Hi-Fi+ magazine vote 'The Nordost Thor by IsoTek' as 'Product of the Year'
The Nordost Thor was a joint project between IsoTek and the Nordost Corporation in which IsoTek was asked to design a circuit to be used in conjunction with their multi-award winning Valhalla mains cable.
Nordost Thor by IsoTek wins top award in Hi-Fi+
IsoTek GII Vision wins best mains filter in What Hi-Fi?
IsoTek GII Mini Sub wins best mains conditioner in Hi-Fi Choice
[ Please note: GII Vision is still in production and still winning awards, the latest, 5-Starts What Hi-Fi? in the Ultimate Guide to AV in 2010. ]
First review of 'The Nordost Thor by IsoTek' in Hi-Fi+ magazine:
"What the Thor does is fundamentally more musical, and musically important, than that. Once you've got used to it in the system, taking it out means no music - it's as simple as that."
Double Award: Best Mains Filter: IsoTek GII Vision, What Hi-Fi? Best Mains Filter: GII Mini Sub, Hi-Fi Choice
IsoTek launch Titan the replacement for their range of 'Qubes'. The Titan circuit has been rated at 4600 watts continuous making far more powerful and ideal for power amps. The Titan also has unlimited transient abilities.
[ Please note: Previously IsoTek produced a series of 1000, 2000, & 4000 VA isolation transformers called Qubes. Titan replaces these and offers massively increased transient power ability due to IsoTek's proprietary Direct Coupled Design technology ]
New IsoTek Titan Replaces old Qubes (image not to scale)
IsoTek's launch NeoPlug a high-end alternative for their IsoPlug. September also sees the official launch of the Multi-Ways, a series of high-tech power distribution strips.
Nordost THOR by IsoTek hits the streets, with the official UK launch scheduled for the Hi-Fi & AV Expo Show.
[ Please note: The Multi-Ways have been phased out and replaced by the now award winning EVO3 Sirius. ]
Hi-Fi News & AV Expo 2004
IsoTek's first review of the new GII Vision by What Hi-Fi?
"If you don't believe mains filters make a difference, try IsoTek's second generation Mini Sub (this version Vision). We liked the original, but this one takes things a significant step forward."
GII Vision was awarded the coveted 5-star award, further proof that the new GII range reinforces IsoTek's commitment to design and manufacture truly class leading products.
GII Vision Wins 5-Stars
IsoTek launch Gemini & Orion two new products in the GII range which replace the old MainLine unit. Both units offer substantial performance increases and utilise the latest technology including 'Polaris-X'.
[ Please note: Gemini was replaced in 2007 by the EVO3 Sirius, Orion is still in production and highly regarded. ]
IsoTek Gemini & Orion
The Nordost Corporation launch 'Thor', a collaboration between cable specialist's Nordost and mains specialists IsoTek at the High-End show in Munich Germany.
Each year the German High-End Society arrange Europe's largest audio event. It was this international event held in Munich that The Nordost Corporation chose to launch their new Thor power distributor and management system. Thor has been developed for Nordost by IsoTek and utilizes their award winning cable technologies.
Left Joe Renolds of Nordost, Right Keith Martin of IsoTek
IsoTek's first review of the GII Mini Sub results in Tony Bolton of Hi-Fi News commenting;
"I have used a Mark 1 Mini Sub as part of one of my systems since I reviewed it because I felt it made a significant improvement to the sound of a Hi-Fi when compared to that of direct mains. I feel that the GII brings even greater improvements, to such an extent that I would urge any Mark 1 owners to visit investigate the retro-fittable upgrade at a cost of £275."
"If you don’t own a Mini Sub, then whether your system is old, new, grand or modest, I would unreservedly recommend auditioning one. It is one of the most effective units I have had the pleasure of using."
[ Please note: GII Mini Sub was phased out in 2009 and replaced by Aquarius, comments include, "Aquarius does all the things the Mini Sub did to music a few years ago.... but more so." "Very highly recommended." ]
First Review of GII Mini Sub
IsoTek launch new Full System Enhancer CD, a unique disc capable of not only burning in a system but also fully demagnetizing it. A third track acts as a daily system warm up or weekly refresh allowing owners to keep their audio or AV systems tuned to perfection.
Full System Enhancer Launch
IsoTek officially launch their new GII range at Bristol Sound & Vision Hi-Fi Show.
Hi-Fi News comments;
"IsoTek arrived at the show with a raft of products, including the new GII Mini Sub (£495), GII Mini Sub Vision (£595) which is a Mini Sub tailored for use in A/V systems and the IsoTek Origin a regenerator capable of supplying either 2 isolated outlets with 100w each or one with 200w."
Another busy year at Bristol Sound & Vision