Harley Benton PowerPlant
Harley Benton PowerPlant - power supply for FX pedals, 8x 9V DC (500 mA), 1x 12V DC (500 mA) and 1x 12V AC (500 mA) outputs, incl. cable set (black cables app. 50 cm, colored cables app. 30 cm), dimensions: 16,5 x 8,5 x 5,0 cm
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A Beast of a PSU
At the moment I have seven nine volt effects running from the power supply, all seem to be functioning correctly and with NO unwanted noise or interference from the power supply.
Also impressive is the number of cables supplied with the unit, eight black cables for regular Boss type pedal, two coloured Boss type cables, presumably for the twelve volt outputs, a cable to supply power to a mini jack socket and three polarity reversal cables.
Given the quality and price, why would you spend up to ten time more for a similar product? Usual Thomann levels of service and four day delivery to the UK.
Great product for the price, but prepare for the noise
Not such a problem for the live environment, where there's always going to be noise anyway, but you do tend to notice it in the recording studio.
I actually ran 2 pedals through the one output with this power supply and it still held up fine, so even though it's cheap, don't have any doubts about reliability, as this power supply can take it. It comes with both EU and UK kettle leads and in the event that it is accidentally overpowered, your pedals won't be affected. It is reasonably bulky but again, for the price you really can't complain, and for me it wasn't a problem as my power supply sits underneath my pedal board anyway, so the space wasn't an issue. Please be aware that one of the 12v outlets is AC rather than DC.
All in all, a great power supply for the price, and super reliable.
Great value unit....
I like the on/off switch and the whole unit really seems to be of good quality in all respects.Thomann include a UK/Ireland power cable well which is thoughtful and avoids the "no batteries at Christmas" effect for those of us with proper electrical outlets!
It first struck me as very bulky but having it in place on the board it really doesn't take up more space than two Boss/Maxon sized pedals...the impression of bulk is because its relatively tall esp. in comparison to the pedals...
I've encountered no problems with extra noise from the pedals using this, even through my ropiest Amp so all good there.
The only improvement I can see would be the option to switch the two 12V outputs down to 9V giving ten standard outputs if you don't need the 12V..
I'm seriously considering a second as my main board is currently using two old Frontline units to get 8 outputs meaning two leads and plugs coming off it....the price of this unit would make the convenience affordable!
I'm very happy with the PowerPlant. It does exactly what it should, its well-built with metal casing. It is not at all flimsy, so I expect it to last a good while .It is also nice and compact and not bulky.
I'm rating this a 4 star as it is was I expected (and wanted). I've not been blown away buy it, fingers crossed I won't be :)
Power to the pedals!
Josh H., 15.05.2013
1. It's to damn big
2. Renders my entire board useless when I plug my EHX Bass Balls in (However I think that is due to the old wiring of the pedal due to it being from the 70's).
The first point is basic but i feel is vaild. I have this mounted on my Gator pedal board which I know has it's own power supply purpously designed for the board but the price difference between the 2 boards obviously made me sway towards the HB. The size has it taking up 1/4 of my board which leaves little space to expand with new pedals which I do want to aquire. how can this be sorted? Well if you have a board like I do then if the supply was slimmed down a touch it would have fit comfortably at the back of my board which would have been ideal. I small change but can make a huge difference between 5 pedals and 7.
Finally the second point isn't really an issue by any means or a deal breaker but more of a warning that the HB PowerPlant might be incapable of correctly powering older pedals such as my EXH Bass Balls. So be mindful if you do order this if it will work.
In a nut shell the Harley Benton PowerPlant is another one of those little musical mircles that just works! It comes with a healthy suppy of power cables and a european kettle lead (Oh thats another point, Thomann should list an option for the product to come with a UK kettle lead instead of the standard European one). Be mindful when ordering if you mainly use older pedals. If you use modern EHX, Behringer and/or Boss you should be more than happy with this. I recommend this to any friends with a huge pedal board and loads of new pedals as for my friends with small boards and a taste for the vintage effects I say look else where. Even though this supply may work fine for Daft Punk it hasn't got a whole lotta love for Lepplin.
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|sales unit||1 piece|
|available since||August 2008|
|in this category||Rank 5|
|at thomann.de||Rank 951|