PS Audio Dectet Power Center
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Made-in-America, offering astonishing performance at affordable prices. Next-generation PS Audio Dectet Power Conditioner offers tremendous improvements to make every PS Audio fan smile: Upgraded filtration, upgraded internal wiring, three isolated zones, a gorgeous chassis, and a first at this price, the Dectet uses five of PS Audio’s proprietary Power Port duplexes. RETAIL: $500.
PS Audio takes their chassis design seriously, creating beautifully sculpted designs which complement any décor and providing a solid structure to insure against resolution-robbing vibration and resonance. The Dectet receives a solid chassis with light curves and painted black for a simple timeless elegance.
More than a Pretty Face
The new Dectet unleashes an incredible robustness of sound that is truly exciting, much of which is due to the changes under the hood. The first and most visible improvement is the return of the awesome and much venerated Power Port Classics, manufactured here in the US by Hubbell. This is a huge sonic upgrade, offering far superior conductivity and clamping power. We’re surprised to find this many of them in such a modestly priced product given that the retail price of these five outlets represents about half the price of the unit! Other improvements are less visible, such as large gauge internal wire for improved current delivery and larger filtration devices for superior noise reduction and blacker backgrounds. Featuring both common mode and differential filtering modes, the Dectet delivers ultra-black backgrounds regardless of where the noise is coming from.
In previous generations, PS Audio used a buss-bar system for transferring power to the outlets. Although buss-bars have offer excellent current delivery, the isolation between connected components suffers. After many listening tests and tons of measurements, PS Audio selected star-grounding for the Dectet because of its excellent isolation. Each of the three zones in the Dectet has its own wiring path, thus increasing isolation and improving sound quality.