Mains Multiplier 8+
'Star-wired' phase, neutral and earth for best performance
Group I with four unfiltered high current contacts
Group II with four individual Common Mode filtered contacts
Unique Ground-Bridge selector for external 'audio' earth connection
Clever indicator for proper mains connection
Protects all eight contacts by the Pulse Protector inside
IEC C20 input connector gives the freedom to use preferred power cord
What to expect?
An improvement in dynamics, a much better sound image and a lower hum level. The sound character of your audio system remains, fortunately.
By using the Mains Multiplier 8+ with integrated Pulse Protector your equipment has less trouble with electrical failures induced by distortion on your power network and it is better protected against damage through lightning impact nearby. A guarantee that lightning impacts will not damage your devices can not be given because the energy-content is too high.
Where to use?
Wherever you need to connect a maximum of 8 devices to the mains, the Mains Multiplier 8+ is the best choice. Of course you will have to use high performance power cords, else the multiplier will not perform at its best. It's a combination of factors; only if you use the multiplier in combination with high performance power cords you will achieve the maximum results for your audio system.
It is possible to use a Mains Multiplier 8+ as an ordinary multiple socket without high performance power cords, but this will not give you optimal results. Our advice is to upgrade to our Current Conductor cables, the result will be rewarding.
Our Mains Multipliers are not just regular multiple sockets but more works of art made with a precision CNC machine that shapes the forms out of POM-C. This high quality synthetic material combines superior electric isolation with low vibration properties. The Multipliers also have shock absorbing feet to suppress mechanical vibrations.
Wiring for phase, neutral and earth is connected by a star principle; every outlet has its own wiring towards the inlet. Peaks in the current or interference signals that appear on the contacts of one socket will have less effect on the other sockets.
An integrated ‘Pulse Protector’ prevents peaks and pulses to reach your audio equipment. For more information read about the Pulse Protector elsewhere on this site.
The type of the eight schuko sockets is chosen because of the high contact pressure, which is obvious when putting in or pulling out a power plug. More contact pressure and an excellent contact surface do create a low resistance value which is essential for great power distribution.
The results speak for themselves; optical as well as electrical.
Clever phase indicator
The Mains Multiplier 8+ has a very clever way to indicate that it is connected to the mains supply the right way. Two LEDs will show you if the Mains Multiplier 8+ has an input voltage, if earth connection is present and if the mains supply's phase is connected properly.
When the Mains Multiplier 8+ is connected the right way, you will see two green lights. If one light is off or one light is red, something is wrong with your connection. Have a look at the image for an explanation of the different indications.
Unique Ground-Bridge selector
The Mains Multiplier 8+ and Mains Multiplier 6+ have a special feature. This unique feature is called a ground bridge. It offers you the option to connect to an external earth instead of the earth from the wall socket which is shared with all other devices in your house. In most cases this external earth is a special copper electrode placed deep into the ground, outside your house, preferably it is used for your audio only.
With the Ground-Bridge placed between the black and the green connector the Mains Multiplier 8+ is connected to the wall socket earth. With the Ground-Bridge placed between both black connectors you can feed the external earth to the green connector on your Mains Multiplier 8+.
Wall socket earth selected
External earth selected
Common mode filters
The Mains Multiplier 8+ has two output groups.
Group I has four unfiltered outputs, they are wired directly to the mains input. You can connect heavy loads to this group, like high power amplifiers and heavy subwoofers.
Group II has four outputs, both have their own separate Common Mode (CM) filter. This group is meant to connect equipment like pre-amplifiers, digital surround processors, light to medium subwoofers, integrated amplifiers and light to medium power amplifiers.
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298(l) x 135(w) x 76(h) in mm