A couple of days ago I got my regular Music Direct e-mail and I was surprised to see they had the P10 on sale for $2999. Wow, maybe it’s time to replace my P500. Was saving for the new DST coming soon (right?), but this is good deal. I checked the PS Audio website and no mention of the “deal”. This morning while perusing Audiogon I noticed several dealers offering the same deal, so I checked PS Audio again and now it has the same offer. So question is, why the special price? My first thought is a replacement is coming, the other thought is there is just too much stock (though, the PS Audio website says “hand built and shipped within 10 days of order”). Hopefully Paul will chime in and set the record straight. The other question is how long will this go on? Do I need to decide quick?
For reference, my intent in getting a P10 is to power my whole system (see below). Currently the P500 powers DS, CD player, speaker subwoofers and (through the “Ultimate Outlet”) my cable box and Plasma TV. The analog part (turntable and NPC) is run through a Duet and the BHK 250 is run direct. My main hesitation in getting the P10 is I prefer to have all the signal level components on the side of the room and the amp, powered subwoofers (obviously), cable box, and TV (again, obviously) in the front. Kind of hard to power everything when there is 4 meters of distance between them. I’m currently not set up this way (liked the sound of short interconnect), but I have been contemplating going back to that configuration. I do have an issue with supporting my turntable on top of the SolidSteel rack though, hence my hesitation in returning to this configuration. My thought had been to get a P5 for the front end components and just run the amp and speakers off the wall, but now the P10 is $500 cheaper!