SurgeX. Rethink Power.

The “ZenWave Audio Edition” SurgeX will isolate your system from surges originating both inside and outside your home, most surges come from inside the home due to electric motors being switched on and off. Lightning within several miles of your home also cause surges. If you have whole-house surge protection the SurgeX is still a good idea to isolate your equipment from surges inside your home, as well as to filter noise as a result of using MOV based whole-house suppressors. The SurgeX does NOT use MOVs and does NOT dump surge energy to ground.

The SurgeX’s advanced EMI/RFI filter will provide a lower noise floor and a more relaxed presentation, removing harshness and distortion from emi/rfi contamination of the incoming AC power. It also provides inrush current limiting so amp turn-on will not flip the breaker or stress your gear. Finally, it will shut down your system in the even of over/under voltage conditions. The combination of features is comprehensive and unique in the hifi market.

The SurgeX has been tested in about 20 systems so far with VERY consistent results… it ALWAYS makes an improvement, but the degree of improvement is determined by the quality of your incoming AC power as well as the particular components making up your system. It was used in the Von Schweikert / Constellation room at RMAF 2014, which contributed to an award for best sound of show in the cost-no-object category given by The Absolute Sound magazine. In this show the incoming power was extremely polluted and the ZenWave SurgeX made a very noticeable improvement. The PL power cables (along with some of my other cables) will be used in a $800k system in the upcoming Munich HiFi show (2015). The SurgeX and PL power cables are not just a good value for the money, they are some of the highest performing pieces of gear you can get at any price with features and advantages that are unique to this product and unavailable anywhere else in a single unit.

I am offering 2 models of reconditioned and modified SurgeX power conditioners.The SurgeX SX-1120 and SEQ have the same functionality and sound quality. The SEQ offers more outlets to plug into, 14 vs 8 for the SX-1120, an LCD display on the front panel with a voltage readout and sequential startup/shutdown so the amp is turned on last and off first to avoid any turn on/off pops or clicks being amplified and sent to the speakers. The essential features of both the SX-1120 and SEQ are:

– Grade A-1-1 series mode surge elimination technology, this type of surge protection does not simply dump excess surge energy to ground, instead it is stored and released over time. It also does not use MOVs, which are responsible for creating electrical noise and also wear out over time.

– EMI/RFI filtering using SurgeX’s patented Impedance Tolerant technology.

– Inrush current limiting, keeps breakers from tripping and is easier on your amps.

– Under/Over voltage shutdown. If the supply voltage raises or drops below a predetermined threshold for a certain amount of time the SurgeX will shut down your system to prevent damage.

The SurgeX systems offered by ZenWave Audio are totally reconditioned and improved units that have been reclaimed from industrial applications. SurgeX is used primarily by industrial clients such as NASA, Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium and many more. They are current models with all the features a new SurgeX would have. During the reconditioning process the units are thoroughly tested and every electrolytic capacitor has been replaced and upgraded. The internal wire and connectors have been replaced and upgraded, and the receptacles have been upgraded according to customer’s needs and budget. The remote features have been deleted and one of two choices of IEC power inlets has been provided. Finally, the front panels have been (optionally) replaced to provide an aesthetic improvement over the stock screen-printed graphics. SurgeX is the cream of the crop for industrial power distribution, conditioning and surge elimination. I have reconditioned them to be suitable for use in high end home A/V systems and the results top any other power distribution system on the market regardless of price. The SurgeX technology and design is simply better, it’s patented and is not available in competing brands. Please visit SurgeX’s website for lots of additional information on their products: www.surgex.com

Please check out my forum for more information and reviews, including the sticky post near the top on power distribution and how power cables can be audible.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me.

ZenWave Audio LLC refurbished and modified SurgeX SX1120-RT Power Distibution System

Basic Level SX1120-RT

Includes one SurgeX SX1120-RT that has been used and refurbished using new and upgraded electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic and Nichicon. Used units are in good shape but may have minor scratches. A new front panel or re-finishing the entire chassis is optional.

Stock receptacles replaced by 3 (three) Furutech FPX(Cu) duplex receptacles, 1 stock receptacle will be reused. This gives you 6 outlets to plug into with upgraded receptacles and two stock outlets for non-critical applications. Furutech receptacles are mounted more securely vs stock using 3 fasteners per receptacle instead of one.

IEC inlet replaces remote function, standard IEC inlet is a 20 amp Schurter unit.

Internal wire connectors replaced by Furutech FT-210(G), about 16 of these are used!

Internal wire (tinned copper with pvc insulation) is replaced with silver plated copper with teflon insulation.

Footers: Sorbothane hemishperes are provided, experimentation with footers is encouraged as they make a substantial difference.

Power cable is a standard 12 gauge cable with a Schurter 20 amp IEC plug and Furutech FI-15(R) AC plug.
UPGRADES:

Receptacles: Additional FPX(Cu) receptacles are available for $70 each, adding 1 more is possible. You may also substitute a GTX(R) duplex receptacle for a FPX for $150 each, after 3 are substituted additional GTX receptacles are $220 each.

IEC inlet: Shurter may be replaced by Furutech FI-33(R) for $110.

Power Cable: Standard 12g cable may be replaced with ZenWave PL11 with Furutech FI-28 and FI-31 AC and IEC plugs for $800.

ZenWave PL11 Power Cable may be upgraded to Furutech FI-50M(R) and FI-52(R) AC and IEC plugs for an additional $325.

Front panel replaced by custom machined panel with no rack-mount ears, color/finish may be specified. I can make your SurgeX match your other components! Price is $75

Chassis (minus front panel) may be re-finished as well, price upon request

PRICE: Basic Level SurgeX SX1120 as described above is $950. This is close to the same price as a stock unit.

ZenWave Audio LLC refurbished and modified SurgeX SEQ Power Distibution System

Basic Level SEQ

Includes one SurgeX SEQ that has been used and refurbished using new and upgraded electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic and Nichicon.

Stock receptacles replaced by 4 (four) Furutech FPX(Cu) duplex receptacles, 3 stock receptacles will be reused. This gives you 8 outlets to plug into with upgraded receptacles and six stock outlets for non-critical applications. Furutech receptacles are mounted more securely vs stock using 3 fasteners per receptacle instead of one.

IEC inlet replaces remote function, standard IEC inlet is a 20 amp Schurter unit.

Internal wire connectors replaced by Furutech FT-210(G), about 20 of these are used!

Internal wire (tinned copper with pvc insulation) is replaced with silver plated copper with teflon insulation.

Footers: Sorbothane hemishperes and wood blocks provided.

Power cable is a standard 12 gauge cable with a Schurter 20 amp IEC plug and Furutech FI-15(R) AC plug.
UPGRADES:

Receptacles: Additional FPX(Cu) receptacles are available for $70 each, adding 3 more is possible. You may also substitute a GTX(R) duplex receptacle for a FPX for $150 each, after 4 are substituted additional GTX receptacles are $220 each.

IEC inlet: Shurter may be replaced by Furutech FI-33(R) for $110.

Power Cable: Standard 12g cable may be replaced with ZenWave PL11 with Furutech FI-28 and FI-31 AC and IEC plugs for $800.

Front panel replaced by custom panel with no rack-mount ears, color/finish may be specified. Price is to be determined, these will be custom milled with a CNC machine. I can make your SurgeX match your other components

PRICE: Basic Level SEQ is $1250. This is the same price as a stock SEQ

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