The new power optimization unit from Audiolab is designed typically simple, carrying only a smalll front display that shows the current mains voltage and can also be switched off. Six mains outputs are available on the rear, in the form of three-pin IEC sockets. Six corresponding cables for connecting devices as well as the mains cable are included with the device. In this way, Audiolab aims to circumvent compatibility problems with different mains plugs in different countries.
The DC Block 6 is said to filter both high-frequency interference signals – such as those emitted into the mains by switching power supplies of other devices, or those from telephones, Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices – as well as DC components in the mains. These DC components are usually very small, but they can drive power transformers into saturation and cause audible mechanical vibrations.
With its enclosure width of 44 centimeters, the DC Block 6 fits perfectly with Audiolab's other components. It is available immediately for €400 in Germany.