AudioQuest Niagara 1000


Hey Audiophobes,

Anybody have any experience with the AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Power  LOW-Z POWER/NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM? I have one on loan and I am testing it out now. Unfortunately, I really can't effectively do an A/B comparison because all my power outlets and cords and not very accessible. Would appreciate any experience you all have with this product.

Thanks


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It's a great piece that worked so well I upgraded to the 5000. Results are probably very system and power quality dependant.
Just a FYI they have a new version coming at the same price.
https://www.audioquest.com/ac-power/ac-power-conditioners/niagara-series/niagara-1200


from the Audioquest website it looks like a newer model the Niagara 1200 is out. Different casework but I can't tell if any other changes. The price is the same.

I like the looks of the Niagara 1200 better than the 1000.  Sleeker and less bulky.  The 1000 is huge.  But you are correct, does it function the same. One would think that if it is label higher that is should be better.  It not like releasing the Niagara 800...
I have owned the Niagara 1000 for several years. My audio dealer recommended I try it given the many power spikes and very brief outages in our area.  I took it home to try and and bought it because it made almost as much of an improvement to sound quality as when I added my Ayre QB-9 DSD DAC.  The sound was “cleaner” - less background noise and more precise.  It is important to connect your amp or receiver to the high current outlet.  Also important to connect your DAC, pre-amp and computer or NAS, as well as your turntable. You need to make an effort to experiment with the order in which devices are connected as there are multiple banks of capacitors which is why AudioQuest recommends separating digital and analog eqipment in different banks.  The new 1200, which replaces the 1000, has a second high current outlet which is helpful if you own a powered subwoofer or multiple amps. 
I never had luck with these things...they've made the system sound different but also introduced "trolls".   Make sure you hear it in your own system...they don't work with my Ayre stuff.
I just bought one used on eBay. Should have it late next week.

ozzy
Thanks Ozzy - let me/us know what you think.
@ozzy 

How is your Niagara 1200 working out in your system?
I liked it so much I bought a Niagara 7000! I’m using the 7000 on all of my audio equipment. Also bought a Hurricane PC for it.

I am using the 1000 on my video equipment. My Denon surround processor/amp really improved being plugged into the Hi-current tap. 

I have 3 dedicated lines, the 2 Audioquest products are each on there own line. The 3rd line is used with my subwoofers (6 units).

ozzy
I have the Niagara 1200 on order.  Paid for it in November, and now I hear the delivery is delayed till April. Not sure what the hold-up is.
@ sameyers1

I'm clueless as to why it would benefit a turntable to be plugged into the 1000, but I'd like to find out.  It seems like my turntable motor just rotates the platter. 
Clean power to a turntable motor can have a significant effect on rhythmic stability, pace and overall clarity. Even upgrading the power cords to the PSU for my table is very audible. See also how manufacturers like Brinkmann offer multiple options on the power supplies for their tables. So not at all surprised in this having a positive benefit
hope you guys who ordered the Niagara 1200 will post comments on it's performance.
I will do that when it FINALLY arrives.  Supposed to come in March, now I am heading it is scheduled for April. 
I tried one of their new budget PowerQuests, which just came out earlier this year, and it had a major defect (a deep cut in the power cord) so I sent it back. I wonder if quality control issues with those budget products has prompted AudioQuest to delay the Niagara 1200 to do some REAL quality control on them before shipping? For a thousand bucks they had better be perfect!
Folks,

Just got the Niagara 1200 and have listened to it on my system for an hour or so. I am running two monoblocked McIntosh MC275 VI amps/MC 2600 pre-amp/Roksan TT into Wilson Watt/Puppy speakers. 

The difference in sound is quite notable. Cleaned up the midrange and gives a greater depth to the soundstage. 

The additional high current input makes this a good buy. For the money, it makes enough of a difference that the purchase is a rather inexpensive way to improve the sound quality.

Caveat - This will have a different impact on every system so see if you can audition a loaner if you have any doubts.
Where did you buy your 1200?  I was told they  are not available until mid June. 
I just ordered one from MD - they say no stock till end of June.  



I ordered the Niagara 1200 back in Feb from MD, got it two weeks ago.  I must have been early on their waiting list.  Solid unit with good heft, it's physically big, I have it on its end.  Everything is tightened up, more punch.  Recommended, and not too expensive.