Just my two cents that may help someone on the fence.
I have a Dectet power conditioner and several AC3’s.
I was kind of perturbed when I heard Paul state, essentially, that power conditioners lower SQ “but not PS Audios Regenerator.”
I was like, WTF? Wish he would have told me that before I spent $500 of PS Audios power conditioner…) &%@&
Anyway I did some A/B today and this is what I found.
I took out the Dectet and plugged the AC3’s straight in to a plane Jane strip and then in to the wall. The sound was (easily noticeable) more detailed, yes, yet lost a bit of center Beef. Sounded great on Bormberg’s “Wood”, but not so great on Mahler no. 1 with Gergiev…no in your face boom…well the boom was there but it lost energy…no POP!’
I switched it back and yes more beef but noticeably less detail, less air. (DANG!)
I also tried both ways with stock cords. Loss of BEEF yes, more detail, no. Sounded cold.
So in my opinion, the dectet does dampen the sound but you get more meat…I may go straight in to the wall and adjuct my sub…then sell the dectet…Hey maybe Paul will buy it
Paul, would you like to buy a Dectet in Mint condition at a good price? Let me know…
I wish I didnt hear Paul talking Sh** about conditioners…I would have been happier in ignorance I think…maybe not.
If anyone knows of a mod I can do on the dectet to open it up a bit.
Please let me know,