound, February 2019
  • “The Niagara 1200 is amazing for the money, and it will do wonders for even modest systems.”
    Marc Phillips, PartTimeAudiophile.com
  • “The AudioQuest Niagara 1200's ability to open up and release sound while leaving no acoustic fingerprint of its own makes it an exceptionally effective tool for ascending to the next level of musical enjoyment.”
    —Michael Vrzal, Fidelity Magazine (English / German)
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Stereophile Recommended Component 2018-2020 The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice 2019-2020

  • “I love what the Niagara 5000s and 1000 and the rest of the AudioQuest kit have done for the sound of my system.”
    Kal Rubinson, Stereophile
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Stereophile Recommended Component 2018-2020 Stereophile Recommended Component 2018-2020 The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice 2019-2020 The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice 2019-2020 RMAF International HiFi Press Product of the Year 2018

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Level-X Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 19 octaves of AC differential filtering (20kHz–1Ghz in excess of 24dB) with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System (All outlets): 2 banks of direction-controlled ground noise-dissipation
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A without sustaining damage—sonically non-invasive
  • Maximum RMS Input Current: 15 Amps (RMS)
  • Outlets: Source (5); High-Current (2)
  • Dimensions: 19.4" W x 3.2 H" x 7.5" D
  • Weight: 18 lbs.
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  • Transient Power Correction: 55 amps peak. Provides a current reservoir for any power amplifier (up to 25mS)
  • Level-X Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 21 octaves differential-mode filtering (10kHz–1GHz in excess of 24dB reduction) with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System (All outlets): 3 banks of direction-controlled ground noise-dissipation
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A without sustaining damage—sonically non-invasive
  • Maximum RMS Input Current: 15 Amps (RMS)
  • Outlets: Source (5); High-Current (2)
  • Dimensions: 17.5" W x 3.45" H x 15.2" D (2-RU Rack Mount Kit included)
  • Weight: 25 lbs.
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  • Transient Power Correction: 90 amps peak. Provides a current reservoir for any power amplifier (up to 25mS)
  • Level-X Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 23 octaves differential-mode filtering (3kHz–1GHz in excess of 24dB reduction) and 16 octaves common-mode filtering (20kHz–100MHz in excess of 30dB reduction) with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System. (All outlets): 6 banks of direction-controlled ground noise-dissipation
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A without sustaining damage—sonically non-invasive
  • Maximum RMS Input Current: 20 Amps (RMS)
  • Outlets: Source (8); High-Current (4)
  • Dimensions: 17.5” W x 5.875” H (5.24” H without feet) x 17.2” D (3-RU Rack Mount Kits Optional)
  • Weight: 38 lbs.
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  • Patented Dielectric-Biased Symmetrical Power Isolation Transformers: 2 for source component outlet banks
  • Transient Power Correction: 90 amps peak. Provides a current reservoir for any power amplifier (up to 25mS)
  • Level-X Ultra-Linear Noise-Dissipation Technology: More than 23 octaves differential-mode filtering (3kHz–1GHz in excess of 24dB reduction) and 20 octaves common-mode filtering (60Hz–100MHz in excess of 30dB reduction) with linear response, optimized for varying line and load impedance
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation System (All outlets): 6 banks of direction-controlled ground noise-dissipation
  • Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Withstands multiple AC surges and spikes up to 6000V/3000A without sustaining damage–sonically non-invasive
  • Maximum RMS Input Current: 20 Amps (RMS)
  • Maximum RMS Current per Source Component Output Bank: 5 Amps (RMS)
  • Outlets: Source (8); High-Current (4)
  • Dimensions: 17.5” W x 5.875” H (5.24” H without feet) x 17.2” D (3-RU Rack Mount Kits Optional)
  • Weight: 86 lbs.
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Downloads & Links

Power Demystified

AQ Declaration of Conformity Niagara Series 2020

Owner's Manuals

Quick-Start Guides

Component Connection Suggestions: Niagara 7000

Operation and Trouble-Shooting Primer: Niagara 7000

Warranty Registration

FAQs