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    Cable-Uppers Isolate RF Noise,
    Opening Up the Sound Field
    For four decades, AudioQuest has stated as clearly as possible, that almost all audio improvements come from reducing “damage”—either by preserving the original information or by not adding misinformation.

    AudioQuest’s new Fog Lifters address a significant source of misinformation: Radio-Frequency Noise coupled from the floor into audio and AC power cables. Whether the floor is covered with carpet or made of wood or stone, the material capacitively couples RF Noise into the cable to distort the vulnerable audio signal, even when the cables are “100% shielded.”

    A floor might not at first seem like a source of RF Noise, but, in fact, RF energy is all around us and always wants to go wherever it can find a lower energy state. Think of lightning or static electricity, especially in winter. Dry heated air can make it painfully obvious that there’s an energy differential between our bodies and the things we touch.

    Fog Lifters significantly reduce RF coupling, whether with the floor, or due to misdirected efforts to isolate cable with stands or clamps that themselves have too much mass and are sources of RF Noise.

    A few inches or centimeters might not seem important, but as with light coming from a bulb, the energy falls off exponentially. A few inches or centimeters makes a big difference—which translates into a lower noise-floor and less compromise to, and distortion in, attached active circuits.

    Shielding may help, but at the high frequencies we’re bathed in thanks to cellular, Wi-Fi, etc., conventional shielding does not stop RF Noise from being capacitively coupled into signal-carrying conductors.

    AudioQuest Fog Lifters are available now.

    AudioQuest Fog Lifters
    US Retail Price: $149.95/set of 8
    • Place an absolute minimum of solid material in direct contact with the cable
    • Reduce the RF noise that capacitively couples into cables through all solid materials (carpet, stone, wood, etc.)
    • Preserve low-level audio signals
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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  • #2
    Cat toys for sure

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    • #3
      Really? I'm all for a good tweak .... whats the overall impressions apart from neatness and looking cool with cable lifters.

      By the way I like fuses and wire and stillpoint panels and cable cookers and......................well you get the picture.
      Front end: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
      Brinkmann La Grange & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
      Amps: Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2
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      • #4
        I have hardwoods. Never heard a cable lifter do anything in my setup. I very much hear different footers under my equipment.
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        • #5
          I came up with variations of this design about 20 years ago. But since then I have gravitated toward cables with superior design which are unaffected by static fields and so on. Great engineering minimizes the need to tweak.

          Floors are interesting, especially carpeted floors with padding. The synthetic pads can generate an electrostatic field big enough to power a city...

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          • #6
            If it was all that easy.
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            Revox B760 McIntosh MR74

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            • #7
              I never heard any difference but am in favor of lifting cables off the floor under the category “cable management”
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              • Kingrex
                Kingrex commented
                Editing a comment
                Im almost surprised you don't hear anything. Especially since your on carpet . Maybe like Joe said, cable design helps. Are your flat cables shielded .

              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Another thing lifters allow one to do is organize your cables and keep signal cables away from PCs. A real no-no.

            • #8
              Is there something at Ikea or something one can make at home for this? ($20 for a piece of plastic and a cord seems pretty expensive to me, expecially when you might need a bunch of them.)

              Larry
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              • Kingrex
                Kingrex commented
                Editing a comment
                I thought there was another thread here where people showed off a few homemade and store bought cable elevators. There are oprions. I think I remembered one person using bricks for their dense dampening ability.

            • #9
              It may seem like a small thing but my room is carpeted (and if it wasn't such an undertaking I would change to a wood floor, but alas....) and what attracted we to these is the "claw like" feet. My cat wreaks havoc knocking over other types of lifters, and as someone already mentioned, the small ones that came with my Inakustik speaker cables just become cat toys. I think these might dig in a little better. I realize that there are probably several DIY options out there but it was SO easy to just Add To Cart. :-) I'm going to try a set.
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              • #10
                Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
                I came up with variations of this design about 20 years ago. But since then I have gravitated toward cables with superior design which are unaffected by static fields and so on. Great engineering minimizes the need to tweak.

                Floors are interesting, especially carpeted floors with padding. The synthetic pads can generate an electrostatic field big enough to power a city...
                Totally true on carpet. Acrylic and synthetic types especially. Wool and silk carpets are very good.

                I have a silk carpet on stone and don't suffer the static- I kind of like the old ceramic or glass high voltage insulators I have seen many use. Years ago you used to pick up a bucket of them for a few dollars, Now, not so much.

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                Front end: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
                Brinkmann La Grange & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
                Amps: Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2
                Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
                Speakers: Quad ESL 57, Beveridge Model 3 DD amps, REL S/2 x 2
                Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

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