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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    You can use the existing wiring, but the Soloist requires a double-size outlet. It is not a drop-in replacement for a regular outlet. The existing outlet box will be difficult to remove as it is probably nailed to a stud. If this is an outlet that was added after the house was built, then the box is most likely held in place with tabs and will be easy to remove.

    If you are able to easily remove the existing box, the existing hole will have to be enlarged to accommodate the Soloist's box.

    If the existing box is not easy to remove, you will have to cut a hole near the existing box and run a wire extension from the existing box to the Solist's box similar to what is shown in figures 18-20 of this thread.
    cool, i got it working i just cut right next to it , and used the yellow connectors, testing it and it sounds marvelous so far. sealed old box .easy to do.
    receiver- pioneer elite sc-37 thx ultra w/kimber kable.pk14.
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    subs-klipsch-ksw10/athena asp-4100
    rear-OWM3 - 8ohm 100w
    surrounds-klipsch rs-7 150w
    amp-5ch.-aragon 3005 thx ultra 2 nordost blue heaven ls pc
    power.c-bpt cpc/ps.soloist ci.

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    I know this thread is fairly old, but what exactly will the soloist do that my PS Audio quintet won't ? I guess it's nice to have a in wall option, but you are limited on the amount of gear you can plug into a soloist. Wouldn't the better option be to replace your standard plug with a power port premier, then use a conditioner plugged into that ?

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    not as nice as yours, but i have to completley seal the box ,did it late last night.
    receiver- pioneer elite sc-37 thx ultra w/kimber kable.pk14.
    mains-lsi15 4ohm 250w modified&db840 nordost blueheaven spk/rca
    center : snell xa1900 4ohm 250w,nordost flatline
    subs-klipsch-ksw10/athena asp-4100
    rear-OWM3 - 8ohm 100w
    surrounds-klipsch rs-7 150w
    amp-5ch.-aragon 3005 thx ultra 2 nordost blue heaven ls pc
    power.c-bpt cpc/ps.soloist ci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I know this thread is fairly old, but what exactly will the soloist do that my PS Audio quintet won't ? I guess it's nice to have a in wall option, but you are limited on the amount of gear you can plug into a soloist. Wouldn't the better option be to replace your standard plug with a power port premier, then use a conditioner plugged into that ?
    The Soloist se is great on my 2 channel amp, I use the Quintet for every thing else with a power port premier. The great thing about the Soloist is you can plug a Quintet, PPP or Duet directly into it! I plan on switching out the power port premier for another Soloist se as soon as funds allow and add one more for my sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I know this thread is fairly old, but what exactly will the soloist do that my PS Audio quintet won't? I guess it's nice to have a in wall option, but you are limited on the amount of gear you can plug into a soloist. Wouldn't the better option be to replace your standard plug with a power port premier, then use a conditioner plugged into that ?
    The Soloist is desiged to be the first stage of power line noise filtration. It is not meant to replace external power conditioners. Ideally, the Soloist would be followed by a good quality power cord and then a power conditioner (such as the Quintet) or AC regenerator. The manual for the Quintet (page 1) says so:

    "We recommend the use of a PS Soloist in-wall conditioner to feed this device. We do not recommend connecting any other power conditioning product before the Quintet or Duet."

    "We strongly recommend the use of a PS Audio xStream Power AC cable and a PS Power Port AC receptacle, or Soloist AC receptacle to feed the Power Center electricity. While the supplied power cable is adequate for the task, it is not going to provide the best performance. Choosing any xStream Power cable will make a significant performance improvement over the stock power cable."


    Quote Originally Posted by deseroner View Post

    not as nice as yours, but i have to completley seal the box ,did it late last night.
    The important thing is that it works. That will be a nice looking installation once the cover plate is on the old outlet box. Since you were right next to the old box, I assume you didn't need any extension wire and that you just pulled the existing wire over to the Soloist's box?

    Quote Originally Posted by playback View Post
    I plan on switching out the power port premier for another Soloist se as soon as funds allow and add one more for my sub.
    The Solist has been DISCONTINUED! The Soloist SE was only supposed to be a limited run of 200. Then PS Audio made another 200...then they kept it around for two years due to demand. I recently bought four just to have on hand in case I need them.

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    hello, i wanted to get your thoughts on this power conditioner i got, gonna par it up with soloist ci http://www.b-p-t.com/cpc-clean-power-center.html got the hcf-30 upgrade and faceplate got it on the gon for 400.
    receiver- pioneer elite sc-37 thx ultra w/kimber kable.pk14.
    mains-lsi15 4ohm 250w modified&db840 nordost blueheaven spk/rca
    center : snell xa1900 4ohm 250w,nordost flatline
    subs-klipsch-ksw10/athena asp-4100
    rear-OWM3 - 8ohm 100w
    surrounds-klipsch rs-7 150w
    amp-5ch.-aragon 3005 thx ultra 2 nordost blue heaven ls pc
    power.c-bpt cpc/ps.soloist ci.

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    I don't have any personal experience BPT products, but it seems like a good choice. Let us know how it works out.
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    i ended up adding 2 mundorf silver oil capacitors to 2 duplex, one for preamp , amplifier,ps3 and squeezebox.


    so far to me it sounds more detail than before each cap is .22uf 650ac -1000vdc,any thoughts on adding this to the power conditioner.with the ps soloist i had hum in the speakers then move to amp, after installing bpt cpc ,no hum , now with capacitors more detail :).
    receiver- pioneer elite sc-37 thx ultra w/kimber kable.pk14.
    mains-lsi15 4ohm 250w modified&db840 nordost blueheaven spk/rca
    center : snell xa1900 4ohm 250w,nordost flatline
    subs-klipsch-ksw10/athena asp-4100
    rear-OWM3 - 8ohm 100w
    surrounds-klipsch rs-7 150w
    amp-5ch.-aragon 3005 thx ultra 2 nordost blue heaven ls pc
    power.c-bpt cpc/ps.soloist ci.

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