Originally Posted by Jrunr
Does anyone here have their system hooked up to a power conditioner or UPS? I was loking at the PS Audio power pant premier, but I am wondering if it was make any real difference in the quality of what come from this processor, both audio and video wise...
Whilst I haven't used it *just* on the 5508, as I have my projector and some sources hooked up to it, the PPP made a very obvious diffference for audio. I've had a P300, and P600, but sold the 300 years ago when I got the 600 and then proceeded to kill my P600 attempting to convert one of the outputs to 120v for my HD-DVD player. ( I was tired.
Anyway, I finally got a PPP last November and have been very happily using it particuarly as I got it a fair whack below RRP.
I guess it's a testament to how happy I am that I've got another two on the way, one for my stereo power amp and another for my multichannel amp. Overkill, for sure, but there you go
Weirdly enough, I'd say that the 5508 is exactly the sort of device that benefits most as the electronics are cutting edge but compromises are made in other areas befitting a relatively mass market device. Cheaper gear often benefits far more noticably but it's hard to justify using a four figure device to improve the performance of a low 3 figure one.
I'd certainly give it a go, particuarly if you can get one cheap off the back of the announcement of a newer model.
I'm rambling. The PPP is far from voodoo, having a stable clean AC source will benefit most devices connected and the 5508 is no exception. If you can connect your display and some sources as well I suspect you'll feel it more than justifies the outlay.