I have had a PS Audio Quintet for many years and I have been rather happy with it. However, since I now need more than five outlets I purchased a Dectet last week. When unpacking the Dectet I was a bit surprised to read on the Dectet “Max load 10 amps total”, since this was not outwritten in the product information or in the manual I downloaded before purchase.
Now to my question. Among other equipment I have two Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblocks that are in class A the first 25 W and they draw 250 W each continously at idle. When plugging in all my equipment in the Dectet for the first time I heard a very pristine sound in the midrange and treble, a bit cleaner and smoother than through the Quintet. However, I also perceived a certain dynamic restriction compared to the Quintet at all frequencies and the bass sounds less defined.
I have now had the Dectet in my system for three days and my initial impressions are intact. I am a bit surprised about this and I therefore would like to ask if it has something to do with the “Max load 10 amps total” restriction written on the Dectet? I am a bit worried since I prior to purchasing the Dectet tested an 8 A transformer based isolation unit (from a well-known brand…) and that transform could not handle the JC-1s, I could clearly hear that it became saturated since there was a very strong increase in hum.
Is the max load restriction of 10 amps contious or peak amps? Should I await further “breaking-in” of the Dectet before critical listening?