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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    Power conditions get rid of humming at my house. Some equipment such as my Rega Osiris benefitted and sounded better with the Isoteck Syncro. A balanced power transformer benefited my Conrad Johnson Premier 140. Neither of those products benefited my front end as they added a lot of Vail or just altered the sound in ways I did not like. My current amps have not responded well to any power conditioners I've tried. But that wasn't the point of my comment. My point was I don't think manufacturers design power conditioning into their gear. If they did design power conditioning into their gear, no one would be purchasing anything from PS audio, Isoteck, Audioquest, Furman ETC.

    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they all have built in power conditioning. Consumers of external products maybe like to change the sound the manufacturer thought was best.

    Your amps still hum right? That's what you wrote yesterday in your first listening impressions of your new speakers. And yes, manufacturers of high end gear build robust power supplies that are well regulated and that do an excellent job of filtering out noise and hum from the AC input. Many amp manufactures are emphatic that they want their amps plugged straight into the wall. I'm sure you can find gear that has crappy power supplies and wasn't designed by an electrical engineer, but it's best to buy gear that was designed well in the first place and not have to use outboard bandaids IMO.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Your amps still hum right? That's what you wrote yesterday in your first listening impressions of your new speakers. And yes, manufacturers of high end gear build robust power supplies that are well regulated and that do an excellent job of filtering out noise and hum from the AC input. Many amp manufactures are emphatic that they want their amps plugged straight into the wall. I'm sure you can find gear that has crappy power supplies and wasn't designed by an electrical engineer, but it's best to buy gear that was designed well in the first place and not have to use outboard bandaids IMO.
    I have no idea what amp manufacturers due today. But I 100% agree with your belief in how to power amps.

    What about front end gear. Do you believe they also utilize devices to mitigate noise pollution. If so do you also believe all front end gear should be plugged directly into a wall?
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I have no idea what amp manufacturers due today. But I 100% agree with your belief in how to power amps.

    What about front end gear. Do you believe they also utilize devices to mitigate noise pollution. If so do you also believe all front end gear should be plugged directly into a wall?
    I don’t use any external power filtering devices in my system. My preference is to plug all gear straight into the wall if possible.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I have no idea what amp manufacturers due today. But I 100% agree with your belief in how to power amps.

    What about front end gear. Do you believe they also utilize devices to mitigate noise pollution. If so do you also believe all front end gear should be plugged directly into a wall?
    I prefer my amps plugged into the Denali 6000T. I plan on trying Transparent Opus Power Cords in the near future and will see if I prefer them into the 6000T or directly into the wall.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    FYI I believe there was a recent update/change to the 7000......not sure of details

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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsrule View Post
    FYI I believe there was a recent update/change to the 7000......not sure of details
    Please post any details you have.

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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I prefer my amps plugged into the Denali 6000T. I plan on trying Transparent Opus Power Cords in the near future and will see if I prefer them into the 6000T or directly into the wall.
    So you have tube or SS. Did you have noise issues that drove the purchase. Thanks
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagara 7000 vs. 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    So you have tube or SS. Did you have noise issues that drove the purchase. Thanks
    He lists his gear under his name.
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