GIGAWATT PC-4 EVO+ is the flagship power conditioner model and regarded as one of the best and most advanced constructions of the world.
This is a reference device, designed to provide power High-End class audio and video devices. PC-4 EVO+ is the quintessence of many years of research and development of an uncompromised power conditioner. The PC-4 EVO+ is not only a very effective protection against interference and power surges coming from the power line, but it guarantees a significant improvement of the quality of sound and displayed picture of the devices connected to it.
The main differences to the PC-3 SE EVO+:
- Printed circuit boards with increased layer thickness
- Filters based on High-Flux cores
- Distribution rails made from silver plated, highly conductive copper (99,995%) with 45 mm2 cross-section
- Two-pole hydraulic-magnetic power switch from Carling Technologies
- Two-pole internal relay 6500W
- Proprietary capacitors with enhanced capacity
- Enhanced buffer compensation batteries
- Anti-overvoltage circuitry with enhanced efficiency
- PowerCon 32 A input power socket
- Twelve output sockets
- Ultra-rigid chassis made from non-magnetic stainless, austenitic steel
- Reference anti-vibration feet Rolling-Ball Isolation System
All internal elements of the conditioner were enclosed in an ultra-rigid, non-magnetic chassis made from stainless steel with austenitic structure.
To reduce the vibration passed onto the conditioner, its chassis was additionally damped with composite bitumen-polymer mat.
The whole is suspended on reference, anti-vibration feet equipped with an innovative solution – Rolling-Ball Isolation System. This is a design made from two parts (external and internal) made from solid aluminum, with two runs with balls in-between them. The role of the system is to minimize the amount of contact points between the foot, and then the conditioner, with the shelf it is put on, what translates into a significant reduction of mechanical vibration, which negatively impact the work of the internal elements of the conditioner degrading its sound. Another isolation element, on which the whole construction is supported, is the proprietary elastomer, 5mm thick.
The front panel of the conditioner is made from a thick slab of aviation grade aluminum. Its surfaced is brushed, after precision milling, and then anodized black or silver.
The PC-4 EVO+ has twelve, high quality proprietary power sockets GigaWatt, with large surface contacts. The brass contacts of the sockets were subdued to the process of technical silver plating without usage of intermediate metals, like copper or nickel, which could introduce an unfavorable serial resistance and a voltage loss. The increased surface of the contacts and the thick layer of silver guarantee good contact with the plug pins. The sockets were additionally cryogenically modified and de-magnetized.
In the central part of the front, there is an LED display indicating the voltage of the input current. The precise voltmeter is very resistant to distortion and measurement errors caused by upper harmonics, at the same time not generating any interference, which would impair the quality of the power filtered by the conditioner.
The voltmeter display is red as standard, but is available in green, blue or white on demand.
The conditioner is also equipped with an additional circuit signaling wrong connection to the power grid. Its action is indicated by a red LED on the back of the unit, which signals wrong polarity of the device or faulty grounding.