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  • Balls to the Wall: Going All Out With Your AC Line!

    Some of us are limited that live in apartments or other situations are limited in what we can do as far as "completely" addressing AC line issue. But for audiophiles with homes, etc., there's another big step that one can take in ensuring AC line issues, grounding, etc. doesn't affect and degrade the sound of our system. And that is the electricity coming to the house. Years ago (probably mid '90s?), Dan D'Agostino addressed a meeting of the Westchester Audio Society on exactly this topic. He talked about not only replacing electrical panels in the room but removing, if possible, the inductive Aluminum wiring that comes from the pole to your house. I've been to some homes, Mike Malinowski's out in PA sticks out in my mind, where he spared no expense in addressing all the AC line concerns and issues for his system.

    Chris just posted what he has recently done for his system and would love if others could share their experiences with the members on what they've done and costs involved. Know some use the Equi-tech panels but I wonder what other products might be out there on the market and how they might compare?

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    2 New panels,, The electrician had to rebuild one service panel $1250) including some new runs. dedicated 20 amp service to two listening areas, and the power company using a megger identified a weak ground and added 10 additional feet of ground rod, .Added,whole house surge protection, whole house backup gen. Central Fla is a killer for lightning storms and power interruptions.
    Chris
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      Building the studio, we probably sunk about $50k into the electrical. We did have a custom cable built from the street to the house and then to the Equi=tech wall panel.
      We used about 1200' of JPS Labs in-wall cable and connected to the Oyaide R1 receptacles by crimping/soldering gold spades so they would fit. We made sure all the cables behind the wall we're laid out so there was no interaction with other cables/equipment. I believe a system lives or dies by the infrastructure!

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        Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
        Building the studio, we probably sunk about $50k into the electrical. We did have a custom cable built from the street to the house and then to the Equi=tech wall panel.
        We used about 1200' of JPS Labs in-wall cable and connected to the Oyaide R1 receptacles by crimping/soldering gold spades so they would fit. We made sure all the cables behind the wall we're laid out so there was no interaction with other cables/equipment. I believe a system lives or dies by the infrastructure!
        Some project! What type of wire did you use from the pole to your studio?
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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