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Substation

he Substation Integra is a true high performance mains conditioning and distribution solution for a complete system. It combines all the features found in our acclaimed flagship SubStation LC and HCtogether in one high quality chassis.

 

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A 20 Amp rated Neutrik latching input connector allows the 16A total capacity to be exploited with a suitable mains connection. The inlet is centrally positioned to minimise electrical and magnetic interaction between the two filter groups, which are individually protected by high quality magnetic circuit breakers.

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The Substation Integra has two individual filter sections. There are four low to medium current outlets optimised for source components, and two high current outlets optimised for power hungry components such as amplifiers. All are served by a high capacity ISOL-8 Axis circuit which blocks any performance degrading DC present on the mains. All outputs are surge and spike protected. A custom wound choke also filters any noise present on the safety earth wiring.

 

The four outlets optimised for source components each have their own dedicated Transmodal filter. This prevents noise generated from each component within the system degrading the performance of another, reducing noise cross contamination between components. This phenomenon is potentially as damaging to sound and picture quality as noise attack from outside the system.

The two high current outlets are optimised for current hungry loads such as power amplifiers. The very low series resistance Transmodal topology means that high peak currents are passed effortlessly without dynamic compression, whilst still being effectively filtered.

 

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The Substation Integra is engineered to provide a lifetime of reliable service. The beautifully crafted enclosure features a CNC engineered 10mm alloy front panel and aluminium lid. 

All outlets are protected against dust and dirt to IP54. Premium polypropylene capacitors, Mundorf OFC inductors and ISOL-8 custom wound chokes ensure superior performance.

Wiring is silver plated copper with PTFE insulation throughout.

With a little less current capacity and a lot less cost than its critically acclaimed LC and HC brethren, the Substation Integra provides a solid foundation for supplying high end systems with clean power. The comprehensive feature set and powerful, but dynamically transparent filter complement will ensure your system delivers its full potential every

time.

The SubStation LC, HC and Axis build on the substantial achievements of the Substation Vogue and Qube with a new semi modular format and DC blocking as standard. Standing alone or in combination for even greater performance; they form a flexible, effective solution to satisfy the most demanding audiophile.

Each unit provides a different function, so you can upgrade your power supply as your system evolves without costly trade-ins or compromising performance.

They all share the same outstanding UK made build quality with a five year guarantee. PTFE insulated silver plated wiring, premium quality components and connectors are standard. All versions have DC blocking, a custom earth line choke to suppress noise on the safety earth, and surge and spike protection for peace of mind. The substantial all alloy, non magnetic, half width case allows two units to be placed side by side on a standard equipment shelf.

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Click here to read the HiFi Choice Recommended reviewSubStation LC

The SubStation LC (Low current) is the foundation of the range, optimising power for your source components. 8 Amps is continuously available across the four outlets. Preceded by a high power DC blocking Axis circuit, each outlet has its own multistage Transmodal filter to suppress cross-contamination between components. The LC is constructed to last a lifetime with carefully auditioned premium components including OFC copper foil inductors. With the SubStation LC at heart of your system it will readily liberate performance lost to compromised mains power. It is our ultimate passive power conditioner for low to medium current loads.

 

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Click here to read the HiFi Choice Recommended reviewSubStation HC

The SubStation HC (High current) complements the LC, providing 16 Amps continuously across its two outlets for high peak current loads such as amplification.  A high capacity DC blocking Axis circuit is complemented by a massively constructed Transmodal filter. Using proprietary custom wound components, kilos of OFC copper foil and premium capacitors to keep series resistance low, the SubStation HC effortlessly tackles the very thorny problem of effectively cleaning a high current power supply without compromising dynamic performance.

 

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SubStation Axis

The SubStation Axis provides a more economical third option with the considerable benefits of DC blocking, but without multistage filtering. Where the mains waveform is not perfectly symmetrical in energy content a DC component will be present, this partially saturates the power supply’s mains transformer. This can lead to acoustic hum and reduced performance from connected equipment.  A high current version of the acclaimed ISOL-8 Axis circuit blocks any DC on the incoming mains. Four outlets supply a continuous current capability of 16A across the unit with a suitable mains connection. The SubStation Axis is eminently suitable for lifting the performance of all high end system components.

 

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Substation Integra

Number of available outlets: 6 (4 low/med current. 2 high current)
Type of outlets available: 13A British chassis sockets
European Schuko sockets
15A US socket
Mains Inlet: 20A latching Neutrik powerCON (cable not supplied)
Dimensions: 435 x 131 x 410mm (W x H x D) excluding connectors
Weight: 9.9 Kg (11.5kg boxed)
Construction: Steel chassis with black finish.
Silver Aluminium front panel and lid (Black optional)
Mains Voltage: 230VAC version for 220-240VAC
117VAC version for 100-127VAC
Maximum continuous Current:

6 Amps any one low/med power outlet
6 Amps across all low/med power outlets
16 Amps any one high power outlet
16 Amps across all high power outlets
16 Amps across all outlets

 

Protection: 2x rear panel circuit breaker

Substation LC, HC and Axis

Number of available outlets: 4 on LC and Axis
2 on HC
Type of outlets available: 13A UK, Schuko, 15A US
Power Input: Neutrik 20A powerCON (cable not supplied)
Dimensions: W: 232mm
H: 135mm
D: 420mm (excluding connectors)
Weight:   4.8 Kg (Axis)
  5.8 Kg (LC)
10.9 Kg (HC)
Construction: Aluminium chassis with Silver finish
Aluminium alloy panels (Black optional)
Mains Voltage: 230VAC version for 220-240VAC
117VAC version for 100-127VAC

Maximum continuous Current:

LC 8 Amps across any one power outlet
LC 8 Amps across all outlets

HC and Axis 16Amps across any one power outlet
HC and Axis 16Amps across all outlets

Protection: Rear panel circuit breaker