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PS Audio's PS Audio PerfectWave Power Base - Save $500 during February!
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PS Audio PerfectWave Power Base - Save $500 during February!
During the month of February, PS Audio is offering their high performance PerfectWave PowerBase (reg $999) for only $499, a savings of $500!! Order now while supplies last - available in either Black or Silver.
PS Audio's PerfectWave PowerBase combines an isolation base and a power conditioner together in one elegant, component level product.
The need for both vibration control AND clean power has been well-established over many years, but the PowerBase is the first device we have seen to combine both.
PS Audio approaches the issue from the perspective that the key to effective mechanical isolation is to use multiple subsystems tuned apart by a magnitude difference, which dissipates the vibrational energy over a fairly broad spectrum. The PowerBase achieves this by using two subsystems separately tuned apart by a factor of ten.
The first subsystem in the PowerBase is the base and suspension system itself. High durometer (very stiff) adjustable Sorbothane feet are attached to a damped 16 gauge steel and aluminum bottom chassis that forms the first level of energy dissipation in the system.
Mounted inside the base chassis is the second subsystem, formed from low durometer (soft) Sorbothane feet suspending a 20 pound damped 1/4" steel plate that forms a floating platform the equipment sits on.
The combination of a soft suspension supporting a high-mass floating platform coupled with a stiff suspension lower-mass body form a broad spectrum mechanical energy dissipation system that is claimed to be extremely effective at reducing vibrations.
On board power conditioning:
Even the most exotic vibration control systems lack effective power cleaning facilities built into them.
The PS Audio approach: AC power problems are inherent in both the wall voltage as well as the equipment itself. What's needed to improve the power is an effective one-way-gate that reduces power line differential and common mode noises and distortions at the source. The closer to the equipment, the shorter the connecting power cable between the equipment and the power filter, the better the sound quality of the system.
PS engineers designed a new low impedance passive common and differential mode filter that's built right into the PowerBase. Using large core magnetics and heavy gauge, low turn OFC windings, reductions of power line noise greater than 40dB can be achieved.
Sitting atop a PowerBase and powered through the internal filtering system, connected equipment should suffer little from either power line induced noise or those generated in the equipment itself.
PowerPlants and Other Line Conditioners on the PowerBase:
While it may be intuitively obvious that source equipment, turntables, CD players, DACS and power amplifiers would benefit from the PowerBase, it may not be quite as obvious that a power conditioner or PowerPlant can equally benefit.
In fact, the first work on the PowerBase was with a PS Audo P10 Power Plant sitting atop it. PowerPlants and power conditioners are just as prone to passing on induced vibrations from the loudspeakers because they, like all electronics, are also microphonic. Reducing vibration levels as well as adding back effective masking noise to power products has the same beneficial improvements enjoyed by source and control equipment.
And PowerPlants also add back their share of power line noises as well. It's important to remember that a Power Plant is a large power amplifier and kicks back its share of differential mode line noise when its asked to regenerate new power to connected equipment.
Placing a PowerPlant or power conditioner on the PowerBase and powering them through the PPB's one-way-gate filter is claimed to be an effective way to gain a new openness to the sound your system produces.