Mains Power Filter
The Alhambra is our top of the range power filter.
Input socket: Oyaide IEC320 with Palladium over Platinum plated contacts.
Outputs sockets: Vibex 2.0 micron Rhodium plated contacts or Cardas Rhodium plated IEC plug (for direct connection to the Granada)
Maximum Power Consumption: 10 Amperes @ 230V. / 15 Amperes @ 115V. (limited by IEC320 input socket)
Internal wiring: 20 Ampere OFC copper with PTFE sheathing.
Non- conductive and non-magnetic Krion chassis.
No metal screws are used in the construction of the Alhambra.
The Alhambra is run-in for a period of 96 hours at the factory before shipping. Maximum quality will be reached after about 500 hours use.
5 Years from date of purchase. Transferable.
The Alhambra can be connected to the mains permanently. However, we do recommend that you completely turn off and disconnect your system every 10 – 14 days. This includes the Alhambra, which should be unplugged from the wall socket and left for an hour or so before being reconnected to the mains power. This process ensures that your system dissipates waste energy that builds up within every component.
The Alhambra is not just a mains power filter, but also incorporates a very advanced energy control and dissipation system. The Alhambra's chassis is machined from solid pieces of Krion, a solid surface with excellent properties. This material has proven to be far superior to a solid aluminium chassis or any other metal case. The Alhambra employs individual damping for every component. This allows us to damp and control energy and avoid cross contamination to other components in the system. The Granada uses the latest high tech elastomers to dissipate residual mechanical energy caused by the mains power itself and vibration received through the air and the mains cables that supply the equipment. All this energy control helps to create the silence that is paramount for a system to work at maximum efficiency.
All components within the Alhambra are selected by ear for optimum quality. Precision laboratory equipment is far from adequate for component selection. Every Alhambra is measured after its initial running-in period to confirm that it complies to our specifications and then we listen to it in our reference system before sending it to the customer.
The Alhambra features the following kinds of power filtering:
E.M.I. / R.F.I. Filtering