Been digging deep into Paul’s videos and the forum with regard to power, etc. My room is my biggest limiting factor and some of it is unfixable (like a metal woodstove owning the room), so I accept I’ll never get the most possible out of any system but don’t want to miss soundstage etc if I can avoid it with selective wise improvements
Currently have BHK DS DAC, Pre, and 300 monos, a lightweight UPS feeding a Furman Rackrider. All factory cords. The Furman will come out and will try the UPS in and out after burnin.
Quoting Paul, I believe he said this, “get the highest level regenerator you can afford and run a coat hanger for cords if you need to” So I’ve done that and just placement my order for a P15.
If the regenerator is “fixing” the power how important is the house line feeding the P15. One video goes into detail about running a dedicated 10 ga 20 amp dedicated line with hospital or audio grade outlet. Is this still a big value add once the regenerator is in place or just if your running native power?
Replacing the curtesy cords, Options include entry level cables like the AC3 or 5, 12’s all around isn’t in the cards. Are different level cables more appropriate for different components. Wondering if amps benefit from the heavier gage AC5 more than the DAC or Pre? Would it be better to invest in a single AC12 feeding the regenerator or DAC and leave the rest as is?
My current thinking is do the lighter gage AC3 to the DAC and Pre, feed the mono’s with the heavier gage AC5 and leave the factory input for the P15, or do AC3 all around.
I don’t see being able to do all of these, looking for insight of where to invest and still have enough to update my sub or maybe subs, and some room diffusors’ if I can save enough on power
Maybe rate value from 1 (most important) when using a P15, here’s what I was thinking.
Power Cords if I’m not doing all
Dac AC3 1
Dac AC5 6
Pre AC3 2
Pre AC5 7
Amp with AC3 3
Amp with AC5 4
P15 with AC3 5
P15 with AC5 8
Dedicated circuit 9
Thanks in advance for your thoughts