D. (HPM500, HQS9001, PRS1.5, DXC2.2-MKII, CM4, PC3) formerly Shunyata
at the client's: "I
am disappointed... I thought my Shunyata would defend better..." [teasing].
acquired: "Last week-end I reorganized all my system [...] How easy
and quick it has become with the ability to power on/off with 1 button
instead of 7 before!! And then:
Definitely an improvement on musicality with respect to my previous filters!
Better sharpness, a veil has been removed, a greater definition of the sound
stages, three dimensional space!
Music becomes more lively, more touchable, and comes the wish to listen even
Real significant gap, as experienced on the first test together at home, and
even better when placing the sources on the PCD302 as well instead of on the
Accuphase." (via email)
M. (HQS9001, PRS1.5, DXC2.2-MKII, CM4, PC3) formerly Shunyata Hydra
Prototype demo at JMF
a surprise. For sure we did not expect a mains filter from JMF Audio" [...]
Listen: "It is sweet, incredibly soft, increased definition! Looking
forward to trying it at home!"
acquired: "My first feelings on the JMF filter in replacement of my
Shunyata Hydra 8 and Anaconda Alpha cord: indisputably an exceptional sonic
improvement! In a few words: less hardness, more natural and a fluidity
second to none, even on violent passages. A full and ample sound, far from
the HIFI tones of the competition. Please warn the next persons that testing
is adopting because it is almost impossible to get back to the previous
listening. Again congratulations for this step forward that sets a
milestone." (via email)
M. (HQS9001, PRS1.5, DXC2.2-MKII, CM4, PC3) (2013):
a message to report about the result of my long listenings last week end. In
summary it is an excellent result. I did not expect something so obvious.
With the demo, we already noticed that a veil had been removed showing a
much clearer sound. Now I have been able to appreciate the change on the
sound stage. In several recordings we catch very easily the dimension of the
room (in which the musicians perform). I made long listenings at high level
and this was very pleasant, without fatigue. Congratulations it is
remarkable and I am not surprised with the success."
(HQS7001, DXC2.2-MKII, SR8, CM4, PC3), Paris:
I got the PC3 power cords, I bypassed my former audiophile mains
conditioner. Therefore I was confident about the PCD302 mains filter.
Moreover, the filtering principle pleased me. In the end the PCD302 is also
highly effective at home. There is more air. Sound is free of granularity.
Overall, there is more music. When removing my PCD302, it is like if there
were artifacts, especially in the top end"
(tube amps user) Singapore:
am buying it blind. I hope I won't be disappointed since my standard is
"It is the best that I have ever heard! It surpasses all AC conditioner out there. Dynamic no compression at all! Images are rock solid. And bass solidity improves tremendously. And there is a lot of tonal color. Punch and attack are all there!
I need to import at least another one." (via email)
"PCD302 received with thanks. Indeed, it performs
superbly... Quietens the system to allow the music to flow through effortlessly.
[...] You can use my comments anyway you want." via email (2015)
B, France (2015) :
realized some time ago that the quality of the mains current was as
important as the balanced association of audio devices in a playback system.
I then acquired Nordost materials on a large scale basis, which seemed to
provide interesting results (ODIN, QB8, QX4, Valhalla 2...). After having
tested and adopted the JMF Audio PRS1.5 as a preamplifier, I had the chance
to test the PCD302 mains conditioner for a few days. I must say that the
result was just magic! Natural music without coloration either in timbres or
in energy, as opposed to what some cables and conditioners do. So I bought
it. Although the investment can seem high, I find it justified with respect
to the market and to the musicality it brings to a good system. To test
without a doubt before considering a more or less hazardous combination of
mains distributors, conditioners or cables in high-end. [...] You can post
K. Turkey (2015):
the PCD302 over the weekend. This wonderfully crafted unit replaced my 4
[audiophile] filters perfectly. I am amazed with its musicality, natural but detailed sound and exceptional dynamism. Many thanks for your excellent product and your fast and accurate logistics support. As an additional comment, I’m using TAD CR1 speakers. I had no problem with their ultimate precision, fast , dynamic and detailed performance until now, however this is the first time they sound so warm and musical as well.
The PCD302 unleashed what was hidden..."
Lindberg, Lindberg Lyd AS studios, 2L (classical music), Multiple Grammy
Awards nominee (2016):
PCD302 lowered the background noise in our recordings [...]. We will use it
in our recording unit..."
See report and measures
Awards 2018 :
For the first presentation of albums
recorded with the PCD302, label 2L received four nominations for the 60th
Grammy Awards !