PS Audio P5 Power Plant

The P5 produces pure and perfect AC and is the power source of choice for almost any size system. Smaller than the P10, this workhorse of a product should be the foundation on which you build your system when a P10 isn’t in the cards.


The P5 Power Plant has 1250 watts of pure regenerated power handling any size system you want to power. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P5 will work magic on your system’s performance. Dynamics and openness are breathtaking with the P5. This is clearly one of the most important pieces of audio equipment you can own.


 

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The P5 is the second largest of our personal power generating stations, producing pure and perfect AC from a powerful analog based AC regenerator and is the power source of choice for almost any size system. Smaller than the P10, this workhorse should be the foundation on which you build your system when a P10 isn’t in the cards.

The P5 Power Plant takes in the old AC and, using an internal powerful class A/B power amplifier, generates new, low distortion AC in its place. Gone are the times when your system sounds better at night or during the day, with the P5 in place it will always sound great. The P5 has 4 separate regenerated zones and 1200 watts of pure regenerated power that can handle any size system you want to power. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P5 will work magic on your system’s performance.

With your system powered directly from the output of the P5, dynamics and openness are breathtaking.

Features

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 P5′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. The P5 also comes with a remote control.

MultiWave

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

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 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.

Complete protection from any power line event

Owners who have invested in a Power Plant can rest assured their connected equipment will be safe from any power line event or 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.

In the event of a major surge or spike, the Power Plant will automatically remove power from all connected equipment and shut itself down. When power is restored to normal, the Power Plant will safely turn all connected equipment back on in the sequence owners have set up for it.

High current soft start

Power Plants have 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 supply capacitors.

 

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