I have a Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp with a max power draw of 680watts (58watts idle). Can I plug this into any outlet on my P12 or should I only use HC?
P12 max cotinuous load is 1000VA, so 680 watts integrated plus a a few other source equipment would be fine. You could test sound quality through both HC and other receptacles and decide for yourself. On a P15, to my ears, Meridian 857 Ref. power amp sounds better on non-HC socket!
With the large power plants (12,15,20) all outlets are regenerated and the only difference with the HC outlets is that they’re soft start (which means that a connected device with high switch on current won’t causer the PP to trip). There should be no difference in SQ between outlets.
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Thanks for the info. Ironically, my DS DAC sounds best plugged into HC socket
Im sorry im a nooby - how do i turn the high switch on and what is pp again?
Thats really strange but i found the same thing to be true. I originally had my amp installed in HC but moved it to zone A and it sounds better imo.
If it does not cause any issues, I would leave it there and enjoy the music.