The P12 includes 4 separate zones and 1250 watts of pure regenerated power, delivered to each receptacle through thick copper buss bars. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P12 will work magic on your system’s performance. Many of the very best high-end system around the world rely on the P12 Power Plant for protection, purity, and performance.
With your system powered directly from the output of the P12, dynamics and openness are breathtaking. New voices, new harmonics and a renewed sense of musicality are yours the moment the P12 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.
The touch panel
Touch the large, full-color 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 P12’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 color oscilloscope.
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 is another unique feature to the Power Plants 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 either the Power Plant remote control or front panel touch screen can remove this problem from connected transformers resulting in far cleaner audio.
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 neighbors. 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.
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 P12 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 P12 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 P12 over the internet from anywhere in the world.
The P12 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 P12’s real-time and online 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 our servers and available via the web interface for the P12. 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 P12 in the system, you can accurately record events and present them to the utility company for repair or just keep a log.
Connect from anywhere in the world
With a P12 system installed, not only can you check system and power line status from anywhere in the world, get emails sent to you from the device (if you want) and be assured you’re always connected to the internet, but you will also be able to go a lot greener than ever before.
The P12 will allow you to schedule system vacations or downtime so you’re not burning power when you don’t need to. This can be in the middle of the night, or when you’re on vacation. When you’re ready, the P12 turns everything back on zone-by-zone. Perhaps there are a few critical components you want to remain on, but others are OK to shut down and save power. No problem.
To access this feature there is a simple graphical calendar accessed over your home’s local network or the internet. Simply click on the dates you want the system to turn off and the dates you want it to come back on and everything will be ready for you upon your return. You can schedule your equipment (some or all) to be warmed up and ready. And if your equipment needs an IR command to actually get it out of standby, that’s no problem either. The P12 can easily send IR commands on schedule as well.
Input naming and customization
With 4 zones available on the P12 it is important to know which piece of equipment is being powered by which zone so you can access it from either the front panel or the web interface. On a P12 it’s easy. You can name each zone anything you wish via the P12’s easy to use graphical interface available online or through the front panel touch screen.
Once the outlets are named then it’s quite easy to schedule when they turn on/off or the sequence that they are powered on. For example, you may wish for all your sources to turn on first, warm up and then when you decide it’s long enough, your power amps will turn on.
IR and trigger controls
In the back of the P12, there are two mini jacks that can be assigned as either an IR input or output or a DC trigger transmitter or receiver. For the IR capabilities, the P12 can be assigned up to 15 separate IR commands for any zone and these IR broadcasts can be triggered by any number of assignable events. This helps P12 owners maintain complete control over not only the AC power but by directly controlling that same equipment through a remote control.
If you have equipment that needs a DC trigger to turn it on or off remotely, you can assign one of the mini jacks to be either the sending or receiving unit for these commands and remotely turn on/off equipment or have that equipment remotely turn on/off the P12.
|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|
|Storage Temperature||-40C to +40C||-40C to +40C|
|Operating Temperature||0C to 40C||0C to 40C|
|Max Operating Altitude||12,000’ (3500m)||12,000’ (3500m)|
|Electrical Supply Nominal Rating||120V 15A 60Hz US
100V 15A 50/60 Hz JP
|230V 10A 50/60Hz|
|Unit Dimensions||17” W x 14” D x 4” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 10.16 cm H)||17” W x 14” D x 4” H (43cm W x 36cm D x 10.16 cm H)|
|Unit Weight||37 lbs ( 16.7kg)||37 lbs ( 16.7kg)|
|Shipping Dimensions||24” x 21” x 10” ( 61cm x 53cm x 25cm)||24” x 21” x 10” ( 61cm x 53cm x 25cm)|
|Shipping Weight||48 lbs (21.7kg)||48 lbs (21.7kg)|
|Nominal Input Voltage||95 – 145 VAC||200 –285VAC|
|Maximum Continuous Load||1000VA||1500VA|
|Maximum Peak Load||1200VA||1800VA|
|Output Distortion (Resistive Load)||<0.5%||<0.9%|
|Output Distortion (Reactive Load)||<0.5%
|Output Impedance||<0.008 ohm||<0.008 ohm|
|Noise Reduction||100kHz – 2MHz >80dB||100kHz – 2MHz >80dB|
|Efficiency @1200 VA||>85%||>85%|
|Input Frequency||45 – 65 Hz||45 – 65 Hz|
|Under Voltage Limit||Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting||Continuous -10% of setting 15 sec duration -15% of setting|
|Over Voltage Limit||Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting||Continuous 5% of setting 15 sec duration 10% of setting|
|Peak Current Surge||144,000A||84,000A|
|Max Surge Voltage||6,000V||6,000V|
|DC Trigger Configuration||Tip Positive||Tip Positive|
|DC Trigger Voltage||5 – 15Vdc||5 – 15Vdc|