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I'm curious if the Shunyata Hydra power conditioners sound better with just one component plugged into them? When I plug more than one component into my PS Audio Ultimate Outlets and PS Audio UPC 200's the sound becomes more congested, there's less resolution and the fatigue factor increases. Sadly, I suspect it's universal that power cords function better when they're not being hogged by two or more components. Here I am with all this PS Audio conditioning equipment and I'm only using one outlet in each of them. Is it possible there's a conditioner on the market which will allow me to use several of my components without compromising sound?
You might want to try the new PS Audio Duet. I had previously tried using a UPC-200 and an Ultimate Outlet with my GCC-250 amp but found that they both reduced the dynamics of the sound a bit, particularly in the lower frequencies (I ended up just using them for source components). I then tried one of their new Duet power conditioners and, for the first time, my amp actually sounded better (slightly) than it did when plugged into the wall.
Paul from PS Audio has made various comments about the Shunyata products in the forums on his website (including a diatribe about how the Shunyata products have almost no components inside of them, and have almost no measurable effect on the power going through them).
suggest you try plugging just the source, pre-amp, dac into the hydra.
sometimes when you plug in the power amp, the effects are congested, slow, lacking in dynamics, etc.
Off course, different gears react differently so you should try it out.
base on my short experience, the hydra benefits, the cd player, dac & sometimes pre-amp. The amp is a mix bag. Some amps like it with the hydra, some amps dont.
Um, why not tell Paul, on the PS Audio bulletin board?
I bet you get better information on the PSA equipment there.
Or maybe you have done that. I donno!
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