IsoTek V5 Titan - Power Distribution Mains Conditioner
The original Titan, when launched towards the end of 2004 set a new standard for high current power cleaning systems and went on to win Hi-Fi News power cleaning product of the year in 2005 along with numerous other international awards. The new V5 model offers an additional third output socket as well as a new ‘System Link’ output, allowing multiple IsoTek devices to be connected via a star earth referencing back to a single wall socket. The legendary Titan Direct Coupled© circuit is also taken to a new level with instant absolute power on tap through over 50% increased PCB copper-loading, moving closer to the ideal of zero Ohms. This vastly improves amperage and decrease resistance. The new circuit also offers twice the inductance with an 80% increase of current handling ability. Protection is also raised to 153’000A instantaneous and 75’000A continuous, it is the most robust surge protection system IsoTek has offered in this model.
IsoTek’s iconic Titan high current power cleaning system has been dramatically improved and boldly restyled. The V5 model is not only state of the art in its visual design, appearing hewn from a single block of aluminum but harness the latest technical innovations from a leading brand in the specialist field of power systems for audio and AV.
The V5 Titan is a dedicated high current power cleaning and distribution system delivering absolute power. The product measures 220mm in width, 350mm deep and 147mm high. It features 3 independent outlets each one with its own dedicated power cleaning network. Thus, Titan is three high current, low impedance power cleaning networks in a single half width chassis. Both Differential Mode and Common Mode noise are dramatically reduced. Cross contamination of connected components is also kept to a minimum due to the multiple power cleaning stages for each output socket. Most power filters join output sockets together, running each in series. This is an error as Differential Mode Noise created by your connected electronics will cross contaminate from one output socket to the next.
The electrical architecture and design of the V5 Titan is dramatically improved. PCB design and topology has been reworked and now offers over 50% improved amperage and decreased resistance. Unique critical (bespoke) components have better overall tolerances with improved inductance and current handling. The new circuit offers twice the inductance, with 80% increase in current leading to more open sound staging, micro dynamics and detail with more immediate timing. Dramatically improved Direct Current Resistance (DCR) has been applied throughout the design. Part of the IsoTek goal being to reduce DCR bringing performance closer to the zero Ohms ideal, V5 Titan is vastly improved compared to its predecessor.
These technological improvements result in the V5 Titan delivering absolute power, unrestricted current delivery within what the power company can supply, and regulations allow. Generally for power amplifiers or high wattage electronics IsoTek provides output which offers extremely low impedance and low DCR, this completely eliminates (within the concepts of power filtering) any possibility of current restriction and enhances dynamic range, the impedance of the chain back to the power station being far larger. When power is contaminated dynamic range is reduced. This is exact like the song of birds being drowned out by the pollution of traffic noise. It is not that the bird song wasn’t audible it was masked by unnecessary background interferences.
The IsoTek absolute power circuits offer greater perceived dynamics. The dynamic range in music being the relationship between the loudest and the quietest produced sound combined with a lowering of noise floor, power comparison or in other words dynamic range. To maintain high levels of amperage and extraordinary low levels of resistance across the PCB up to eight times the general standard of copper is used prior to pure silver plating.
Source component filters have a moderate amount of DCR to aid in the performance of increasing the electrical separation between connected loads. The circuit thus recognises the huge amounts of Differential Mode noise produced by connected equipment and acts to reduce and nullify Differential Mode cross contamination between the connected electronics.
The V5 design features an RCBO fusing system rated at 16A for the three high current power output sockets these deliver 3,680W at 230V or 1,840W at 115V.
This fusing system is a substantial upgrade over a standard ordinary fuse due to contact area. By shear virtue of its electrical function a standard fuse must have a very thin wire, this being also true of expensive audiophile grade gold plated versions. The IsoTek fusing system offers an increased contact area at least 1000 times better, and a connection which is consistently strong.
KERP© (Kirchhoff’s Equal Resistance Path) ensures equal resistance and equal power delivery to all outlets. The internal wiring is of the highest standard – ultra pure Ohno Continuous Cast copper solid core conductor strands with silver-plating offers low resistance and high amperage. A Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) helix is wound around the conductor before an extruded FEP dielectric protects the conductor and creates a Virtual Dielectric of Air dielectric (FDA). This construction gives unrivalled performance and gives the ultimate low resistance, high performance internal power delivery system. Furthermore, 153’000A of instantaneous protection is provided, safeguarding valuable equipment via IsoTek’s unique sequential and repeatable protection system.
The internal wiring of IsoTek products synergizes with the range of IsoTek power cables. One critical but overlooked area, is maintaining commonality of design and material properties though an audio wiring loom, be it signal carrying cables or your power cable network.
V5 Titan also contains a System Link outlet, this is designed to connect multiple units together, maintaining a stared earth reference, and preserving the need for multiple wall outlet sockets.
V5 Titan is high quality design yet highly functional and is an excellent upgrade for a complete audio system. IsoTek’s award winning Premier power cable is also included.
- Suitable for high current audio or AV systems
- RFI reduction 85dB (50 ohms standard), down to 5Hz
- Optimised power cleaning circuits effectively remove Common and Differential Mode mains noise
- 3 independent high current outlets for power amps, subwoofers, active loudspeakers (16A)
- Easy reset RCBO fusing system
- 153,500A instantaneous protection, 75,000 continuous
- Fully star-earthed network
- Solid core Ohno Continuous Cast copper silver-plated internal wiring with FEP virtual air dielectric
- System Link outlet for extending the outlets and maintaining a starred earth reference
- Supplied with IsoTek’s award winning EVO3 Premier Power Cable
- UK, EU, US, AU & CH outlets available
|NUMBER OF OUTLETS||3 + System Link|
|TYPE OF OUTLETS||UK, EU, US, AU & CH|
|MAINS INLET||16A IEC C20|
|MAINS VOLTAGE||100-240V / 50-60Hz|
|HIGH CURRENT - 230V||x3 (16A 3,680W total)|
|HIGH CURRENT - 115V||x3 (16A 1,840W total)|
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||220 x 147 x 350mm|
Awards & Reviews