PSA Detect Power Center VS Power Plant Question


#1

Little seems to be said about this product, though PSA has advertised it as the best $500 investment. My question is that, how does the high current (HC) output of the Detect Power compared to that of Power Plant HC output (assuming that it does not benefit from regenerated power).



Do they offer just the same filtered power or they use different types of filter mechanisms and so yield different results.



Secondly, has anyone ever run the high wattage tube power amp into the regenerated power socket of Power Plant. How is the sound quality when compared to running into HC socket? Is that worth? I mean if you need a P10 just to run your big tube.


#2

Secondly, has anyone ever run the high wattage tube power amp into the regenerated power socket of Power Plant. How is the sound quality when compared to running into HC socket? Is that worth? I mean if you need a P10 just to run your big tube.

Yes, I am doing this on my P10.
I need some more time to evaluate.
It seems that my Rogue M-180 tube amps (which uses high power tubes KT120) saturates the output transformer at high volume (very muddy and distorted sound), however it did this also when connected directly to the wall socket. I reckon it is just my Extremas that are too difficult to drive (they are famous for it), however my EC solid states were up to the task, cause they are more current capable.



#3

The Power Plant HC outlets on the P10 are regenerated and have no filtering at all. The only difference between those outlets and the regular outlets is a soft start circuit to help with big inrush currents on start up.



Personally I wouldn’t consider running a power amp without a Power Plant. They make SUCH a huge difference in spatial qualities of the amplifier as well as improvements in dynamics.


#4

So P10 is all about regenerated power. Is that also true with a P3 or P5 HC socket? If not, back to my initial question: what is the difference between Detect Power Center and Power Plant’s HC output. I think it need to be clarified at some point.


#5

@teravut

The Dectet output is Not regenerated.