About the AudioQuest PowerQuest 3
Protect your entertainment system
Protect your entertainment system
Whether your system is a basic TV/sound bar combo or a full-on home theater setup, AudioQuest's PowerQuest 3 makes advanced AC power protection convenient and affordable. It provides effectively twice the noise filtration of the PowerQuest 2.
Unlike conventional designs, the PQ-3's non-sacrificial surge protection prevents both high voltage and current from damaging your gear, and ensures that the PowerQuest unit will not fail over time — which gives AudioQuest the confidence to provide a $1,000,000 connected equipment warranty.
The PowerQuest Extreme Voltage Shutdown feature continuously monitors incoming power. In the case of over-voltage (140V or higher), the power to your equipment is switched off. When voltage returns to a safe level, power is automatically reconnected. A handy switch also lets you manually cut power to all connected devices.
Advanced power filtration removes noise
The PowerQuest models were developed by AudioQuest's AC power guru, Garth Powell, who has designed some of the best power conditioners money can buy: AudioQuest's award-winning Niagara series.
Like AQ's lower-priced PQ-2, the PQ-3 filters out more line noise and distortion than typical conditioners, improving the sound and picture quality of connected devices. It handles the differential noise that is present on the utility AC line, or backwashed via your home's electronic appliances and components. And AQ's patented ground noise dissipation technology effectively deals with this elusive type of noise, too.
Where the PQ-3 exceeds the PQ-2 is in its ability to defeat "common-mode" noise. This type of RF noise is generated by cell towers, AM/FM, Bluetooth, and shortwave signals. The AC power leads pick this noise up like antennas.
The PQ-3's slim profile is designed to fit tight spaces and can be oriented either vertically or horizontally. The pre-attached high-quality AudioQuest power cord adds another small performance edge.
- total of 8 protected AC power outlets
- 2 high-current outlets for receivers, amps, sound bars, and powered subs
- 2 4K/8K video-optimized linear filter outlets with additional ground noise dissipation technology to maximize TV/projector performance
- 4 linear filter outlets for audio/video source components, computer, modem, or router
- 1 set of coaxial RF input/output jacks for cable/satellite TV
- 1 set of in/out RJ11 telephone jacks
- 1 set of in/out RJ45 network jacks
- 4 USB charging ports (2 top, 2 side)
- PowerQuest Extreme Voltage Shutdown shuts off power when 140V or higher is detected, and auto-resets once incoming power is within a safe range
- response time: 0.25 seconds
- non-sacrificial surge protection can withstand multiple 6000V/3000A input surges (the maximum that can survive a building's AC electrical panel)
- PowerQuest Ultra Linear noise filtering (addresses differential-mode, common-mode, and ground noise)
- maximum current rating: 15 amps
- 7-ft. high-quality AudioQuest power cord
- 15-1/2"W x 3-3/16"H x 7-7/16"D
- weight: 5.5 lbs.
- lifetime $1,000,000 connected equipment warranty
- PowerQuest 3 warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # PQ3
What's in the box:
- AC power conditioner (attached 7' AC power cord)
- User Manual
- Mounting Template
- Registration Card
AudioQuest PowerQuest 3 reviews
Works perfectly and gives me peace of mind my equipment is securely protected by power surges etc.
Pros: Gives you a more protection plug inputs than any other device. For all types of inputs you would require.
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The truth is most of us miss interprets the 'Noise' and 'lack of power' as some sort of sonic character of sound. Like chestyness (noise or lack of power) interprets as Great Tone, Noise in highs interprets as more reveling, Closeness and shoutness interprets as forward ..Lack of bass precision as more bass. So.. on.. some of weak sound characteristics perceived as something else. All these can happened when we don't drive speakers with quality high current (doesn't mater numbers) or noise in source components and cables. Previous to this I was using Emotiva Cmx2 along with thick signal company power cable for kef ls50 w. I did noticed better frequency extension. and Furman M-8X2 for rest all sources.But always concern about blurred mids and upper bass. Even then i had upgraded to NRG 2 line power cable and i left with disappointment. My Quest never stops there and I purchased PowerQuest 3 and connected Outlet 4, 8 -> KEF LS50 Wireless, Outlet 1, 5-> Apple TV and Sony TV and Outlet 2, 6-> Node2i and Audiolab 6000cdt. After I plugged in , playing a couple of songs, it did not take time, In no time I see hell lot of difference . After spending 3 hours of music listening session with well know albums via CDs and node 2i , all I can say is "Music just floating in 3 dimensional space". With great transparency and dynamics. More I increase volume more 3d dimensional music floating I get . Not at all collapsed . Same goes even at low volumes.
Pros: Generally we never notice AC, fridge humming noise sound until they stops. But we get disturbed a lot. Once all stops, we get so much relax . Same thing happened with PowerQuest . No chestyness in tone , no more blurred mids. Or busyness or shoutness. Very calm detailed floating music listening experience. also I watched some HDR movies . I felt like some thing cleared, like I use to feel after car detailing , like removed mat finish film layer over screen. colors got more shine and sparkle
Cons: None. but needed one more high current outlet for sub woofer .
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Does a great job for the price point!
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For the money, it is the finest power surge protector out there. The name AudioQuest has has a long history of providing high quality merchandise at a fair price
Pros: Does not take a lot of space.
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More details on the AudioQuest PowerQuest 3
Features & specs
|Total AC Outlets||8|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||$1,000,000|
|Parts Warranty||5 years|
|Labor Warranty||5 years|
8-Outlet Surge Protector: The PowerQuest 3 by AudioQuest is a 8-outlet surge protector and performance enhancer for your audio/video gear. It features two linear filtered 4K/8K video optimized outlets (1/5), four linear filter outlets (2/3/6/7), and two high-current outlets (4/8).
Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection: Unlike traditional surge protectors, non-sacrificial surge suppression prevents both high voltage and current from damaging your equipment, ensuring that the AudioQuest PowerQuest 3 won't fail over time. The PowerQuest can survive repeated 6000V/3000A input surges, which is the maximum that can survive a building's AC electrical panel.
Extreme Voltage Shutdown: 140VAC will activate the main power circuit relay to open within less than 0.25 seconds, automatically resetting once the incoming power is within a safe range.
Linear Filtration: The PowerQuest 3's power filtration removes more noise and distortion than most common power conditioners, dramatically improving your system's performance. The PowerQuest 3 is filter linearized for dynamic (rising) line impedance with frequency from 0.05 Ohms (source) and 10 to 50 Ohm load, (system current dependent).
- Differential-Mode Noise Dissipation: Differential-Mode, Noise Dissipation technology offers a 22dB reduction from 30kHz-1GHz.
- Common-Mode Noise Dissipation: Common-Mode Noise Dissipation tecnology offers a 22dB reduction from 30kHz-100MHz.
Dual 4K/8K Video Optimized Outlets: In addition to the Linear Filter, the PowerQuest 3 features two dedicated 4K/8K video optimized outlets for additional Noise-Dissipation technology to maximize TV performance.
Signal Line Protection: The PowerQuest 3 is equipped with a F-type coax input connector (75-ohm) and F-type coax output connector (75-ohm) for cable and satellite signal line protection. It also features a set of RJ11 in/out telephone jacks and a set of RJ45 network jacks.
Four USB Charging Ports: The AudioQuest PowerQuest 3 is outfitted with four high-speed USB (type-A) ports to charge your USB-enabled devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. The four USB ports have a total capacity of 4.8 amps.
7' AC Power Cord: The PowerQuest 3 includes an attached 7' AC power cord from AudioQuest that is directionally optimized and features concentric-geometry for exceptional performance.
Mounting Options: The PowerQuest 3 features both a slim profile and a rugged floor-mounting stand that makes it ideal for mounting behind cabinets. It can also be simply placed horizontally on a shelf without the stand, using its integrated rubber feet. In addition, the unit can mounted to a shelf, AV furniture, or wall using its two integrated keyhole slots (mounting screws not included).