May I ask for some direction in budgeting for power regenerating components and selecting appropriate ones for my system, which was at the “extravagant” level when created ca. 1996?
Besides the newer PSA DS DAC and DMP, the main components are a Spectral preamp and amp, gigantic Thiel loudspeakers, massive MIT reference speaker cables and balanced interconnects. (I can provide more details if useful). Radio and turntable are seldom used now.
For power optimization, a few years after purchase, I found significant improvement by adding three separate MIT Z-Series power components (the “Z Iso-Duo”, the “Z Isolator HC”, and the “Z Stabilizer”). These power components connect to the PSA Power Port recepticals and to the audio components via high-end MIT power cords.
And if that weren’t enough, I had two dedicated 20 Amp circuits created along the most stringent guidelines I could find, down to the silver paste on the circuit breaker connections etc. (Significant improvement with the new circuits).
So, after all that tedious description, I’m wondering as I budget for future improvements to this aging but still wicked good system:
- Acknowledging that the three MIT power-refining components (although when obtained, a big asset) are of an ilk that may be antiquated,
- That there are many competative avenues for improvement in the system (recap the Spectrals? Upgrade to newest versions of PSA DS MkII and the new PST? Replace the 24 y.o. Thiels?),…and here is finally the real question:
Should I be considering PSA’s power regenerating components as replacements for the initially pricy MIT Z-stuff?
And if I should be thinking in that direction, how would I determine which of the Power Plants would be appropriate to my needs?
Thanks for any opinions you might offer. Thought I’d run this by the Esteemed Members of The Forum before torturing Kevin or James.