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#93761 - 05/09/05 07:14 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I do have the hosiptal grade outlets.I also have a dedicated 20 amp circuit breaker for my stereo gear.I think I only paid $10 a piece for the outlets ( at Home Depot ) and the line was run for free thanks to an electrican friend of mine.Does it make sq diference ? No I don't think so but hey what the heck,I wanted it so I did it.We have thousands invested in this gear what the heck difference does another 20 bucks matter if ya want it.And no I don't have Bose.


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#93762 - 05/09/05 07:33 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
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#93763 - 05/09/05 07:40 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
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#93764 - 05/09/05 08:22 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
I really don't see the logic in replacing 3 prong electrical outlets with hospital grade outlets. I find it difficult to believe that there is REALLY any measurable electrical performance difference.

If you want it just to have it, GREAT, go for it.

Just one man's opinion.

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#93765 - 05/10/05 12:42 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi Audiofan,

Nope, sound quality isn't going to change. PS Audio is particularly aggressive pushing this power-conditioning nonsense, and associated gear, which is totally unnecessary.

Some years ago, a reviewer (for Stereophile, I believe) recommended using only AC power generated by water (Hydro) power. Swore that it "improved sound quality."

Bizarre.

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#93766 - 05/10/05 01:44 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

Some years ago, a reviewer (for Stereophile, I believe) recommended using only AC power generated by water (Hydro) power. Swore that it "improved sound quality."


Compared to getting your AC from a lightning collector a la Dr. Frankenstein, I'd have to agree with him.

Maybe it's more organic sounding - your power would throb in ebb and flow with Mother Earth.

Bren R.

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#93767 - 05/10/05 03:07 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
Do you guys think that one of those supermarket surge protectors will do?? I have one Belkin for now, but I am looking hard at Panamax 5300 and Monster 3600 line conditioners. If they will not improve any audio at all, then I should not waste my money.
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#93768 - 05/10/05 05:43 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital gr
audiofan Offline
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Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 203
thanks all for your comments. I think will get go with panamax 5300 or may be lower version for surge protection.

thanks again.

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#93769 - 05/10/05 08:52 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital gr
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
Check out the Outlaw 1050 thread on the Axiom owner advise board. Some discussion about this on that string.
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#93770 - 05/10/05 10:48 PM Re: Replacing household receptacle by hospital grade.
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Bren, obviously the water power should provide a "cleaner" sound.

As far as power conditioning goes, as Alan pointed out, this is nonsense. The actual amplification section of an amplifier doesn't use the supposedly "dirty" AC coming out of the wall. The transformer, rectifier and filter capacitors in the power supply section of the amplifier supply clean DC to be used in the amplification process and no further conditioning is needed. At most, on the separate question of surges, one of the relatively inexpensive devices in the $20-$30 area could be of some limited usefulness.
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