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PS Audio DirectStream Power Plant 20 Mains Regenerator

£10,500.00 £8,750.00
SKU
DirectStream P20
Free UK Delivery
3 Years
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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Need help? Call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555

Prefer email? Contact us via sales@futureshop.co.uk

The DirectStream Power Plant 20 is PS Audio's most powerful AC regenerator ever with 2000 watts of pure regenerated power, and the first to accept both 20 amp and 15 amp power cables. The massive P20 is their finest expression of the art of pure power delivery, providing more than enough power for an entire system. Regardless of incoming power quality the P20 outputs clean, protected, low impedance, regulated power you can count on for the most demanding systems in the world.

PS Audio DirectStream Power Plant 20 Mains Regenerator

 

PowerPlay is a unique feature introduced to PS Audio's Power Plant range of mains regenerators which shows you a visual representation of your in-coming & out-going THD, voltage and wattage.

To sign-in to PowerPlay and find out how your Power Plant 12, 15 or 20 is affecting your system, CLICK HERE and sign-in using your psaudio.com details.

In the following graphs, you can see an example of the information PowerPlay will show you for your mains regenerator. In the first two graphs (Voltage & Total Harmonic Distortion), you can see how the grey line fluctuates, representing the incoming AC wall voltage from your mains line. Contrary to that, the blue line shows the outgoing AC power from your PS Audio Mains Regenerator.

PS Audio PowerPlay Voltage Graph

PS Audio PowerPlay Total Harmonic Distortion Graph

PS Audio PowerPlay Wattage Graph

The DirectStream Power Plant 20 is PS Audio's most powerful AC regenerator ever with 2000 watts of pure regenerated power, and the first to accept both 20 amp and 15 amp power cables. The massive P20 is their finest expression of the art of pure power delivery, providing more than enough power for an entire system. Regardless of incoming power quality the P20 outputs clean, protected, low impedance, regulated power you can count on for the most demanding systems in the world.

The DirectStream P20 regulates both long-term fluctuations and peak dynamic without deviation, ensuring a solid foundation from which to build a state-of-the-art system. Its low output impedance and unhindered AC delivery are equivalent to less than 50 feet of 12 gauge wire connected directly to your city power source without the connecting miles of wire, the many transformers, and the multiple neighbors weakening and contaminating your power. The most demanding music systems require nothing less than the P20.

Don’t starve your music. A P20 gives you improved dynamics, far better bass and a much bigger, open soundstage.

Features

  • Built in Boulder
  • 2000 VA output
  • Passively cooled
  • 40% more power
  • 3X lower impedance than any Power Plant yet
  • 13 EU/UK outlets
  • 10 amp AC input EU/UK
  • 230 volt Regulated EU/UK
  • Range 200 –285VAC EU/UK
  • 100% regenerated AC
  • MultiWave
  • Pure Sine Wave generated through DSD (PDM) engine
  • Integrated oscilloscope
  • THD meter
  • Improvement meter
  • Power meter
  • Control over LAN
  • Adjustable output voltage
  • Colour touchscreen
  • Field upgradable

 

When it comes to regenerated AC power, PS Audio wrote the book. With two decades of engineering and a patented architecture in hand they built the biggest and best Power Plant ever. The P20 converts your home’s variable, compromised AC power into pure DC, then back again into safe, protected, regulated, perfect AC. The P20 will improve system performance like nothing else.

DirectStream Power ushers in a new world of purity with a clean, analog-like DSD generator. A Power Plant regenerator ‘s precise output is tied to its internal sine wave generator, not some coal-fired monstrosity feeding miles of noisy powerlines. The P20’s FPGA based DSD engine delivers the cleanest, lowest noise sine waves of any regenerator in the world.

System performance is improved by lowering the AC impedance, ensuring dynamic AC regulation, and providing instant, unlimited reserves of clean power of up to 70 amp peaks. The P20 does it all, with twice the output amplifier devices, twice the power supply capacity of the DirectStream P10. Its available 20 amp input circuitry and unprecedentedly low output impedance make the P20 the most powerful regenerator ever.

Legacy power conditioners

Traditional power conditioners have been widely available for several decades and range in price from a few dollars to multiple thousands.

Most power conditioners on the market today are passive filters. This means there are only passive parts inside such as capacitors, resistors, transformers and coils of wire. Power conditioners do not have the ability to add missing energy back onto the power line to correct for the serious issues in the AC, nor can they lower output impedance—critical to high-performance audio.

While some respected high-end power conditioners do provide better sound for many systems, they are only scratching the proverbial surface—unable to address the fundamental problems found on the AC line. They cannot rise to the level of an active regenerator ensuring your listening experience will always be the same. Quite simply put, by relying on passive conditioners to clean AC power, one relinquishes the performance, security, and reliability of an active PS Power Plant.

Power Plants are not power conditioners

Power Plants are personal AC generators that provide hard-working perfected results from the AC power line. Power regeneration uses active components like those found in large and powerful audio amplifiers to rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion-free, regulated AC to the equipment.

Power Plants also provide excellent protection and cleaning of radio, cell phone, and computer interference, but more importantly, regeneration provides a steady, regulated, ultra-low impedance source of pure AC, unaffected by the equipment’s demands for power.

The key to the Power Plant’s success and what makes it so unique in the industry is the way it makes the power better.

Instead of simple filtering, as a legacy power conditioner does, the Power Plant repairs the main power issues caused by the equipment itself: dynamic fluctuations.

Dynamic fluctuations occur with every power amplifier or receiver on the market. When a loud musical passage is reproduced, the power amplifier draws more power from the wall to feed the loudspeakers. When this occurs, the voltage at the wall decreases in direct relationship with the loudness of the musical passage. Louder is worse.

Traditional power conditioners only worsen this already bad situation

If, on the other hand, the system is powered from a Power Plant AC regenerator, the problem is entirely eliminated. Dynamic voltage fluctuations are stopped completely and the power amp receiving perfectly regulated, steady AC power regardless of the demands from the power amplifier.

In a high-end system where perfection is hoped for and compromise is not an option that’s acceptable, the improvements brought by a Power Plant are instantly recognized with a simple audition that shows both with and without perfected power.

The touch panel

Touch the large, full-colour display on the front of the Power Plant and a whole world of opportunities open up. From here you can measure distortion, both incoming and outgoing, improvement levels, and power consumption. You can also change all your settings such as the turn on/off sequence, adjust the output voltage to the perfect level, turn individual zones on or off and measure the power quality with either the built-in oscilloscope or the THD analyzer.

The P20’s front panel controls offer a wealth of options not normally associated with AC power products such as the ability to measure the distortion of the incoming and outgoing waveforms plus the ability to actually see the waveforms with the colour oscilloscope.

MultiWave

One of the major advantages of generating new power from old is the ability to also generate new waveforms that enhance the capabilities of the power feeding your equipment.

MultiWave extends the peak charging time of the sine wave so connected equipment has more energy storage and less power supply ripple. Turning MultiWave on is like adding a larger capacitor bank to your connected equipment’s power supply. The audible results are dramatic and produce a bigger soundstage that sounds far more natural than with a simple sine wave.

200 times lower output impedance

Low output impedance is critical to maintaining a dynamic and robust presentation. Dynamic sags in the power line occur whenever your power-hungry equipment demand power to drive your loudspeakers or projector causing noticeable degradation in the performance. Placing anything in the path of the power, like a power conditioner only worsens the problem.

A Power Plant, on the other hand, regulates the power and provides a constant output regardless of the dynamic demands of power-hungry equipment or your neighbours. When your power amp is asked to produce loud orchestral levels you want to make sure it has all the power it needs. Power Plants have such low output impedance that even the hungriest of amplifiers won’t be starved for clean AC power. The results of feeding your equipment with low output impedance 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.

100% Protection

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.

High current soft start

Another protective measure found on the P20 is a high power soft start feature that soft starts even the biggest power amplifiers.

With a Power Plant, there’s no longer any need to worry about starting up a power-hungry amplifier. Using the unique high current zone built into the Power Plant, even power amplifiers that might trip a home’s circuit breaker are soft started and power up as nice and polite as could be.

This soft start feature also helps prolong the life of connected equipment from large inrush currents needed to fill up empty power supply capacitors.

Monitor your system’s heartbeat

You can monitor your power quality and performance of your equipment from the front panel of the P20 with both its real-time distortion analyzer and working oscilloscope. Measure everything that’s going on affecting your system’s performance. You can also monitor and control your P20 over the internet from anywhere in the world.

The P20 will monitor your power line quality and report any problems to you through the web page, text or email. It’s up to you. The P20’s real-time and on-line measurement system includes surges, voltage levels, power usage and power quality as measured by THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) on the line.

The data is stored on PS Audio's servers and available via the web interface for the P20. Customers can look at power quality over time, or drill down to specific times of day to find out if there’s a problem involving the home’s power. Sagging voltages, high distortion and multiple brownouts are occurring more than one might think. With the installation of a P20 in the system, you can accurately record events and present them to the utility company for repair or just keep a log.

 

With twice the number of output devices and double the power supply storage of any previous Power Plant, DirectStream P20 is the new benchmark for power products. Regardless of the quality of AC coming into P20, your equipment is guaranteed clean, safe power, with significantly lower distortion than ever before. Safe, regulated to within 1/10th of a volt, P20 provides unquestionable purity for systems of all sizes.

Rethinking decades of engineering has resulted in greater phase accuracy, transient response, increased error correction, improved regulation and 3X PS Audio's lowest output impedance ever. P20 brings you closer to your utility’s power source than ever before, eliminating all noise and artifacts of the miles of wire and connecting transformers in the way. Think of P20 as better than your direct connection to the power’s source because it fills in what’s missing.

Power conditioners are passive collections of capacitors, resistors, transformers, and coils of wire which lack the ability to add missing energy back onto the power line. Power Plants use active components, like those found in large and powerful audio amplifiers, to store and release energy for peak demands (up to 70 amps), rebuild the AC signal and produce clean, clear, distortion-free, regulated AC for your equipment. When performance matters, why compromise?

 

"I have everything plugged into it and simply find our music to be more dynamic and alive. Greater separation and resolution…and all with no hint of harshness or whatever. No glare or grit. But, more visceral and, well... more overall engagingly so….Bass seems to go lower with a wonderful sense of tightness… or rightness, especially as evident from the subs in the Vandersteens. Slam and punch, texture and presence. Palpable as all get out, and, as I said, texture… oh man… where there is, there is... texture.

Simply put, we love the P20 and cannot recommend it highly enough. It not only gets you clean AC, it gets you stable AC at the voltage you want. I know there is more to go into here, that we are really only scratching the surface with the P20's options, but then I am at that point where I would rather listen to music then play with gear. Plug and Play."

Positive Feedback - July 2019

"I loved the P10, but the P20 offered all of that and a lower noise floor with even better transient response on dense classical music passages (massed strings), percussion notes occupying the space between the lowest octaves and improved vocal inflection, never mind an even more effortless sense of breathing to amps and preamps. Throw in twice the number of output devices and double the power-supply storage of the P10 and upgrading became a no-brainer."

AudioStream - December 2018

 

 

Specification

  • Location: Indoor use only
  • Duty Cycle: Suitable for continuous operation
  • Moisture Sensitivity: Not sealed against moisture
  • Operating Humidity: <80%rh
  • Storage Temperature: -40C to +40C
  • Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C
  • Max Operating Altitude: 12,000' (3500m)
  • Electrical Supply Nominal Rating: 230V 10A 50/60Hz
  • Nominal Input Voltage: 200 - 285 VAC
  • Maximum Continous Load: 2000VA
  • Maximum Peak Load: 3600VA
  • Voltage Regulation: >1V
  • Output Distortion (Resistive Load): <0.5%
  • Output Distortion (Reactive Load): <0.5% (0.1% Typical)
  • Output Impedance: <0.005 Ohm
  • Noise Reduction: 100kHz - 2MHz > 80dB
  • Efficiency @ 300VA: >85%
  • Input Frequency: 45 - 65 Hz
  • Under Voltage Limit: Continous -10% of setting 15 sec, duration -15% of setting
  • Over Voltage Limit: Continous 5% of setting 15 sec, duration 10% of setting
  • Energy Dissipation: 5040J
  • Peak Current Surge: 180,000A
  • Clamp Level: 775V
  • DC Trigger Configuration: Tip Positive
  • DC Trigger Voltage: 5 - 15Vdc
  • Unit Dimensions (W x D x H): 17" x 14" x 11" (43cm x 36cm x 27.9cm)
  • Unit Weight: 96lbs (43.5kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 23" x 22" x 17" (58cm x 55.8cm x 43cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 105lbs (47kg)

 

About PS Audio

PS Audio is now based in beautiful Boulder Colorado, with engineering, sales, marketing, production and administration facilities nestled up against the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

PS Audio is still family-owned and operated, a tradition they are proud of.

Products are engineered in-house from the ground up using some of the most sophisticated design and evaluation tools available. PS Audio are strong proponents of utilizing the latest technologies in service of building state-of-the-art high-value music products for their customers.

PS Audio's core products are all hand-built to investment level standards in their modern production facilities in Boulder Colorado. PS Audio is a proud employer of more than 30 local artisans who design, build and make their products available all over the world.

From their family to yours, let’s keep the spirit of great music and performances alive and well.

 

Specification

  • Location: Indoor use only
  • Duty Cycle: Suitable for continuous operation
  • Moisture Sensitivity: Not sealed against moisture
  • Operating Humidity: <80%rh
  • Storage Temperature: -40C to +40C
  • Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C
  • Max Operating Altitude: 12,000' (3500m)
  • Electrical Supply Nominal Rating: 230V 10A 50/60Hz
  • Nominal Input Voltage: 200 - 285 VAC
  • Maximum Continous Load: 2000VA
  • Maximum Peak Load: 3600VA
  • Voltage Regulation: >1V
  • Output Distortion (Resistive Load): <0.5%
  • Output Distortion (Reactive Load): <0.5% (0.1% Typical)
  • Output Impedance: <0.005 Ohm
  • Noise Reduction: 100kHz - 2MHz > 80dB
  • Efficiency @ 300VA: >85%
  • Input Frequency: 45 - 65 Hz
  • Under Voltage Limit: Continous -10% of setting 15 sec, duration -15% of setting
  • Over Voltage Limit: Continous 5% of setting 15 sec, duration 10% of setting
  • Energy Dissipation: 5040J
  • Peak Current Surge: 180,000A
  • Clamp Level: 775V
  • DC Trigger Configuration: Tip Positive
  • DC Trigger Voltage: 5 - 15Vdc
  • Unit Dimensions (W x D x H): 17" x 14" x 11" (43cm x 36cm x 27.9cm)
  • Unit Weight: 96lbs (43.5kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 23" x 22" x 17" (58cm x 55.8cm x 43cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 105lbs (47kg)

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery