AudioQuest Niagara 7000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System Specifications

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Description: AC powerline conditioner with 12 AC outlets.
Dimensions: 17.5" (445mm) W by 5.24" (133mm) H by 17.2" (437mm) D. Weight: 81 lbs (37kg).
Price: $7995.
Manufacturer: AudioQuest, 2621 White Road, Irvine, CA 92614. Tel: (949) 585-0111. Web:

2621 White Road
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 585-0111

dalethorn's picture

I can relate to most of this, having owned NightHawks, DragonFlys, and JitterBugs. When I read about "giving the brain (or ears) a rest" between certain evaluations, I recognized that as something I do. Learning different techniques and when to employ them helps a person stay focused in critial evaluations. Just don't give up on the JitterBug yet - the effects aren't predictable unless you know exactly what's wrong in a simple system that justifies JitterBug use. On a laptop computer I got slightly more air and realism, but on an iPhone using the Oppo HA-2 DAC, it cleaned up some mud on the lower end of the scale.

kursten's picture

Audioquest and The Enthusiast Network seem to have a rather cozy relationship. I've never read a negative review of Audioquest products in any TEN publication. The fact that AQ has hired a Stereophile employee who continues to write for Stereophile reflects a revolving door that would not be permitted in honest journalism. I recently met with a man who owns a prominent acoustics company who informed me that he recently placed ads in Stereophile - right around the same time I read a glowing review of his products. I appreciate the detailed reviews, but expect more transparency and independence from the press.

John Atkinson's picture
kursten wrote:
The fact that AQ has hired a Stereophile employee who continues to write for Stereophile reflects a revolving door that would not be permitted in honest journalism.

Yes, Stephen Mejias was hired by AudioQuest 2 years ago, but no, he hasn't written for Stereophile since that time. So please put your conspiracy theories and your hearsay back in your pocket.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

skippyfree111's picture

So I've playing around with the 7000 for a few months and I would agree with Michael's evaluation of the product, but I don't believe he got the best out of it. Having owned excellent PLC's from Audience, Acoustic Revive, and Running Springs, I would say the 7000 may be the best of the bunch. However, you have to experiment with different power cords to make it truly sing. I have a dozen really good PC's here and keep switching them and trust me, they all sound different. To make the 7000 truly sing, try an Acrolink 7N-PC9500 plugged in to a dedicated outlet with the Furutech NCF wall outlet with the carbon fiber back plate and wall frame. Then you will hear bass slam and articulation that rivals anything out there, and makes my E-3 MK II's sound like Magico's and I'm not kidding.The soundstage expands and there is a musical resolution that is quite addicting. I only posted this to let you know that I got another 20-30% out of the 7000 by experimenting and it really paid of.

wineandwires's picture

Thanks for the review, and especially a comparison of the Shunyata vs. AudioQuest products.

Does the Niagara 7000 have a hum or any noise of its own from its active circuitry?

Am I correct that even with the reactive load of the Transient Power Correction Circuit switched off, the Niagara 7000 consumes 30 watts (on 120V service)?