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Miles of wire

Most of us take for granted the power that comes out of our home's AC wall sockets. They are there. Plug something in and it just works.

For products that interact with our visual or auditory senses, like televisions and high-end stereo equipment, the quality of that power makes a difference in what we see and hear.

Hundreds to thousands of feet of wire connects that AC outlet in your home to the power transformer on the utility pole or underground switchbox in your neighborhood. The gauge (thickness) of that wire can be all over the map.

Typically, our homes are themselves wired with 12 gauge. For every 1,000 feet of 12 gauge wire feeding that AC outlet there is a 1.6Ω resistance to deal with. Double the feet and you double the size of that resistor. 

If I were to offer you a power amplifier with a 1Ω resistor in series with the power supply you'd be horrified at the sound. It'd lose all of its slam and life, sounding quite wimpy indeed. The more resistance I placed on its input (or output) the more lackluster the sound.

And, despite this fact, many of us seem ok connecting directly into that high resistance feed (alarmingly, some manufacturers of amplifiers insist you go directly in to the AC outlet). I suspect we just don't quite understand the implications of allowing this to continue.

Which is another reason why adding an active regenerator that reduces that impedance to sub milliohm levels (regardless of the wire length feeding it) makes so much sense.

No black box here.

A Power Plant reduces any incoming resistance in the wire (a resistance only made worse by the addition of a passive conditioner or isolation mains transformer) by a factor of up to 10,000 depending on the model. 

Just sayin'

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Paul McGowan

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