PS Audio DirectStream P20 Power Plant
In 1998 PS Audio reinvented AC power. A lot has changed over these last 20 years. The DirectStream P20 Power Plant is brings to even the most demanding systems remarkable dynamics, stunning transparency, and holographic imaging. Pure power. Engineered without compromise.
When it comes to regenerated AC power PS Audio wrote the book. With two decades of engineering and a patented architecture in hand we 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.
Reimagined DSD engine. Our cleanest source of power yet.
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.
Twice the size. Twice the power. Half the impedance.
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 our P10. Its available 20 amp input circuitry and unprecedentedly low output impedance make the P20 the most powerful regenerator ever.
A breakthrough in power delivery.
The P20 is all new in design and construction. Instead of wires to route power, there are aerospace-grade pure-copper, 1/4″ thick gold-plated buss bars handling all current paths.
100 pounds of pure muscle. Sheathed in solid metal.
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.
Upgraded internal architecture. Nothing spared in execution.
Rethinking decades of engineering has resulted in greater phase accuracy, transient response, increased error correction, improved regulation and 3X our 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.
Not just another conditioner. Rebuilding AC from scratch.
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?
- Built in Boulder
- 2000 VA output
- 70 amp peak delivery
- Passively cooled
- 40% more power
- 3X lower impedance
- 16 outlets
- 15 amp AC input
- 20 amp AC input
- 120 volt regulated
- Range 95 – 145 VAC US
- Range 200 –285VAC EX
- 100% regenerated AC
- Pure Sine Wave
- Integrated oscilloscope
- THD meter
- Improvement meter
- Power meter
- Control over the web
- Adjustable output voltage
- Color touchscreen
- Field upgradable
Unit Dimensions: 17” W x 14” D x 11” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 27.9 cm H)
Unit Weight: 96 lbs ( 43.5kg)
Shipping Dimensions: 23” x 22” x 17” ( 58cm x 55.8cm x 43 cm)
Shipping Weight: 105 lbs (47kg)
Nominal Input Voltage: 95 – 145 VAC
Maximum Continuous 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: @1500 VA >85%
Input Frequency: 45 – 65 Hz
Under Voltage Limit: Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting
Over Voltage Limit: Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting
Energy Dissipation: 2040J
Peak Current Surge: 180,000A
Clamp Level: 340V
DC Trigger Configuration: Tip Positive
DC Trigger Voltage: 5 – 15Vdc