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    Nordost QKore Grounding System

    I added the Nordost QKore Grounding System to my system at home today. Damn, it works. I hate the voodoo….but it works.

    I listened for an hour and then hooked it up and played the same songs. I heard greater micro detail retrieval, better bass, better controlled sibilance and a much more relaxed presentation.

    I hooked up the 552 preamp, NDX 2 DAC and N20. The amps don’t have anywhere to connect a SIGNAL ground cable. It needs to be something like an unused RCA input/output, unused XLR input/output, unused SPDIF/BNC connection, that sort of thing.

    The grounding unit (QKore 6 in my case) is heavy as hell. It doesn’t look like much, but damn, it’s heavy as heck.





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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    I have ordered QKore 3 and waiting to arrive. Have lots of hope based on user experience and reviews. Good to know positive experience in your system. I am planning to plug to preamp, N20 and esoteric K-01XD.
    Monitor Audio PL500II, Townshend supertweeters
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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Quote Originally Posted by RaChiK View Post
    I have ordered QKore 3 and waiting to arrive. Have lots of hope based on user experience and reviews. Good to know positive experience in your system. I am planning to plug to preamp, N20 and esoteric K-01XD.
    Excellent. Let us know how it sounds. Did you go for the premium ground wires?


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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Yes. I was originally thinking of entreq, but they are big and look like furniture. The appearance and size of qkore fits my set up.
    Monitor Audio PL500II, Townshend supertweeters
    Audia Flight Strumento no.4 mk2 amp
    Thrax Dionysos preamp
    Esoteric K-01XD
    Aurender N20 (+/- Ideon 3R mastertime)
    Fiber optic > Sotm SNH 10G > English electric 8S > Eno acoustics
    Skogrand Tchaikovsky, hemingway beta, ansuz c2, Echole omnia, Nordost Valhalla, SR sigma 2, Stage III typhon, Hijiri million, PAD diamond, Sablon
    Torus RM 20 power conditioner
    Vicoustics and GIK acoustics, VTI stands
    Iso-acoustics Gaia, Townshend platform

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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Quote Originally Posted by RaChiK View Post
    Yes. I was originally thinking of entreq, but they are big and look like furniture. The appearance and size of qkore fits my set up.
    Cool. Just remember, it’s heavy!


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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Did not know their weight. They look small like a internet modem. But damn good nordost for not making it bulky and big.
    Monitor Audio PL500II, Townshend supertweeters
    Audia Flight Strumento no.4 mk2 amp
    Thrax Dionysos preamp
    Esoteric K-01XD
    Aurender N20 (+/- Ideon 3R mastertime)
    Fiber optic > Sotm SNH 10G > English electric 8S > Eno acoustics
    Skogrand Tchaikovsky, hemingway beta, ansuz c2, Echole omnia, Nordost Valhalla, SR sigma 2, Stage III typhon, Hijiri million, PAD diamond, Sablon
    Torus RM 20 power conditioner
    Vicoustics and GIK acoustics, VTI stands
    Iso-acoustics Gaia, Townshend platform

    Home theater: B&W surround, 7.2.2, 2 REL S5/SHOs, Denon AVR
    Secondary system: B&W 702 S2 with Naim Uniti atom.

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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Have seen and heard at shows but never tried at home. May need to try sometime.
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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Have been using it for almost 1 year. Consider it as an indispensable tweak in my system. Addition of sort Kones underneath is also transforming.

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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    How do the QKore system results differ from using the grounding terminals on a Shunyata Denali/Everest?

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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    How do the QKore system results differ from using the grounding terminals on a Shunyata Denali/Everest?
    One is signal ground, the other is electrical grounding.


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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    If not mistaken, qkore is signal ground. I also using the usb ground wire with Lumin X1 with good effect


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    Re: Nordost QKore Grounding System

    very interesting.
    does the q kore require a q base or would it work in conjunction with an everest or any kind of distributor as well?

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