Mayfield Mastering Chooses Torus to Power and Protect High-End Monitor System in  World-Famous Studio

Mayfield Mastering Chooses Torus to Power and Protect High-End Monitor System in World-Famous Studio

Torus Power RM 45 BAL isolation transformer helps mastering facility deliver pristine, consistent sound to top recording artists while protecting the studio’s investment in high-end equipment.

When John Mayfield, owner and founder of Nashville-based Mayfield Mastering, became one of the first studio engineers in the world to install the MB3-XBD-A 3-way active main monitor system from PMC, he knew he had to protect his investment. On the recommendation of PMC USA’s President of Sales and Marketing Maurice Patist, Mayfield turned to Torus Power to deliver the pristine sound quality these best-in-class speakers are capable of, as well as protect the system from the effects of harmful power events, including power spikes, surges, and lightning. 

“The PMC MB3 system retails for about $80,000 and is designed to deliver clear and transparent sound, so you want to make sure that every component involved in the system is perfect,” says Mayfield. “Just as you wouldn’t buy a house without homeowners’ insurance, you can’t put this system in without some kind of protection—and it’s got to be the best protection you can buy.”

Patist connected Mayfield with legendary technical engineer Arthur Kelm—CEO of Ground One AV consulting group and VP of Engineering for Capitol Studios—who spent some time listening to the finely tuned room before helping Mayfield select the right Torus Power unit for the application.

Kelm suggested the Torus Power RM 45 BAL to power and protect the integrated Class-D amplifiers that are part of the MB3 active system. Working closely with the studio’s electrician, Kelm recommended running a fresh 240-volt feed off the breaker box, through the RM 45 BAL, and feeding that directly into the amplifiers for clean, uninterrupted power.

Mayfield, a first-time Torus Power user, says he’s been impressed with the consistent performance the RM 45 delivers. “I put an analog voltmeter on the unit, and it has been sitting at 125 volts. It hasn’t moved one iota since the day we put it in.”

Just In Case Lightning Strikes Twice

The RM 45 features Torus Power’s proprietary Narrow Bandwidth Technology (NBT) for noise filtering, high instantaneous current capability, and toroidal isolation to deliver pure, isolated power regardless of line conditions. It also provides superior protection against power surges and lightning. This last feature was critical in Mayfield’s selection of a Torus Power unit as the building that houses the studio experienced a devastating lightning strike 10 years ago. The resulting power surge destroyed two amplifiers and several other electronic components. “I don’t ever want to be involved in that kind of experience again,” Mayfield says.

Although the studio’s equipment is protected, monetarily, by an insurance policy, building the custom PMC units for replacement and having them shipped from England could take months, potentially sending Mayfield’s business to its knees. With a constant flow of big-name recording artists relying on the technology and talent within the Mayfield Mastering studio, the facility simply could not be out of service for any period of time.

“If lightning were to strike and take the system out, again, it would be devastating,” says Mayfield. “The Torus Power unit ensures that’s never going to happen to me again. I can sleep at night now.”

Clean, Consistent Mastering Every Time

While the initial impetus for the upgrade revolved around protecting Mayfield’s significant investment in the PMC system, he also sought to preserve the integrity of the masters created in his highly respected studio.

Mayfield Mastering works with hundreds of hours of recordings on a given day. Any system inconsistencies could affect the final product, coloring the master mix in a way that diminishes the original recording. “The Torus Power RM 45 BAL unit ensures that the PMC amplifiers are fed with the purest power money can buy. Thus ensuring their optimum performance day after day. That’s the consistency I need,” says Mayfield. “I built the room in 2003, and it has never sounded better. I don’t know of any system that’s better at this point.”

With a room that already sounded “incredible,” as Mayfield described it, he wasn’t sure that any improvement was possible, let alone expecting to hear a tangible improvement in the sound quality. When the Torus Power RM 45 BAL was installed, Mayfield was surprised and pleased to hear the difference, particularly a tighter bottom end. “When you get to this level, you can only make improvements in small and expensive steps,” he says. “I’ve finally got the perfect studio.”

The Right Components Make Work More Fun
John Mayfield has been in the audio industry since 1974 as a recording and mix engineer. He started Mayfield Mastering in 1996, thinking that focusing on the mastering end of the business would allow him to work fewer hours.

While that hasn’t been the case, he’s not complaining about the long days. In fact, he seems to be having more fun than ever with his state-of-the-art monitoring system protected and perfected by Torus Power.

The industry veteran has almost childlike joy in his voice when he concludes, “I’ve got the best system that technology and the industry can provide—and it’s just so much fun to work!”

To learn more about Torus Power visit www.toruspower.com and follow @TorusPower on Twitter and Facebook.

The Road to ISE: Torus Powers Ahead with POWERBLOCK

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ISE 2018 brings together global AV integrators, influencers, and stakeholders for an exciting four-day tradeshow and conference. This year, more than 75,000 visitors are expected in Amsterdam and everyone is looking for new solutions that solve problems and deliver value. In this Q&A with Torus Power COO and president, Kevin Main, we learn what Torus Power has on deck for the residential and commercial sectors.

Q&A with Kevin Main, president & Chief Operating Office, Torus Power Inc.

Q: Why ISE?
ISE has become a key part of the international sales strategy for Torus Power for several reasons. As a combined show for residential and commercial integrators and distributors, ISE provides a great opportunity for us to meet with our customers and prospects from both market segments in one location. Amsterdam is also a popular location for the show, and many international distributors attend ISE. It used to be that CES in Las Vegas was the key show for us to conduct international sales meetings every year, but that has changed. ISE has replaced CES for Torus Power as our annual meeting place for international customers. Since the show speaks to both the residential and commercial segments, it allows us to display a wider variety of products. This year, for example, we will be showing products ranging from our new POWERBLOCK series designed for small high-performance systems all the way up to our large wall mount power isolation solutions that are designed for larger residential and commercial projects.

Q: What will you focus on at the show?
We are focused on two key objectives at ISE…

1.  launching our new POWERBLOCK product series. The PB series is a smaller version of our toroidal isolation technology that will be used in small hi-fi and audio/video systems, and these products will also be used to isolate audio and video components to deliver the ultimate listening and viewing experience. We will be introducing four new models in this series at ISE

2.  For the first time at an international show, we will be showing our Torus Power Wall Mount series. The Wall Mount series is a large isolation transformer that is designed to be used as an electrical sub-panel to power large audio/video systems and studios that require isolated power to multiple locations for equipment. This is a very popular product series for us in North America, and we are looking forward to a similar response to this product line from our international customers.

Q: What about your solutions is notable for technology managers?  
Our technology has taken more than a decade of engineering and development work. Every product that Torus Power makes uses a custom designed toroidal isolation transformer to provide the ultimate power foundation for audio, video, and control systems. Our products provide three significant benefits…

1. Performance: Torus Power units isolate the audio video components for the environment and provide a clean power foundation. This means a lower noise floor and more dynamic capabilities for the connected system.

2. Protection: Rather than using a single point of protection, Torus Power uses multiple layers of protection for sensitive electronic equipment. We start with a magnetically isolated power delivery system and then add Series Mode Surge Suppression and options like Automatic Voltage Regulation and commercial grade Transient Voltage Surge Suppression modules.

3. Reliability: Sensitive electronic components and microprocessors need the right power foundation to operate reliably over a long period of time. Bad power can cause systems to respond slowly, freeze, or even fail. Torus Power isolation transformers make Audio/Video and control systems more reliable.

Q: Any advice for first-time ISE attendees?
ISE is a large show that includes training and development programs, and the latest technology from leading manufacturers in the commercial and custom audio video space. Be sure to take enough time to see the show and take advantage of the learning opportunities that are available. And don’t forget to enjoy Amsterdam…It is a great city!

Torus Power Presents Power Management and Conditioning Course at ISE 2018

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Torus Power Presents Power Management and Conditioning Course at ISE 2018

Gain a better understanding of proper power conditioning in order to deliver clean, stable power to AV systems for improved sound clarity and image fidelity

Toronto, ON, Canada (January 2018) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components, together with Erdmann Electric, Inc. Springville, UT-based electrical contractor, presents a CEDIA training session on power management and power conditioning at ISE 2018.

The 90-minute course, Power Management and Conditioning, will take place Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 11:30 AM (Local Time) in room D202 of the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Taught by Ken Erdmann of Erdmann Electric and Torus Power CEO and President Kevin Main, the Power Management and Conditioning class will give home technology professionals and other AV integrators a better understanding of proper power conditioning for electronic systems, the causes of electrical noise and surges, and essential grounding requirements for any size system.

Attendees will leave with practical knowledge and actionable insights, as they explore real-life scenarios requiring examination and resolution under the guidance of exemplary industry experts.

Learn How to Apply Effective Power Products in Any Installation
The course will cover the appropriate methods of effective power conditioning, as well as how to handle phase and polarity issues. Attendees will learn how to implement grounding requirements pertinent to voltage regulators, surge protectors, and uninterrupted power supplies. They will learn the difference between power conditioning and power isolation, and the equipment requirements for each.

Become a Pro in Power Management, Troubleshooting, and More
At the end of the course, students should be able to diagnose the sources of electrical noise and surges in circuits, determine the reasons for power quality issues, such as over/under voltages, brownouts, spikes and sags, and demonstrate the use of code-approved power conditioning methods in any size application.

Understand Power to Improve the Quality of Today’s High Resolution AV Systems
“Clean power is essential to achieving the highest quality sound and video from today’s systems. Yet, it’s an often-misunderstood topic,” says Torus Power President and CEO Kevin Main. “This course will teach integrators how to troubleshoot power problems and apply the appropriate, code-approved power management methods to enhance the overall reliability and performance quality of the systems they install.”

Embrace Education at ISE 2018
ISE 2018 attendees who purchase a CEDIA ALL ACCESS pass or a SUPERPASS can attend this, and any other CEDIA courses, as part of their admission price. Participants can receive CEU credits for attending.

Reserve your space today to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Learn More at ISE 2018
To experience the Torus Power difference firsthand or to learn more about the proper application and execution of toroidal power isolation technologies, the industry standard for clean power for superior audio/video performance, remember to visit the Torus Power team in the AV EMEA stand, #1-Q115, during ISE 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands, from February 6 – 9, 2018.

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

Media Contact
For interviews, editorial appointments, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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

Torus Power Targets Mid-Range Market with New POWERBLOCK Isolation Transformers

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Torus Power Targets Mid-Range Market with New POWERBLOCK Isolation Transformers

New POWERBLOCK lineup preview at ISE 2018 showcases benefits of toroidal isolation power conditioning and management

Toronto, ON, Canada (January 30, 2018) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, will unveil an entirely new product line at ISE 2018 booth February 6 – 9, 2018 in the RAI Amsterdam. With the introduction of POWERBLOCK (PB Series) toroidal isolation transformers with compact footprints and rugged construction, Torus Power brings its unrivaled performance and protection to a new market of home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles.

A differentiated mid-range line to accommodate smaller AV systems and the need to isolate high-performance source equipment, Torus Power brings the benefits of toroidal isolation to any home theater or two-channel audio system where the owner is seeking clean power to enhance audio and video performance.

Torus Power products magnetically isolate equipment from dirty AC power to dramatically reduce the noise floor, enhance the dynamic range, and improve the soundstage and headroom to elevate the audio experience. In high-end video systems, power isolation increases clarity, creating brighter colors and blacker blacks.

Also, Torus Power toroidal isolation transformers protect systems from the effects of power surges and spikes that can damage delicate AV equipment.

Isolated Components Deliver Superior Audio and Video Quality and Protection
The new POWERBLOCK PB 4 CE for the European market and the POWERBLOCK PB 4 515R, which will be available in Southeast Asia, isolate outlet pairs to separate source components from power components for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio video experience.

PB 4 CE and PB 4 515R models are designed for 50 Hz markets using 220V – 240V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs., making them easy to fit in any home system.

Every Project Deserves Quality Sound and Video
For smaller applications where it’s only necessary to protect a few source components, speakers, a TV, or a projector, the PB 2 CE and PB 2 515R offer 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 their slightly larger counterparts, the PB 2 CE and PB 2 515R operate at 50 to 60 Hz with an input voltage between 220V – 240V, and weigh just 25 lbs. each.

Protecting AV Investments
High-end projects demand the ultimate in power protection. But even smaller systems represent a significant investment to their owners. The introduction of the POWERBLOCK series makes it possible to power and protect any size system with Torus Power’s proprietary technology.

“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 Torus Power COO and President Kevin 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 ISE 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 the AV EMEA stand, #1-Q115, during ISE 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands, from February 6 – 9, 2018.

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, editorial appointments, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power Showcases Full Lineup of Isolation Transformers to Power and Protect AV Systems

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Torus Power Demonstrates Full Line of Toroidal Isolation Transformers for Superior Audio/Video Quality at ISE 2018

Designed to deliver clean, steady power, Torus Power isolation transformers come in sizes for any application

Toronto, ON, Canada (January 2018) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components, will showcase a comprehensive line-up of toroidal isolation transformers at ISE 2018, taking place February 6 – 9, 2018 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Built in a variety of configurations to accommodate the needs of two-channel audio systems, professional recording studios, and large-scale commercial AV applications, Torus’ toroidal isolation transformers power, protect, and provide a stable platform for AV systems to achieve their highest possible 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.

Today’s AV Systems Need Clean, Consistent Power to Perform
Today’s high-resolution audio and video systems require Hi-Res Power, the industry standard for clean power, to deliver Hi-Res audio and video. Using technology such as Series Mode Surge Suppression and noise filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT), Torus Power products help today’s sophisticated audio-visual components deliver superior performance.

Variable grid conditions can adversely affect sound and image quality and shorten the life of AV equipment. Torus Power AVR units, including the AVR CE, AVR CE2, and TOT AVR, employ automatic voltage regulation to provide superior protection from voltage sags, surges, and brownouts.. AVR units keep connected equipment within the optimal operating range of 220 – 240 VAC +/-10V regardless of line voltage fluctuations.

Experience the Difference Hi-Res Power Makes at ISE ISE attendees can experience the difference clean power makes in a real-life setting at stand #5-R125. Torus Power will showcase the following isolation transformers:

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AVR CE / AVR2 CE – Stacked with features, including Ethernet control and IP addressability for remote monitoring and management, the AVR CE and AVR2 CE isolation transformers enhance the performance of any AV system, while protecting from surges, spikes, and brownouts that can be caused by a variable grid.

TOT AVR CE – The award-winning little brother to the AVR and AVR2, the TOT AVR CE delivers the same robust feature-set at a more affordable price. Housed in a compact, 2U chassis, the TOT AVR CE is rated at 4 amps and is designed for home theater and 2-channel audio systems.

RM-20 CE – Part of Torus Power’s popular RM series, the RM-20 CE delivers clean, isolated power for residential and commercial applications. With toroidal isolation, noise filtering, high instantaneous current capability, and lightning and surge protection, the RM-20 CE remains a top choice for those who want the best performance from their system.

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WM CE Series – The WM (Wall-mount) CE series comes in RM, AVR, and AVR2 configurations, offering toroidal isolation, surge suppression, cloud-based monitoring, and more. Easy to install, the unit feeds up to 8 racks, providing a source of clean, uninterrupted power for large installations or applications where finding rack-space is a challenge.

Learn More at ISE 2018
To experience the Torus Power difference firsthand or to learn more about Hi-Res Power, the industry standard for clean power for superior audio/video performance, visit the Torus Power team in the AV EMEA stand, #1-Q115, during ISE 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands, from February 6 – 9, 2018.
For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter @TorusPower 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, editorial appointments, or reviews, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power Signs New Rep Firms

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Torus Power Signs New Rep Firms

Paving the way for a strong 2018, Torus Power bolsters sales team with new rep firms 

Toronto, ON, Canada (November 2017) Torus Powermaker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power AV components, has announced the appointment of two new independent rep firms. Bolstering its presence across the U.S. as well as its commitment to providing U.S. dealers with effective, personalized service, Torus Power has signed Electronic Marketing Associates Inc. (EMA) of Kansas City, MO, and Specialty Sound and Vision of Montvale, NJ to represent the brand in their respective regions.

Torus Power Strengthens Service Across Midwest through EMA
Billed as much more than just a manufacturer rep firm, EMA serves as trusted consultants, designers, and advisors to technology professionals in the custom electronics space. EMA will serve Torus Power dealers in the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas (MINK) territory. Founded in 1972 by John Blando, EMA has a rich industry history of serving both retail and CI dealers. Torus Power joins such prestigious brands as Atlona, Core Brands LLC, McIntosh Group, Yamaha, and many more on the EMA line card.

Specialty Sound and Vision Serves Tri-State Area Dealers
Specialty Sound and Vision has a 20+ year history serving custom installers in the New York Metro area and is poised to assist Torus Power dealers across New York and New Jersey with not just product sales, but marketing services. Torus Power joins a robust line card of high performance, limited distribution brands including Leon Speakers, Wisdom Audio, and many others.

Powering Future Growth
These appointments come at the tail-end of a year marked by growth, expansion, and outreach for the Canada-based manufacturer of power products. With big plans for 2018 in the residential, pro audio, and commercial channels, Torus Power will kick off the New Year attending ISE in February. In June, Torus Power will attend InfoComm 2018 presented by AVIXA , where it will connect with commercial integrators requiring clean power for mission-critical applications in healthcare, recording studios, public auditoriums, educational facilities and anywhere else that the highest quality of audio/video reproduction matters. 

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

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