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PS Audio Stellar PowerPlant 3

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The Stellar PowerPlant 3 is one of the most affordable AC regenerators.

The P3 protects, purifies, and powers sources, and is ideal for small to medium sized systems.

Description

The PS Audio Stellar PowerPlant 3

The Stellar Power Plant 3 stands on the shoulders of giants. Built as an evolution from our renowned P12, P15, and P20 the P3 is our most affordable regenerator – perfect for powering sources and small to medium systems. Power Plants generate sine-wave-perfect, regulated, high current AC power from your home’s AC. Problems on your power line such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power, and noise are eliminated and the power quality enhanced. The Stellar P3 PowerPlant provides greatly improved performance and safety from just plugging into the wall socket, along with far better dynamics, more authoritative bass, and a much bigger, more open soundstage than any passive power conditioner on the market.

  • DESIGN – the Stellar PowerPlant 3 features an ultra-low impedance analog AC power amplifier, pure DSD FPGA based analog sine wave regenerator, and low distortion high-dynamic-peak-capable outputs found only in PS Audio PowerPlants. Designed with elegant simplicity in mind, the P3 is a plug and play device that will provide you with perfect power and worry free protection from surges, spikes, and ugly power without any fuss. Regulate, remove distortion, and get better performance.
  • APPLICATION – the Stellar Power Plant 3 is the perfect companion for improving system performance and ensuring a safe environment for you Hi-Fi system. Providing 300 watts of continuous power output and peaks of 1000 watts, the P3 is just right for source gear or an entire systems running small to medium class AB amps or larger high-efficiency Class D amps like the Stellar M700 monoblocks. The P3 will bring forth all that’s possible from your HiFi system, ensuring you get the same great performance every time you listen.

 

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Technology

The Stellar PowerPlant 3takes your incoming AC power and converts it to DC, similar to what comes out of a battery, and then, with patented PS Audio technology, regenerates and produces new sine-wave-perfect, regulated, high-current AC power. In the process of regeneration, any problems commonly found on your power line, such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power, flat-topping, and noise are eliminated. The input voltage to the PowerPlant is fully protected by state-of-the-art clamping devices and the output is fully regulated so even large voltage swings that would normally damage connected equipment are made safe by either clamping or regulating. With your system powered directly from the ouput of the Stellar P3, dynamics and openness are breathtaking. New voices, new harmonics, and a renewed sense of musicality are yours the moment the P3 starts up.This is one of the most important pieces of audio equipment you can own, building a firm and reliable foundation for your system that will serve you for years to come.

 

Output

The Stellar PowerPlant 3 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 the Stellar PowerPlant 3 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.

 

Protection

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 using the Stellar PowerPlant 3 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 Stellar Power Plant 3 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.

 

Features

  • BUILT IN BOULDER
  • 300 WATTS CONTINUOUS OUTPUT
  • 500 WATTS SHORT-TERM OUTPUT
  • 900 WATTS PEAK OUTPUT
  • 1000 WATTS FILTERED OUTPUT
  • 3x LOWER IMPEDENCE THAN P5 POWER PLANT
  • 6 x OUTLETS US
  • 15AMP AC INPUT US
  • RANGE 95 – 145 VAC US
  • 4 EU/AU/GR/UK OUTLETS
  • 10AMP AC INPUT EU/AU/GR/UK
  • 230 VOLT REGULATED EU/AU/GR/UK
  • RANGE 200 –285VAC EU/AU/GR/UK
  • 100% REGENERATED AC
  • MULTIWAVE
  • CLEANWAVE
  • PURE SINE WAVE
  • REMOTE CONTROL

 

Specifications

Environment Specification U.S./Japan 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
Electrical Supply Nominal Rating US – 120V 15A 60Hz
JP – 100V 15A 50/60Hz
230V 10A 50/60Hz
Instrument Specification U.S./Japan Europe/Asia
Unit Dimensions 17” W x 12” D x 3.25” H (43cm x 30.48cm x 8.255cm) 17” W x 12” D x 3.25” H (43cm x 30.48cm x 8.255 cm)
Unit Weight 31.4 lbs ( 14.24 kg) 31.4 lbs ( 14.24 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 22” x 17” x 8” (55.88cm x 43.18cm x 20.32cm) 17” W x 12” D x 3.25” H (43cm x 30.48cm x 8.255 cm)
Shipping Weight 39.4 lbs (17.87 kg) 39.4 lbs (17.87 kg)
Nominal Input Voltage US – 108 – 145 VAC
JP – 85 – 125 VAC
200 –270 VAC
Maximum Continuous Load US – 300VA
JP – 300VA
300VA
Maximum Peak Load (30 seconds) 1000VA 1000VA
Voltage Regulation <0.1% <0.2%
Typical Output THD <0.3% <0.3%
Output Impedance <0.008 ohm <0.008 ohm
Efficiency @ 300VA >85% >85%
Input Frequency 45 – 65 Hz 45 – 65 Hz
Energy Dissipation 680J 850J
Peak Current Surge 60,000A 60,000A
Max Surge Voltage 6,000V 6,000V
Clamp Level 340V 800V
DC Trigger None None

Additional information

Weight 14.24 kg
Dimensions 30.48 × 43 × 8.255 cm
Brand

PS Audio

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

 

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

 

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

 

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

 

Concerned About Fraud?
The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating…

 

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

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