Hi All -
I've spent the last few months researching power conditioners with some level of surge protection. After reviewing multiple options, I narrowed my search to the Puritan Audio line of products, pulling the trigger on the less expensive model, the 136 Purifier.
A particular influence was the comparison video done by Mike the OCD HiFi Audio Guy. Decided to call him up and discuss the product and, after chatting about his hands-on experience with Puritan, decided I'd give the product a shot. He's got a great attitude and let me know I'd be able to return the product if I wasn't satisfied.
The package arrived yesterday, safely wrapped in protective bubble wrap, in a standard cardboard box. I dutifully unpacked the unit yesterday and placed it onto my rack, determined to give it a run out this morning. After having my obligatory second cup of coffee, I rose from my sitting chair and affixed the power cords from my AMP, Pre-amp, streamer and DAC into the unit. I then reconnected my Innuos streamer and sat back down, curious to see what my system would sound like with the Puritan in place...
To start, I simply tuned into an Internet radio station, KCRW in LA. Within seconds I was struck by the improvement of clarity in the sound I was hearing. What I'd chalked up to being the fuzziness of tubes was, in fact, the electrical junk coming over the power line. It took me all of ten seconds to hear the upgrade in sound quality.
I then decided to play a Schubert cello sonata with the same result - more clarity and better imaging in the sound. Moving to another genre of music, I put on a DIIV shoe-gaze track of buzzing electric guitars. The result was the same - an upgraded sound from what I'd become accustomed to.
Mike advised me it to run the product in for 100 hours before coming to a final judgement, so I'll heed his advice. That said, I'm absolutely delighted with what what I've heard so far. The Puritan 136 Purifier - again based on my limited listening experience - has thus far offered me a stupendous upgrade in sound quality.
Simply wanted to share my enthusiasm based on my experience with the Puritan 136.