I am currently designing a 500 watt +-45 V, 5 amp adjustable power supply for an amplifier. Although I have built linear supplies around the same power before, I wanted try my hand at a switching supply. Most of the circuits seen online use some form of flyback converter with a high frequency transformer. I thought for simplicity, I would rectify the AC mains and then use direct PWM to lower the output to 90V+. I would then create a 45V+ source and use it as a floating ground reference to achieve dual rail +-45V output. I understand that my circuit would lack any mains isolation but with voltage of 90V, is isolation completely necessary? I plan to enclose the supply and the amplifier in a properly grounded and protected metal enclosure. Of course I plan on adding over-voltage and PWM switch failure protection to the circuit.