IsoTek EVO3 Genesis Power Conditioner
The IsoTek EVO3 Genesis Power Conditioner is distinctly different. Unlike existing mains regenerators, it builds a completely new sine wave within two identical, independent generation cells. An extremely low distortion, synchronous sine wave generator creates a fully optimised signal inside each cell, which is amplified by a 300W generation engine running in Class A/B and fed to a high-quality output transformer with copper foil between the primary and secondary output, thus preventing distortion and noise passing through the unit. When both cells are combined, the result is 600W of continuous, newly generated power.
“I was blown away… as the results show (Hi-Fi News Lab Report), overall distortion from the EVO3 Genesis is less than a twentieth of that from the mains supply. This, by any measure, is an excellent result. There’s no doubt that the Genesis can elicit a marked improvement in sound quality” – Hi-Fi News Magazine
“A statement product that shows what is possible, setting the standards in mains synthesis… The IsoTek Genesis enables you to hear – really hear – your hi-fi system, possibly for the very first time” – Hi-Fi World Magazine
“I tried the Genesis on all the source products that came through the listening room and in every instance it allowed them to produce significantly superior results… you really don’t know what any component is capable of if you are just plugging it into the wall.” – Hi-Fi+ Magazine
- Suitable for audio or AV source components
- Full mains sine wave generation system
- Removes Common and Differential Mode mains noise
- Regenerates a new low 0.03% total harmonic distortion sine wave
- 2 class A/B 300W mono block power amplifiers combined with an ultra low synchronous sine wave generation system totally rebuild and output 600W of low 0.03% total harmonic distortion new mains sine wave
- Turn on and turn off each cell independently
- Stabilizes voltage to 230V or 115V +/- 1%
- Unique ISIS© isolation system eliminates resonance
- Solid core Ohno Continuous Cast copper silver-plated internal output wiring with FEP virtual air dielectric
- Supplied with IsoTek EVO3 PREMIER POWER CABLE
- UK, EU, US, AU & CH outlets available
A critical part of the process
IsoTek’s unique synchronous sine wave system is a critical part of the process, which replicates the frequency with zero variation so as not to create destructive harmonic distortions (beat frequencies) between the incoming mains supply and the generated electricity. In addition to eliminating distortion and producing an ultra-stable sine wave, the Genesis also controls mains voltage, ensuring the output voltage is maintained at 230V +/- 2%. By way of comparison, the European standard is 230V +/- 10%.
The end result is an extremely precise and consistent 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz) mains sine wave with vanishingly low levels of distortion, independent of the input quality of the power line. Whatever the level of distortion of the incoming mains supply, the EVO3 Genesis delivers exceptionally low THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of between 0.05% and 0.17% with typical loads, remaining well below 0.3% with even the most complex loads.
The EVO3 Genesis was born from a desire to make a more effective mains generative component, as Keith Martin, IsoTek’s founder and managing director, explains: “We looked at existing regeneration systems and thought ‘we can build something better’; six years of extensive R&D later and this is the result. We call the Genesis a dual-cell mains sine wave generator, rather than a regenerator, to emphasise the unique way in which it operates – using two 300W generation engines to create a fully optimised mains sine wave from scratch. No other device delivers such ultra-low levels of distortion with such unerring consistency, and the resultant uplift in sound quality is remarkable: clearer, smoother and better defined, more open, dynamic and engaging.”
The EVO3 Genesis is optimised for front-end components – source components and preamplifiers – because they are Class A devices and use almost constant current regardless of the music being reproduced.
Four high-quality outlets are provided, each one fully isolated; no two outputs are connected together, thus eliminating differential mains noise created by cross-contamination between the connected audio components. At the front of the unit, a bright, clear OLED display shows input/output voltage, input/output THD, power consumption of the connected audio equipment and the power status of the generation engines.
In addition to the exceptional sonic benefits delivered to every connected component, the EVO3 Genesis delivers complete and unlimited surge protection, spike protection and over-voltage protection for valuable audio equipment. No disturbance to the incoming mains supply will be transmitted to the output sockets.
The EVO3 Genesis joins the EVO3 Super Titan – the world’s most powerful mains conditioner – at the vanguard of IsoTek’s flagship Ultimate Series. While the former is perfect for front-end components, the latter’s huge current delivery is ideal for big, current-hungry power amplifiers. Together, they form a unique, and uniquely effective, mains optimisation system – a new benchmark in clean power for the world’s finest audio-, audio-video and network component based systems, resulting in terrifically enhanced performance.
The EVO3 Genesis incorporates two identical, fully independent generation cells, each one delivering up to 300W of fully optimised power to either one or two connected audio components (600W combined, delivered to the unit’s four outlets). There are a number of advantages to this dual-cell approach. In terms of performance, the benefit can be compared to that of utilising a multi-core processor in a computer – the workload is shared, resulting in more efficient and effective operation, which in the case of the EVO3 Genesis leads to lower signal distortion. In addition, the twin generation cells are entirely isolated from each other, reducing cross-contamination between components. Plus, if the audio components connected to one of the cells are not currently in use, that cell can be powered down independently, thus reducing energy consumption.
Fashioned from aluminium, EVO3 Genesis rigid outer casing is cradled in a specially developed support structure called ISIS© (Independent System Isolation Support). The main unit is point-clamped between two panels at the top and bottom, each of which is formed of a special resonance-damping material sandwiched between two ultra-dense plates, with the overall structure supported by four substantial aluminium pillars.
ISIS© was developed in conjunction with Kurt Olbert, the founder of Clearlight Audio and an acknowledged expert in developing proprietary materials for audio applications. Its purpose is two-fold. First, it reduces the effect of airborne vibration and microphony, as well as subsonic vibration and resonance in the device itself, which are detrimental to the performance of electronics. Second, its shape, strength and resonance-damping abilities provide a perfect platform on which to place other components, its stackable design saving space when using more than one IsoTek unit.
EVO3 Genesis measures 500mm in width, 500mm deep and 300mm high. At the rear are four independent output sockets.
Genesis is the ultimate upgrade for any ultra high-end audio system improving sound stage, detailed three dimensional imaging, micro-dynamics, control and a sense of extended frequency range and openness. IsoTek’s award winning Premier power cable is also included.
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.
|Number of outlets
|Outlets 1-4 (sine wave generation)
|Between 0.05% and 0.17% (typical)
|+85dB extending down to zero Hz
|230V or 110V +/- 1%
|16A IEC C20
|500 x 300 x 500mm (W x H x D)