Add the PurePower to that list and buy it above the rest.
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add the world power 'power wing ' to your list also..and i think you can audition it through alan kafton at audioexcellenceaz.com...i have tried 2 of the ones mentioned in your post and the pw is far superior...you also have the ability to choose the oyaide outlets that best fit your system..good luck
I took Calloway's advice four years ago and auditioned the Power Wing, and have never looked back. I've had fellow Audiogon members email me telling me that they also chose the Power Wing over one mentioned and two that you didn't mention, even some modified versions. Call Alan and he'll send you one to audition, you have absolutely nothing to lose.
Have used a Shunyata Hydra (old and new): nice stuff. Now have $10k in Isoclean in my system and I'd not change a thing.
NB if you can't "go deep" on Isoclean (i.e. 3030 transformers and 60-80 amp filters), you may not want to bother. Perhaps at the Isoclean 60 only budget level, with no plans for later expenditure, I'd just go Audience or try the others. I haven't owned them: I have no opinion on them.
Well first of all, there is no 'best'. Many will have their opinions of 'best', but 'best' means many different things to many different people.
That being said, and the fact that I haven't tried all of the products mentioned so far, currently I would add a Running Springs Audio Jaco or Haley to your list. When used with the proper power cord, which I find is the most under rated aspect to a power conditioner's performance, the RSA products are solid performers especially considering the cost.
One day I would like to try a Power Wing myself, a Acoustic Revive RTP-6 is also very high up on my radar.
Back again. Totally agree with Stanwal: if you haven't done dedicated lines, I would start there. It's way cheaper (probably) than even the cheapest decent conditioners and some people just don't like conditioners on their power amps. More draw makes some conditioners sound "soft" and may constrain dynamic range.
My amps don't draw much power, so I have more flexibility with conditioners than a guy with say, Krell 600 FBP's
That said, conditioners are really system dependent, but, to paraphrase Sarah Lee, "Nobody doesn't like dedicated lines."