I am about to develop my basement, and dedicate a room for HT. I am going to run a specific AC line for the HT gear with upgraded materials (any suggestions?) Coming from a 12V background, the use of stiffening capacitors makes a world of difference. Is there such a thing for the 120V world? (Other than the AVS2000.)
Joined: Aug 29, 2002
From: Portland, Oregon - USA
Posted: 2003-09-29 02:54
jttar- When I switched from standard outlets to Hospital Grade (green dot) on my Digital Front End I was able to hear a whole new level of detail from my CD's. Same equipment, same interconnects, same outboard power supplies, same power cords, but a totally new dimention of detail to the sound.
I installed a new LAT AC-2 fused-silver powercord with Marinco Hospital Grade plug and Marinco-Wattgate 320 female IEC between my Panamax 1000 surge protector feeds my Counterpoint Tube Preamp and everything in the soundstage snapped into focus with pinpoint accuracy.
I had been using a heavy 14 ga sheilded powercord with moulded plugs, but it made images in the soundstage all fuzzy and out of focus.
I could hardly beleive how good the DB 930 sounded when I plugged it into this combo.
I never realized the importance of quality AC line gear until just recently. I used to think that outlets were just outlets and that all power cords were pretty much equal. Man was I wrong!
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Joined: Feb 28, 2003
From: Chicago,IL, USA
Posted: 2003-09-30 20:39
Thanks for the explanation. I have heard first hand how better interconnects and speaker wire make a dramatic difference in quality and tone. I never gave the outlets a thought until I saw you mention it but it only makes sense. I'm not going to run out and change my outlets but next time I have my system tore down and things are wide open........... That is why I love this hobby, there is no end to it and you can just keep learning.
Thanks for taking the time to post the pics. As always, it is appreciated.
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