“Stereophile’s policy of changing only one component at a time so that you know what’s responsible for the changes you hear is undoubtedly a good idea. Sometimes, though, things just don’t work out that way, because reviewer systems and rooms are in a constant state of flux. Just as the S 1000 was settling in, a local contractor and friends found time to help me install A/V RoomService Poly-Flex Diffuser panels and some homemade slap-echo treatment. After these adjustments, I heard vastly improved image specificity and detail retrieval, smoothed rough edges on high-frequency sounds,and clarified soundstage boundaries and depth. As I listened to Strauss’s Alpine Symphony and other works on our recent Recording of the Month, conductor Andris Nelsons’s Richard Strauss
box set (24/96 WAV, DG 486 2049), even the softest instrumental lines were easily discernible amidst 90 instruments blasting away.
computer controlled lithium-iron-phosphate battery array (LiFePO4) for long life
Nominal battery voltage:
Input voltage range:
100 – 130 Vac or 200 – 245 Vac
50 or 60 Hz (factory setting)
Input current adjusted:
8 Aac (factory setting)
< 15 ms (on grid to off grid)
100-130 Vac or 200 – 245 Vac (pure sine wave)
50 or 60 Hz +/- 0.05% (crystal controlled)
Continues output power
Output power 30 min.
Peak power 3 sec.
AC output receptacles:
8x US sockets
(4x Hubbell duplex Hospital spec. grade)
or 4x Schuko sockets
(Furutech High performance NCF)
41 kg / 90 lbs
Dimension (w x h x d):
48 x 22 x 47 cm / 19 x 9 x 19 inches