Check out HiFi+ magazine for a complete review. I think it's issue #37. Go to www.hifiplus.com and look at back issues.
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I had a thor in house and compared it directly to the new audience adept response (whick had previously bested the likes of Shunyata, BPT, Equitech, Sound Applications, PS Audio, and many others). While I did prefer and buy the Adept Response, I think the Thor is clearly a conditioner to be reckoned with.
Why is the Adept Response excellent? Compared to the other conditioners I mentioned, in my system, the Adept Response was more resolving without being clinical, more dynamic which resulted in better PRAT, and it portrayed a soundstage without peer. With 12 outlets, it can power the biggest systems and it is the ONLY conditioner I have ever heard that makes every amp I have plugged into it sound better.
Brainwater - I listened to/thru the LineStage.
I have just replaced two PS Audio 600s with 2 THORs. If you are considering a line conditioner and have reasonably reliable power lines, this is the final word. No noise, no limiting, works with all components (including big power amps). Noise floor is virtually undetectable.
Note: For best results, at least the THOR should have a high end power cord (preferable something like the Nordost Valhalla or Brahma) to achieve best results. The good news is that with any decent power cord you get great results. Expensive but worth it.
Does any member have an idea of how the Thor filters the power? I went to Nordost's site and just read a bunch of nomenclature which meant nothing to me. I do know that the Adept Response filters with Auricaps across the outlets and on the AC input-similar to how Shunyata filters. Is it not likely that caps across the AC line will cause phase shift related distortion of the sine wave? Engineers out there please speak up.