Remember the first time you incorporated a P10, or P5 in your system – it was like upgrading all your gear. Add multiwave and boom – yet another level of depth and separation! Well, for those of you who have power amps or monoblocks that are beyond the capability of the P10 (I have Parasound JC-1s), a BALANCED isolation transformer is a way to go.
A few caveats – based on months of tinkering:
- The transformer should be clean. No MOVs or filters on the input or output
- Dedicate a 15A transformer for each power amp (if you have monoblocks)
- Be sure to use outlets of Power Port quality
So if you can’t plug your amp(s) into a P10, try a balanced isolation transformer!