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Old 09-28-2016, 12:02 PM
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Due to the poor power grid in my area I always have my amp plugged into a Furman Elite 15 or PS Audio PP-10. The PP-10 allows me to monitor the incoming line voltage and the amount of current and percentage of power used at any instant. I prefer the sound when using eather of these devices compared to my dedicated line alone. A surprising fact I discovered when using the PP-10 is how little current is used, it consumes less than 3 amps at the loudest volume I listen at.
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I was running my amps directly into the wall but that has changed with the addition of the Denali to my set-up. Now I would't run them without it.
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I was run my amps directly into the wall but that has changed with the addition of the Denali to my set-up.
Still-One, same here. My amps sound better plugged into the Denali than into the wall. The Denali is an impressive piece.
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Still-One, same here. My amps sound better plugged into the Denali than into the wall. The Denali is an impressive piece.
I agree. I am still up in the air as to which power cable I will run from the wall to the Denali. The Alpha HC is still breaking in but I have been alternating a bit with one of my Transparent units to see which I prefer.
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I agree. I am still up in the air as to which power cable I will run from the wall to the Denali. The Alpha HC is still breaking in but I have been alternating a bit with one of my Transparent units to see which I prefer.
Jim, it would be great to know which differences you noticed between the two power cords during your listening sessions.

What Transparent model are you testing?

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Do you connect your amp, power amp or receiver to your power conditioner? Or do you prefer to get power straight from the wall and use your conditioner for the pre-amp, sources, etc? If so, why?

Just curious to read your comments and experiences on the subject.
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Jim, it would be great to know which differences you noticed between the two power cords during your listening sessions.

What Transparent model are you testing?

Bertrand
When I connect the Denali using Transparent it is a 1m Reference Powerlink. My amps and pre-amp are connected using the Powerlink MM2x. I haven't tried the latest Reference XL or Opus power cords.
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I'm a novice when it comes to this topic. I've got a Rotel RB-1090 plugged into an RLC-1040. I've never had the screen go above 50% of its available power. So why would plugging directly into the wall possibly be better? Honest question, not trying to sound rude or anything. Oh and will a power conditioner/regulator protect from surges/lightning and such when it's powered off?

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^I had a B&W ASW800 sub plugged into a RLC-1040 and lightening struck nearby. The board fried on my sub and sent in for repair at B&W group. APC, maker of the RLC-1040 paid for repair and sent me a new APC S-20 to replace the RLC-1040.
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I've started unplugging my 1040 when I'm not using the stereo, just to be safe.

So what are the benefits of plugging ones amp directly into the wall outlet?
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