Janine Elliot recently reviewed the Russ Andrews’ entry level Balanced Mains Unit which you can read all about here. Now Russ Andrews Accessories has BMU3000NewBackintroduced the New BMU3000 Balanced Mains Unit to provide 3kVA of power to hi-fi and home cinema systems.

Working on the same principle as balanced audio signals, where the audio signal is split into two halves – negative and positive, the BMU3000 splits the 230v mains signal into two separate 115v supplies. One is carried on the live and the other on the neutral and as each is a different polarity (negative or positive) the noise on one is cancelled out by the noise on the other. The result is said to be a 230v power supply that is free from extraneous noise and hence provides the connected equipment with a substantially cleaner mains supply.

The unit is equipped with twin 1500V SuperSilent transformer technology, which is “quieter in operation than conventional transformers”, to provide the total 3kVA of power. Five Russ Andrews UltraSocket mains outlets on the rear of the unit enable connection of the hi-fi or home cinema equipment directly to the unit – thereby acting as a mains extension as well as the balanced mains supply. Mains input is via a 16A IEC socket and is protected by use of a high quality two-pole (live and neutral) circuit breaker.

Russ Andrews, chairman of the company, says, “Balanced audio signals have long been acknowledged to provide a superior sound quality thanks to the noise cancelling characteristics of the design. It is for this tried and tested reason that such systems are used in professional recording studios and the reason why balanced mains is also often specified for these environments.” He continues, “By adding a balanced mains unit to a home set up, the performance benefits long understood by the professionals can be enjoyed at home. With a massive 3kVA of power even the largest of systems can be connected to the BMU3000 without fear of running out of power and the music or movie soundtrack can really shine through.”

Price is £3599


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