Hi all, first time posters, but long time lurker. I’m a French maker of full systems (ICOS Audio) and distributor for Antipodes Audio products.
A client has a P3 and tells me it is recommended to turn it off when he’s not using it?
At least for his Antipodes server, it’s a bad idea as they will only sound their best after three days of totally uninterrupted power. I wouldn’t be surprised if something similar was the case with his Auralic vega DAC. So he wins quality power with the Powerplant but loses most of the benefit by having to turn it off every night.
Is there a downside to using the '“always on” mode for one zone (say the one used for the server and DAC)? Why turn the PowerPlant off at all except maybe when you leave for long periods of time?
And another question: how good is the isolation between the different zones? In my experience computer audio is incredibly sensitive to the different plugs being used and I found that ideally, I want one power line for the server, one for the rest of the stereo, and that on top of that I prefer to have simple filters on electric “polluters”, i.e. router, computer, TV, washing machines, fridge…