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Asheville, Walnut Cove, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Welcome a new family member

Like proud parents, we are delighted to welcome a new member to the PS Audio family, the Stellar Power Plant 3.

Nearly a year in the development lab, Stellar Power Plant 3 is the work of PS engineer Darren Myers, based on the original design of our chief engineer, Bob Stadtherr.

Stellar Power Plant 3 is something different than we’ve ever made, and it’s the most affordable Power Plant yet. Based on a pure analog design including a DSD front end, this slim beauty cranks out a respectable 300 watts all day long but when asked, it can jump as high as 900 watts! Talk about headroom.

Our goal in building this new product was to craft a regenerator specific to small system and sources, yet without the limitations of older Power Plants in terms of peak energy for musical transients. Plus, we wanted to figure out a way to put it into the ultra slim Stellar chassis and have no fan. Darren pulled his magic wand out and nailed it. Certainly a work of art inside.

If you’re interested in learning more you can go here.

If you’re an early access person who wants in on the first limited edition run of 3s, sign up now to be first.

We wish our newest family member a long and productive life.

 

Asheville, Walnut Cove, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

The HiFi Family

Since PS Audio’s inception in the early 1970s, we have considered our customers family. The HiFi Family seems to us to be the most natural way to interact with the thousands of extended family members who have or will own our audio equipment or just look to us for advice.

But, apparently, not everyone’s so family oriented. Over the years it’s been a bit of a surprise that some audiophiles do not feel the same—in fact, they are somewhat put off by this family vibe. And that’s alright. Perhaps their backgrounds weren’t so inclusive or they just appreciate a bit of distance from the manufacturers they engage with.

We all have different backgrounds. Mine was a rich mix of a mercurial father and a doting mother. My two sisters and I did our best to steer clear of Dad when he was in one of his “moods” (as my mother referred to his bipolar symptoms) and leaned heavily on Mom for support. But through it all we were family. I suppose that’s ingrained in me and it just carried over into my life’s work, HiFi and PS Audio.

Whatever connection or disconnection people feel about us I don’t suppose we will soon change.

Family ties run deep.