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  1. Adrian, I didn’t ask about the wood mat. I asked about the value and denomination of cost -Fred
  2. I haven’t tried a UPS but from what I understand it’s not a good idea for audio.
  3. The Emotiva Stealth 8 active monitors were labeled as 200 amp for the tweeter and 200 amp for the woofer so 400w max per cabinet. I don’t believe the website said whether the value was maximum continuous or not. They are discontinued so I’d either have to check the Wayback Machine website or dig out your manual to check. The general rule of thumb that most people push is double the W to cover a power factor correction (PFC) of 0.5. W= VA x PFC If you have a meter that measures VA or PFC and you can put your your equipment in a worst case scenario then you don’t need to assume PFC of 0.5 because you can measure it so you can potentially use a smaller isolation transformer. As I mentioned before, the kill-a-watt measures this but I have my doubts in its abilities to measure transients. Balanced power offers the main advantages of reducing EMF radiated from the wire, the transformer will run cooler and the transformer will run quieter. Any transformer that can do 120/240 in and out can be wired for balanced power. For example the two MGE T100’s (successor to the Topaz/MGE T1) I have can be wired for balance power and the MGE T100 was later rebranded by Eaton as the Power-Sure 100 there are Eatons that can do balanced power. Additionally, a unit may not be advertised as 120/240 units but it may still do it. Going back the T100, the T100R doesn’t list that capability but it can do it because inside the enclosure the transformer has the same outputs as the as the T100H.
  4. Worst case scenario: -Speakers are 400w per channel (not class A but planning worst case) -DAC is 40w ish -Pre amp 95W for the HE-9 I used to have -Plus other random power supplies for DDC (gone now), Bluetooth stage, LPS-1.2, endpoint ~ 150w That’s about 1100w total. Double that for the watts to VA buffer comes out to 2.2KVA so that’s why the 2.4KVA was used (not wired for balanced power). I I currently run a 5KVA now because it’s wired for balanced power which means the 240v wiring configuration with 120v running though it. Plus there is no replacement for overhead IMO, lol! All that being said, the kill-a-watt meter never gets anywhere near that high on the VA display. It could be limited to refresh rate and maybe the transients aren’t there long enough for it to display their values? I don’t know. That’s just a theory. My current setup has all my analog on one 5KVA wired for balanced power, the digital on another 5KVA wired for balanced power. Not necessary but they were the lowest measuring of the isolation transformers that I still own so I figured why not use the best.
  5. You won’t find a plug and play T1 or T100 unit with 6 outlets unless from the factory. You’d have to build a solution either like I did here (https://www.head-fi.org/threads/topaz-low-capacitance-isolation-transformers-for-affordably-clean-power.857448/post-15420796) or as seen in the previous links to satisfy that requirement. I wouldn’t shy away from a little DIY work. Building the power strip isn’t that bad unless you are stuffing a terminal strip and 10awg wiring inside and if you ever need assistance myself or one of the knowledge people on here would be able to walk you through it. Or you could just buy commercial power strip, cut the plug off and use the that. Even simpler. On the question of size requirements, the lowest I’ve attempted to run my system (same as my signature except I had a Spring KTE, SU-1 and ultrarendu back then) off of was a 2.4kva and it did the job fine so you could use that as a reference point to determine what you may need.
  6. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/topaz-low-capacitance-isolation-transformers-for-affordably-clean-power.857448/post-15935604 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/topaz-low-capacitance-isolation-transformers-for-affordably-clean-power.857448/post-15936157 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/topaz-low-capacitance-isolation-transformers-for-affordably-clean-power.857448/post-15961109
  7. FS: 8 AWG Silver Plated Copper Power Cable View Classified The 8 AWG silver plated copper cable is made with mil spec M22759/11 wire which is Teflon insulated and with rhodium plated copper plugs. The cable is 5ft. long. Just an honest cable with great specs and you don’t pay for the “fluff” of commercially produced products. Only selling because I have downsized the box that this was powering. The price listed include shipping and PayPal fees. Seller oneguy Date 07/18/21 Price 65.00 USD Category Accessories  
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    The 8 AWG silver plated copper cable is made with mil spec M22759/11 wire which is Teflon insulated and with rhodium plated copper plugs. The cable is 5ft. long. Just an honest cable with great specs and you don’t pay for the “fluff” of commercially produced products. Only selling because I have downsized the box that this was powering. The price listed include shipping and PayPal fees.

    65.00 USD

  9. View Classified FS: Emotiva XPS-1 Gen 2 Phono Amp For sale is my XPS-1. This phono amp comes with all the original accessories and the original box. The amp works just as well as the day I bought it new from Emotiva. The price at $129 includes shipping and PayPal fees. Seller oneguy Date 07/10/21 Price 129.00 USD Category Amplifiers  
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    For sale is my XPS-1. This phono amp comes with all the original accessories and the original box. The amp works just as well as the day I bought it new from Emotiva. The price at $129 includes shipping and PayPal fees.

    129.00 USD

  11. Anyone have any idea where Tim is? I ordered something that listed as in stock from Kitsune on Monday before opening and haven’t seen a shipping notification. I sent an email on Wednesday inquiring about this and so far no response. Just trying to see if you guys have heard anything outside of normal, reasonable processing times.
  12. I DIY'ed my own solid core 8AWG magnet wire power cables with rhodium plugs. I think solid core is the way to go. The best power cables I have heard so far. The biggest pain though is getting rid of the thin but really durable enamel on the wire. So far I've only done my DAC and headphone amp but I bought a 200ft spool to do more.
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