SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC and SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special

SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC and SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special

Already at the beginning of this year, the Dutch company SBOOSTER presented a power supply unit that was used to upgrade record players, primarily from Rega Research Limited, also for selected drives from Thorens GmbH. Now this SBOOSTER BOTW 24V AC has two siblings, namely the models SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC and SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special, whereby this time also drives from Thorens GmbH, but also Pro-Ject Audio Systems and Clearaudio electronic GmbH are supported.


The Dutch company SBOOSTER has been known for years for a wide range of solutions for power supply of hi-fi systems. SBOOSTER initially specialized in product groups in the area of hi-fi and IT, such as streaming clients, but also pure network solutions such as routers and switches, D/A converters and similar compact components. Gradually, the product range was expanded to include solutions for other tasks, until at the beginning of this year a power supply unit was presented for the first time that is designed for use with a record player, the SBOOSTER BOTW 24V AC.

After the great success that SBOOSTER was able to celebrate with the SBOOSTER BOTW 24V AC, designed primarily for Rega Research Limited drives, the Dutch company decided to launch further power supplies for the optional expansion for record players. The new SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC is presented, which is especially designed for Thorens GmbH drives and drives from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. In addition, there is the new SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special, which is designed for drives from Clearaudio electronic GmbH, specifically the Clearaudio Innovation Series and Clearaudio Ovation Series. Optionally, this power supply can also be ordered for use with an Acoustic Signature WOW Series drive.

Depending on the model, the new power supplies feature an output voltage of 16 V AC or 24 V AC, with the focus on a highly efficient toroidal core transformer with high efficiency. Electrostatic and RF magnetic shielding is used to prevent any influence on highly sensitive devices in the immediate vicinity, such as a phono preamplifier. The systems also feature load control optimized for stable operation, a powerful two-stage line filter with grounding choke, overvoltage protection for the AC mains, additional short-circuit protection and a thermal overload protection circuit. According to the manufacturer, only high-quality components are used, such as polypropylene film capacitors in the mains filter, a high-quality double-sided PCB with pure copper and a glazed surface, cables with additional shielding, braided sleeving and gold-plated, machined brass contacts. Even though the two new power supplies are, as described, designed primarily for record players, they can of course also be used for a wide variety of other solutions, so the manufacturer includes customized AC plugs in the most common sizes for maximum flexibility. Even connectors for USB-B and USB-C are included, as these connection options are becoming more and more popular. One detail should not be forgotten, the LED for status indication can be dimmed.

Another detail we want to emphasize explicitly is that the power supplies from SBOOSTER are not from the Far East, but are actually manufactured in the EU. On request of sempre-audio.at the company states that they are manufactured in Bulgaria.

The new power supplies from SBOOSTER will be available in specialized shops from now on. The manufacturer states a recommended retail price of € 291,46 for the SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC. The power supply SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special should be available for € 408,44.

Getting to the point

After the great success that SBOOSTER has had with the SBOOSTER BOTW 24V AC, designed primarily for Rega Research Limited drives, the Dutch company decided to introduce additional power supplies for the optional expansion for record players. The new SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC is presented, which is especially designed for Thorens GmbH drives and drives from Pro-Ject Audio Systems. In addition, there is the new SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special, which is designed for drives from Clearaudio electronic GmbH, specifically the Clearaudio Innovation Series and Clearaudio Ovation Series. Optionally, this power supply unit can also be ordered for use with an Acoustic Signature WOW drive.

Manufacturer:SBOOSTER
Distribution:DREI H Vertriebs Gmbh
Price:SBOOSTER BOTW 16V AC € 291,46
SBOOSTER BOTW ECO P&P 24V Special € 408,44

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