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To simplify, Isotek moved away from transformer-based filtration and its impact on transients to now utilize multiple paralleled and series filter stages with close to unlimited instantaneous current capacity and an auto sensor that brings in or out the required filters based on the equipment plugged in. Very little is disclosed on just how the Nova determines whether a plasma TV or stereo preamp is plugged in but Isotek claims it does and then adapts the filtration needs to that particular piece of equipment.

Each of the six outlets of the Nova therefore gets its unique combination of filters based on the component connected. That's like in the Monster filter which has various outlets for various types of gear. Yet unlike all other filters I have seen so far this is not pre-determined but fully adaptive based on the requirements of the connected gear (and again, I remain very fuzzy on how the Nova can tell what’s what). To complement the features, the six outlets are independently shielded from each other and provide surge protection as well. The Titan takes a similar recipe without the auto-adapt circuit and modifies it for the high current draw of power amplifiers (up to 11,500 watt of instant capacity for the 115V version and 23,000 watts for the 230V version) and not surprisingly translates into a heavier and beefier machine with two independent outlets.

I could bore you to death with descriptions of blacker-than-black backgrounds and the sounds of silence; I’m just no good at waxing poetic on nothingness. The Nova and Titan work exactly as advertised. There's no hum, no noise but all the expected gains in resolution and imaging. These power boxes also very efficiently managed to eliminate the feedback I was getting from the class-D bass amplifiers found in the Genesis G7.1f speakers that were bedeviling the NAT Symmetrical preamplifier. I now have had up to three different class D amplifiers run simultaneously without so much as a hint of noise return from even the most sensitive tube gear. So yes, the Nova and Titan are tremendously robust noise filters, no question about it. Yet you won’t buy them for that reason. What makes the Nova and Titan different is what they don't do. They have no negative impact whatsoever on dynamics and transients. I listened, I tried to hear something and could not. As did Cesar before me, I came, I saw and I failed.