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,
Multiwave primarily thus far.
Thanks, Scott! What a wonderful note to wake up to this morning. Made my short day so far. Thanks for sharing.
Paul, do you think it would be worthwhile moving from an old P500 (with the MultiWave update) to a P3? I’m not having any problems with the 500 (other than the internal fan is audible), so any change would be strictly for sound quality.
Even moving from a Power Plant Premier was a huge difference for me. So the older P500 should be an even larger upgrade. Honestly, every audiophile with a half way decent system should be using a Power Plant regenerator. It lets you squeeze more performance out of the system you already own.
I have a multiwave p300 as well as a P3, the difference in sound quality (in my system) is profound and I don’t use that word casually. The P3 is leaps and bounds beyond the first generation regenerators in improved sound quality.
Agree with seegs and Photon. I’ve had every generation of the Power Plants. All were improvements to my system over the years. Each new model has proven increased performance and reliability. I would definitely order a P3 and try it risk free in your system, I think you will be very satisfied. The new PP’s are so much quieter than the P500. Have fun!
Today, I ordered my Stellar Power Plant long with 3 STELLAR AudioQuest Monsoon AC Power Cables. I"m excited to hear have this will change my Stellar System. I never imagined I would spend money on just powering a HiFi system, but the more I read about topic, the more sense it makes to me. HiFi is such a fun hobby! Stay safe out there everyone!
Congrats! You won’t be disappointed. Have fun and let us know when you get it all put together. Thanks!
You are going to love it! I found that it improved as it broke in as well, or maybe I was just adjusting to the greater clarity of the sound and the true performance (good and bad) of my various components. Keep us posted on how you like it.