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Price Range: 1000
Item Condition: New/Used

Extra Info: Hoping someone out there will be able to solve my concerns about the power issues I have in my current home.

 

I am looking for a power conditioner to help keep a Class A Luxman nice and safe. I do "hear" that the SQ may be compromised, however would put the safety of the amp first for now.

 

The recommendations have been:

 

- Isotek Aquarius 3 (or similar)

- Thor PS10

- PS Audio (Long shot... I know)

 

I am based in VIC, however happy to have it posted as well.

 

 

Thanks in Advance!

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Good question, thank you!

 

It is not so much the amp, which is near perfect if not perfect! Across the house, (anywhere I plug any gear into) has pop/crackle from time to time. Some gear I have used a DC blocker, which has helped.

 

We did not have power when the storms hit recently for 24hrs and since then it has got worse as well. Even had a sudden cut a few days later. One pair of speakers started motorboating as well. Which has now stopped. Sudden high-pitched pops were heard last evening too. 

 

Just concerned and wanting to give the amp some nice clean, stable power is the focus, to ensure it has a good long and safe life.

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If it's your own property you might also consider involving an electrician and remove the issue at source: protect all your electrical equipment, not just your hifi.

FWIW, an intermittent "crackle" that kept popping up once an hour or so (lead hypothesis: old freezer in laundry) not noticeable since running Thor PS10. No decline in SQ.

Post some pics of your amp in the Luxman forum, it's time!

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4 minutes ago, Steff said:

If it's your own property you might also consider involving an electrician and remove the issue at source: protect all your electrical equipment, not just your hifi.

FWIW, an intermittent "crackle" that kept popping up once an hour or so (lead hypothesis: old freezer in laundry) not noticeable since running Thor PS10. No decline in SQ.

Post some pics of your amp in the Luxman forum, it's time!

I wish I could rewire the place Stef. However, I have my priorities right and currently renting and focusing on audio gear instead!

 

Pics will be posted over the weekend for sure!

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1 minute ago, Philharmonic said:

Perhaps a little over your budget Keith, but a nice unit and a good SNA seller.

Thank you. Yes, I’m aware of both. But a bit over the budget for now unfortunately. 

 

Having said that… I am keeping an eye on it too… 😅

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Good question. I’ve got a few amps. Mostly vintage. The DC blocker worked on one set up (Quad 33/303 And JR Sub.) and when I use another amp without the DC blocker is when I hear some of the issues. 
 

The things like woofers motorboating only happened once the storms had happened. These were hooked up to Graham Slee mono blocks. which run perfectly fine before the storm.
 

I kept them unplugged  for about a week. Plugged back in and one slight movement of  woofer for a moment and nothing else. 

 

Hence the thought process that the power is an issue and has got worse.  
 

The cracks and pops off the main speakers never happened prior.

 

It was there before however has got noticeably worse after the power issues. 

Good question though and keen to hear any other suggestions to trouble shoot this and care for the gear. 


 

 

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