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The PerfectWave P10 is the largest and most advanced high-end
personal power generating station in the world. Capable of powering any
size system with pure sine wave power generated internally with a fully
analog power amplifier, the P10 brings forth all that’s possible from
your system and ensures you get the same great performance every time
How it Works:
PerfectWave P10 Power Plant takes your incoming AC power and converts
it to DC, similar to what comes out of a battery, and then with patented
PS Audio technology regenerates and produces 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.
Since the introduction of Power Plant regenerator technology in 1997,
many reviewers as well as many thousands of customers around the world
have experienced for themselves just how critical and unique a Power
Plant is; the term accessory doesn’t begin to describe its value. One of
our customers, a long-time reviewer for one of the established audio
journals, remarked that “Its the first component anyone serious about
high-quality audio should get.”�
It’s good to understand the importance of power in a high-end audio
system. Everything we see and hear through our system is really the
power from our home’s wall socket manipulated to make music through our
speakers by our electronics. The quality of that power is critical to
the success of any high-end system.
Legacy power conditioners
Traditional power conditioners have been widely available for several
decades and range in price from a few dollars to multiple thousands of
Most power conditioners on the market today are passive filters. This
means there are only passive parts inside such as capacitors,
resistors, transformers and coils of wire. Power conditioners do not
have the ability to add missing energy back onto the power line to
correct for the serious issues in the AC.
While some of the better respected high-end power conditioners do
provide a significantly better sound and performance level for many
systems, they are unable to address the fundamental problems found on
the AC line. Unfortunately, this means they cannot ensure your listening
and viewing experience will always be the same. Quite simply put, by
relying on passive means to help the AC power, one relinquishes the
security and reliability of a system running from a PS personal
The problems with power
AC power that is available in our homes is not perfect and is getting
worse with time. Problems include fluctuating levels, noise,
distortion, harmonics, unreliable performance during certain hours of
the day and dynamic losses.
All AV equipment relies on this AC power to produce the music and
video we listen to and watch in our systems. The quality of that AC
power has a direct effect on the audio and image quality in a high-end
system and without steady, perfected power, one cannot depend on the
same level of performance day in and day out.
Legacy technology passive power conditioners address none of the real problems with power in our homes.
Power Plants are not power conditioners.
Power Plants 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 and powerful audio amplifiers, to
rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion free,
regulated AC to the equipment.
Power Plants also provide excellent protection and cleaning of radio,
cell phone and computer interference, but more importantly,
regeneration provides a steady, regulated, low impedance source of pure
AC, unaffected by the equipment’s demands for power.
The key to the Power Plant’s success and what makes it so unique in the industry is the way it makes the power better.
Instead of simple filtering, as a legacy power conditioner does, the
Power Plant actually repairs the main power issues actually caused by
the equipment itself: dynamic fluctuations.
Dynamic fluctuations occur with nearly every power amplifier or
receiver on the market today. When a loud musical passage is reproduced,
the power amplifier draws more power from the wall to feed the
loudspeakers. When this occurs, the voltage at the wall decreases in
direct relationship with the loudness of the musical passage. Louder is
Traditional power conditioners only worsen this already bad situation.
If, on the other hand, the system is powered from a Power Plant AC
regenerator, the problem is eliminated 100%. Dynamic voltage
fluctuations are stopped completely, the power amp receiving perfectly
regulated, steady AC power regardless of the demands from the power
In a high-end system, where perfection is hoped for and compromise is
not an option that’s acceptable, the improvements brought by a Power
Plant are instantly recognized with a simple audition that shows both
with and without perfected power.
The touch panel
Touch the full color display on the front of the Power Plant and a
whole world of opportunities open up. From here you can change all your
settings such as the turn on/off sequence, adjust the output voltage to
the perfect level, turn individual zones on or off and measure the power
quality with either the built in oscilloscope or the THD analyzer.
The P10’s front panel controls offer a wealth of options not normally
associated with AC power products such as the ability to measure the
distortion of the incoming and outgoing waveforms plus the ability to
actually see the waveforms with the color oscilloscope.
One of the major advantages of generating new power from old is the
ability to also generate new waveforms that enhance the capabilities of
the power feeding your equipment.
MultiWave extends the peak charging time of the sine wave so
connected equipment has more energy storage and less power supply
ripple. Turning MultiWave on is like adding a larger capacitor bank to
your connected equipment’s power supply. The audible results are
dramatic and produce a bigger soundstage that sounds far more natural
than with a simple sine wave.
CleanWave is another unique feature to the Power Plants and helps
connected equipment demagnetize their transformers. AC power is never
quitesymmetrical and the small asymmetry that occurs can magnetize
connected power transformers.
Activating CleanWave from either the Power Plant remote control or
front panel touch screen can remove this problem from connected
transformers resulting in far cleaner audio.
100 times lower output impedance
Low output impedance is critical to maintaining a dynamic and robust
presentation. Dynamic sags in the power line occur whenever your power
hungry equipment demand power to drive your loudspeakers or projector
causing noticeable degradation in the performance. Placing anything in
the path of the power, like a power conditioner, only worsens the
A Power Plant, on the other hand, regulates the power and provides a
constant output regardless of the dynamic demands of power hungry
equipment or your neighbors. When your power amp is asked to produce
loud orchestral levels you want to make sure it has all the power it
needs. Power Plants have such low output impedance that even the
hungriest of amplifiers won’t be starved for clean AC power. 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.
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
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.
High current soft start
Another protective measure found on some Power Plant models is a high power soft start feature.
The P10 has a separate high-current zone that soft starts even the biggest power amplifiers.
With a Power Plant there’s no longer any need to worry. Using the
unique high current zone built into the Power Plant, even power
amplifiers that might trip a home’s circuit breaker are soft started and
power up as nice and polite as could be.
This soft start feature also helps prolong the life of connected
equipment from large inrush currents needed to fill up empty power
Monitor your system’s heartbeat
You can monitor your power quality and performance of your equipment
from the front panel of the P10 with both its real time distortion
analyzer and workingoscilloscope. Measure everything that’s going on
affecting your system’s performance. You can also monitor and control
your P10 over the internet from anywhere in the world.
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 our servers and available via the web interface
for the P10. Customers 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. 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.
Max Operating Altitude12,000’ (3500m)12,000’ (3500m)
Electrical Supply Nominal Rating120V 15A 60Hz US100V 15A 50/60 Hz JP 230V 10A 50/60Hz
Unit Dimensions17” W x 14” D x 8.5” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 21.5 cm H)17” W x 14” D x 8.5” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 21.5 cm H)
Unit Weight73 lbs ( 33kg)73 lbs ( 33kg)
Shipping Dimensions23” x 20.5” x 13.5” ( 58cm x 52cm x 34cm)23” x 20.5” x 13.5” ( 58cm x 52cm x 34cm)
Shipping Weight82 lbs (38kg)82 lbs (38kg)
Nominal Input Voltage95 – 145 VAC200 –285VAC
Maximum Continuous Load1200VA1500VA
Maximum Peak Load1500VA2000VA
Output Distortion (Resistive Load)<0.5%<0.9%
Output Distortion (Reactive Load)<0.5%<0.9%
Output Impedance<0.015 ohm<0.015 ohm
Noise Reduction100kHz – 2MHz >80dB100kHz – 2MHz >80dB
Efficiency @1200 VA>85%>85%
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency45 – 65 Hz45 – 65 Hz
Under Voltage LimitContinuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of settingContinuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting
Over Voltage LimitContinuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of settingContinuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting
Max Surge Voltage6,000V6,000V
DC Trigger ConfigurationTip PositiveTip Positive
DC Trigger Voltage5 – 15Vdc5 – 15Vdc
5 separate regenerated zones and 1500 watts of pure regenerated power,
the P10 can handle any size system you want to power. From medium to
large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the
P10 will work magic on your system’s performance. Only the very finest
high-end system around the world use the P10 Power Plant and this is the
piece to strive for.
With your system powered directly from the output of the P10,
dynamics and openness are breathtaking. New voices, new harmonics and a
renewed sense of musicality are yours the moment the P10 starts up. 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.
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