DAC Advice


In my experience power aberrations (the technical term for ‘dirty’ power) are localized and time sensitive. Have had good systems in 3 houses (2 new, one a 50 year old electrical ‘rats nest’) in different cities and never had significant power related issues, but have heard it (grunge) in an older light industrial neighbor that cleared after 11PM when nearby factories shut down for the night.

Power issues can related the grid that’s serving you (some substations are newer and/or in better condition), local big users, and age/condition of domestic equipment in your home.

That’s why there’s such a range of opinions regarding power ‘fixers’.


Paul, is there any chance that PS Audio will be looking for beta testers for the upcoming Stellar Power Plant 3? I saw it at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest before briefly chatting with you and it looks great.

I only ask because SELFISHLY it would be an awesome addition to test with my stellar stack (Gain Cell DAC and S300) - especially since my current power conditioning gear is “only” a PS Audio Duet.