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post #46 of 87
went to a friends house Sunday and his PPP went into the click mode of death. It just repeatedly clicks and does not function. This is apparently an issue that has been documented on the web
post #47 of 87
I had this happen on my P500 early in it's employment in my house. PS Audio remedied the problem very quickly.
One of the symptoms was the word "HOT" on the UI.
post #48 of 87
Assuming the unit is well ventilated does anyone know at approx what output level (in watts) the fan kicks in?
post #49 of 87
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
I had this happen on my P500 early in it's employment in my house. PS Audio remedied the problem very quickly.
One of the symptoms was the word "HOT" on the UI.
oddly his unit is well ventilated, the bummer is they 90 day warranty (can be extended if you register) is not transferable so he may be SOL. Power bars either filters or re generators should be built like tanks but in this case I think they may have hit the mark on filtering and regeneration but missed it on build quality.
post #50 of 87
the PS Audio units since they completely regenerate the power from zero are ineffecient and generate a lot of heat, which can't be good in the long term. i prefer something like the ExactPower EP15A which takes the existing sine wave and fixes it instead of complete regeneration.
post #51 of 87
The current model, PPP, has about the same efficiency as ExactPower while previous models were inefficient and generated about as much heat as power.

My current PPP and previous P300 worked without any problem for many years.
post #52 of 87
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the PS Audio units since they completely regenerate the power from zero are ineffecient and generate a lot of heat
My PPP is maybe 3 degrees above room temperature, not exactly burning up. Many electrical storms have come and gone now, power has been zapped and house even struck by lightning, exploding the electrical box in the basement, but my PPP is still running as new, never an issue. I feel my gear is very safe connected to it.
post #53 of 87
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
the PS Audio units since they completely regenerate the power from zero are ineffecient and generate a lot of heat, which can't be good in the long term. i prefer something like the ExactPower EP15A which takes the existing sine wave and fixes it instead of complete regeneration.
The older ones did run hot. The PPP doesn't.

Lots of great gear generate heat--like power amps. Those cant be good in the long term.
post #54 of 87
i do not think heat was the issue with the PPP that just crapped out on my friend personally the PPP seems to not be up the build quality of previous PS audio builds
post #55 of 87
i've read on a'gon and other places that the PPP still runs hots. regardless, if i were looking to buy a power unit, i would probably get something from another company.
post #56 of 87
I think those that own this unit have stated clearly that the PPP runs cool. Mine runs totally cool, or as has been stated, a degree or two warmer then the room which is better then some of my other gear by far. As to one unit breaking down, that hardly warrants a total write off of the company or this technology.
post #57 of 87
Dan, what's logic have to do with it? Obviously an opinion backed by no experience with the product , based on un-cited hear-say, should be given all the consideration it deserves.
post #58 of 87
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Originally Posted by Dan Millheim View Post
I think those that own this unit have stated clearly that the PPP runs cool. Mine runs totally cool, or as has been stated, a degree or two warmer then the room which is better then some of my other gear by far. As to one unit breaking down, that hardly warrants a total write off of the company or this technology.
more than one unit has broken down do a web search, not writing them off just stating what happened
post #59 of 87
The issue of heat is very interesting to me. I own an AC Regenerator by Monarchy Audio. It is an small one, provides up to 100 watts which is fine to power my Monarchy Audio NM24 Tube DAC and a transport.

The Monarchy Audio AC Regenerator runs warm to the touch, heck it even has a fan should it get too hot (although in my case it has never turned on). I would have thought that units of this type would run at least warm, good to see that the PS Audio does not.
post #60 of 87
Just picked up a used P600 locally. I'm going to make it a condition that I can plug all my gear into it and run it to insane volumes. If not, I'll just get a noise harvester or some such thing.

Secretly, I also plan to do a little A/B in my trial period. If I can tell and appreciate a difference and everything runs full bore, I'll keep it.
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