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PowerCell SX

The evolution of revolution.

PowerCell SX borrows its technology from the now sold out Galileo SX PowerCell for higher performance than PowerCell 12. Technological innovation starts with the Galileo SX PowerCell’s more densely rolled Active Electromagnetic Cells for enhanced filtration and a lower noise floor. PowerCell SX then gets the Galileo SX’s power supply and Schumann Resonance Generator to power and bias its six internal EM Cells. And just like the Galileo SX PowerCell that biased all Active EM Cells, PowerCell SX’s Schumann Resonance generator biases its six Active EM cells, both rolled and flat. In contrast, the standard PowerCell 12 only biases the single flat EM Cell and with a less powerful field generator. Other improvements include the same ground filtration topology as found on the Galileo SX PowerCell for lower noise and a more holographic soundstage, and a unique ability to ground PowerCell SX to a Synergistic Research Active Ground Block for even higher performance without sacrificing any of your twelve AC outlets. And new to PowerCell SX are Orange Capacitors with Orange Fuse technology used in the power supply and field generator offering benefits over both the Galileo SX PowerCell and PowerCell 12. There’s even an Amp Meter that allows you to view the beautiful hand-built circuit as you monitor your system’s energy consumption.

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What’s inside?

We transferred over 80% of the technology and improvements first developed for our world-beating Galileo SX PowerCell line conditioner directly into the new PowerCell SX. We then added Orange Capacitors to its power supply and ULF field generator and our new Orange Duplexes to improve PowerCell SX performance. All Active EM Cells are larger and more densely packed with 25% more surface area than the PowerCell 12’s rolled EM Cells for an increase in EM Cell efficiency and enhanced energy storage for power delivery and percieved dynamic range.

At the heart of the PowerCell SX is the Galileo SX’s power supply for biasing all six of its internal Active EM Cells, and we incorporated the Galileo SX’s Ground Plane for a dramatic drop in your system’s noise floor. Lessons learned from the Galileo SX PowerCell development program include the same harmonic of the Earth’s Schumann resonance first determined in double-blind testing to deliver greater detail and holographic realism over the PC 12 SE’s original bias frequency. Additionally, the new power supply and field generator first developed for Galileo SX biases all six Active EM Cells. In contrast, the PowerCell 12 SE only biases its single flat Active EM Cell with the Earth’s Schumann Resonance for a fundamental transformation over PowerCell 12 SE.

Ground filtration is enhanced through the use of a new wiring topology developed for Galileo SX PowerCell to lower a system’s noise floor. Optionally, the PowerCell SX can be connected to our Active Ground Block through a new dedicated ground connection that lowers its noise floor further still and without sacrificing any of its 12 AC outlets. A very useful feature for systems that require all twelve AC outlets.

And PowerCell SX has the wow factor covered with a front amp meter that displays the amperage delivered to your system as it allows you to see the beautiful hand-built circuit inside and an additional large view window on the top will enable you to enjoy its American hand made craftsmanship. You can even change the color and intensity of the light that illuminates both the front amp meter and a top view window. Select between Galileo White, Dante Red, Synergistic Research Blue, and McIntosh Blue to match its lighting to other components in your system. And if you prefer no light at all you can choose to be boring, it’s all up to you.

 

Galileo SX PCB and  24k Gold Tuning Modules

PowerCell SX takes its power supply, and ULF Field Generator directly from the Galileo SX PowerCell for an improvement in performance at its heart. It also utilizes Galileo SX’s 24k Gold UEF tuning circuits for harmonic richness and enhanced musicality.

 

25% Larger Folded EM Cells now biased with the Earth’s Schuman Resonance

The five-carbon fiber tubes you see in the PowerCell SX are folded Active Electromagnetic Cells, and these cells are 25% denser than the PowerCell 12 SE’s folded EM Cells; this means greater filtration for a lower noise floor and enhanced dynamics. We also bias all 5 folded EM Cells plus the flat EM Cell visible as a black rectangle with two silver stripes with a harmonic of the Earth’s Schuman Resonance to the PowerCell 12 SE that only biases the single flat EM Cell. 25% more filtration combined with biasing all six EM Cells improves your system’s ability to soundstage over the already excellent soundstaging of the PowerCell 12 SE.

UEF Orange Duplexes

Exclusive to the PowerCell SX is our new isolated ground UEF Orange Duplexes that recieve a full Orange Fuse treatment, including a two-stage High-Frequency Quantum Tunneling and UEF Treatment. Improvements over Blue Duplexes including a more refined sound with a larger sound stage, and more natural tambor.

Galileo SX Grounding

The internal Galileo SX power supply and ULF Generator included in the PowerCell SX are further enhanced with a UEF Groundplane first developed for the Galileo SX PowerCell to lower the noise floor and increase soundstaging. And to take this performance to a higher level still there is the option to ground the PowerCell SX to one of our Active Ground Blocks which surprisingly improves low-frequency weight and attack as it lowers the noise floor further still without sacrificing one of the duplexes, so you have the full 12 outlets to filter all components in your system without loss of current.

Ammeter with 13 Lighting options

PowerCell SX has the wow factor covered with a forward-facing amp meter that displays the amperage running through your PowerCell as it provides a window to the beautiful hand-crafted circuit inside— combined with a second larger top-mounted window you enjoy viewing the pinnacle of our American craftsmanship. You can even change the color and intensity of the light that illuminates both the front amp meter and a top circuit view window. Select between Galileo White, Synergistic Research Blue, Dante Red, and McIntosh Blue to match its lighting to the other components in your system. And if you prefer no light at all you can choose to be boring, it’s all up to you.

PowerCell SX specifications:

MSRP

Bundled with $2,995.00 Atmosphere X Euphoria PowerCell AC Cable (5 ft.)

120V - $8,495

230V - $8,995

Bundled with $6,000.00 Galileo SX AC Cable (5 ft.)

120V - $10,495

230V - $10,995

Bundled with $10,000.00 SRX AC Cable (6 ft.)

120V - $12,995

230V - $13,495

  • Wiring

    • All 10 awg. Silver Matrix point-to-point discrete wiring

    Connector Output US:

    • 12 each Orange UEF Outlets (Two stage Quantum Treatment)

    Connector Output International (EU/AU/UK):

    • 12 each Orange UEF Schuko outlets (Two stage Quantum Treatment) Note: Outlets are Black in color.

    UEF:

    • Graphene treatment throughout unit
    • Internal “Active” power supply for biasing EM Cells
    • 3rd generation Internal ULF (Ultra-low frequency) Generator applied to each individual electromagnetic cell to bias AC to the Earth’s Schumann Resonance for a dramatic drop in a system’s noise floor.
    • 2 each SR Power Transformers
    • 8 each SR Quantum Capacitors in EM Cell power supply and ULF field generator
    • High Carbon Steel/Aluminum “Ground Plane” chassis
    • Five New 25% larger XL EM Cell topology acts like a ‘Super Capacitor’ to increase peak current on demand allowing components to draw more current than when connected directly to the wall for added dynamic headroom

    Internal Active UEF EM Horizontal Plane Cell area:

    • 640 square centimeters
    • 5 x Internal Active UEF EM Folded Carbon Fiber Cell area: 3605 square centimeters total

    Connector Input:

    • 1 each Neutrik 32 amp PowerCon
    • 2 Isolated Output Banks; can be used to isolate analog from digital components

    99.995% Pure Silver Ground Strap:

    • 62 square centimeters

    Weight and Dimensions:

    • 5.5″ x Width 17.5″ x Depth 13.5″
    • 28 lbs.

    Voltage and current Rating:

    • Input rating US: 20amp/125v
    • Input Rating International (EU/AU/UK): 16amp/250v
    • US Version: Rating is limited by the US Outlet rating of 20amp/125v
    • International(EU/AU/UK) Version: Rating is predicated upon the Schuko Outlet rating of 16amp/250v

Bundled with

 5 ft. Atmosphere X Euphoria PowerCell 

AC Cable ($2,995 MSRP)

110V - $8,495

230V - $8,995

Specifications:

3 each 10 awg. Copper Matrix Alloy:

  • Dielectric: Modified PE
  • Shielding: Braided Ground Plane Technology
  • Geometry: 3 channel 

 1 each 4th Gen-Tricon:

  • Silver Copper Matrix: Monocrystal conductors with a separate ground conductor from shield
  • Dielectric: PTFE
  • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
  • Geometry: Tri-axial
  • Listened to determine signal direction before build 

 3 each Silver Air String:

  • Silver Air Strings: 99.9999% pure mono crystal silver conductor  
  • 4 separate conductors RCA / 8 separate conductors XLR
  • Dielectric: PTFE Air (sealed)
  • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
  • Hand crafted in our California factory

1 each Active Shielding UEF Cell:

  • Modified Swiss-made DC bias Power Supply  
  • UEF: Graphene treated pcb
  • SR Quantum Capacitors
  • Dielectric: PTFE
  • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
  • Housing: Carbon Fiber Cylinder

1 each Red Active Module:

  • Optional for lowest noise floor, completes Active bias circuit

1 each Gold UEF Tuning Passive Module:

  • Optional voicing for increased warmth, liquidity 

Connectors:

  • Connector Input US: 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold
  • Connector Input Int’l: 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold Schuko 
  • Connector Output US: Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors 
  • Connector Output Int’l: Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors

 Build Notes:

  • 32 point-to-point hand soldered connections
  • Atmosphere UEF 3 Treatment: 2 different UEF coatings with Graphene are applied at a higher level to the UEF Active Cell, Quantum Capacitor, connectors, cabling and ground significantly reducing the noise floor and allowing a purer signal to transfer with less grain providing more warmth and detail. The conductors and ground plane and UEF Cell also benefit from dampening effect that UEF provides
  • 1 Termination for Atmosphere Active Tuning Module (Red)
  • 1 Termination for Atmosphere UEF Passive Tuning Module (Gold)
  • Silver Solder: 4%
  • Hand build time: 2.0 hours
  • Quantum Tunneling: Before the Active power supply is incorporated all connections and cabling are treated with 1,000,000 volts of electricity at specific frequencies and pulse modulations, creating a canal in the conductor material and contact points at the molecular level that lets electrons to flow more freely. This also allows the “Active Shielding” to work more efficiently yielding the maximum amount of low level information through the conductors and provides for the highest amount of realism in your music
  • 5 day Burn-in: 2 step process
  • Hand crafted in our California factory

Bundled with

 5 ft. Galileo SX 

AC Cable ($6,000 MSRP)

110V - $10,495

230V - $10,995

Specifications:

5 each 2nd Gen High Current Galileo Silver Matrix Strings

  • High Current Silver Matrix Signal conductor: Monocrystal conductors with copper core
  • Dielectric: Solid Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Shielding: Silver Braid -Quantum Tunneled Ground Plane Technology
  • Listening tests performed for signal direction before build

1 each (Analog) 4th Gen-Tricon:

  • Silver Copper Matrix: Monocrystal conductors with a separate ground conductor from shield
  • Dielectric: PTFE
  • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
  • Geometry: Tri-axial
  • Listened to determine signal direction before build 

3 each Silver Air String cables:

  • Silver Air Strings: 99.9999% pure monocrystal silver conductor
  • Dielectric: Air (sealed)
  • Shielding: UEF Ground Plane Technology
  • Hand crafted in our California factory

1 each Active Shielding UEF Cell:

  • Modified Swiss-made DC bias Power Supply  
  • UEF: Graphene treated PCB
  • SR Quantum Capacitors
  • Dielectric: PTFE
  • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
  • Housing: Carbon Fiber Cylinder

1 each Black Galileo Active Module:

  • For lowest noise floor, completes Active bias circuit

1 each Gold UEF Tuning Passive Module:

  • Optional voicing for increased warmth, liquidity 

1 each Galileo Silver Tuning Module:

  • Optional voicing for increased refinement, detail and focus

Connectors:

  • Connector Input US: 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold
  • Connector Input Int’l: 1 each Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold Schuko 
  • Connector Output US: Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors 
  • Connector Output Int’l: Synergistic Research G07 Pure Gold IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors

Build Notes:

  • Individual EXP Isolated cable geometries for improved vibrational isolation
  • Galileo SX Level 5 UEF Matrix Shielding: 2 different UEF coatings with Graphene are applied to UEF Cell, connectors and cabling and ground significantly reducing the noise floor and allowing a purer signal to transfer with less grain providing more warmth and detail. The conductors and ground plane and UEF Cell also benefit from dampening effect that UEF provides
  • 1 Termination for Galileo SX tuning Module (Silver and Gold)
  • 1 Termination for Galileo SX Active Circuit Module (Black)
  • UEF Ground Plane
  • Silver Solder: 4%
  • Hand build time: 4.5 hours
  • Quantum Tunneling: After the cable is completely assembled all connections and cabling are treated with 1,000,000 volts of electricity at specific frequencies and pulse modulations, creating a canal in the conductor material and contact points at the molecular level that allows electrons to flow more freely. This allows the maximum amount of low level information through the conductors and provides for the highest amount of realism in your music
  • Secondary UEF Blue Treatment originally developed for SR Blue Fuses
  • 5-day Burn In: 2 step process
  • Hand Made in our California factory

SR Ground Block (optional):

Galileo SX interconnects have shields that can be grounded direct to earth with supplied ground cables bypassing your component’s power supplies for a lower system noise floor.

  • To improve performance further still use an optional SR Ground Block with its UEF Ground Filter -or- Active Ground Block to elevate overall system performance; not only can you star ground the shields on Galileo SX interconnects to either the passive or ACTIVE Ground Block, but you can also ground all of your system’s components for a dramatic lowering of your system’s noise floor for greater detail, clarity, and musicality.

Bundled with

 6 ft. SRX 

AC Cable ($10,000 MSRP)

110V - $12,995

230V - $13,495

Specifications:
  • Construction:

    • Each SRX AC Power Cable is made from 10 seperate power cables - 4 each High Current Pure Solid Silver Strings, 2 Pure Silver Air Strings, 2 each Pure Silver Air Ribbons, 1 each Pure Copper Mesh Ground Plane, 1 each Pure Copper Active Shield.

     Dimensions:

    • Standard 6 and 8 ft. lengths

    4 each 14 awg. 99.9999% Pure Silver High Current:

    • Dielectric: PTFE Air (Sealed)
    • Shielding: Active Shielding Technology
    • Geometry: 2 Channel
    • Listened to determine signal direction before build 

     2 Each Silver Air String:

    • Silver Air Strings: 99.9999% pure mono crystal silver conductor  
    • Dielectric: PTFE Air (sealed)
    • Shielding: Active Shielding Technology
    • Geometry: 2 Channel
    • Listened to determine signal direction before build

    2 each Pure Silver Air Ribbons :

    • 99.9999% pure silver conductor
    • Dielectric: PTFE Air (sealed)
    • Shielding: Active Shielding Technology
    • Geometry: 2 Channel
    • Listened to determine signal direction before build

    1 each Pure Copper Ground Mesh :

    • UEF Ground Plane Technology
    • 36 square inches per 6 ft. length

    Shielding :

    • UEF Active Shielding 3rd generation,
    • UEF Active EM Cell
    • Swiss Made Power Supply
    • SR Quantum Capacitors
    • Point to Point Wiring
    • Silver Solder 4%

    Quantum Tunneling:

    • Custom

    5 Day burn in :

    • 3 Step process

    Voltage and current rating :

    • US: 20amp/125v
    • International (EU/AU/UK): 16amp/250v

    Shielding :

    • UEF Active Shielding 3rd generation,

    each SR 25 UEF Folded Electro-Magnetic Cells:

    • Pure Copper Foils  
    • UEF: Graphene treated pcb
    • Dielectric: PTFE
    • Shielding: Active Shielding Technology
    • Housing: Carbon Fiber Cylinder

    each SR 25 Active Shielding UEF Cell:

    • Modified Swiss-made DC bias Power Supply  
    • UEF: Graphene treated pcb
    • SR Quantum Capacitors
    • Dielectric: PTFE
    • Shielding: Ground Plane Technology
    • Housing: Carbon Fiber Cylinder
  • each SR 25 UEF Ground Plane:

    • Pure Copper Foils  
    • UEF Graphene
    • Dielectric: PTFE
    • Conductive Carbon Fiber Ground Sleeve
  • 1 each Black SR25 UEF Active Module:

    • Completes Active bias circuit 

    1 each Gold SR25 UEF Tuning Passive Module:

    • Optional voicing for increased warmth, liquidity 

    1 each Silver SR25 UEF Tuning Passive Module:

    • Optional voicing for maximum information and refinement. 

    Connectors:

    • Connector Input US: 1 each Synergistic Research G08 Pure Rhodium
    • Connector Input Int’l: 1 each Synergistic Research G08 Pure Rhodium Schuko 
    • Connector Output US: Synergistic Research G08 Pure Rhodium IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors
    • Connector Output Int’l: Synergistic Research G08 Pure Rhodium IEC 15 amp and 20 amp connectors

     Build Notes:

    • 36 point-to-point hand soldered connections
    • Hand laminated layers of Silver Ribbon, PTFE Film and Copper mesh
    • Folded Hot and Neutral Electro-Magnetic Cells added before Power Supply
    • UEF Ground Plane Sleeve added to EM Cells 
    • Additional UEF Ground Plane added to power supply 
    • SR25 UEF Treatment: UEF with Graphene added to entire cable
    • 1 Termination for SR25 Active Tuning Module (Black)
    • 1 Termination for SR25 UEF Passive Tuning Modules (Gold and Silver)
    • Silver Solder: 4%
    • Quantum Tunneling: Before the Active power supply is incorporated all connections and cabling are treated with 1,000,000 volts of electricity at specific frequencies and pulse modulations, creating a canal in the conductor material and contact points at the molecular level that lets electrons to flow more freely. This also allows the “Active Shielding” to work more efficiently yielding the maximum amount of low level information through the conductors and provides for the highest amount of realism in your music
    • 5 day Burn-in: 2 step process
    • 100% Hand Crafted in our California factory

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"Writers' Choice Awards" winner

"With the PowerCell 12, all ships rise with the tide. Yes, we have superior levels of isolation which results in an impressive reduction in the noise floor, but all the excitement and dynamic contrast of the recording as originally intended is now laid out for all to hear. In terms of providing clean power, every component in the system has now been maximized for it's best performance and the results have been very clear.

Before spending one dollar on any other upgrade, I highly recommend auditioning the PowerCell 12. This product has made more overall positive impact on my system than any other component over the last several years!"

Robert Youman, Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards 2017

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Soundstage! Ultra "Product of the Year"

The PowerCell 12 UEF SE just might represent the state of the art of power conditioning. It is a testament to the long way Synergistic Research has come since Ted Denney felt that he had yet to discover a power-conditioning technology worth taking further. But in addition to performance, the PowerCell 12 UEF SE offers high value. You won’t find many, if any, competing models that offer 12 outlets, a topnotch power cord, and an AC wall outlet, all for $5995. And while I’m generally not keen on visual gimcracks, that big window in the PowerCell 12 UEF SE’s top plate presents a display that impresses audiophiles and non-audiophiles alike.

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Essentially, the PC12 performed sonically beyond my expectations and without any sort of operational glitch... Bottom line, I couldn’t help but marvel at how the PC12 so effectively got out of the way and provided such an impressive platform of high quality conditioned AC to my system. As I said…”Power to (and for) the People!” Highly recommended for sure.

Bill Wells, StereoTimes, December 2018

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In short, the SR PowerCell 12 UEF SE is a breakthrough in what one can expect from an AC line conditioner. It moved my system in a direction that I have always admired and desired. How it improves specific areas like quiet, dynamics, bass and high frequency extension is very apparent. But overall, I would say that the SR PowerCell 12 UEF SE provides a level of sonic purity superior to any AC conditioner I've heard.

Clement Perry, StereoTimes, December 2018

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"Synergistic Research has another winner with the PowerCell 12 UEF SE. I was pleasantly surprised if not astonished at the improvement in sound quality over my past benchmark—the excellent PowerCell 10 UEF. Unlike other power conditioners that I have auditioned, the PowerCell 12 UEF SE never feels like it throttles or diminishes the music. Yes, we have superior levels of isolation which results in an impressive reduction in the noise floor, but all the excitement and dynamic contrast of the recording as originally intended is still laid out for all to hear. This one will not be leaving my listening room."

Robert Youman, Positive Feedback, Issue 91, June 2017

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"The Synergistic Research PowerCell 12 UEF SE is the quietest and most transparent power conditioner we’ve ever heard. As a consequence, micro/macro details are in full view without losing cohesion, texture, and body. You basically hear more of the music without losing musicality. It provided a new level of clarity, insight, dynamics, and authority while being smooth and euphoric. It is simply an enthralling piece of gear."

Siao Jer, AudioBacon.net, April 2018

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"The resulting impact of these three products is more than the sum of the parts. By that, I mean that with these devices it’s more of a “1+1+1 = 5” effect. The noise floor drops significantly, and with that, I feel like I am hearing everything my system was designed to perform. Honestly, I wish these three devices did not matter as much as they do. It’s a new can of worms to unravel and makes system setup a lot more complex. However, I would never go back to an “untreated” system. The new system sounds more dynamic, more detailed, more lifelike in the soundstage and timbre of the various instruments. In short, it sounds more musical, more real."

Lee Scoggins - Part-Time Audiophile - September 2018

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I had a hunch that power conditioning would have a major impact on the performance of my system, but this is beyond anything I could have possibly imagined. What I am hearing now belies common sense, What I’m hearing now is almost terrifyingly beautiful.

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AV Showrooms "2017 Product of the Year"

Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 4 cables and PowerCell 12 UEF received AV Showrooms 2017 Product of the year.

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