Greetings from Ashland, Oregon. I just wanted to share my experience with my new Stellar Power Plant 3. For some background, I have lived in an older apartment complex for the last 6 years or so, which is how long I’ve been listening to better audio gear. Over that time, I have gravitated to a simple, vinyl-only system composed of a turntable, a phono stage, and an integrated amp. Regardless of the components, I was always trying to tame some harshness in the highs.
I tried several power conditioners, each of which helped some aspects of the sound and hurt others. Perhaps the best I had tried was the Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1800. However, I still wrestled with treble grain, sibilance, and general harshness. I spent a lot of money trying to find tubes components that might smooth out the sound, but things never sounded right.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I saw the sale on the Stellar Power Plant 3 and couldn’t resist. I can say it is the single best audio purchase that I’ve ever made, and all of the harshness I’ve been battling disappeared with the first note played through the PP3.
Since I don’t listen loud, I have both my phono stage and my integrated amp plugged in to the regenerating outlets. The integrated is an Exposure 3010s2D, which has been tested at about 130wpc into 8 ohms and 240wpc into 4 ohms. My speakers are Canton bookshelf models with a sensitivity of 87db and a 4 ohm impedance. I typically listen with peaks in the low 80db range, and the PPS has never blinked - it provides more than enough power to my system. And I don’t notice any reduction in dynamics or bass depth.
I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for making an affordable (for me) Power Plant. Now, back to listening to clear, relaxing music…
I hope you are all healthy and safe,