PS Audio P3 Power Plant
The PS Audio P3 is a Step Up in Performance and a Step Down in Price
The P3 Power Plant is PS Audio's most affordable full function Power Plant, but don't expect any compromises in power protection. With three separate regenerated zones and a fourth, high current filtered zone,
the P3 can handle any size system you can throw at it. From the biggest
power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, this combination will
work magic on your system's performance.
"I heard a greater degree of transparency from bottom to top. The bass became more taut and articulate, the midrange had more of a see-through immediacy combined with musical sweetness and the treble was more distinct and less hazy. What really drove home the P3's impact in my system was the improved fine detailing and sometimes shocking dynamic contrasts coming through on my turntable system."
—Frank Alles, The Stereo Times, July 2012
Even though the best equipment has power supply regulation built in,
your utility company isn’t 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 don’t have to worry about that anymore. PS Audio's Power Plant P3
AC regenerator takes the power you're given from the utility, 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. You can then plug bigger amps or subwoofers into the P3's two
high-current filtered and protected zone outlets for up to 1750 watts of clean power.
The P3 Power Plant provides the kind of power conditioning that made PS Audio legendary, but with a much friendlier price tag - and a few improvements. Not just a more affordable take on classic Power Plants, the P3 features several upgrades from previous models. It can handle voltage fluctuations up to 170 volts, features twice the energy storage of the lauded Power Plant Premier, and an output impedance 100 times lower than previous models. You've invested so much time and money in your system - make sure you're getting the best protection available for all of your components.
The third largest and most affordable of PS Audio's personal power generating stations, the P3 produces pure, protected AC capable of powering any size high-end system. This state-of-the-art power center offers fully regenerated power for all sources and smaller power amplifiers along with a high current filtered output that can drive even the largest power amplifiers made.
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 P3, 100 times reduction in output impedance ushers in new level of performance. In fact, the output impedance of the P3 is now 100 times lower than any
Power Plant ever built. What’s that mean to you? Dramatically
improved dynamics, openness and transparency and the feeling that you’re
as close to the music as you’ve ever been before.
The P3's user interface is significantly expanded as well. In keeping with the rest of the Perfect Wave series products, PS Audio provides 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 P3 will handle even wider voltage fluctuations than any Power Plant yet, up to 170 volts, enough to deal with even the most unstable supply your power source throws at you - your A/V system will still perform its best. Regulated, powerful, rebuilt AC from any quality of power you feed it, the P3 will transform your system from good to amazing. Compared to the previous state-of-the-art Power Plant Premier, the P3 boasts twice the magnetics, twice the energy storage and four times the number of output devices, which provides a stunning reduction in output impedance.
PS Audio's new on-board network technology 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 P3 is automatically reacting on its own. You can access the P3's control panel through any web-enabled device, including a Blackberry or iPhone. From there, any connected equipment can be rebooted, turned on or off, or have its status checked. It's that simple.
In the back of the P3 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 P3 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 P3 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 P3.