AudioQuest (AQ) expands your capability to stop noise contamination and current compression with the Niagara 3000. The 3000 incorporates almost all of the technology that distinguishes the Niagara Series—AQ’s AC Ground-Noise Dissipation System, Transient Power Correction, wide-bandwidth Level-X linear filtering, and more—but at a more accessible price or $2999.95 (U.S.).
With rack-friendly dimensions (17.5 inches W x 3.45 inches H x 15.2 inches D; 24.9 lbs.) and 2-RU rack ears (included), the smaller Niagara 3000 is a high-performance, cost-effective option for two-channel and custom-install applications. It forgoes the 7000’s patented dielectric-biased symmetrical power isolation transformers; and, rather than the 90 amps peak current reserve available in the 5000 and 7000, the 3000 provides power amplifiers a current reservoir of over 55 amps peak (up to 25mS).
Finally, with a current capacity of 15 amps (RMS), the Niagara 3000 features two High-Current outlets and five Level-X linear filtered source AC outlets, whereas the larger Niagaras 5000 and 7000 offer four High-Current outlets and eight Level-X ultra-linear filtered outlets.
The Niagara 3000 does not ship with an AC power cable. For the best performance and proper Ground-Noise Dissipation, the company recommends AudioQuest AC Power cables (14AWG and larger: at minimum, NRG-Z3; ideally, Monsoon through Hurricane).
For more information, visit https://www.audioquest.com/ac-power/ac-power-conditioners/niagara-series.