We are delighted to announce that the first official UK review, carried out by the editor for Hi-Fi+ magazine, was nothing short of stunning!
“Very highly recommended.”
The Aquarius replaces the GII Mini Sub, a highly acclaimed product that helped to establish the IsoTek brand way back in 2004, so the pressure was on to produce something truly special. The first-ever review of Aquarius, published in the current Awards edition of highly respected British audio journal Hi-Fi+, confirms that our hard work has paid off. The Editor, Alan Sircom, reviewed the unit himself, and chose not only to compare Aquarius to the same system using dirty mains, but also to make a direct comparison to the GII Mini Sub. He was astonished by what he heard.
“What we have is a sound that is fuller, seemingly louder and more dynamic, rising out of a quieter background,” wrote Alan. “All the things the Mini Sub did to music a few years ago... but more so.”
In memorable fashion, he continued: “Going back to the original is like going back to hamburger when you’ve dined on steak. Going back to the original mains is like eating the box the burger came in.” And his conclusion? “Very highly recommended.”
Aquarius Review In Hi-Fi+
If you were in Paris, October 2009, you could have visited the IsoTek in room, Saint-Germain des pres B at the SALON HAUTE FIDÉLITÉ, which was held at Marriott Hotel, Paris. The IsoTek team demonstrated the new Aquarius to a packed room of die hard music and audio lovers. The show opened its doors Saturday 17th to Paris’ keen local audiophile community as well as many foreign visitors. The Paris show not only featured the very latest innovations from the field of hi-end audio but also many musical indulgences available from various stands throughout the venue.
The show was run by Haute Fidélité magazine and covered many different media representatives throughout the weekend.
Salon Haute Fidelite October 2009
Aquarius replaces the GII Minisub, a product which we first brought to market in 2003, and updated to GII status in 2004. GII Minisub went on to win over 7 international audio awards and became a bench mark product to which other brands were compared. It goes without saying that Minisub was and is a great product, however Aquarius is a huge leap forwards in terms of performance and design. It truly demonstrates how serious our new EVO3 (evolution three) range of products will be. As IsoTek has done in the past we will do again in the future, and that is, redefine what one can expect from a high quality mains power conditioner.
It isn’t just the striking visual statement of Aquarius that signifies a new and exciting product. IsoTek’s electrical engineering team have created a true statement product at very attractive price point.
IsoTek Launch EVO3 Aquarius The GII Mini Sub Replacement
IsoTek attended Hong Kong’s largest audio event, the AV Show 2009 HK, on 7th–9th August. Situated in the prestigious Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong’s magnificent Victoria Harbour, the event boasted more than 26,000 visitors in a just three days. IsoTek conducted a series of seminars and live demonstrations to illustrate how clean power can make even the best systems sound even better!
Each demonstration was packed with 100–150 Asian audiophiles, all keen to understand and experience the effects of a properly filtered mains supply. It was also the first public demonstration of IsoTek’s new Aquarius power conditioning unit, in conjunction with the new Extreme high-current cable.
The IsoTek team would like to extend its thanks to Ernest Lau and all the staff of Tara Labs (Far East) Ltd – IsoTek’s distributor for Hong Kong and China – for facilitating such a first-rate display. Each year the show attracts an increasing number of international distributors and members of the press, and this year’s event was a tremendous success.
IsoTek's Keith Martin conducts another demonstration to a room containing more than 100 keen audiophiles
IsoTek is again sponsoring a recording by Leo Ku Kui-Kei, the renowned Hong Kong-based Cantopop and Mandopop singer, through Ernest Lau, technical consultant to this state-of-the-art recording. Leo Ku is especially renowned for his stunning falsetto, which earns him great respect within his musical field.
Contributors to the recording represent a ‘who's who’ of leading high-end audio manufacturers and technicians. IsoTek products were used to condition the power supply that was fed to all components in the recording and mixing chain, which included VTL tube amps and Tara Labs ‘The Zero’ interconnects.
Leo Ku: Strings Fever (24-bit 24ct Gold CD)
The M.O.C. in Munich once again hosts the High-End Show, Germany's well-known, popular and successful specialist trade fair, which sets the tone in Europe in the truest sense of the word.
Whether warmly glowing tubes or "cool" calculating signal processors, whether stylish turntables or silent-running hard disks - the High-End integrates all technologies that transport music, clean and unadulterated into your living room.
With High -End being such an important event it only seemed fitting that IsoTek should launch Aquarius the brand new EVO3 replacement for MiniSub. Aquarius will be available to order towards the end of August. IsoTek also chose the event to launch their brand new 2009 brochure, this features the full IsoTek range, including Aquarius.
Keith Martin Demonstrates IsoTek's Latest Product Aquarius
IsoTek has sponsoring the latest recording by Leo Ku Kui-Kei, the renowned Hong Kong-based Cantopop and Mandopop singer, through Ernest Lau, technical consultant to this state-of-the-art recording. Leo Ku is one of the few Canto pop artists who delivers beautiful falsetto and this earns him great respect. Co-produced by Mark Lui and Ernest Lau, Guitar Fever combines his vocals with passionate guitar instrumentals.
Contributors to the recording represent a ‘who's who’ of leading high-end audio manufacturers and technicians. IsoTek products have been used to condition the power supply fed to all components in the recording and mixing chain, which include VTL tube amps and Tara Labs ‘The Zero’ interconnects. All mastering work has been conducted in Doug Saxs’ legendary The Mastering Lab.
Guitar Fever Mastered Using IsoTek
The Park Inn Heathrow is one of the few hotels that is is committed to expansion. In 2007, it completed a new, multi-million pound conference centre, which includes a number of top-class business suites that are ideal for demonstrating high-end audio. The Park Inn enjoys a modern and spacious interior, which makes it extremely popular with visitors.
Once again IsoTek conducted a series of demonstrations, starting with their entry level Sirius, voted best power conditioner under £300 by Hi-Fi Choice in 2008 all the way up to the flag ship Titan.
"Giving customers an insight into IsoTek's multi-award winning IsoTek range is really critical." Commented Keith Martin IsoTek's principle founder. "Many customers are seriously amazed at how, through the use of IsoTek power conditioners a humble system can be transformed." He concluded.
London Hi-Fidelity Audio Show 2009
The Sound & Vision held at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol is the UK’s largest specialist hi-fi and home cinema show; this year’s event, held between 20th and 22nd February, featured 165 exhibiting brands and was attended by 10,000 audiophiles from around the United Kingdom and beyond.
True to style IsoTek conducted a series of live demonstrations giving an insight into the multi-award winning IsoTek range.
Pictured Keith Martin from IsoTek explaining the virtues clean power.
The Now Famous Bristol Sound & Vision IsoTek Demonstrations