I need some advice on what power
conditioner to get. I know there has been a lot of discussion over the years about
power conditioning but I would like to know what is current, and specific to a
system like mine.
I currently run a PS Audio Direct
Stream DSD, BHK Preamp, Pass Labs x250.8 with Focal Utopia speakers
and all Synergistic Research cables.
For filtering and protection, I was using a Monster HTPS 7000 -
which appeared to benefit the sound quality of the PS Audio DSD and BHK Preamp
but was taking away base from the Pass Labs Amp. I found that plugging
the Amp directly into the wall however sounded better! – with greater
soundstage and even greater imaging and definitely more base response.
Recently, I needed to move the HTPS
7000 to another system and am in the market to purchase hopefully a
better conditioner to see if this system can sound even better than before.
When it comes to protection, both PS
Audio and Pass Labs have advised me that they are not worried if their gear is
plugged directly into the wall. So my main goal is to get clean power for
best sound quality - serge protection being secondary.
I am not sure how much I
should spend and the pros and cons of the different name brands and
models. I read good things about PS Audio Power regenerators and
Furman, Synergistic Research, etc.
really appreciate some pertinent information and advice on power conditioning for my
Thank you in advance,