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Can someone inform me  whether ANY mains regu;ator will do for ANY amp (as long as it covers its wattage needs)?

 

As i understand it is wiser to use mains regulator from the same brands, if available? If this is not the case will different brand mains regulator make a difference for different brands for amps, cds, streaners etc?

 

Which mains regulators would you suggest (i will be using it for an Harman Kardon HK990)?

 

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RE: Mains regulator

Why do you think you need one?

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From what I am reading from forums like these....

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Really most of the posts I have read have advised against them, here is one: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/audiophile-grade-power-regulator

 

Maybe you could post some that say you should buy one. Do you mean mains regulator, they are not cheap.j

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L00k_C wrote:

From what I am reading from forums like these....

 

 Don't think that you need all the things you read, so much of this stuff is a total waste of money, or would possibly make things sound worse. If you really feel you need a mains regenerator, not a filter, then try before you buy.

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RE: Mains regulator

an example is CYRUS PSX-R for CYRUS 8a

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L00k_C wrote:

an example is CYRUS PSX-R for CYRUS 8a

 

I see, how much is the HK one?

 

As for the Cyrus PSX-R there seem to be loads at discount prices not sure what that means. 

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around 100gbp

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I would get the amp. first and then see.

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The Cyrus you mention is not a mains regulator, but a separate power supply to supplement the one in the equipment itself, thus theoretically providing a better performance. (They are specific to the manufactures equipment and will not work with others)

A mains regulator is a separate unit that makes sure the voltage remains constant no matter what is going on in the outside world, and will also provide filtering of the incoming power supply, (You will find them in mission critical environments like hospitals, server centres, industrial processes etc.) however in most cases they are way over the top for a home audio system thus any benefit will be minimal.

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oH ok... BECAUSE i HAVE ALSO SEEN SOME ADS IN MAGAZINES FOR MAINS REGENERATORS LIKE psaudio ETC AND i WAS WONDERING?

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Don't waste money on a generator. Spend it on something worthwhile like better speakers or amplifier.

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steve_1979 wrote:

Don't waste money on a generator. Spend it on something worthwhile like better speakers or amplifier.

I wouldn't say a mains regenerator is a waste of time, it is though horses for courses and depends what and why you need one.

 

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michael hoy wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:

Don't waste money on a generator. Spend it on something worthwhile like better speakers or amplifier.

I wouldn't say a mains regenerator is a waste of time, it is though horses for courses and depends what and why you need one.

 

 

So what problem will a mains regenerator cure?

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My PureAV was a popular choice. Guess its not a regulator?? Hope it doesnt degrade the sq! Good as a distribution box and safety unit

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