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QSOURCE Linear Power Supply

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.




Available Accessory:

STAND MOUNT

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.



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QSOURCE SPECIFICATIONS

AC Power Input:
Switchable 110/220 VAC 50/60 Hz
AC Fuse:
1.25A Time-Lag, Ceramic Body
DC Power Output:



For each variable output @ 19/24 VDC: 66 W
For each variable output @ 12 VDC: 20 W
For each variable output @ 9 VDC: 10 W
For all 5V outputs combined: 5 W
PSRR:
75 dB
Dimensions:
280 x 121 x 67mm (11in x 4.75in x 2.625in) w/ feet
Weight:
2.7kg (6lb)

 

QSOURCE DC CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:
Micro Mono-Filament Design, Shielded Twisted Pairs
Conductors:
2 x 22 AWG
Material:
Solid Core, Silver-plated, OFC
Termination:
LEMO to LEMO, LEMO to 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC connector, or LEMO to 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC connector

 

PREMIUM QSOURCE DC CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:
Micro Mono-Filament Design, Shielded Twisted Pairs
Conductors:
2 x 18 AWG
Material:
Solid Core, Silver-plated, OFC
Termination:
LEMO to LEMO, LEMO to 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC connector, or LEMO to 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC connector
QSOURCE INPUT/OUTPUTS

INPUT:
Qv2 AC Distribution Input Connectors

OUTPUT:
Qv2 AC Distribution Output Connectors

AVAILABLE CONNECTORS

QKORE Connectors

MORE INFO

QSOURCE PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY CHART

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.

NORDOST QPOINT HARMONISERS AND QSOURCE POWER SUPPLY

"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+

NORDOST QRT QPOINT AND QRT QSOURCE — STRANGE BUT TRUE

"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 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

QSOURCE proper use instructions including placement, powering up, connecting devices, grounding, and more.

PREMIUM QSOURCE DC CABLE INFORMATION SHEET

Learn more about the Premium QSOURCE DC Cable upgrade

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