News - Antec introduces self proclaimed 'Super Premium' line of power supplies

Antec introduces self proclaimed 'Super Premium' line of power supplies

Available in 850 Watts and 650 Watts, the Signature Series features several cutting-edge innovations that set it above the competition, several of which have never been offered in a consumer power supply. The Signature Series utilizes active DC-to-DC voltage regulation as opposed to the standard passive magnetic amplifier method, providing for shorter transient response times and greater system stability. The Signature Series' transient response times can be as low as 10 microseconds, in contrast to the standard power supply transient times of 1000 microseconds (1 millisecond). In addition, the Signature Series boasts an advanced cooling system with a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan. By adapting its speed to the power output of the unit, a PWM controlled fan can run at speeds as low as 15% of its maximum, as opposed to a traditional fan which can only run at about 40%, thus ensuring the quietest possible operation.

Here is the press release, from Antec, in it's entirety:

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Consumer Electronics Show -- Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the Signature Series, its newest and most advanced family of power supply units.

Available in 850 Watts and 650 Watts, the Signature Series features several cutting-edge innovations that set it above the competition, several of which have never been offered in a consumer power supply. The Signature Series utilizes active DC-to-DC voltage regulation as opposed to the standard passive magnetic amplifier method, providing for shorter transient response times and greater system stability. The Signature Series' transient response times can be as low as 10 microseconds, in contrast to the standard power supply transient times of 1000 microseconds (1 millisecond). In addition, the Signature Series boasts an advanced cooling system with a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan. By adapting its speed to the power output of the unit, a PWM controlled fan can run at speeds as low as 15% of its maximum, as opposed to a traditional fan which can only run at about 40%, thus ensuring the quietest possible operation.

All Signature Series power supply units are built to the highest standards of quality, utilizing exceptionally reliable components such as Japanese capacitors and fans. The Signature Series also utilizes a dual power circuit board (PCB) layout to optimize airflow, as well as to allow for heavier and more robust components and reduce electrical noise. Each Signature Series power supply unit boasts a hybrid advanced cable management system to provide optimal power distribution and airflow. Mandatory cables are hardwired to reduce resistance and energy waste, while the peripheral cables can be installed as needed, reducing clutter. Signature Series power supplies pass 80 PLUSĀ®, the highest independently-certified standard in energy efficiency, reducing operating costs and protecting the environment. Universal Input enables Signature Series units to be used anywhere in the world.

"The Signature Series is a truly premium product," said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. "The response capabilities, cooling system and hybrid advanced cable management are perfect for discerning builders looking for the very best. We believe the Signature Series will set bold new standards for quietness and stability."

The Signature 650 and Signature 850 are available now and will retail for estimated street prices of $249.00 and $299.00, respectively. Signature Series is available through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The PSUs are backed by Antec's Quality 5-Year Warranty for parts and labor. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec, Inc.

Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Nine Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

At time of press, the unit was not available for purchase, nor was it on Antec's website.  And, unfortunately, the best photos we could find on the web of the new unit did not reveal much:

Ziff Davis (ExtremeTech)

Silent PC Review

Anandtech (also features picture of new Quattro 1200W)

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