QSOURCE LINEAR POWER SUPPLY
The QSOURCE is a fanless Linear Power Supply designed specifically for hi-fi audio applications. By providing a stable, clean output of DC power at select voltages, while maintaining extremely low noise levels, the QSOURCE enhances the audio imagery of a sound system by improving sonic articulation, heightening dynamics, and expanding the sound stage.
The QSOURCE uses a top-of-the-line transformer with a unique circuit design to convert AC to DC power while an internal QRT module removes electrical anomalies and noise artifacts from the line and smooths out the DC output, so that audio components are running on the highest quality DC power possible. From a sonic perspective, this clean power makes all the difference, providing excellent regulation, very low ripple, and outstanding transient response, allowing your components to achieve their peak performance.
While the QSOURCE was designed to enhance and power as many as four of Nordost’s new QPOINT Resonance Synchronizers, which manipulate electromechanical resonances in order to enhance the coherency and timing of components, it was conceived with versatility in mind. In addition to the four, 5V outputs designated for QPOINTs, the QSOURCE provides two outlets that can supply 9V, 12V, or 19V and 12V, 19V, or 24V respectively, which can be chosen to match the requirements of your electronics. To complete the transmission chain, Nordost has designed purpose-built QSOURCE DC Cables to fit the QPOINT and any other DC-run components in your system.
Whether using it in conjunction with the QPOINT, or as a standalone power supply for DC-dependent audio components, Nordost’s QSOURCE Linear Power Supply will bring new dimension to your sound system, allowing you to enjoy richer and more nuanced musical performances.
Use to easily support your QSOURCE unit with Nordost Sort Kones, mount it to the wall, or stabilize and lift it higher off of your floor or rack.
For each variable output @ 12 VDC: 20 W
For each variable output @ 9 VDC: 10 W
For all 5V outputs combined: 5 W
QSOURCE DC CABLE SPECIFICATIONS
PREMIUM QSOURCE DC CABLE SPECIFICATIONS
“I can honestly say that the QNet/QSource pairing transported me closer to my ultimate goal, which is to move closer to the source of artistic creation and the artists I love.”
– Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile
"To introduce intangibles like atmosphere and timbral finesse, along with tangibles like deep resolution and transparency out to the corners, you might consider the Nordost QSOURCE… the level of refinement the QSOURCE LPS brought exceeded my expectations; my quest for a Hi-End LPS ends here."
– Marshall Nack, Positive Feedback
View a list of some popular hifi components that can be powered with the QSOURCE and which voltage and cable connectors they are compatible with.
"The music sounds more ‘right’ and musicians sound more like they are playing together...you tend to notice an increased sense of dynamic freedom to the sound...”
– Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
"With the introduction of the QPOINTS, the orchestra really snapped into place. It was like a photo that went from blurry to sharp in the blink of an eye. It was a sheer pleasure to hear . . . What a revelation!”
– Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound
QSOURCE proper use instructions including placement, powering up, connecting devices, grounding, and more.
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