I moved my system a Directstream DAC (using an AC12), a Bakoon HPA-21 battery powered AMP (that charges when off), an iMac, a network hub, a Lan Rover, from a equi-core 300 balanced power supply powering a DECTEC powering the whole system (that sounded fabulous), over to a Power Plant 3 hoping to gain some sonic improvements and to clean up the wires (getting all the wires in my rack vs. them all on the side to the DECTEC). The first thing that I’m noticing is that I feel the sonic performance was slightly better with the equi-core 300 than I’m getting with the PP3 and I don’t think that should be the case. The second and MAJOR problem I’ve been having is the music has been stuttering, and I’ve isolated this to the Lan Rover running off of the PP3, because if I move the Lan Rover to a High Current power port (an un regenerated port) the stuttering goes away. This doesn’t make any sense to me, and it means that the PP3 is producing poor quality or inconsistent power. the dealer has swapped the unit for me to try a second unit and its doing it too, so its a problem consistent with all PP3s and at least my Lan Rover.
My total system is drawing under 200 watts of power so its not overloading the PP3, as it was sufficiently powered by the equi-core 300 that is 1/5th of the price. I still wan’t the PP3 to work for me as I want to be able to move my audio rack around without the mess of wires which is the only advantage provide by the PP3.
Could someone from PS please chime in here and help try to troubleshoot what the problem may be with powering the Lan Rover from a regenerated port off of a PP3?
The Directstream is an amazing DAC, the Lan Rover blows the competing USB decrapifiers out of the water, but the PP3 has been a let down so far please help me find what I’m missing, as I can’t believe that PS would have an imperfection like this based on all the other products I own.