Dear PS Audio Engineers,

I am seeking advice on selecting a power regenerator for my high-end audio system. My primary component is a McIntosh MA352 2-Channel Hybrid Integrated Amplifier, which has a rated power output of 200 watts per channel at 8 ohms. According to my calculations, it draws approximately 720 watts from a 120V 50/60Hz, 6.0A power supply. Additionally, my system includes a cocktailAudio N15(D) and a standard CD player.

Given that the MA352 has a substantial power transformer, filter capacitors with 60 Joules of energy storage, and a regulated power supply, I’m wondering if I would still benefit from a power regenerator, and if so, which model would be the most appropriate.

I’m considering the PS Audio PowerPlant 12, which offers 1200 VA of continuous power, but I’m also looking at the PowerPlant 3. Could you provide guidance on whether these models would complement the existing power management of my McIntosh amp, and which one would be the right fit? Are there other factors, such as impedance, that I should take into account?

Knowing that **Amplifier Efficiency is not 100% I am assuming the MA 352 is at a** efficiency of 50-70% ( Im guessing)

So power consumption = power output / efficiency

PC= 400W/ .06 = 666.67 W

the cocktailAudio N15(D) will likely add a few more amps. A CD player typically uses less than 50W.

Thoughts ?

Thank you for your help,

Frank