Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

PowerBlock units are small in stature but offer significantly improved AV performance and protection at an affordable price

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, announces that the PowerBlock PB 5 toroidal isolation transformer is shipping now.

Featuring a compact footprint and rugged construction, the PB 5 is designed to power TVs, projectors, receivers, and source components in compact AV systems. Ideal for isolating digital components from analog equipment, the PB 5 is perfect for residential and light commercial applications where performance truly matters.

The PowerBlock Series, including the PB 5, includes some of the very best of Torus Power technology. Surge suppression and noise filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allow sophisticated audio-visual components to deliver superior performance. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling overall image.

PB 5 PowerBlock units use a 5 Amp toroidal isolation transformer to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply, delivering a lower noise floor and cleaner power for sophisticated AV systems. The resulting performance benefits are noticeable, compelling, and appealing.

Retailing for $799.00 (USD), the PowerBlock PB 5 is the most affordable product in the Torus Power lineup. An ultra-compact and portable toroidal isolation power transformer, the PB 5’s compact footprint and rugged construction make it convenient for use in almost any situation.  It looks sharp on or near a component shelf, or on any floor surface. It can also be located in a nearby equipment rack or closet if space is at a premium.

The PB 5’s bigger brother, the PowerBlock PB 10, will be available soon. The PowerBlock PB 10 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components or switching power supplies from linear power supplies for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio video experience. PB 10 models are designed for 60 Hz markets using 120V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs, making them easy to fit in residential or commercial systems.

“The PowerBlock Series by Torus Power has been anxiously anticipated by our partners and consumers alike, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now available. The proliferation of higher performance technology in a variety of applications means that clients require perfection from their equipment investment,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power. “A solid power foundation that is completely isolated from the power supply provides tangible and noticeable improvements in the audio and video quality in any application, from home theaters and recording studios to conference rooms and large performance venues.”  

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

HIGH-END Munich Hall 1, Booth A18

Torus Power presents the AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers, delivering clean, uninterrupted power and improved performance quality for today’s high-resolution AV systems

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation-transformer-based power components, will showcase its AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers in Hall 1, AV EMEA Booth A 18 at HIGH-END Munich, the International Hi-Fi Show, Germany May 9 – 12, 2019.

Presented by the High-End Society, HIGH-END Munich brings together AV integrators, trade professionals, manufacturers, and consumers to showcase and experience the best in audiovisual technology for residential and consumer applications.

There, the AV EMEA team will present the Torus Power RM 8 / 16 CE, and AVR 8 / 16 CE, demonstrating the benefits of isolation transformers in two-channel listening environments, media rooms, home theaters, recording studios and anywhere that performance matters. With the proliferation of high-resolution audio and 4K video content, every component in a system should be designed and specified to elicit the maximum performance for an exemplary, immersive media experience. Torus Power provides these systems both the power and protection they need to perform optimally.

Not to be confused with standard power conditioners or surge protectors, Torus Power toroidal isolation power transformers decouple electronic components from the power source to eliminate transients and improve audio quality by dramatically lowering the noise floor while adding better dynamics, imaging, and bass. Video is noticeably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image. Connected components are additionally protected from surges, spikes, and brownouts, ensuring systems continue to perform as intended despite unstable power conditions often caused by a variable grid.

RM Series Ideal for Luxury Residential AV Applications

Ideal for high-end audio systems, home theaters, and media rooms, the original Torus Power models in the RM series lineup, including the popular RM 16 CE, remain unparalleled for performance, protection, and value. Packed with Torus Power’s renowned and category-leading technology, including noise filtering, high-instantaneous current capability, lightning, and surge protection, the RM 16 CE delivers power and protection suitable for most residential applications. The smaller RM 8 CE is ideal for use in mid-size and smaller systems.  

AVR Series Provides Optimal Protection Against a Variable Grid

The Torus Power AVR Series, including the AVR 8 CE and AVR 16 CE, offer Torus Power’s Automatic Voltage Regulation technology to protect equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, and other events caused by a variable grid. They also deliver a stable source of power regardless of outside line conditions for the very best AV performance. Connected equipment is kept within the optimal operating range of 170V–270V. Ethernet connectivity and an RS232 interface make AVR models ideal for basic home monitoring applications.

To better understand the difference clean, uninterrupted power can make in AV systems and learn why so many rely on Torus Power to maximize and protect their AV gear, visit Torus Power in the AV EMEA booth at HIGH-END Munich, in Hall 1, Booth A18.

For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

CEDIA Headquarters Reference Home Theater Powered and Protected by Torus Power

CEDIA Headquarters Reference Home Theater Powered and Protected by Torus Power

Custom Torus Power All-in-One isolation transformer converts 480V 3-phase industrial power into 120V and protects high-performance gear in the new CEDIA Reference Theater.

When CEDIA decides to put a reference home theater inside their new headquarters, which also houses a state-of-the-art experience center and training facility, the association knew it must meet high expectations. After all, the professional organization that represents the custom electronics industry has an obligation to create a best-in-class cinema, with every detail meticulously designed, and an exceptional experience delivered. It stands to reason then, that the integrator on the project should be a renowned industry name with extensive knowledge of the best solutions to meet any challenge.

The Erskine Group was chosen to design and install the 9-seat Reference Cinema Home Theater in CEDIA’s new headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. “We were able to provide a turnkey project, completing the construction, design, installation, and calibration,” says Dennis Erskine, president of The Erskine Group.

The cinema includes leading high-performance brands, including Procella loudspeakers, Trinnov Audio Altitude32 AV preamplifier, QSC amplifiers, Barco Loki Cinemascope projector, and a Stewart Filmscreen masking screen, all powered and protected by a custom Torus Power All-in-One Series wall-mount power isolation unit. CinemaTech seating and Quest Acoustical Interiors round out the installation.

“We were not going to do this room without a Torus Power unit, or its equivalent. And there is no equivalent to what the Torus Power isolation transformers can accomplish in any size installation,” Erskine says.

Custom Torus Power Unit Meets Highly Specialized Requirements

Installing a reference-grade home theater within a commercial building posed several challenges, as you might expect. One of the biggest challenges was stepping-down the power to accommodate the residential gear being used.

“Originally, we planned to step the power down from 240 volts to 120 volts,” Erskine explains. “But then, the engineers who were working on the mechanical systems told us they were instead bringing 480V three-phase power into the building so we needed to drop that down to 120 volts.”

Erskine called Torus Power’s Kevin Main and asked about possible solutions for this part of the project. From this conversation, a custom All-in-One (AIO) Series 11.8K-480V to 120V step-down wall-mount isolation transformer was developed. The Torus Power unit includes 24 x 20Amp breakers, enough to accommodate all the high-end AV components within the theater.

The audio system includes Procella P815 left-center-right speakers, four Procella P18 subwoofers, and 16 additional Procella speakers for 3D surround sound, processed by a Trinnov Audio Altitude32 AV preamplifier rendering 30 channels of Dolby Atmos. The Torus Power AIO unit delivers clean power to ensure the top-of-the-line system can perform at its best. The AIO unit decouples and isolates electronic components from the power source, eliminating transients and improving audio quality. The result is a dramatically reduced noise floor with better dynamics, imaging, and base attack.

“By combining advanced room isolation design with high-performance components and clean power delivered by the Torus Power AIO unit we have been able to achieve a dynamic experience that is second to none and worthy of being an industry showcase,” says Erskine.

Similarly, the Torus Power unit is designed to power and protect the Barco Loki projector, eliciting brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image from what is already one of the industry’s best projectors.

“Providing a steady stream of ample, clean power allows the projector to perform at its very best and prevents it from being compromised. The Torus Power AIO absolutely fits the bill.”

The Barco Loki projector is paired with a 206-inch by 96-inch motorized masking screen from Stewart Filmscreen that brings the theater experience to life.

Creating a Space to Showcase the Best of the Custom Installation Industry

The Torus Power AIO unit is big and heavy, requiring six people to carry it to its permanent location, and it was custom-designed to power and protect one of the most culturally significant reference home theaters in operation today.

“When CEDIA decided to build a new headquarters, the organization knew it wanted expanded training space and something that CEDIA has never had – which is an experience center,” Erskine says.

CEDIA members can take prospective customers on a tour of the 3,000-square-foot environment to showcase state-of-the-art smart home and AV systems in a living room, bedroom, and the home theater. More importantly, dealers and consumers, alike, can see what is possible with today’s technology, observing best practices that should be employed in luxury home installations.

The Experience Center is only one-tenth of the new CEDIA headquarters. The organization occupies 30,000 square feet on the first and third floors of the building. CEDIA rents out the rest of the office space, turning the headquarters into a revenue stream instead of an added expense.

The presence of additional office space in the building, however, created soundproofing challenges within the theater. To ensure the 3D surround sound, designed to create an immersive theater experience, didn’t disturb CEDIA workers or other tenants in the building, the theater was constructed within a concrete shell. The Erskine Group added engineered acoustic treatments from Quest Acoustical Interiors to help keep sound within the room while providing smooth, even coverage in every seat.  

The final result was an isolated room with a noise floor measuring less than 19 decibels. Considering the softest sound recorded is 22 decibels and akin to that of leaves rustling, you can easily get a sense of how quiet this room is. “When the door closes you can literally feel how quiet the room is!” says Erskine.

Meeting Commercial Code Regulations in a Residential Space

To meet commercial building code requirements, an “Exit” sign hangs over the door next to the screen – just as in a commercial theater – and one of the seats in the first row was eliminated to preserve space for handicapped seating.

As a safety measure and as an example of what’s possible, The Erskine Group tied the smoke and fire alarm system to the theater’s audio system. In case of emergency, theater occupants will hear alarms and notifications. The room also includes its own wireless access point to ensure a strong Wi-Fi signal for guests in the theater.

Erskine also had safety in mind when he specified commercial-grade Socapex cables to connect AV components to the Torus Power AIO unit. The cables carry six circuits, enabling The Erskine Group to reduce the number of electrical wires running from the wall across the floor to the rack from 18 to just three.

Normally used in professional applications like performance halls and Broadway theaters, the Socapex cables minimize the possibility of someone tripping over a wire and either unplugging the systems in the middle of a movie or hurting themselves. The cables lock together for added stability and security.

Erskine says he would recommend Socapex cables “for half a million-dollar rooms and above,” as they are cost-prohibitive for most installations. But, as with the other components, the CEDIA reference-grade home theater required the best the industry could provide.

A Movie Experience Like No Other

The much-anticipated CEDIA Reference Theater showcases what is possible with today’s technology. Delivering clean, stable power at a consistent 120 volts, the Torus Power AIO unit maximizes the performance capabilities of the best-in-class equipment to achieve what some may call the most immersive home theater experience available anywhere.

Equipment
Barco Loki Cinemascope P3/DCI projector
Stewart Filmscreen VistaScope masking screen
Torus Power All-in-One 11.8K-480 to 120 stepdown wall-mount isolation transformer

Trinnov Altitude32 16-32 AV preamplifier

QSC Digital Cinema Amplifiers

Procella P815 LCR speakers (3)

Procella P18 subwoofers (4)

Procella P6V side effect speakers (8)

Procella P8IW height speakers (8)
Socapex cables

CinemaTech LaGrande and Valentino seating

Quest Acoustical Interiors acoustic treatments

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Deliver Optimal Power and Protection for Unparalleled Quality in AV Systems at ISE 2019

ISE Booth #1-Q115 AV EMEA

At ISE 2019, Torus Power’s will showcase toroidal isolation transformers that deliver clean, uninterrupted power for today’s high-resolution residential and commercial AV systems

Toronto, ON, Canada (January 10, 2019) Torus Power Inc., maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation-transformer-based power components, will be exhibiting its RM, AVR, TOT AVR, and new PowerBlock Series at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe, 5–8 February at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The company will showcase the benefits of using isolation transformers for AV applications of all shapes and sizes, from small media rooms to personal and professional recording studios, and all the way up to large-scale commercial AV installations, anywhere in the world.

Torus Power Isolation Transformers—not to be confused with power conditioners or surge protectors—decouple and isolate electronic components from the power source to eliminate transients and improve audio quality by dramatically lowering the noise floor while adding better dynamics, imaging, and bass. Video is noticeably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image. Connected components are additionally protected from surges, spikes, and brownouts, ensuring systems continue to perform as intended despite harmful power conditions.

Automatic Voltage Regulation Boosts Performance, Protects Against Power Events
A popular model in the lineup, Torus Power’s AVR2 models feature enhanced Ethernet control and monitoring and Automatic Voltage Regulation technology that protects equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, and other events caused by a variable grid. It also delivers a stable source of power regardless of outside line conditions for the very best AV performance. Connected equipment is kept within the optimal operating range of 220V–240V. The AVR2 will be shown in a standard chassis design as well as a Wall Mount (WM) unit that’s ideal for industrial, commercial AV, recording studios, luxury residential applications, or any commercial AV installation where rack space is limited.

TOT AVR: Toroidal Power Isolation In a Small, Affordable Unit
Torus Power’s award-winning TOT AVR packs all the features of the bestselling AVR series into a 2U chassis. Robust and powerful, the TOT AVR is rated at 4 Amps and available at an affordable price for budget-conscious installations. Like the AVR2, the TOT AVR also features Torus Power’s proprietary Automatic Voltage Regulation technology.

New POWERBLOCK Series for Smaller Systems Shipping Q1
Shipping in Q1 2019, the compact POWERBLOCK (PB) Series is Torus Power’s new midrange line of isolation transformers that delivers clean, uninterrupted power to smaller AV systems or single components. The new POWERBLOCK PB 4 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components for a cleaner signal, resulting in an exceptional audio video experience. In projects where it’s only necessary to protect a few components, the PB 2 offers four total outlets that will improve the audio and video quality for source equipment or smaller systems.

RM Series Ideal for Luxury Residential AV Applications
Great for luxury home theater and residential systems such as high-end audio systems, the original Torus Power models in the RM series remain unparalleled for performance, protection, and value, with models from 4 Amp to 45 Amp. Popular models in the RM series are the RM-8 and RM-16 models, which are ideal for mid-size and larger high-performance systems. Larger 30 Amp and 45 Amp models are available to provide clean, protected power for even the largest systems.

To better understand the difference clean, uninterrupted power can make in AV systems and learn why so many integration firms and consultants rely on Torus Power to maximize and protect their installations, visit them at ISE in booth #1-Q115.  

For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

About Torus Power
Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Provide Optimal Power and Protection for Residential AV Systems

Torus Power’s  CEDIA Expo booth will feature full line of toroidal isolation transformers that deliver clean, uninterrupted power for today’s high-resolution home theater and audio systems

Toronto, ON, Canada (August 2018) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation-transformer-based power components, will be exhibiting its full line of products at this year’s CEDIA Expo, September 6–8 in San Diego. There, Torus Power will showcase the benefits of using isolation transformers like the bestselling AVR and Wall Mount (WM) series of toroidal isolation transformers, as well as the smaller-sized TOT AVR, and the all-new POWERBLOCK (PB) series.

Isolation Transformers are critical in residential AV systems. These specialized units—not to be confused with power conditioners or surge protectors—de-couple and isolate electronic components from the power source to eliminate transients and deliver robust audio and a far more compelling image in home theaters, media rooms, and other AV environments.

Custom-specified for each project, Torus Power’s products improve audio quality by dramatically lowering the noise floor while adding better dynamics, imaging, and bass. Video is noticeably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image. Connected components are protected from surges, spikes, and brownouts, ensuring systems continue to perform as intended. Torus Power Powerblock PB4

New for 2018: Torus Power POWERBLOCK Series Perfect for Smaller Systems
The POWERBLOCK (PB) Series is Torus Power’s new midrange line of isolation transformers that delivers clean, uninterrupted power to smaller AV systems or single components. Compact and affordable, POWERBLOCK provides unparalleled performance at a competitive price point.

Two models are available: The new POWERBLOCK PB 10 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components for a cleaner signal, resulting in an exceptional audio-video experience. The compact POWERBLOCK PB 5 offers four total outlets for applications where it’s only necessary to protect a few components, such as a source, speakers, monitor, or projector.

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Torus Power AVR2 Protects Against Power Spikes, Surges, Damage From Variable Grid
The Torus Power AVR2 Series boasts the most feature-rich models in the Torus Power lineup of toroidal isolation transformers. AVR2 features enhanced Ethernet control and monitoring, Automatic Voltage Regulation technology that protects equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, and other events caused by a variable grid. It also delivers a stable source of power regardless of outside line conditions—connected equipment is kept within the optimal operating range of 115–125 VAC. Balanced Inputs are available.

Torus Power at ISE 2018

TOT AVR: Toroidal Power Isolation In a Compact, Affordable Unit
Torus Power’s award-winning TOT AVR packs all the features of the bestselling AVR series into a 2U chassis. Robust and powerful, the TOT AVR is rated at 4 amps and available at an affordable price for budget-conscious installations. Like the AVR2, the TOT AVR also features Torus Power’s proprietary Automatic Voltage Regulation technology.

Wall mount series from Torus

Wall Mount Isolation Transformers: Ideal For Larger High-Performance Systems
Ideal for luxury estates, home cinemas, media rooms, recording studios, or anywhere rack space is not available or at a premium, the Wall Mount (WM) series packs the power and protection of Torus Power’s shelf and rack-mount units into a standalone unit. Wall Mount models do not need to be in the rack or even adjacent to the rest of the gear to provide connected systems a source of clean, stable, uninterrupted power.

Properly Powering Residential AV Systems Requires the Right Products and Technology
To better understand the difference clean, uninterrupted power can make in AV systems and to learn why so many integration firms and consultants rely on Torus Power to power and protect their installations, visit us at CEDIA Expo in booth #1427.  

For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

About Torus Power
Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

 

New Torus POWERBLOCK Isolation Transformers Target Midrange Market at InfoComm 2018

Versatile, lightweight POWERBLOCK lineup showcases significant benefits of a stable, clean power foundation for small and mid-sized commercial AV systems

Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, will unveil a its new POWERBLOCK (PB) Series of toroidal isolation transformers at InfoComm 2018, June 6–8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N2834. With the introduction of the versatile, compact, yet rugged POWERBLOCK transformers, Torus Power brings a unique midrange product line that improves AV system performance and provides protection for small yet sophisticated commercial installations.

“We are thrilled to be back at InfoComm. It means that with the proliferation of higher performance technology like hi-res audio and 4K+ video, clients are demanding perfection from their equipment investment,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power. “That perfection is attainable if you have a solid power foundation that is completely isolated from the power supply. The difference is something you can see and hear in everything from recording studios to small conference rooms to large venues.”

Isolated Components Deliver Superior Audio and Video Quality and Protection POWERBLOCK delivers clean, uninterrupted power to commercial AV systems that don’t require the brawn of full-size Torus AVR or WM units. However, the PB Series still includes some of the very best of Torus tech. Time-tested technology such as surge suppression and noise filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allow sophisticated audio-visual components to deliver superior performance. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling overall image.

The new POWERBLOCK PB 10 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio video experience. PB 10 models are designed for 60 Hz markets using 120V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs, making them easy to fit in any system.

For smaller applications where it’s only necessary to protect a few source components, speakers, a TV, or a projector, the POWERBLOCK PB 5 offers enough outlets to plug in the most expensive AV equipment in a system, protecting these components and improving the audio video quality within a limited budget. Like its slightly larger counterpart, the PB 5 operates at 60 Hz with an input voltage of 120V, and weighs just 25 lbs.

Protecting AV Investments
High-end projects demand the ultimate in power protection. Integrators can’t afford to leave equipment unprotected and vulnerable to harmful power conditions. But smaller systems also represent a significant investment. That’s why even POWERBLOCK uses a toroidal isolation transformer to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply, delivering safer, cleaner power for sophisticated AV systems with a substantially lower noise floor. Resulting performance benefits are noticeable, compelling, and appealing.

“We’ve taken a virtual ‘shrink ray’ to our big and heavy toroidal transformer, enabling us to offer a lightweight, compact unit that powers and protects AV components in applications where our full-size power products aren’t necessary,” says Main. “The benefits to isolating power for a clean signal to dramatically improve audio and video performance are well-documented. Now even smaller home theater systems and two-channel audio applications can enjoy enhanced performance and superior protection.”

Learn More at InfoComm 2018
To experience the Torus Power difference firsthand or to learn more about the new POWERBLOCK Series, remember to visit the Torus Power team in booth N2834 during InfoComm.

About Torus Power
Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events, while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.