I think I should try one of the Power Plants to see whether it improves the sound vs the Shunyata Hydra Alpha power conditioners I’ve been using for a while.
I’ve studied the info about the P10 and P5 on the PSA site. The two units seem comparable except that the P10 provides a little more power, has two additional outlets, and has no fan, and costs and weighs more. Have I overlooked anything important that would affect SQ? Is the fan audible in the P5?
Also, with both the P10 and P5: I gather these are best left on all the time. Is that right? How much power do they use if all the components are turned off? I’m trying to keep the power usage down when possible.
I have all my sources plus my NAS in my rack, with the amps sitting elsewhere close to the speakers and powered by a separate dedicated line, with one of the little Shunyata two-outlet conditioners. A P5 could go in the rack and power everything except the amps (not enough outlets). A P10 could power everything but I don’t know where I’d put it since I think it’s too heavy and large for the bottom shelf, not to mention a real pain to work with. Would a P5 significantly improve things if the amps were not connected? Maybe I could free up one outlet, but that would require a long and expensive power cord. Any other thoughts about this decision?