HiFi Knights tested the conditioner PC-3SE EVO +. The result is the “Victor” award.
“GigaWatt PC-2 EVO+ reviewed in late April 2018 not only introduced itself as a specimen way beyond reach of my trusty power strip, but it did so explicitly enough for me to understand that this oldtimer had to go. Back then I was hesitant with my decision to ditch the PF-2 most likely driven by sentiment, however now I’m not. Today’s the day.
GigaWatt PC-3 SE EVO+ and its more affordable PC-2 EVO+ sibling score equal notes on assembly quality, looks and usefulness. Both items dressed in the very same vanilla clothes are utilitarian utmost practical tools made to do a very specific job above all else, period. GigaWatt’s not into high bling factor, never was and most likely never will be. Adam and his crew have been putting function on the pedestal for years and not form. Subjectively speaking, I couldn’t care less about visuals of an item such as a power line conditioner, as long as it doesn’t poke my eyes with excessive flaunt we’re dandy. However, in 100% in-house made hardware built to last, reliably guard oftentimes very expensive companions and significantly improve upon their sonics is what floats my journo boat. That’s today’s game exactly, that’s what one pays for.
Upper four figures on GigaWatt PC-3 SE EVO+’s ask easily turn it into a costly luxurious item and quite possibly also an overkill in most cases. My sincere common sense advice is to start from lower tiered more affordable products, see what happens and move from there if financials allow it and desire to push further is still on. However, heavyweight enthusiasts far beyond entry level goods and with key components already well sorted have different needs. Many simply want to squeeze every bit of performance out of setups they already have, which leaves them with various tweaks such as today’s exceptionally potent one. If you’re after top tier hardware of the sort, please know that GigaWatt PC-3 SE EVO+ is now filed in my privy book as the best I’ve heard to date and the one to beat, simply put victorious. ‘Till next time!”