Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789
Results 81 to 89 of 89

Thread: Shunyata vs PS Audio vs Pure Power vs Eqi-tech

  1. #81
    Member Sponsor Addicted to Best! rockitman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    6,793
    The first of two Torus RM 15 Plus unit’s arrived yesterday. The plan is to use one unit per mono block....1800 watts capacity...each amp at idle/full power consumes 700 watts. I have both amps plugged into the one unit I have now.

    Still wow even though I am close to capacity for one unit. I’m disappointed I didn’t do this sooner (isolate from the mains) for my power amps. Regenerators don’t cut it for power hungry power amps, IMO so I use two PS Audio P5’s for the source components. So far...less grunge...more clarity, dynamic punch along with better articulated bass vs. plugging into the wall direct. Each unit weighs 85lbs. The Plus RM 15’s are beefier build with a bigger transformer, iirc. Each Torus will be plugged into NCF wall outlets and Furutech’s PC with NCF connectors.

    I suppose if I want to take it a bit further, I could put an ncf outlet in the Torus units for each amp and NCF my Nordost Odin PC’s. They already use Furutech’s best connector prior to NCF in the black carbon fiber. Not sure there will be a payoff there however.
    Christian

    System Gear

  2. #82
    Site Founder And Administrator Ron Resnick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Posts
    4,655
    That's great, Christian!

    (I am planning to use a Torus device for the front-end stuff.)
    Mono and Stereo - Senior Contributing Reviewer

    turntable: American Sound AS-2000; tonearms: SME 3012R, Schröder LT; cartridges: ZYX UNIverse Premium X-SB2, Air Tight Opus-1; tape: Studer A820 Mk II; phono stage: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 power supplies; line stage: VTL TL-7.5 Series III; amplifier: VTL Siegfried Series II; loudspeaker: Gryphon Pendragon; cables: MasterBuilt Ultra; stands: Vintage Audio Nothing racks, Herzan TS-140/Taiko Tana for Io, Stacore Basic+ for amps; power: Benjamin Electric subpanel, JPS in-wall wire, Furutech NCF outlets, Torus AVR60BAL; room: 19' wide X 24' long X 14' tall; acoustic treatment: SoundSense A.T.I. + Lumitex drapes + Vibramat, ASC IsoThermal Tube Traps; tweaks: Shakti Stones, Shun Mooks, self-propelled sound-absorbing cocker-poo

  3. #83
    Member Sponsor Addicted to Best! rockitman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    6,793
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    That's great, Christian!

    (I am planning to use a Torus device for the front-end stuff.)
    I might try one of my RM units on the front and do a direct compare with my PS Audio P5's...but that is an exercise that is surely a pain and the level of motivation on my part right now is low, however I think voltage regulation may be more important for the source components than power amps, so I am happy with the clean stability of regenerated AC on the source. I purposely avoided the AVR series (Volt Reg and more $$$) for my power amps as I feel the extra circuitry to stabilize the voltage is unnecessary for high current draw power amps. Just another thing to get in the way of clean, low impedance power delivery.

    The other thing about Torus is they are quiet. You need to get your head inside a foot to even hear a faint transformer hum with the room silent. I have heard the equi-tech boxes can be heard humming from a distance of 6'. I have no first hand experience to verify that claim, however.
    Christian

    System Gear

  4. #84
    C

    Any further thoughts on the RM 15 Plus units? I assume u received the second one and have one on each mono?

    The fact u haven't commented makes me wonder.......

  5. #85
    Member Sponsor Addicted to Best! rockitman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    6,793
    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsrule View Post
    C

    Any further thoughts on the RM 15 Plus units? I assume u received the second one and have one on each mono?

    The fact u haven't commented makes me wonder.......
    One of the best upgrades to my system in a couple years. The amps are more dynamic, faster, more open and agile plugged into the torus units vs straight into the wall. I am a very happy camper.
    Christian

    System Gear

  6. #86
    Addicted to Best! SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Greer South Carolina (USA)
    Posts
    695
    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    Has anyone compared the PS Audio P10/P5 to the V2 Shunyatas?
    Make sure to have a listen to the new Shunyata TRITON v3; it's a radical upgrade to an already great unit. I've heard the P10 and lately the P20
    from PS Audio and have owned early Shunyata, Purepower 2000, Furman IT-Ref20is, Balanced Power units, Exactpower, Bybee v3 and Isotek over
    the past 8-10 years. I am currently well over a month into a loaner TRITON v3 and I will tell you it is the finest of all preceding units and THE best
    passive conditioner I have ever heard, bar none.

    I cannot compare it to Torus or the big Equitech panels but frankly what the TRITON v3 has brought to the system is surprising level of last-mile
    refinement and musical enjoyment. It is reported that when the new umbilical, etc..is ready for production (soon according to Shunyata) the
    update TYPHON-umbilical-TRITON v3 combination will be the passive combo out there to-beat...
    TAD R1 MkII, w/ULTRA5s, Esoteric P02, D02, C02, A02, Cybershaft Premium Limited OP21 10 mHz, IsoTek EVO3 TITAN & SIGMAS, EVO3 OPTIMUM Umbilical, 10’ Ground Rods, CADWELD, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8, Granite Audio Ground Zero, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold, Statement Gold & Statement Silver PCs, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES, SIGMA CLOCK-50, B.M.C. PureUSB1, Elrod Statement Gold custom speaker cables & MASTERS SERIES SG JUMPERS, Adona AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX

  7. #87
    Member Sponsor Addicted to Best!
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Houston area
    Posts
    240
    I’ve found the Triton combo plugged into a massive isolation transformer to be highly synergistic.
    Preamps: ADA Reference (multichannel); VTL 7.5 II (two channel)
    Digital: MSB Transport+ Platinum V DAC. Core Audio + MicroRendu streaming; Roon+HQP+FabFilter/Acourate; Trinnov (multichannel)
    Speakers: PRO Audio Technology 2115sm across fronts; 4x 18" PRO subs; 11.4 overall
    Room: Design by Dennis Erskine and Keith Yates. Extensive use of RPG custom bass traps
    Power: Richard Gray 20A UPS and isolation transformer. Triton/Typhon and Sound Application. Shunyata Sigma

  8. #88
    Went to a Torus RM 20 balanced from a Furman.
    Already had #10 Romex from the panel to the room,so I just had to take out the regular 20 amp breaker and wire up the Torus for 240.Very simple,just had to buy a double 20 amp breaker and pop it in the right way.Not hard to do, so don't shy away from the RM 20 because of fear of 240.
    I used to run three dedicated 20 amp lines to my gear.
    Now everything including the Acoustat servo amps are plugged into the Torus,and it sounds better this way.

  9. #89
    Site Founder And Administrator Ron Resnick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Posts
    4,655
    Hi Chuck,

    Were you able to compare the “sound” of the Torus with the “sound” of the Furman, to just isolate the comparative sound of those two units?
    Mono and Stereo - Senior Contributing Reviewer

    turntable: American Sound AS-2000; tonearms: SME 3012R, Schröder LT; cartridges: ZYX UNIverse Premium X-SB2, Air Tight Opus-1; tape: Studer A820 Mk II; phono stage: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 power supplies; line stage: VTL TL-7.5 Series III; amplifier: VTL Siegfried Series II; loudspeaker: Gryphon Pendragon; cables: MasterBuilt Ultra; stands: Vintage Audio Nothing racks, Herzan TS-140/Taiko Tana for Io, Stacore Basic+ for amps; power: Benjamin Electric subpanel, JPS in-wall wire, Furutech NCF outlets, Torus AVR60BAL; room: 19' wide X 24' long X 14' tall; acoustic treatment: SoundSense A.T.I. + Lumitex drapes + Vibramat, ASC IsoThermal Tube Traps; tweaks: Shakti Stones, Shun Mooks, self-propelled sound-absorbing cocker-poo

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789

Similar Threads

  1. Power grid effect on RTR--Equi=Tech with Ampex ATR-102
    By Mike Lavigne in forum Reel To Reel Tape Deck and Content Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-19-2014, 09:05 AM
  2. Anyone try the new Shunyata PS8 power strip?
    By Lee in forum Shunyata Research Cable Forum
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-24-2013, 07:31 AM
  3. Anyone try the new Shunyata PS8 power strip yet?
    By Lee in forum Audio Tweaks Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2013, 06:39 PM
  4. PAtH-Pure Audio to Health Factual Foundation:
    By mauidan in forum Medical News We Can Use
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-24-2013, 05:40 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •