We're sorry, but as of March 2020 this product has been discontinued. The good news is, we’ve updated, upgraded and have a new version called the Signature PowerBlock . Click here for to buy and more information
The PowerBlock is our no-compromise Hi-Fi and Home Cinema extension. It has eight sockets... in our opinion offers real improvements in sound and picture quality... will last a lifetime... and is a real talking point.
The standard PowerBlock features our well-regarded, high-performance SuperSockets. SuperSockets™ are the best performing standard sockets we have found, specially treated with DeoxIT™ contact enhancer to maintain their performance and keep them free of oxidation (we use a special jig to get at the internal contacts).
SuperSockets™ offer a good tight fit around plug pins for effecient contact and reduced impedance.
You can choose the type of wiring your block's sockets are connected internally with. As standard, the block is wired with Kimber’s TCX cable. TCX is a heavy gauge copper cable, of the same quality as the individual wires woven together in our PowerKords™ but capable of handling higher currents.
Choose copper/silver and four of the block's eight sockets are wired with Kimber's pure silver cabling for lower impedance and better bass performance. The other four sockets are wired with Kimber's TCX cabling.
Choose Silver and all eight sockets on the block (and the 16A outlet at the end of the block) are wired with silver.
PowerBlocks™ are fitted with our MegaClamp™ spike protection. We believe that spike activity on the mains supply can degrade the sound quality from your equipment (they can raise the background noise level in amplification circuits); remove them and in our opinion the sound is cleaner and clearer.
Our MegaClamp™ components were developed for use in the communications industry; we’ve found that they are the most effective way of absorbing spikes affecting your Hi-Fi or Home Cinema.
Each block is fitted with grounding terminal, to allow you to add an additional ground to your Hi-Fi system.
Grounding the metal casework on your system, by running an earth cable to an earth terminal such as fitted to the PowerBlock can bring real sonic benefits. Use in addition with an RF Router for even better results
Connecting to the mains supply
PowerBlocks™ are fitted with a 16A IEC socket which allows you to choose the grade and length of cable you need to connect it to the wall socket. We recommend you opt for either the PowerKord-300™ or PowerKord-500™ for this application.
When choosing your mains cable, make sure you select the version with the 16A (HC) IEC connector. Click here
to view PowerKords™.
Adding an extra block
PowerBlocks™ have a second 16A IEC outlet, effectively a 9th outlet at the other end of the case to allow you to daisy chain a second block to extend the number of sockets or to attach a mains filter. Contact us if you need a cable to do this.
Money Back Guarantee
Don't forget! We are so confident in the performance of this product that it is covered by our 60 Day Home Trial with Money Back Guarantee. Buy the product and if you're not completely satisfied, you can return it within 2 months for a refund. For full details click here.
SpecificationsMade from impact and fire resistant UL-90-V0 ABS
Eight high quality, inverted sockets
Internally wired with KIMBER KABLE
Earth terminal for attachment to RF Router
Internal MegaClamp™ for equipment protection from lightning and high voltage mains spikes
High current 16A IEC input socket to connect your choice of PowerKord™
L:327mm H:133mm W:135mm
And for your peace of mind...
PowerBlocks are made in UL-90-V0 ABS (a type of thermoplastic) which has been chosen specially for its sonic qualities (we’ve found that plastic extensions sound much better than metal extensions); durability; and the ability to resist shocks and high impacts. Additionally, the material is fire resistant and can be recycled.