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PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 Mains Regenerator

£2,300.00 £1,916.67
SKU
Stellar P3
Free UK Delivery
12 Months
New
48 Hours
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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.

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NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

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The Stellar 3 features an ultra-low impedance analogue AC power amplifier, pure DSD FPGA based analogue sine wave generator, and low distortion high-dynamic-peak-capable outputs found only in PS Audio Power Plants. The Stellar 3 is capable of fully powering most small to medium-sized systems bringing forth all that’s possible from your HiFi system, ensuring you get the same great performance every time you listen.

PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 Mains Regenerator

 

The Stellar™ Power Plant™ 3 is PS Audio's most compact high-end personal power generating station: an all new class of affordable Power Plant AC regenerator that takes ordinary wall voltage and rebuilds it into perfect AC.

The Stellar 3 features an ultra-low impedance analogue AC power amplifier, pure DSD FPGA based analogue sine wave generator, and low distortion high-dynamic-peak-capable outputs found only in PS Audio Power Plants. The Stellar 3 is capable of fully powering most small to medium-sized systems bringing forth all that’s possible from your HiFi system, ensuring you get the same great performance every time you listen.

The P3 includes 3 separate zones delivering 300 watts of pure continuous regenerated power, 500 watts of short term power(up to 30 seconds), and dynamic peak power (3 second or less) of a whopping 900 watts for explosive dynamics. From small to medium power amplifiers to all your source equipment, the Stellar Power Plant 3 will work magic on your system’s performance with pure, regenerated power. The Stellar 3 also includes up to 1000 watts of filtered and protected power for larger power amplifiers.

With your system powered directly from the output of the Stellar 3, dynamics and openness are breathtaking. New voices, new harmonics and a renewed sense of musicality are yours the moment the Stellar 3 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.

Features

  • Built in Boulder
  • 300 watts continuous regenerated output
  • 500 watts short term regenerated output
  • 900 watts peak regenerated output
  • 1000 watts filtered output
  • 3X lower impedance than P5 Power Plant
  • 4 EU/UK outlets
  • 10 amp AC input EU/UK
  • 230 volt Regulated EU/UK
  • Range 200 –285VAC EU/UK
  • 100% regenerated AC
  • MultiWave
  • CleanWave
  • Pure Sine Wave
  • Remote Control

 

The Stellar Power Plant 3 takes 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 lines such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power, flat-topping and noise are eliminated.

Since the introduction of Power Plant regenerator technology in 1997 many reviewers, as well as many thousands of customers around the world, have experienced for themselves just how critical, essential and unique a Power Plant is. One long-time reviewer remarked that “It is the first component anyone serious about high-quality audio should get.”

It’s good to understand the importance of power in a high-end audio system. Everything we hear through our system is really the power from our home’s wall socket manipulated by our electronics to make music through our speakers. The quality of that power is critical to the success of any high-end system.

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.

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.

CleanWave

CleanWave is another feature of the Stellar Power Plant 3 and helps connected equipment demagnetize their transformers. AC power is never quite symmetrical and the small asymmetry that occurs can magnetize connected power transformers.

Activating CleanWave from the Power Plant 3 remote control can remove this problem from connected transformers resulting in far cleaner audio.

 

The Stellar Power Plant 3 was the next generation following the Power Plant 3 and incorporated PS Audio's updated patented regenerator technology. That patent, awarded to PS Audio on October 15, 2007, was the work of their Chief Engineer, Robert Stadtherr who invented a new type of regeneration circuit that improved the efficiency of the internal regenerator by a whopping 70% (from 50% to 85%). While others have tried increasing the efficiency of AC regeneration by means of a class D switching amplifier, PS Audio's patented technology is pure DSD analogue all the way.

Building a 300-watt analogue regenerator (with peak capabilities up to 900 watts) in a Stellar chassis was a serious design challenge. There was the issue of heat as well as getting enough energy storage to meet the long-term and peak demands of a regenerator of this power. It is not uncommon for the equipment powered by a Stellar 3 to require peak current in excess of 50 amps for distortion-free performance.

A careful look inside the Stellar Power Plant 3 chassis will show the efforts we’ve gone to for heat dissipation. Note the use of an impressive chunk of machined aluminium for a heat sink and the massive toroidal power transformer supplying all the necessary energy for Stellar.

Each and every Stellar Power Plant 3 is assembled from the ground up in PS Audio's Boulder, Colorado facility by highly skilled artisans that care about every piece that leaves their dock. With over 7,000 Power Plants operating high-end systems all over the world, they have a commitment to excellence to uphold.

 

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
  • Electrical Supply Nominal Rating: 230V 10A 50/60Hz
  • Nominal Input Voltage: 200 - 270 VAC
  • Maximum Continous Load: 300VA
  • Maximum Peak Load: 1000VA
  • Voltage Regulation: <0.2%
  • Typical Output THD: <0.3%
  • Output Impedance: <0.008 Ohm
  • Efficiency @ 300VA: >85%
  • Input Frequency: 45 - 65 Hz
  • Energy Dissipation: 850J
  • Peak Current Surge: 60,000A
  • Max Surge Voltage: 6,000V
  • Clamp Level: 800V
  • DC Trigger: None

 

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
  • Electrical Supply Nominal Rating: 230V 10A 50/60Hz
  • Nominal Input Voltage: 200 - 270 VAC
  • Maximum Continous Load: 300VA
  • Maximum Peak Load: 1000VA
  • Voltage Regulation: <0.2%
  • Typical Output THD: <0.3%
  • Output Impedance: <0.008 Ohm
  • Efficiency @ 300VA: >85%
  • Input Frequency: 45 - 65 Hz
  • Energy Dissipation: 850J
  • Peak Current Surge: 60,000A
  • Max Surge Voltage: 6,000V
  • Clamp Level: 800V
  • DC Trigger: None

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

 

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