I took advantage of some of the sales going on for new P10 given the new version is around the corner and picked up one over the weekend.
I’ve been using a BPT RM-20 as conditioner for my setup for the past couple of years. My set up comprise of DS DMP -> DSD -> Allnic L3000 MKII -> deqx deqmate-> (2x) magtech amp (bi amp setup) -> Sandersound B10.
The sandersound magtech amp is one of the few amps that has a linear power regulation, so I’ve only plug everything up stream of that to the RM20 and now plugging these source equipment to the new P10.
The RM20 solve some bad ground problems I had in my music room that plague my system with high noise floor and audible ground hum. Was glad when the RM 20 took care of that without affecting dynamics. However, I noticed over the years, I always enjoy the music more late at nights when the neighborhood is asleep (I live in NJ in a town of ~100K people). So I suspected I need power regulation in addition to power conditioning and I’ve been studying the P10 for a while.
I’m hoping that with cleaner power, I can obtain the clean captivating sound that kept me up many late nights listening, but without having to stay up to 2-3am to experience it. The two magtech amps is rated at 900W at 4ohms each, so I didn’t think the P10 can handle that without constraining the sound. So I only put the 4 frontend components, (transport, dac, pre and DEQX) on the p10, the full load of the four components is only 120W max as all of them had a max load of 30W each and the display on the p10 show ~ 92W when the system is play9ing music. So I believe the P10 should not e stressed at all.
My first impression within the first hour of swapping out the RM20 with the p10 is my hopes for clean captivating sound has been achieved. I was able to hear that familiar details, fleshy sound with the dark background right away, so very happy with the swap. As I listen on, I started to notice the bass seem to have loss some snap/slam with the P10. This surprise me as couldn’t imagine the source component were in any way power constraint given just 120w load in total and the p10 was drawing less than 1 amp at 92 watts.
So it’s puzzling how the treble and mids had such a noticeable immediate improvement, but the bass actually seem to have loss something. So trying to figure out if there is some break in require.
I should also point out that I had to use the stock power cord for the P10 as the upgraded power cord for the p10 uses a 20amp plug and didn’t fit the P10. I am expecting a better power cord to come in couple of wks for the p10.
just trying to figure out how best to optimize my setup with the P10, any tips would be appreciated