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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Annata, please read as much of these articles as you can. Never take any as THE WORD. They will constantly contradict each other. Over time you will have to develop your own beliefs.

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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    Annata, please read as much of these articles as you can. Never take any as THE WORD. They will constantly contradict each other. Over time you will have to develop your own beliefs.
    +1 on this....I've read the article shared in this thread from Annatta and many others. If they were all true, power cords and so many other things would not make a difference. It would all be up to the mains power quality and the quality of the designs of the components themselves.
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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Technical articles on electricity/audio can be particularly baffling to liberal arts educated tech-illiterate types like me. It's almost as if one has to choose someone you trust (both for their technical competence and their trustworthiness) and try their path-- and then go to the trouble to methodically do a listening test (which is not always easy to do effectively).

    I've been using a PS Audio P12 for awhile. I still haven't conclusively determined if it improves my sound in the way their marketing verbiage describes.

    This article shared by Annata essentially says, if I understand, that it's absurd to expect sine wave regeneration to have any audible improvement, because once the Regenerator regenerates the AC sine wave, it will then return to it's previous compromised form when it is converted to DC.

    Do I have that right?
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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    I believe he did say that which goes against my anecdotical evidence that every single piece of anything you put in the power path makes a sound.

    The only device that has not made a sound is the Akiko Corelli which I believe is also a Shunyata Typhoon. You don't plug into it, it plugs into your power strip and supposedly absorbes high frequency noise.

    I have a belief, do not use anything unless you need it to fix a problem. Others love any Audioquest, shunyata etc they can afford. As a point to note. In the most recent February TAS and the past issue where Herb Reichel wrote about the Audioquest Niagara 1000. Please note they both said they were comparing it against a Home Depot power strip. If you are using as such, immediately throw it away. That is your biggest hindrance to good sound via anything connected to it.

    I also believe power conditioners are very system dependent. IMO, ss amps accept power conditioners better than tube.

    IMO, the only thing you should absolutely do is run dedicated feeds to your equipment rack with the best wire you can afford. Think OFC 10 awg. Avoid using receptacles with your main power feed (This is not NEC but works great). Go right from the feed into the best quality power strip you can afford. Ground your panel as best you can. Use a sub panel with suplimental ground of copper rods and #1 copper wire from panel to rod. Deox the connection and shrink wrap the connection. You want to eliminate oxidation. Always use the same phase for every circuit in your audio, video system.

    I personally double the size of my grounds by paralleling a military spec silver coated #10 conductor alongside the #10 cu conductor in my power feed.

    I have seen people double the neutral too. Say a #10 for the hot and #8 for the neutral and #8 for the ground.

    Don't get me started on shielding. That's just a pissing match.

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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Totally agree on system dependent. It’s only recently that I have started to use cords. The AQ line has transformed my system, but it may not to much for others. This is why I will only buy if I can return.
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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ctsooner View Post
    Totally agree on system dependent. It’s only recently that I have started to use cords. The AQ line has transformed my system, but it may not to much for others. This is why I will only buy if I can return.
    Still blows me away how much cords affect the sound.
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    Re: Cleaning up dirty power...What's your flavor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    Still blows me away how much cords affect the sound.
    Yes.


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