After much research and intense contemplation, audiophiles build component systems that they expect will reward them with sonic satisfaction. They may even choose a power conditioner and run dedicated power lines.
And yet like a fine sports car, the performance they ultimately receive will always be limited by the “fuel” they have access to. For audio (and video), that would be the electrical current.
While that is an easy concept to grasp, the impact of ADD-Powr technology may not be. Here is analogy borrowed from a common experience:
Star gazing in a big city is a hopeless pursuit. The ambient light and air-borne pollutants obscure most of the night time sky. Journey 60 miles into the countryside and everything changes. Now a black sky allows the stars and planets to appear closer with more sparkle and variety of color. In short time, the gazer becomes one with the cosmos.
This is precisely what ADD-Powr components do for audio reproduction. Black backgrounds are dynamically excited by vocal and instrumental sounds being fully expressed. The barrier and veil that once kept listeners from being one with the music is removed. This sensation is truly stunning.
ADD-Powr™ technology is Algorithm Digital Defined Power™. It is unique because it addresses the quality of electrical environments: Energy is added to electrical signals and systems. ADD-Powr™ products are electrical environment conditioners rather than AC power line conditioners.
ADD-Powr offers three approaches, algorithms, or programs to affect electrical environment tuning and harmonic resonance.
Welcome to a new energy reference - one based upon principles of resonance, the Fourier transform, and signal theory
ADD-Powr is in the business of creating harmonic resonance for consumer and professional electronics.
The ideas behind our AC Line Harmonic Resonators are based upon principles of the Fourier series, resonance, and electromagnetic field theory.
The ADD-Powr algorithm incorporates a low frequency complex signal of a specific oscillation pattern. Mathematically speaking, a periodic complex waveform such as a square wave can be expressed as a harmonic series summation of sine and cosine waves interacting in various time phase relationships. This was the discovery of Joseph Fourier (1768-1830), the revered French mathematician and physicist.
In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to vibrate with increasing amplitudes at some frequencies of excitation. These are known as the system's resonant frequencies. The resonator may have a fundamental frequency and any number of harmonics.
The Fourier transform decomposes a function or a signal, a function of time, into its constituent frequencies.
The Wizard and Sorcer designs use an amplifier to interface with the secondary of an AC power transformer and induce a small signal of varying amplitude onto the primary side. They also generate and propagate a small field of low frequency through a system of coil antennae. The Fourier harmonics contained in the signal act to resonate with the audio signals in the hi-fi system.
A complex wave "disturbance" rides along the AC line. Since it is a low frequency signal, it is not filtered away by power supplies, such as a/v component power supplies. Instead, it passes through the filter stages and becomes part of the DC reference supply voltage.
The Fourier transform concept can now be understood. The Fourier series contains the fundamental driving frequency and its constituent related frequencies or overtones. These are called harmonics.
Since the harmonics are sine and cosine waves of varying energy or weight (amplitude) and of varying time phases, it is the fundamental frequency that contains the most energy. As the frequency band is scaled upward, the harmonic series' energy or amplitude diminishes exponentially.
So what used to be a direct current / DC voltage reference, is now a direct current / DC voltage reference with harmonic sine waves. The reference has been modified significantly.
But what does that mean to the performance of an audio system?
When an audio signal (a complex function in time), with significant frequency information at around 100 Hz enters an amplifier stage, it will be processed/amplified as usual. But if the harmonic series that has been imposed upon the DC supply voltage also has a 100 Hz fundamental, then, we now have a condition of resonance at that exact instance.
So the input signal will resonate with the DC reference fundamental frequency.
There will be an increase in the overall energy or amplitude of the audio signal in the amplifier. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. harmonics scaled upwards (out to infinity) in frequency from this modified DC reference will also harmonically resonate. Finally, the audio signal emitting from the loudspeaker will reveal an increase in its integrity, or an increase of as much as 1 - 2 dB in energy.