PowerPlant 15

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PowerPlant 15

Purify, protect, regulate, and rebuild unrestricted new power from old with the P15, our second most powerful AC regenerator.

PowerPlant 15

Purify, protect, regulate, and rebuild unrestricted new power from old with the P15, our second most powerful AC regenerator.

The DirectStream P15 Power Plant is the gold standard for safety, reliability, and high-performance AC power regeneration. The P15 improves micro and macro dynamics, audio purity, instrumental separation, soundstage width and depth, and lowers background noise for any connected equipment. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P15 will work magic on your system’s performance. Don’t starve your music or risk damaging your equipment. A P15 gives you greatly improved performance and safety from just plugging into the wall socket and far better dynamics, bass and a much bigger, open soundstage than any power conditioner on the market.

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Design

The P15 features an ultra-low impedance analog power amplifier, FPGA based sine wave generator based on pure, clean, analog DSD (PCM), 10 outlets (US version) across 5 separate regenerated zones, and 1/4" thick copper busbars that deliver regenerated power to each receptacle. Through regeneration, the P15 creates a completely new AC waveform that adds missing energy back onto the power line to correct for serious issues, such as distortion and voltage fluctuations.

Application

With a maximum output of 1500 watts, the P15 regenerates steady, regulated, pure AC that is unaffected by your equipment's demands for power. Powering your system from the outlets of the P15 will reveal new voices, new harmonics, and a renewed sense of musicality. As the gold standard for safety, reliability, and high-performace AC power regeneration, the P15 will ensure you receive the same great performance every time you listen and provide a firm foundation for your system.

Technology

Overview
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Protection
The DirectStream Power Plant 15 is the next generation of AC power regeneration. It has 5 separate regenerated zones, buss bar delivery system, and 1500 watts of pure regenerated power. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P15 will work magic on your system’s performance. Expect far better micro and macro dynamics as well as a cleaner, lower noise background. Power regeneration uses active components, like those found in large, powerful audio amplifiers, to rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion-free, regulated AC to the equipment. The results 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. The 7-inch, full color display on the front panel of the P15 allows you to measure distortion, both incoming and outgoing, improvement levels, and power consumption. You can also adjust your settings, such as the turn on/off sequence and the output voltage, as well as turn individual zones on or off, and measure the power quality with either the built-in oscilloscope or the THD analyzer.
The P15 takes in your home's noisy, distorted, and unregulated AC and outputs pure and perfect power that dramatically enhances sound quality. It does this by rebuilding the AC, lowering output impedance, and regulating the voltage. Low output impedance is critical to maintaining a dynamic presentation. Powering equipment through a passive power conditioner only worsens the problem and should be avoided. The Power Plant, on the other hand, has such low output impedance (0.008Ω vs. typical 0.4Ω) that even the hungriest of amplifiers won’t be starved for clean AC power. When your amp is asked to produce loud orchestral levels, you want to make sure it has all the power it needs and only a Power Plant provides a constant output regardless of the dynamic demands of equipment or your neighbors. Power Plants also generate new waveforms that enhance the capabilities of your equipment. MultiWave extends the peak charging time of the sine wave so connected equipment has more energy storage and less power supply ripple. The results are dramatic: a bigger more musically accurate soundstage than with a simple sine wave.
An electrical surge, or spiked transient, is an intense, short-duration voltage increase that travels through electrical wiring in our homes. It can severely damage connected equipment. Shielding devices from these potential electrical problems is mandatory if we're to protect our investment and ensure the safety of our homes. These electrical transients are not the only potentially damaging problems faced by our sensitive audio systems. There are also sustained over-voltage conditions that many surge suppression devices will not be able to protect equipment from. Owners who have invested in a Power Plant can rest assured their connected equipment will be safe from any power line event such as over voltage, under voltage, surges, spikes and 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.

Specifications

Environment Specification

US/JP

Europe/Asia

Location Indoor use only Indoor use only
Duty Cycle Suitable for continuous operation Suitable for continuous operation
Moisture Sensitivity Not sealed against moisture Not sealed against moisture
Operating Humidity <80%rh <80%rh
Storage Temperature -40C to +40C -40C to +40C
Operating Temperature 0C to 40C 0C to 40C
Max Operating Altitude 12,000’ (3500m) 12,000’ (3500m)
Electrical Supply Nominal Rating 120V 15A 60Hz US
100V 15A 50/60 Hz JP
230V 10A 50/60Hz

Instrument Specification

Unit Dimensions 17” W x 14” D x 8.5” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 21.5 cm H) 17” W x 14” D x 8.5” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 21.5 cm H)
Unit Weight 73 lbs ( 33kg) 73 lbs ( 33kg)
Shipping Dimensions 23” x 20.5” x 13.5” ( 58cm x 52cm x 34cm) 23” x 20.5” x 13.5” ( 58cm x 52cm x 34cm)
Shipping Weight 82 lbs (38kg) 82 lbs (38kg)
Nominal Input Voltage 95 – 145 VAC 200 –285VAC
Maximum Continuous Load 1200VA 1500VA
Maximum Peak Load 3600VA 3600VA
Voltage Regulation 1V 1V
Output Distortion (Resistive Load) <0.5%
0.1% typical
<0.9%
0.2% typical
Output Distortion (Reactive Load) <0.5%
0.1% typical
<0.9%
0.2% typical
Output Impedance <0.008 ohm <0.008 ohm
Noise Reduction 100kHz – 2MHz >80dB 100kHz – 2MHz >80dB
Efficiency @1200 VA >85% >85%
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency 45 – 65 Hz 45 – 65 Hz
Under Voltage Limit Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting
Over Voltage Limit Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting
Energy Dissipation 2440J 3670J
Peak Current Surge 144,000A 84,000A
Max Surge Voltage 6,000V 6,000V
Clamp Level 330V 800V
DC Trigger Configuration Tip Positive Tip Positive
DC Trigger Voltage 5 – 15Vdc 5 – 15Vdc

Reviews

INDUSTRY
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I was shocked at how many albums in the junk bin became much more enjoyable. The amount of low level detail revealed by clean power is incredible. That alone is worth the price asked of the P15. Imagine getting another thousand LPs for free that you now love. What’s that worth to you?
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Jeff Dorgay

Living in downtown NYC, the juice that flows from my outlets varies literally from hour to hour.
Voltage spikes and sags have been measured with deviations that vary from moderate to, "That can't be right." [With my demanding Class A amps] I needed two P20s, along with the P15 to handle all the other components' power needs.

The effect of all this effort to deliver clean AC power was not subtle. Every aspect of the sound
is touched, elevated, and refined. Everything we seek in great sound, dimension, depth and space, color, dynamics, transparency, and detail are boosted in seeming equal...
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Positive Feedback

Greg Petan

After spending thousands on upgrading sources, amps, speakers etc, the biggest single improvement i have ever had was plugging everything into the P15.
Don’t care for all the numbers too much but know what my ears hear and am now a total believer that these Power Plants should be a must if you want to get the best out of your system.
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Bruno

With the P15 I expected a nice jump like the P10 was over the P5. WRONG. It was not another move up in sound, it was transformational. Audio memory is a very iffy thing because there are so many factors that come into play, but I do not recall any change I have made in years, not even moving up in speakers, that has done what the P15 has done. The sound stage is so much bigger and so three dimensional, the detail is through the roof better without being brighter or more artificially detailed like some amps and preamps might do. It is both more nuanced and more powerful. The excitement of the music is so much more palpable and the sheer joy of listening to Jen Chapin and the Rosetta Trio, Fourplay, Fleetwood Mac, Mark Knopfler, Brahms, and the others that have been played since I got this new beast is way better. It took about 48 hours for it really to get going, but boy oh boy what it has done to my system is amazing/transformational.
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Kent Tager

2018 Product Of The Year From Tone Audio

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