Some Tips for Picking the Right Power Supply for Stereo Equipment

A good power supply is just as important as the equipment itself. The fact is that every piece of audio equipment requires power. However, the voltage and current requirements of each component are usually quite different. Therefore, every single component requires its own power supply. Many products on the market have a built-in power supply and connect to power by using a simple power cord. If the power cord is not bundled with the product, I suggest purchasing a high-quality cable. Always purchase a fairly thick gauge power cord because the thin cables can cause excessive losses. This is especially important for components which require large amounts of current such as audio power amplifiers.

Other types of audio gear require connecting of a DC power source. This means that instead of alternating current which is available in the power mains, you require a power supply which supplies this voltage. Again, if the manufacturer does not bundle a suitable power supply, you will have to …