“A high quality component ground conditioner”
Over the past years the team at Akiko has become very experienced in reducing the noise floor in the rendering chain. Noise pollution is an unwanted signal in the rendering chain, that affects all connected devices in your audio and video system. The ground in the power supply has a more complicated task than is generally assumed. It is often seen as a mere safety precaution and thus receives little attention. Nonetheless, the grounding also influences your devices. The potential of all connected devices differs and is influenced by the resistance in your cables and in the connectors in your meter cupboard. Similarly, the grounding has a variable energy level of itself as well. Akiko have noticed that a correctly applied grounding can have major influences on the sound and image quality.
The Ground Conditioner Castello operates independently and is therefore not influenced by other electrical equipment in your house. The compact unit is passive and forms a zero-reference for your system. High frequency surface electricity seeks a low energy point and will therefore use the Ground Conditioner as a ground.
The Castello has three compartments, which are separated from each other yet still work together because they are encased in a single aluminium housing. The contents are stabilized with special black resin. The Ground Conditioner has three connectors and every unit comes with three ground wires. It works especially well with digital source equipment, preamplifiers, computer related devices, DACs and high-end LED screens. It is a modular system, which means you can add multiple units to your set if more connections are required.
The Ground Conditioner Castello combines very well with other Akiko Audio tuning products and improves the effects of the Power Conditioner Corelli.
Improvements can you expect: