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post #586 of 1177

No problem, Mike. Eventhough I removed the power conditioner from Burson, I had to protect it somehow, as I did get a lot of blackouts lately, and bought a Belkin Surge protection (It has 3000+or even 3500+  joules protection).

I couldn't hear any noise degradation with it, but with the power conditioner I lost quality. 


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 1/15/13 at 11:44am
post #587 of 1177

Dan,

 

Your experience is still very valuable to me, as it tells me to make no assumptions about whatever I stick between the wall and the Soloist - and to stay clear of the PS Audio Duet Center power conditioner, for sure.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

post #588 of 1177

Definitely make sure you have some kind of power protection. I use one of these with my audio stack behind it. My voltage can get high (128 range), so I use this to keep it locked in at 110. 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/APC-LE1200-Automatic-Voltage-Regulator/dp/B00009RA60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358282242&sr=8-1&keywords=voltage+regulator

post #589 of 1177
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Dan,

 

Your experience is still very valuable to me, as it tells me to make no assumptions about whatever I stick between the wall and the Soloist - and to stay clear of the PS Audio Duet Center power conditioner, for sure.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

 

Really glad I helped atsmile.gif
 
BTW If you want to read my impressions on  the Conductor and if you want to read the full story here.

Edited by dan.gheorghe - 1/15/13 at 4:53pm
post #590 of 1177
Thread Starter 

 I have used a tripplite ultra surge protector.The tripplite has movs so it does restrict power.I moved on to a wire mold 6 outlet strip with hospital grade outlets and does not have any surge protection and or filtration and it did sound better than the tripplite strip.Of course it does not have any protection other than a breaker.But recently it failed and the breaker would not reset.I did have this strip for at least 5 years so I am not complaining.

  I was considering another wire mold strip but after surfing the web I came across the noisetripper outlet strip from cablepro.I ordered there revelation strip with the added option of surge protection and noise treatment.This strip does not have any movs.I also opted for the furutech iec inlet option.Well I installed the strip and let it burn in for the recommended 200 hour period.After the strip was fleshed in I noticed a lot less noise coming from my house line.
This strip does work and really lowers the noise level coming in from your electrical service.I hear a fair amount more low level information that was apparently beeing masked by noise from my electrical service.

 As far as the subject of degradation from the surge protection on the revelation II.I cannot detect any with my headphone amp and dacs that I am using.But with large power amplifiers it probably makes sense to plug them directly into the wall rather than a strip which can degrade the sound by limiting power delivery and the added connections of the strips plug and additional outlet connection.The less connections the better things sound usually, which makes sense.

 But if you are using the strip on say source components or smaller amps this strip could be very useful to get the best performance from them.


Edited by buson160man - 1/16/13 at 12:18am
post #591 of 1177

I'm currently using my Soloist hooked up to this Furman power strip:  http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=02&id=PST-8D .  I haven't used it without so I don't know if it's causing any sound degradation.  However, since the soloist only puts out 4 WPC max, I can't see that it would limit it's current like a big speaker system amp.  Am I wrong in this assumption?    


Edited by MatsudaMan - 1/16/13 at 5:13am
post #592 of 1177

I did a quick comparison yesterday and found the PSAudio P5 powerplant doesn't restrict/degrade the Soloist in any way

post #593 of 1177

Your power plant is in a waaay upper class than my PS Audio Duet Center, and the power plant is a power regenerator not a power conditioner from what I know. 

post #594 of 1177

Thanks for that Dan wink.gif

 

It was interesting that some users were finding the Soloist was restricted by their power protection, so I tried mine with and without

Happy to report there was no difference in performance of the Soloist with any of my cans

post #595 of 1177
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I just now paused for a couple of minutes to write Burson and ask them what they recommend, if anything, for protecting the Soloist (against power surges, brownouts, blackouts, hammering blackouts, sustained over-voltages, etc.)  And I asked them if their power supply provides built-in protection for any of these conditions (beyond filtering of line noise).  

 

[snip]

 

I will follow-up with their reply (and the results of my forthcoming A/B tests).

 

 

 

25 hours later - I've not yet received a reply from info@bursonaudio.com.  

 

Zzzzzzz.....

post #596 of 1177
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25 hours later - I've not yet received a reply from info@bursonaudio.com.  

 

Zzzzzzz.....

Interesting. The one time I emailed them I literally got a response in under 15 minutes. 

 

I'd doubt the burson would do too much aside from conditioning. 

post #597 of 1177
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25 hours later - I've not yet received a reply from info@bursonaudio.com.  

 

Zzzzzzz.....

sure it's not really top priority answering hypotheticals about power products that they don't make...prolly busy making amps and dacs.  They already answered someone on this thread saying that they don't recommend anything.  

post #598 of 1177

OK, but it wouldn't be reasonable for Burson to ignore my e-mail altogether.  That's not my expectation.  

 

I'll give them a few more days and then send it, again.

post #599 of 1177
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OK, but it wouldn't be reasonable for Burson to ignore my e-mail altogether.  That's not my expectation.  

I'll give them a few more days and then send it, again.
don't worry, i think they will reply. i have exchanged lots of emails with them. i haven't got one without answer.
post #600 of 1177
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don't worry, i think they will reply. i have exchanged lots of emails with them. i haven't got one without answer.

 

Sometimes Audio companies delay on answering emails, due to demand or something. They are usually good with support, give them some time. 

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