SYNTAXX Linear Power Supplies. (available in the EU only)
June 2021: the introduction of the new top-of-the-line model SYNTAXX power supplies:
The SYNTAXX 'KEYSTONE' Power Enigma.
The other current models:
SYNTAXX 'Xtreme Performance'
If you would like to order; contact us via email: LexiGroup@live.nl
SYNTAXX 'KEYSTONE' power enigma....:
With modest pride we can look back on a succesfull introduction of the 'Xtreme Performance' psu , SYNTAXX launched back in 2018. The 'X.P.' found its way to numerous audiofiles. A milestone also according to famous audiojournalists. Constant research and development brought us the ICON after a while, now also reputated.
Then, all of a sudden, the power supply world woke up and realized that an external psu is NOT childsplay, should be considered seriously, both by customers and audiodesigners. As competitors came (seemingly) to close for comfort, SYNTAXX felt obligated to come with a serious (crushing) reply: the SYNTAXX 'KEYSTONE'.
In designing the Keystone, SYNTAXX never has been infuenced by appearance, to wander off to flashing displays, or fancy 'auto detecting voltage' or any other knick knacks to distract from the one and only task..: to supply POWER. We made it so. Linear power supply. Breathtaking.
Technically we started designing from scratch! The Keystone build has two primordial stages; an enhanced active ripple suppression (E.A.R.S.) , and secondly a servo controlled voltage outputstage, ending up in a DC current amplifer.
We are convinced of its quality and performance, please do challenge it with any other psu! The SYNTAXX 'Keystone' is quite an investment, but realise that an improvement at the front of the audiosetup, can NEVER be accomplished further down the chain! The external psu nowadays is a basic and inevitable piece of equipment on the way to high end audio reproduction!
The SYNTAXX 'KEYSTONE' will set you back € 1600,- (E.U. only) two DC-outputs. Price upto 12 volt; higher voltage contact us.
Info or orders: LexiGroup@live.nl
General background info
SYNTAXX began building power supplies back in 2010 as an experiment, seeking the upper limits in performance of a Logitech Squeezebox. These proved to be very, very high with a top psu!
Again it was confirmed: the most important part of any audio-component is its Power Supply!
Meaning; a good psu wasn’t good enough, it had to be excellent! The little squeezebox performed beyond any expectation! The influence of a power supply section in any component is amazing, but primordial at front-end devices; The quality of performance of the frontend of your stereo is paramount in reaching the best possible end-result in listening! Always be very critical at powerline filters, because in many cases they throw away the fine dynamics and ‘musicality’ of a complete stereo system. Remember that a good power supply ìs in fact a powerline-filter! And do not put two filters in series..
So streamers and DAC’s ( sometimes they are incorporated in one enclosure.. e.g. Mytek Brooklyn Bridge) need to have the best possible power supply you can afford!
-We have been developing ever since that first line of power supplies, tried several electronic topographies and kept experimenting with numerous bypass FET’s and BJT transistors. Listening sessions directed us to the final approach in designing our SYNTAXX power supplies. It is a listeners device, the combination of technical design tuned by listening, lead to the SYNTAXX 'Xtreme Performance' power supply.
Building SYNTAXX psu's ,we use very high quality components and toroidal transformers, but the quintessence of the top performance of our design lies in -beside its solid build- the eyletboard technique; this means that the components are hardwired connected to eachother, also found in Fender and AudioNote equipment. It is labor intensive indeed, but the soundquality of hardwired components is unsurpassed. Thus avoiding paracitic induction, -capacity or eddy currents, found in common printed circuit boards! The power supplies are all completely handcrafted. We designed the psu to be able to stay ON. Connected equipment can be set on STBY.
Specs. 'Xtreme Performance'.
2* DC outputs with one and the same voltage ( by order up to 19 volt)
Combined maximum output current 6,3A
Eyelet point to point soldered component-board
160VA toroidal transformer
Blue power-LED on front
Dimensions enclosure: 335 x 100 x 300mm (metric, w x h x d)
Included : AC cord to fit the wallsocket in your country + two finished DC cables.
Designed and handmade in the Netherlands.
Model: SYNTAXX 'Xtreme Performance' Price: € 850,- excl shipping.
Since 2019: SYNTAXX 'ICON'
SYNTAXX has been developing a new concept in stabelizing DC current-supply. Key feature in all power supplies is the ability to react on a dynamic load. Ripple control comes next, but is less important to a better sound. SYNTAXX has implemented a novelty in the ICON version: a two point voltage control with somewhere in between a powerful new DC amplifier. SYNTAXX succeeded in creating a DC amplifier producing an even more stable and cleaner power then ever.. This new ICON-amp is also a bit more powerful then the one in the X.P. This new concept is called InterCurrent DC Amplifier.
The result is a significant increase in dynamics, coherance, (an even) better, sharper 3D imaging and enhanced micro-dynamics, compared to the 'X.P.' version! On top of all that there is a clear increase of bass texture.
2* DC outputs with one and the same voltage (specs by order up to 19 volt)
Independent outputs, max. combined output current of 8A. , one voltage.
InterCurrent DC Amplifier -Icon- board
Eyelet point-to-point component connections
200VA toroidal trafo
Dimensions enclosure: 335x100x300 mm (metric, w x h x d)
Included: AC cord to fit the wallsocket of your country + two finished DC cables.
Designed and handmade in the Netherlands
model: SYNTAXX 'ICON' Price: € 1199,- excl. shipping
Note: the bestselling model SYNTAXX 'Xtreme Performance' is still available! Price: € 850, excl. shipping
N.B.: If you need two different DC output-voltages, you can turn to the SYNTAXX BiVolt configuration;
SYNTAXX BiVolt 'X.P.' : specs:
Two independent amplifier boards: 5 to 12 volt; max. 6A. - 13 to 19 volt; max. 4A.
Custom wound two-voltage toroidal trafo 200VA
Meaning you can choose two independent voltages in this BiVolt configuration. The BiVolt 'X.P.' price is € 1250,- excl shipping.
SYNTAXX BiVolt ICON: specs:
Two independent InterCurrent DC amplifier-boards, but restricted in outputcurrent: 5 to 12volt; max 6A. - 13 to 19volt: max. 4A.
A custom wound two-voltage toroidal trafo 200VA. So you get two psu's in one enclosure, albeit a bit smaller then the monovolt version.
The SYNTAXX BiVolt ICON price is € 1690,- excl shipping.
You can mail us to discuss your wishes, custom build and prices.
(Orders at: LexiGroup@live.nl)
Backview of the SYNTAXX 'ICON'
Note: You can order custom power supplies: choice in voltage, current and number of DC-outputs.
Standard version 'Xtreme Performance', has two DC-outputs,; two DC output-cables included!
starting @ € 850,- ; excl. shipping.
Orders or questions; mail to: LexiGroup@live.nl
SYNTAXX is a brand of LexiCone Acoustics, Netherlands.
SYNTAXX BiVolt 'ICON' ( two LED's on front)