Synergistic Power Cell 12, SX, PS Audio P20

Ive just purchased a P20, but just saw a review on the Power Cell. They tried three different power conditioners. One use magnetics, but forget the brand. It ended up last in every test. The PS Audio came a close second in some tests, and not a distant second in others. 15 years ago when I was hot and heavy into high end equipment, there was much argument over cables, power conditioners, etc. I did try one fairly expensive power cable at the time, and I know I wasn’t doing a true close listen for an improvement, I certainly did not hear the vast improvements that seems should have been obvious from the reviews. Getting back into things again, I figure I’ll revisit this discussion. With the PS Audio I figure I at least get surge protection if nothing else. I did also purchase one of Synergistics top power cable to use with it. Having read the review on their power conditioner, I thought I’d ask if anyone here had experience with this product. If the difference is big, I may step up to their SE or  SX model, they claim the SX is noticeably better ( of course they would, lol) and uses much of the technology and in some cases better components then their sold out limited run Galileo ( and good thing that it is, now I won’t be tempted at 22k) also to alessor degre if anyone has experience with their active power block. Not sure I really want to have the birds nest of wiring that would add, and distance factors could be a possible issue with that. 

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@speedbump6  Absolutely no harm in trying. An aspect which makes our hobby so wonderful, engaging and fun.

Let us know which configuration works best for you.

Congratulations on your purchase. Going with a 'higher level' power cable to feed the PowerCell benefits everything downstream.  +1 on the Galileo.
It is recommended to connect the PowerCell to the wall outlet...raison d'être for the inclusion of a SR Duplex outlet with each PowerCell.