Cleaner, clearer and much more natural sound that puts you far closer to the original performers, far closer to their performance – because QRT puts your system closer to the original signal.
We live in a world where radiated pollution, instability and interference undermine AC line quality, seriously affecting the performance of electronic systems. QRT provides a unique and uncompromised approach to the treatment of AC mains power in critical signal applications. Our proprietary, modular solution delivers proven, measurable results without the negative effects that limit the performance of more conventional approaches.
The quality of the electricity reaching your system is critical to its performance, with EMF noise and waveform distortion all undermining the performance of those expensive hi-fi components you’ve invested in. While conventional filters can limit the destructive impact of these problems, they impose their own associated performance costs, raising the source impedance and reducing the peak current capabilities of the AC line. These limitations cause their own readily audible or visible side effects, limiting musical dynamics and robbing images of depth and color.
There’s an old saying – that prevention is better than cure: unfortunately, if the scale of the problem is simply too vast to deal with properly, then “curing” it can cause more damage than it prevents. QRT’s modular approach treats the symptoms of poor AC line quality, rather than trying to correct what is a global situation – and it does it without limiting the voltage swing or altering the all-important source impedance of the AC supply. Which makes the job of your hi-fi’s power supplies much, much easier – and that’s what you hear from your system or see on your screen.
Use QRT products and you’ll experience a lower noise floor, greater clarity and separation and increased dynamic range, qualities that are just as apparent (and measurable) when it comes to the color, definition and detail on your AV display.
QBASE-MARK II Power Distribution:
The essence of the QBASE-Mark II concept is a straight-line AC distribution path, combined with star-earthed topology for connection to a clean ground. By eliminating any form of in-line filtering or active circuitry we maintain the lowest possible AC supply impedance, while a tiny lift in the earth impedance of all but one of the output sockets routes the signal grounds directly to the center of the star and the clean earth terminal. Clearly identified on the casework, this Primary Earth socket is at the center of your system’s performance, literally and metaphorically. It defines both the order in which you connect your components and also, their listening priority in your musical enjoyment, allowing you to further optimize the performance of your primary sources.
The sockets themselves are mounted on a customized frame plate and solidly constructed aluminum extrusion with machined end-caps that deliver a reassuring sense of substance. But the casework has far greater significance than that, the metal pieces and internal PCB (deliberately preferred to hard-wiring) constituting a single, mechanically tuned construction, designed specifically to enhance performance. Compare the musical performance of the QBASE-Mark II to the competition and you’ll hear just how effective this is.
Qx Power Purifiers:
Each QX unit contains an array of QRT field generators (two in the QX2, four in the twice as powerful QX4) that act to alleviate the impact of poor quality mains power on your sensitive electronics, limiting RFI and timing errors associated with the AC line. Place a Quantum QX unit at the heart of your system and you’ll hear a lower noise floor, greater dynamic range, more fluid musical expression and greater space and ambience. Or, to put it another way, QRT’s QX technology will move you closer, much closer, to the performances recorded on your discs. Results that you can hear, but results that can be also be measured (see www.quantumqrt.com). Unlike other AC conditioning devices, the QRT units won’t cramp dynamics or limit peak current. They just let you hear more of your music (and less of your system). Used in conjunction with the QBASE and Qv2, the Qx units provide the basis of a highly effective answer to the insidious influence of poor AC supplies on musical reproduction. And because of QRT’s modular approach to AC treatment, you can add additional units as you go along – they never become redundant. So the Qx4 delivers twice the musical benefit you get from a Qx2, while a second Qx4 will double it up again. Once you’ve got used to the sense of life and effortless musical flow that comes from having QRT technology in your system, you will want more – which is what makes the modular nature of the QRT products so appealing.
Qv2 AC Line Harmonizer:
The QVIBE Qv2 is designed to enhance the musical performance and picture quality of any audio or video system, delivering readily demonstrable benefits at an incredibly affordable price. It can be used as a “stand alone” product or to complement a full QRT system with a QBASE and Qx2 or Qx4. The Qv2 works directly on the AC line, introducing a carefully calculated range of pulsed frequencies, clocked from the original 50 or 60Hz waveform. The result is a drop in noise floor, with a commensurate increase in image depth, dimensionality and presence, significantly increasing the realism of both musical and visual performance.
Like other QRT products, the benefits are cumulative and Qv2s are even more impressive when used en masse. The compact, “plug-top” construction of the Qv2’s mechanically tuned high-tech housing allows it to be inserted into any free socket on your system’s AC line – although adding directly to a QBASE maximizes the benefits. Available in either US NEMA or Eu Schuko configurations, and compatible with 50/60Hz 100 – 240V supplies, standard adaptors can be used to employ the Qv2 in other markets. The Qv2 employs a mechanically tuned carbon fiber housing and high quality gold plated connection pins. It is built entirely in the USA and carries a two-year warranty.
QK1 AC Enhancer:
The QKOIL QK1 is a load resonating coil (LRC) which generates a passive electronic field that has a beneficial sonic effect on the AC current.
Like the QV2, The QKOIL provides a vital solution to the issues of AC quality and audio/video performance. But unlike the QVIBE, the new QK1 achieves this by using an LRC furnished with Nordost’s patented Micro Mono-Filament technology. Using our MMF technology in a loading application prevents time delay and distortion of the transmitted signal, making the AC current that much closer to the desired “distortionless condition”. The Sensory results: an improvement in the overtones and pacing of the music as well as a greater sharpness, depth and focus of visual qualities.
The QKOIL is the entry level product in the QRT range, a family of modular, non-intrusive innovations that deliver measurable sonic enhancements and provide power in the purist way. Like other QRT products, the benefits are cumulative and QK1s are even more impressive when applied collectively. It can be used as a “stand alone” product or to complement a full QRT system with a QBASE, QX2 or QX4 and especially the QV2.
The QK1 is housed in a mechanically tuned carbon-fiber body and equipped with either a US (NEMA) or Eu (Schuko) connector. It is compatible with voltages from 110V to 240V, and can be used with an AUS or UK adaptor if required. Plug the QKOIL into any spare socket on your system’s AC Line and experience first-hand the surprising yet indisputable effect it will have on you’re A/V components.
- Allows for greater musicality and improves tonal balance
- Increases clarity of imaging, including sharpness, depth and focus
- Lowers the noise floor
- Load resonating coil using patented Micro Mono-Filament technology
- Mechanically tuned carbon-fiber body • Gold plated NEMA or Schuko connector