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PS Audio DirectStream Power Plant 15 AC Power regenerator
PS Audio DirectStream Power Plant 15 AC Power regenerator
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The DirectStream P15 Power Plant is the gold standard for safety, reliability, and high-performance AC power regeneration.
Local pickup or $11 flat rate shipping within Australia
The DirectStream P15 is the second largest high-end personal power generating station in the world, next to the P20.
It is the successor of the venerable P10 Power Plant relied upon by thousands around the world. The P15 is all new, based on the P10, but rebuilt from the ground up. It features an ultra-low impedance analog power amplifier, pure DSD FPGA based sinewave generator, larger power supply, and the lowest distortion ever available in a Power Plant. The P15 is capable of powering any size system and bringing forth all that’s possible from your system ensuring you get the same great performance every time you listen.
The P15 includes 5 separate zones and 1500 watts of pure regenerated power, delivered to each receptacle through 1/4″ thick copper buss bars. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P15 will work magic on your system’s performance. Only the very best high-end system around the world rely on the P15 Power Plant for protection, purity, and performance.
With your system powered directly from the output of the P15, dynamics and openness are breathtaking. New voices, new harmonics and a renewed sense of musicality are yours the moment the P15 starts up. This is one of the most important pieces of audio equipment you can own, building a firm and reliable foundation for your system that will serve you for years to come.
How it works
The DirectStream P15 Power Plant takes your incoming AC power and converts it to DC, similar to what comes out of a battery, and then with patented PS Audio technology regenerates and produces new sine-wave-perfect, regulated high current AC power. In the process of regeneration any problems on your power line such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power and noise are eliminated.
Since the introduction of Power Plant regenerator technology in 1997, many reviewers as well as many thousands of customers around the world have experienced for themselves just how critical and unique a Power Plant is; the term accessory doesn’t begin to describe its value. One of our customers, a long-time reviewer for one of the established audio journals, remarked that “Its the first component anyone serious about high-quality audio should get.”
It’s good to understand the importance of power in a high-end audio system. Everything we see and hear through our system is really the power from our home’s wall socket manipulated to make music through our speakers by our electronics. The quality of that power is critical to the success of any high-end system.
Legacy power conditioners
Traditional power conditioners have been widely available for several decades and range in price from a few dollars to multiple thousands of dollars.
Most power conditioners on the market today are passive filters. This means there are only passive parts inside such as capacitors, resistors, transformers and coils of wire. Power conditioners do not have the ability to add missing energy back onto the power line to correct for the serious issues in the AC, nor can they lower output impedance—critical to high-performance audio.
While some of the better respected high-end power conditioners do provide a significantly better sound and performance level for many systems, they are unable to address the fundamental problems found on the AC line. Unfortunately, this means they cannot ensure your listening and viewing experience will always be the same. Quite simply put, by relying on passive means to help the AC power, one relinquishes the security and reliability of a system running from a PS personal generator.
The problems with power
AC power that is available in our homes is not perfect and is getting worse with time. Problems include fluctuating levels, noise, distortion, harmonics, unreliable performance during certain hours of the day and dynamic losses.
All AV equipment relies on this AC power to produce the music and video we listen to and watch in our systems. The quality of that AC power has a direct effect on the audio and image quality in a high-end system and without steady, perfected power, one cannot depend on the same level of performance day in and day out.
Legacy technology passive power conditioners address none of the real problems with power in our homes.
Power Plants are not power conditioners.
Power Plants are personal AC generators that provide hard working, perfected results from the AC power line. Power regeneration uses active components, like those found in large and powerful audio amplifiers, to rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion free, regulated AC to the equipment.
Power Plants also provide excellent protection and cleaning of radio, cell phone and computer interference, but more importantly, regeneration provides a steady, regulated, ultra-low impedance source of pure AC, unaffected by the equipment’s demands for power.
The key to the Power Plant’s success and what makes it so unique in the industry is the way it makes the power better.
Instead of simple filtering, as a legacy power conditioner does, the Power Plant actually repairs the main power issues actually caused by the equipment itself: dynamic fluctuations.
Dynamic fluctuations occur with nearly every power amplifier or receiver on the market today. When a loud musical passage is reproduced, the power amplifier draws more power from the wall to feed the loudspeakers. When this occurs, the voltage at the wall decreases in direct relationship with the loudness of the musical passage. Louder is worse.
Traditional power conditioners only worsen this already bad situation.
If, on the other hand, the system is powered from a Power Plant AC regenerator, the problem is eliminated 100%. Dynamic voltage fluctuations are stopped completely, the power amp receiving perfectly regulated, steady AC power regardless of the demands from the power amplifier.
In a high-end system, where perfection is hoped for and compromise is not an option that’s acceptable, the improvements brought by a Power Plant are instantly recognized with a simple audition that shows both with and without perfected power.
|Location||Indoor use only|
|Duty Cycle||Suitable for continuous operation|
|Moisture Sensitivity||Not sealed against moisture|
|Storage Temperature||-40C to +40C|
|Operating Temperature||0C to 40C|
|Max Operating Altitude||12,000’ (3500m)|
|Electrical Supply Nominal Rating||230V 10A 50/60Hz|
|Unit Dimensions||17” W x 14” D x 8.5” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 21.5 cm H)|
|Unit Weight||73 lbs ( 33kg)|
|Shipping Dimensions||23” x 20.5” x 13.5” ( 58cm x 52cm x 34cm)|
|Shipping Weight||82 lbs (38kg)|
|Nominal Input Voltage||200 –285VAC|
|Maximum Continuous Load||1500VA|
|Maximum Peak Load||3600VA|
|Output Distortion (Resistive Load)||<0.9%|
|Output Distortion (Reactive Load)||<0.9%|
|Output Impedance||<0.008 ohm|
|Noise Reduction||100kHz – 2MHz >80dB|
|Efficiency @1200 VA||>85%|
|Standby Power Consumption|
|Input Frequency||45 – 65 Hz|
|Under Voltage Limit||Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting|
|Over Voltage Limit||Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting|
|Peak Current Surge||84,000A|
|Max Surge Voltage||6,000V|
|DC Trigger Configuration||Tip Positive|
|DC Trigger Voltage||5 – 15Vdc|
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