PowerPlant 12

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PowerPlant 12

Our most powerful compact AC regenerator, the P12 regenerates new, safe, and pure AC from your home's power outlets for breathtaking improvement.

 

PowerPlant 12

Our most powerful compact AC regenerator, the P12 regenerates new, safe, and pure AC from your home's power outlets for breathtaking improvement.

The DirectStream Power Plant 12 takes your incoming AC power and regenerate new sine-wave-perfect, regulated high current AC power. In the process of regeneration any problems on your power line such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power and noise are eliminated. The results are both audibly and visually stunning when powering either audio or video products. Further, the level of protection afforded connected equipment is extraordinary. Feel 100% confident that a P12 will provide pure and safe power under any condition. Don’t starve your music or risk damaging your equipment. A P12 gives you greatly improved performance and safety from just plugging into the wall socket and far better dynamics, bass and a much bigger, open soundstage than any passive power conditioner on the market.
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Design

The P12 takes your incoming AC power, converts it to DC, and then regenerates it, producing new sine-wave-perfect, regulated high current AC power. The input voltage to the P12 is fully protected by state-of-the-art clamping devices and the output is fully regulated, so even large voltage swings that would normally damage connected equipment are made safe by either clamping or regulating. The P12 PowerPlant features 8 outlets (US version) across 4 separate zones and delivers 1250 watts of pure, regenerated power to each receptacle through thick, copper busbars.

Application

In the process of regeneration, any problems on your power line, such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, and sagging power, are eliminated. With your system powered directly from the output of the P12, you can expect far better micro and macro dynamics, as well as cleaner, lower background noise. This is one of the most important pieces of audio equipment you can own, building a firm and reliable foundation for your system that will serve you for years to come.

Technology

Overview
Output
Protection
PowerPlants are personal AC generators that provide hard-working, perfected results from the AC power line. Power regeneration uses active components, like those found in large, powerful audio amplifiers, to rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion-free, regulated AC to the equipment. The results of feeding your equipment with low output impedance are dramatic: unrestrained dynamics even under the loudest passages, an open, wide soundstage that does not collapse with volume and a naturalness to the music that is remarkable. The 4.3-inch, full color display on the front panel of the P12 allows you to measure distortion, both incoming and outgoing, improvement levels, and power consumption. You can also adjust your settings, such as the turn on/off sequence and the output voltage, as well as turn individual zones on or off, and measure the power quality with either the built-in oscilloscope or the THD analyzer.
The P12 takes in your home's noisy, distorted, and unregulated AC and outputs pure and perfect power that dramatically enhances sound quality. It does this by rebuilding the AC, lowering output impedance, and regulating the voltage. Low output impedance is critical to maintaining a dynamic presentation. Powering equipment through a passive power conditioner only worsens the problem and should be avoided. The Power Plant, on the other hand, has such low output impedance (0.008Ω vs. typical 0.4Ω) that even the hungriest of amplifiers won’t be starved for clean AC power. When your amp is asked to produce loud orchestral levels, you want to make sure it has all the power it needs and only a Power Plant provides a constant output regardless of the dynamic demands of equipment or your neighbors. Power Plants also generate new waveforms that enhance the capabilities of your equipment. MultiWave extends the peak charging time of the sine wave so connected equipment has more energy storage and less power supply ripple. The results are dramatic: a bigger more musically accurate soundstage than with a simple sine wave.
An electrical surge, or spiked transient, is an intense, short-duration voltage increase that travels through electrical wiring in our homes. It can severely damage connected equipment. Shielding devices from these potential electrical problems is mandatory if we're to protect our investment and ensure the safety of our homes. These electrical transients are not the only potentially damaging problems faced by our sensitive audio systems. There are also sustained over-voltage conditions that many surge suppression devices will not be able to protect equipment from. Owners who have invested in a Power Plant can rest assured their connected equipment will be safe from any power line event such as over voltage, under voltage, surges, spikes and potentially threatening problems. The input voltage to the Power Plant is fully protected by state-of-the-art clamping devices and the output of the Power Plant is fully regulated so even large voltage swings that would normally damage connected equipment are made safe by either clamping or regulating. In most cases, connected equipment enjoys the protection and performance benefits of fully regulated power, even under extreme circumstances.

Specifications

Overview

Environment Specification

US/JP

Europe/Asia

Location Indoor use only Indoor use only
Duty Cycle Suitable for continuous operation Suitable for continuous operation
Moisture Sensitivity Not sealed against moisture Not sealed against moisture
Operating Humidity <80%rh <80%rh
Storage Temperature -40C to +40C -40C to +40C
Operating Temperature 0C to 40C 0C to 40C
Max Operating Altitude 12,000’ (3500m) 12,000’ (3500m)
Electrical Supply Nominal Rating 120V 15A 60Hz US
100V 15A 50/60 Hz JP
230V 10A 50/60Hz

Instrument Specification

Unit Dimensions 17” W x 14” D x 4” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 10.16 cm H) 17” W x 14” D x 4” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 10.16 cm H)
Unit Weight 37 lbs ( 16.7kg) 37 lbs ( 16.7kg)
Shipping Dimensions 24” x 21” x 10” ( 61cm x 53cm x 25cm) 24” x 21” x 10” ( 61cm x 53cm x 25cm)
Shipping Weight 48 lbs (21.7kg) 48 lbs (21.7kg)
Nominal Input Voltage 95 – 145 VAC 200 –285VAC
Maximum Continuous Load 1000VA 1200VA
Maximum Peak Load 3600VA 3800VA
Voltage Regulation 0.5V 1V
Output Distortion (Resistive Load) <0.5% <0.9%
Output Distortion (Reactive Load) <0.5%
0.1% typical
<0.9%
0.1% typical
Output Impedance <0.008 ohm <0.008 ohm
Noise Reduction 100kHz – 2MHz >80dB 100kHz – 2MHz >80dB
Efficiency @1200 VA >85% >85%
Input Frequency 45 – 65 Hz 45 – 65 Hz
Under Voltage Limit Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting
Over Voltage Limit Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting
Energy Dissipation 1020J 1270J
Peak Current Surge 90,000A 90,000A
Max Surge Voltage 6,000V 6,000V
Clamp Level 340V 800V
DC Trigger Configuration Tip Positive Tip Positive
DC Trigger Voltage 5 – 15Vdc 5 – 15Vdc

Reviews

INDUSTRY

AWARDS
One thing did surprise me. How do you make a four thousand dollar headphone amplifier sound better? Well, give it a clean sine wave source of power…. even the Pass Labs HA-1 was improved with the DirectStream Power Plant 12’s regenerated power, and that caused me to spend way more time listening to my headphones than I probably should have...
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The Audio Beatnik

Adam LaBarge

2019 Recommended Component Award from Stereophile

2018 Recommended Component Award from Stereophile

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