Russ Andrews unveils X Block MKII mains extensions

Russ Andrews has introduced a MKII version of its X Block mains extensions with the addition of a female IEC to allow daisy-chaining of additional X-Blocks. There is also a new Grounding Terminal, which can be used either as the designated connection to earth from the company’s RF Router or SuperRouter output, using the mains earth as the final path to ground; or connected to an input on the RF Router/SuperRouter where an external earth rod is utilised, thereby integrating the X-Block into the Grounding System. The new IEC output can be used to connect one of the company’s mains filters – such as the Power Purifier (HFC 425) or AbZorber – to create a mains outlet and conditioning hub for hi-fi or home cinema systems.

Like the original X Block, the MKII features a built in Silencer mains filter and Russ Andrews SuperClamp surge protection technology. The Silencer circuit is designed to provide a quiet zone around equipment’s mains supply, by suppressing any interference present on the mains from devices such as refrigerators and cheap switched-mode power supplies. It does this by employing a parallel circuit design, to avoid introducing any components into the direct path of the mains supply.

Manufactured from impact and fire-resistant ABS plastic and internally wired with high-quality Kimber Kable TCX mains cable, the new blocks feature high-performance UltraSockets with Deep Cryogenic Treatment and DeoxIT treated, nickel-plated, high surface-area contacts.

The MkII X Block is available in two, four or six-way variants and all come supplied with Russ Andrews’ 60-day home trial with money-back guarantee. The two-way is £260, the four-way £390 and the six-way £520.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the Russ Andrews X Block MkII variations here.

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