The invention of MultiWave
Oops. Sorry. This post got left out and was part 1 of a 3 part series - of which parts 2 and 3 have already run over the last 2 days. To complete the series, this first one, the invention of MultiWave, now runs. MultiWave is a feature unique to Power Plant regenerators. Unlike sine waves that come out from the wall to power our equipment, MultiWave gives us a new type of waveform that better energizes our equipment for best sound. The story of how it was invented is one I think worth the telling. In the mid 1990's when I was figuring out how to build a sine wave regenerator powerful enough to run all the equipment in my system, I had to use what was available at the time - which turned out to be a stereo power amplifier and an old HP sine wave oscillator (tube style). The idea was simple - I would use each of the two channels of my stereo amplifier to produce the output AC needed to power my equipment. The left channel would produce a perfect sine wave as fed to it from the HP oscillator and the right channel would produce the same thing only flipped upside down or out of phase. This defines the classic bridged power amplifier you read about where the loudspeaker sits between the outputs of the two channels providing double the voltage and 4 times the wattage of a single channel - only this time instead of a loudspeaker I placed an AC receptacle between the two channels and powered my whole stereo system. This setup worked great and was the first time I had ever heard my system powered with perfect AC. It was a real revelation at the time. The HP oscillator was set, naturally, to 60Hz which made sense because that's the frequency that came out of my wall socket I was comparing the sound to. Once I was convinced this new means of powering audio equipment was so much better than what came out of the wall, I no longer had to do A/B testing between the wall and the power amplifier output. This left open the door for experimentation.
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