I’m new to the power regeneration world mainly having read about it for a year or so on these threads. I like what I’ve read in regards to the sound improvements, but after a major power surge last night, protecting my gear is front and center.
I live in an older house in North Louisiana. I often see my lights dim when the a/c or other large appliances kick on. There is definitely some fluctuation in how the system sounds at different times of day or night. It’s a smaller town with old above ground power lines. We also have a lot of storms, with lighting and thunder in spades.
Last night a massive Oak limb fell on a power line in my back yard. For some reason, it caused a power surge. I could hear and see it starting to surge my preamp so I ran and unplugged the main power box in time. My sub was plugged in across the room and unfortunately started smoking before I could unplug it. RIP Hsu sub from my college days.
Would the P3 help protect my gear in situations like that? Usually, when the lighting is bad or if I go out of town, I’ll just unplug everything to be safe. But I’d sleep better with some additional protection.
I have the following:
- Modwright SWL 9.0 AE
- Van Alstine SET 400 SS Amp
- DSD Sr.
- Salk Songtowers
- active Hsu sub (RIP)
- AC5 power cables
- Blue Jeans interconnects and speaker cables
powerbox with six filtered outlets that everything is plugged into (I can’t remember who made it…it was custom) and then that plugs into the wall socket.
any feedback is much appreciated!