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Old 05-31-2011, 06:52 AM
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Default Do you connect your amp to your power conditioner?

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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Old 05-31-2011, 07:36 AM
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I connect all my electronics to the power conditioner.
The manufacturer recommends it.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:06 AM
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Yes, my big Krells are fed power via Shunyata Hydra 2's.
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MC1.2KW plus sources on each Power Plus 2000. Amplifiers love "gourmet food" as much as sources do.
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MC1.2KW plus sources on each Power Plus 2000. Amplifiers love "gourmet food" as much as sources do.
How eloquent!

Yes, me too!
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2 x MC501, pre and all sources plus 55" LCD on one PurePower 2000...even at insane levels I cannot get the PP to reach its limit.
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Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Yes.

Feed the amps with the cleanest possible power.
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I connect all my electronics to the power conditioner.
The manufacturer recommends it.
That's not at all true. Most manufacturers don't recommend it because most power conditioners are current limiting. If you don't have an adequate power conditioner it will actually limit the current draw on your amp impacting it's ability to drive the speakers.

Also you can run the risk of ruining your power conditioner if the current draw exceeds it's specification.

BTW, I do run with Power Conditioner on my Amp.
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No, I don't; it's connected directly to the wall. My understanding is that the Running Springs Conditioners are thie one that best support an amp plugged into them. Don't know about the PPCs, though.
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That's not at all true. Most manufacturers don't recommend it because most power conditioners are current limiting. If you don't have an adequate power conditioner it will actually limit the current draw on your amp impacting it's ability to drive the speakers.

Also you can run the risk of ruining your power conditioner if the current draw exceeds it's specification.

BTW, I do run with Power Conditioner on my Amp.
You're absolutely right. Burmester also gives the advice to use 2 948's when you have 2 of their mighty 909 power amps; my set-up is more modest though and the 948 provides plenty of pure juice for all my equipment. It got a Golden Ear Award from TAS a couple of years ago by the way.
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