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Regardless of how sophisticated your stereo and video system is, it may never achieve its full potential when plugged directly into a standard AC outlet. Why? Standard AC outlets often supply raw, unprocessed power that not only diminishes the clarity of audio signals and reduces video resolution but can actually damage the sensitive circuit elements inside your valuable components.

Adcom's ACE-515 AC Enhancer protects your system and significantly improves its performance capabilities three ways. First, it provides effective surge protection from large "spikes" that may be injected into the AC line by refrigerators, air conditioners, heating systems and even atmospheric disturbances. Second, the ACE-515 filters and processes AC power to provide a pure, noise free power source. Third, it prevents audible "thumps" by sequentially switching your system components on or off.

The ACE-515 combines both a switchable circuit breaker and internal MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) to provide convenient and effective protection against potentially damaging high voltage AC transients. The ACE-515 responds to these surges within 10 nanoseconds (10 billionths of a second!) and can safely dissipate over 10 Joules of transient energy.

AC noise filtering also includes protection against both radio frequency and electromagnetic interferences (RFI and EMI.) The audible results are best described as an "unveiling" of both musical and visual details to present more depth and vibrancy in the resulting images.

The ACE-515's seven AC outlets (six switched, one unswitched) are grouped to allow central connection of up to four source components, one control center and up to two power amplifiers. Sophisticated delay circuitry turns on the power amplifier(s) only after all other components have stabilized and turns off the source components only after the power amplifier(s) have had time to fully discharge power supplies.

Plug in the ACE-515 and you'll discover it's more than an accessory. It's a necessity.

Adcom ACE-515 Technical Specifications


Input Power.....120VAC, ±20%, 50/60Hz

Protection.....#15A Circuit breaker

Internal Power Consumption.....Less than 10W

Control Input.....120VAC, ±20%, 50/60Hz, fused at 1 Amp

Output.....Amplifiers, 10 Amps maximum per pole continuous.
Accessories, 2.5 Amps maximum continuous

Time Delays.....Delay-on-make 10 seconds ±20%.
Delay-on-break 30 seconds ±20%

Environmental.....Operating temperature, 0 degrees C to +50 degrees C.
Storage temperature, 40 degrees C to +80 degrees C


Filter provides reduction of both Transverse and Common Mode noise, interference and spikes (voltage transients).

Noise.....Begins attenuation above 10kHz, down 40dB at 150kHz

Maximum ContinuousAC RMS Voltage.....130

Maximum Continuous DC Voltage.....175

Transient Energy Dissipation.....11 Joules(10/1000uS)

Peak Current.....1200A

Response Time.....Less than 10 nanoseconds

Maximum Clamping Voltage.....390 at 10A (8/20uS)


Mechanical Dimensions
17" W (432mm) x 5-15/16" D (150mm) x 3" H (76mm)

Maximum Dimensions
17" W (432mm) x 6-3/4" D (171mm) x 3-3/16" H (81mm)

Weight.....6 lbs. (2.7kg)

Main AC Cord.....6 ft (1.8m)

Control AC Cord.....6 ft. (1.8mm)
Outlets.....Three, 3 prong, grounded, polarized; Four, 2-prong. polarized; Seven, total

Also available with optional white front panel.

Specifications subject to change without notice.