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Post Subject: APS Purepower 2000: Sound #2Posted by Romy the Cat on: 12/23/2008
I presume that whoever read this thread have gone over my comments about the Sound of the former PurePower 1050, particulary my comments about the PurePower’s “Super Texture” at the page #5 of this thread. This controversial “Super Texture” was my main issue with 1050 (when it was not blowing up). The PurePower 2000 has absolutely different character of sound with absolutely non-existing “Super Texture” as an auditable concept. How the APS people claims that 1050 and 2000 are identical regenerators with indistinguishable sound I have absolutely no idea. To me the PurePower 1050 and PurePower 2000 sound like not even the same topology regenerators: with 1050 model I was fighting with some kind of digital injection. With 2000 model has no signs of implications to any digital irritations.
The different is so dramatic that it even turned to be ridicules. With PurePower 1050 regenerator I was constructing capacitive filters after the regenerator and used heavy-duty ferrite coils in order to calm down the “Super Texture”, and it helped a lot. When I spoke with APS folks before they sent me my 2000 unit I asked them to use a LOT of extra ferrite in common and deferential applications. I asked to load my new regenerator with ferrite wherever there was a free space on the wire and if they wish then change me more for it additionally. The last week I spoke with APS’ Damian after he shipped the unit and I asked him if they did the “Ferrite Update” on my unit. They told me that they did not do it because: “I tried and did not hear any needs for it”. Well, I did try it as well with my last 1050 regenerator and it worked extremely well and was not pleased with APS decision. I figured that I would do it myself – not a big deal. When I got the new 2000 unit the very first thing I did was open it up and sticking in all output wires approximately 20-30 ferrite chokes. While I was doing it was bitching about APS' Damian calling him “ignorant and deaf Moron who refused to use such a proven on APS regenerators and objectively beneficial solution as the ferrite chokes were”. After I have done my ferrite stuffing I closed up the units, turned it on and listened it, which was the first time I heard the 2000 model. After a few minutes I shut down the regenerator, opened it up again and begin to remove all my extra ferrite chokes calling myself “an arrogant and obstinate Moron who refuses to give the opportunities a chance.” The new PurePower 2000 unit had absolutely no need for any “post filtration ballet” that I was forced to do with 1050 regenerator, it just a different bird of animals. The 2000 model has own idiosyncrasies, which I will mention, but the “Super Texture” is completely alien to the PurePower 2000’s sound.The caT
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