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    Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    I installed a few Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet covers with Furutech GTX wall plates this weekend and I'm thrilled with how the Block Audio outlet cover prevents power cables from sagging or pulling out of the wall. I especially needed the Block Audio locking outlet cover for my most uncompromising power cables. As one turns the C-Lock SE-2, it tightens around the AC connector and prevents the connector from moving. One can't use two "audiophile" cables with their oversize AC connectors, but in general I don't share duplexes with equipment.

    Block Audio makes various covers but the SE-2 is made to fit the Furutech GTX wall plate. I purchased them without an included duplex though they sell them with a duplex included as well.

    I installed both with my current cryo'd Hubbell 5362 outlets and everything fits together perfectly.

    There's a review in the Absolute Sound about them earlier this year I think.

    I think these are the best of the available solutions. My other considerations were the Furutech Booster-Brace that sticks onto the outlet cover and the "Cable Support Plate" which was what I was previously leaning toward. The "Cable Support Plate" can be viewed at a website of the same name.

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    Christian

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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    Very helpful. I’ve been considering getting a few of these.
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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    They are excellent. We have a few in the store.

    Did you buy these direct from Block?


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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    I did order them direct on Block's website.
    They shipped UPS express from overseas and I had them in a few days which was a nice surprise.

    Short of a design that allows one to use two audiophile cables on the same duplex, I think they're the most effective option out there.
    Christian

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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rnrmf View Post
    I did order them direct on Block's website.
    They shipped UPS express from overseas and I had them in a few days which was a nice surprise.

    Short of a design that allows one to use two audiophile cables on the same duplex, I think they're the most effective option out there.
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesn’t sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out?


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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesn’t sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out?


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    Routing the power cable from outlet to IEC on the component inevitably leads to the AC connector pulling out of the outlet to one degree or another because in my circumstance, the power cable makes some twist and is directed up to the component. It was a losing battle with the Siltech power cables I have until now. If one's cables are a straight line from outlet to component I could perhaps see not needing them but that isn't the case in my system(s). Check out the photo below.

    I'll check with you next time as I forgot you were a Block dealer. Did you use the version made to fit over the Furutech GTX plate or one of the other ones?

    Christian

    south: Mark Levinson No. 52 pre, Bricasti M28 amps, Lumin A1, Oppo BDP-205, Pioneer CT-43, Sony SS-AR1 Speakers, Audioquest Dragon PCs, Audioquest speaker cables, Iconoclast OCC interconnects, HB Power Design Powerslave Star Galaxy power distributor

    north: Marantz PM-10, Marantz SA-10, Lumin X1, Sony TC-KA3ES, Harbeth 40.2, Iconoclast OCC interconnects, Audioquest speaker cables, Furutech Nanoflux NCF power cables

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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rnrmf View Post
    Routing the power cable from outlet to IEC on the component inevitably leads to the AC connector pulling out of the outlet to one degree or another because in my circumstance, the power cable makes some twist and is directed up to the component. It was a losing battle with the Siltech power cables I have until now. If one's cables are a straight line from outlet to component I could perhaps see not needing them but that isn't the case in my system(s). Check out the photo below.

    I'll check with you next time as I forgot you were a Block dealer. Did you use the version made to fit over the Furutech GTX plate or one of the other ones?

    Just the standard. Cheap fix: install the outlets in upside down. Holds the cables much better, but not as good as the Block.


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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    Outlets always upside down!
    That's in the audiophile Code of Conduct.
    Christian

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    Re: Block Audio C-Lock SE-2 outlet cover works great!

    When we were still building restaurants, the lead person for our fire suppression system install had a raving conversation with each install.

    He would go on that, the ground should be at the top as it is in medical facilities. His example was if a cord cap comes away from the receptal and something fell across the hot and neutral leads of the cord cap it would be a direct short. If the neutral was at the top it would stop a direct short across the hot and neutral.

    The electrical contractor would disagree and they would go round and round.

    His point does make sense and when I look at medical outlets and they are almost always ground at the top.

    Sorry for the off topic observation.
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