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The Best Performing Power Center Ever
PS Audio's best-selling Quintet power conditioner now has a worthy successor. The new Dectet Power Center upgrades and improves upon its predecessor, offering unbelievable value in an affordable power solution for hi-fi and home-theater gear.
The 10-outlet Dectet is quite simply the best performing Power Center that PS Audio has ever built. "We’ve learned a lot through our many years of building and selling power conditioning products and we were able to use that knowledge base to be the best sounding Power Center in our company's history," says PS Audio's Paul McGowan.
Five Classic-Style Power Ports
The Dectet ushers in a whole new design and upgraded product category. Part of the innovation is a back-to-the-roots approach that uses the original Hubbell Power Ports for a huge quality upgrade. That’s $250 worth of high-end Hubbell outlets housed in one Dectet! The end result is more like a mini-component than a 'power strip.'
Big Cores and Heavier Wire Gauges
In the past, PS Audio relied on smaller cores with fewer turns of wire. But for this new generation of conditioners, the company returned to the big cores and heavier wire gauges it used so effectively in its popular Ultimate Outlet products. This ultimately equates to better performance.
Star Wiring for Improved Isolation
Additionally, the older designs relied upon heavy bus bars to deliver the power to each outlet. This approach worked well in a number of areas but had one weakness. The isolation between connected components could have been improved. Listening evaluations demonstrated that properly executed star wiring is really the preferred construction. It also means that each zone has its own wiring path back to the source.
"The improvements we heard of isolation and separation between connected equipment really sealed this for us," said McGowan. "The sound quality, coupled with the wonderful skill of our Boulder workforce, clinched the decision to go with star wiring throughout."
Built in Boulder
PS Audio's core products are all hand built to investment level standards in the company's modern production facilities in Boulder, Colorado. The new Dectet is made in the same facility as PS Audio's award winning PerfectWave products, including the P10 and P5 Power Plants, the DAC Mark II and PWT Transport.
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|PS Audio Dectet|
I added this to my home theater system along with a Pangea AC-9 SE MkII power cord and it significantly improved both the audio and the video. My Parasound power amp was actually being choked by the surge protector that I was using, so the volume immediately increased with the PS Audio Dectet/Pangea combo. The clarity of the picture and colors were brighter and clearer on my plasma screen. This was the cheapest upgrade I could have made to my home theater in terms of the greatest improvement for the least money. Highly recommended!
|- Don D, TX|
This unit actually improves the sound of your system as well as protecting it. Clarity, depth of field, dynamics are all improved. Probably the best bargain out there. I could never go back to a system without one.
|- Stanley Y, KS|