The largest and most advanced high-end AC power regenerator on
the planet, the P10 is pure state of the art. Capable of powering any size
system with pure sine wave power, nothing comes even close to a P10.
When the status quo
isn't good enough
You have spent anywhere from a significant personal investment
to a small fortune on your love of music, on your desire to have the best home
theater experience possible. And - even though the best equipment has power
supply regulation built in - your utility company is not helping you. You NEED
good, stable, reliable AC but unfortunately the power coming into your home is
distorted, dirty, unregulated and deteriorating the performance of your system.
Now you do not have to worry about that anymore.
The new PS Audio Power Plant AC regenerator takes the power
you are given from the utility, converts it to DC and then regenerates brand new
and perfect power once again. For more than 13 years the Power Plants have been
producing perfect AC all over the world, helping audio- and video-philes and
people who simply want better results from their investment achieve the best
their equipment can provide.
Why do you need a Power Plant?
Everything we hear in an audio system is, in one form or
another, modulated AC power. Everything we see in a video system is also built
on AC power. We can put one band-aid after another on what the utility company
sells us, but ultimately our love of listening to recorded music in the best
form possible is limited by the quality of that one source. It is the foundation
on which an audio/video system is built.
And what we have learned as an industry over the 50+ years that
high-end audio has been evolving is: that power we buy is none-too-reliable, and
unfortunately far more often than not, very poor quality. The PS Audio Power
Plant is an affordable reboot of that limitation - using the supplied
power only to run, it provides a stable and near-perfect AC sine wave, freeing
up your components to do their best work. It has been called the single most
important piece of equipment in an A/V system. With a PS Audio Power Plant as
the essential building block, your system will always be able to perform at its
The Power Plant technology was the
foundation of PS Audio's first product - 13 years ago - in the form of the
P300 Power Plant. It began
their return as a company and their exploration of the value of a new approach to
dealing with an old problem. The PerfectWave 10 Power Plant takes your incoming
AC power and converts it to DC, and then with patented PS Audio technology,
regenerates and amplifies new sine-wave-perfect, high current AC power. New high
current, ultra low distortion AC power created by Power Plant technology
delivers stunning performance from your audio and video components.
By now of course, many reviewers as well as many thousands of
customers around the world have experienced for themselves just how critical a
Power Plant is; the term accessory does not begin to describe its value. One of
our customers, a long-time reviewer for one of the established audio journals,
remarked about the Power Plant Premier that "It is the first component anyone
serious about high-quality audio should get."
Built in Boulder
In the era of the P300, PS Audio was a direct-sales company;
that is, they sold direct to customers. As demand for their designs grew they expanded
in size and took on a global dealer network to meet the demand. A variety of
pressures in that transition necessitated PS building some of their products
overseas - in China, to be specific. This has worked very well in a number of
ways, most importantly in being able to meet surging demand while keeping prices
stable. But inevitably PS Audio gave something up, and now they are getting it back:
incorporating innovations that are the result of continued research and the
experience that comes from having more than 5000 Power Plant Premiers in use
around the planet, with the Perfect Wave series of products they are happily able
to return their labor expenditure to US shores. Both the P10 and P10 are all
hand-assembled and tested in the PS Audio plant in Colorado. With this change comes
tighter control and a boost to their local economy over this past year, just in
The PerfectWave Power Plant; a major step forward
Besides being domestically built by hand, what else is new in
the P10? The P10 is the largest, most powerful and most remarkable Power
Plant ever built. It will handle even wider voltage fluctuations than any
Power Plant yet, up to 280 volts for their overseas models and up to 170 volts for
their domestic pieces, enough to deal with even the most unstable supply your
utility throws at you. You can throw virtually anything at the Perfect Wave
series Power Plants and still expect your A/V system to perform its best. Your
light bulbs might be exploding, but Fritz Reiner won't notice.
Compared to our previous state-of-the-art, the Power Plant
Premier, the P10 boasts twice the magnetics, twice the energy storage and four
times the number of output devices, which provides a stunning reduction in
output impedance. In fact, the output impedance of the P10 is now 100
times lower than any Power Plant ever built.
Quality You Didn't Know You Owned. (And Control You
Didn't Know You Could Use.)
Output impedance of a power source is the key indicator of how
well connected equipment perform and may be the single most important factor in
the way that equipment sounds. The lower the output impedance of the Power
Plant, the better the depth, separation of instruments and spatial qualities of
the musical soundstage are. It is this critical aspect of the power output
that makes all the difference in the world. It is why even the highest-end
power conditioners cannot compete with a Power Plant; they raise output
impedance as opposed to lowering it. With the PerfectWave Power Plant's
100 times reduction in output impedance a new level of performance is ushered
in; the likes of which have never been heard before. The user interface is
significantly expanded as well. In keeping with the rest of the Perfect Wave
series products we provide a touch screen which gives you control of all
functions as well as critical evaluation of your incoming and outgoing voltage
supply with greater depth and accuracy than before, using a front panel
oscilloscope to really see how your AC is behaving.
The P10 helps keep your system running and everything
PS Audio's new network technology on board provides unprecedented
control and monitoring of all your connected devices. Automatically reboot
routers, modems, and network devices when Internet dropouts occur. Schedule
devices to power on and off automatically optimizing power consumption in your
system. Receive emails automatically when power occurrences occur, as the
PerfectWave Premier P10 is automatically reacting on its own; all made possible
by PS connected technology and PS Audio's unique Globalnet servers.
Once your system is powered by a P10 Power Plant all you or
you need to do is go to the web through any web enabled device, including a
Blackberry or iPhone, and access the P10's control panel if you wish. From the
P10's control panel any connected equipment can be rebooted, turned on or off,
or have its status checked. It's that simple.
Monitor your system's heartbeat
The P10 will monitor your power line quality and report any
problems to you through the web page, text alerts or emails sent anywhere you
wish. It's up to you. The P10's real-time and on-line measurement system
includes surges, voltage levels, power usage and power quality as measured by
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) on the line.
The data is stored on PS Audio's servers and available via the web
interface for the P10. Customers and their designated dealers can look at
power quality over time, or drill down to specific times of day to find out if
there's a problem involving the home's power. PS Audio's research over the years
has shown that sagging voltages, high distortion and multiple brownouts are
occurring more than one might think. With the installation of a P10 in the
system, you can accurately record events and present them to the utility company
for repair or just keep a log.
With a P10 system installed, not only can you check system and
power line status from anywhere in the world, get emails sent to you from the
device (if you want) and be assured you're always connected to the internet, but
you will also be able to go a lot greener than ever before.
The P10 will allow you to schedule system 'vacations' or down
time so you're not burning power when you don't need to. This can be in the
middle of the night, or when you're on vacation and when you're ready, the P10
turns everything back on for you zone-by-zone. Perhaps there are a few critical
components you want to remain on, but others are OK to shut down and save power.
To access this feature there is a simple graphical calendar.
Simply click on the dates you want the system to turn off and the dates you want
it to come back on and everything will be ready for you upon your return.
You can schedule your equipment (some or all) to be warmed up and ready to.
And if your equipment needs an IR command to actually get it out of standby,
that's no problem either. The P10 can easily send IR commands on schedule as
Input naming and customization
With 5 zones available (on US units) on the P10 it is
important to know which piece of equipment is being powered by which zone so you
can access from either the front panel or the web interface. On a P10 it's
easy. You can name each zone anything you wish via the P10's easy to use
graphical interface available online or through the front panel touch screen.
Some power quality problems can be serious, such as repeated
brown or blackouts, high levels of surges or equipment downtime. Many customers
will want to know right away if their home has a problem so they can take
immediate action. The P10 is setup to generate email and text alerts to any
IR and trigger controls
In the back of the P10 there are two mini jacks that can be
assigned as either an IR input or output or a DC trigger transmitter or
receiver. For the IR capabilities, the P10 can be assigned up to 15
separate IR commands for any zone and these IR broadcasts can be triggered by
any number of assignable events. This helps P10 maintain complete control
over not only the AC power to your system, but by directly controlling that same
equipment through a remote control.
If you have equipment that needs a DC trigger to turn it on or
off remotely, you can assign one of the mini jacks to be either the sending or
receiving unit for these commands and remotely turn on/off equipment or have
that equipment remotely turn on/off the P10.