A thread for those looking for the one stop power solution based up on PS Audio regenerator products…
A wish list is to no longer need to address many different power issues separately so that a power plant can handle it all…
Call it feedback to PS Audio R&D
- Separate isolation between all outputs
- Equipment creates noice that will affect the rest of the equipment
- incoming mains ground noice cleaning.
- lots of noice are entering the equipment via the mains ground cable. That should be cleaned in some way
a star earth grounding solution for signal grounding equipment (both digital and analogue)
a star earth grounding solution for chassi grounding equipment (both digital and analogue)
a DC-blocker prior to the power plant transformer
a sine wave rebalancer on the incoming power (preferable after the first dc blocker), to help the power plant have an easier ride
a traditional filter solution on the incoming power to prevent RFI/EMF and others to affect the power
an even more over sized power plant with larger power transient capacity (low impedance and high capacity)
a chassi ground connection of the power plant it self
a heavy gauge ground out put that can of used, complement traditional mains grounding with a grounding rod out door. Preferably of silver material.
A) We all know that a power plant is affected of the quality of the power up stream
B) We all know that a power plant is itself affected by DC even if it has a dc-blocker aspect built in
C) A power plant that is chassi grounded via a grounding box sounds better
D) Digital and analogue sources that are signal and chassi grounded usually sounds better
E) A power plant is presently not the most silent power cleaning solution available. The background can be lower.
F) A power plant makes sound better and more romantic and liquid, but do not better late night listening during daytime.
What’s the point?
G) By making the performance capacity of the power plant better than present P20, one will be able to fix most power issues a power plant do not presently address or handles mediocre, without providing a lesser power plant capacity than a present P20. Only more improvements will be made. They higher capacity compensates for the added up stream filtering etc.
H) people need a one stop solution. With approx 10 different problems affecting power quality very few people understand what they need to address. With no manufacturer to solve most problems at the same time, people end up with a lottery if a power plant, Niagara or other solution solves the problem.
I) PS Audio have used power plant marketing communication promising customers to have the same new quality of power as if very close to a power plant. That’s correct in terms of voltage and sine wave but not at all in terms of mains noice coming from industries and neighbours, and not at all tru regarding the air borne and cable borne noice or even the noice created by our Hifi equipment.
Trying to solve 9/10 power issues without loosing the great performance of a present P20 would be a game changer.
When used with Hifi that isolates better between equipment maybe finally people can shift focus to music instead of power.
I do know that one engineering solution might be a compromise and that it can be tough to implement all of it in the same unit. But… if the end customers performance are the target, then maybe a battery of capacitors between some stages can solve a few things. Others have got better electrical engineering knowledge than me (I’m just a demanding user).
Companies like to sell more gear. Why not put it all in the same device? Look at Isotek. Even if you by 3 gear and use 3 great cables you will not have all kind of common power issues solved (but mearly half of ‘em)
I once noticed a company that set out to make one of the worlds top 5 amplifiers to be sold at a very low price… (BHK vision).
A power plant is an amplifier and the 1 bit tech in the power plants made by the world leader of high end audio power regenerators should be able to do it…
If we are lucky, it’s already in the 2024 pipe line but odds are that no improvement if the P20 is yet planned.
Are PS Audio up to the task?
As a former product analyst I actually think PS Audio needs to launch such a product on the market or launch a battery based solution.