P5 reduces the power.


#1

I’m one of the few who only connected my power amplifier to a P5, because I think it sounds best, but by reading its power consumption, it starts at 116W, then slowly counts down to 115W…114W until it reaches 60W. The level then rises a little, depending on the level of music, but it never reaches about 120W. Is it normal that the level should drop so drastically when starting a power amplifier? The sound sounds no less dynamic for that reason, i´m just amazed.


#2

Depends on the power amplifier but often times they can have higher bias until they warm up, then reduce their levels accordingly.


#3

To add to what Paul posted,amplifiers often need a good deal of current when first started to charge their capacitors. The high capacity outlets on the PowerPlants control this inrush of power and slow it down. I suspect this is what you are seeing.

Short answer: What you describe sounds normal. :slight_smile:


#4

Thanks for your response.It is also characteristic for power amplifiers from PARASOUND that they operate with a high bias class A/AB operation.