The P15 improves micro and macro dynamics, audio purity, instrumental separation, soundstage width and depth, and lowers background noise for any connected equipment. The P15 is the successor to the venerable P10 Power Plant, a tireless performer faithfully powering thousands of high-performance audio and video system around the world for nearly a decade. The P15 has been completely redesigned from the ground up with three times lower output impedance, lower distortion, a new FPGA based DSD sine wave generator, and an improved level of performance never before attained by any Power Plant of its size. If high-performance audio or video is your goal, there’s no better foundation for any system than a Power Plant AC regenerator.
The touch panel
Touch the large, full-color display on the front of the Power Plant and a whole world of opportunities open up. From here you can measure distortion, both incoming and outgoing, improvement levels, and power consumption. You can also 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 P15’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 quite symmetrical 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.
200 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 problem.
A Power Plant, on the other hand, regulates the power and provides a constant output irregardless 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 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.
High current soft start
Another protective measure found on the P15 is a high power soft start feature that soft starts even the biggest power amplifiers.
With a Power Plant, there’s no longer any need to worry about starting up a power hungry amplifier. 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 supply capacitors.
Monitor your system’s heartbeat
You can monitor your power quality and performance of your equipment from the front panel of the P15 with both its real time distortion analyzer and working oscilloscope. Measure everything that’s going on affecting your system’s performance.
The P15 will monitor your power line quality and report any problems to you through its real-time front panel measurement system including, voltage levels, power usage and power quality as measured by THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) on the line.
Location: Indoor Use Only
Duty Cycle: Suitable for continuous operation
Moisture Sensitivity: Not sealed against moisture
Operating Humidity: < 80% rh Storage Temperature: -40 C to +40 C Operating Temperature: 0 C to 40 C Max Operating Altitude: 3500 m (12000 ft) Electrical Supply Nominal rating: 230 V 10 A 50/60 Hz Unit Dimensions: 43 x 36 x 21.5 cm (WxDxH) Unit Weight: 33 kg Shipping Dimensions: 58 x 52 x 34 cm (WxDxH) Shipping Weight: 38 kg Nominal Input Voltage: 200 -285 V AC Maximum Continuous Load: 1600 VA Maximum Peak Load: 2000 VA Voltage Regulation: 1 V Output Distortion (Resistive Load): < 0.9%; 0.2% typical Output Distortion (Reactive Load): < 0.9%; 0.2% typical Output Impedance: < 0.008 Ohm Noise Reduction: 100 kHz – 2 MHz > 80 dB
Efficiency: > 85% (at 1200 VA)
Input Frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Under Voltage Limit: Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting
Over Voltage Limit: Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting
Energy Dissipation: 3670 J
Peak Current Surge: 84000 A
Max Surge Voltage: 6000 V
Clamp Level: 800 V
DC Trigger Configuration: Tip Positive
DC Trigger Voltage: 5 – 15 V DC