The design of the Power Broker came about to serve high end audio equipment most of which does NOT function at their best with power conditioners. Time and again we have found that high end power amplifiers, pre-amps and sometimes source components do their best when plugged into the wall.
Our goal was to improve on that, with a distribution box of the highest quality using wiring technology which stabilizes the AC power without limiting current or introducing capacitors and transformers into the power line. The hardwired cable is an integral part of the design. No coloration, just improved dynamics, stage, imaging and performance.
The Power Broker is not for every system, there are many power and pre- amps which need a conditioner, BUT for those that have robust power supplies the PB can be just the ticket.
In our system we ues a Power Broker for the power amp and often the preamp and source, a Furman SPR20-i voltage regulating conditioner is also plugged into the Power Broker for use with any equipment with less robust power supplies.
Oh yeah, the wood box is NOT the big expense here, this could be done for a couple hundred less and put in a simple black box. The performance would suffer (we found the wood base has a very positive impact on the performance) and it really doesn't make sense to sell a $2000 black box.
hope this clears up a few questions