My speakers are Hales Transcendance 5’s.
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@mitchb I believe you will be fine going with the Keces. Keces is a power centric / focused company, therefore very little downside and risk.
It’s also unlikely you will elicit feedback from an actual owner of the BP5000.
I have two of their P8 (ultra low noise linear power supply) units and they do their job exceedingly well.
As you know, the only way to find out is to try it out and compare with your Hydras. My gut feel is you will be surprised and happy with the Keces.
Good luck and let us know what your results are? - David.
I have the Keces P8 DC LPS which is a quality piece of gear and performs very well so I have high confidence in the Keces products. Regarding the balance power transformer, I use multiple 'small' balanced power transformers to provide more component to component and digital to analog device isolation with very good results. The BP5000 appears to have two separate isolated 600VA secondary winding transformer AC outputs which should provide similar isolation capability. My units are individual 500VA balanced transformers so there may be some net difference but the isolation capability of the BP5000 is a strong point. In my experience, sometimes high power amplifiers do better straight from the wall than with a balanced transformer based conditioner and, if so in your case, your other devices will very likely benefit at least IMHO. Either way and regardless you might look into taking the Hydra 2 out of the equation and depending on how the BP5000 does withe your amp, replace the Hydra with something like the Venom Defender standalone plugged into the same outlet. The Hydra 2 has something similar (albeit I'm guessing an earlier design) inside the box along with a MOV for surge protection. Eliminating an extra power cord for the Hydra 2 and the resulting extra AC connections alone will be of benefit. Net net is I'd try the BP5000 if it was my call. I hope this helps and good luck with your decision.
+1 IME, isolating components from each other is optimal. Not only digital from analog, but digital from digital. I use both balanced and filtering for each. Downside is a lot of black boxes to hide. Not a problem if you have a man-cave. Big problem for WAF.
The new Keces will ship end of June. Instead of 5000va the new model is 3600va. It will have 3000va with 4 outlets. I will run amp and headphone amp off the 3000va side. On one of the 300va(2 outlets) I will run my preamp and on the second 300va I will piggyback my Hydra 6 and run my dac,transport, streamer and tuner off the Hydra 6. In this way my analog is isolated from my digital and my amp and headphone amp are isolated from my preamp. It should be an interesting exercise to try my system this way. It should work well.
I've been a big proponent of balanced power for many years now and can extol their benefits but the one thing it cannot do is correct for power line sags/variations. With that said, I would take balanced power any day over unbalanced no matter how filtered and corrected the manufacture claims.
YMMV of course...