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  • #31
    Synthetic carpets as opposed to hand made wool or silk or cotton rugs, I have always found to be more of a pestilence. Especially with a random discharging into speaker cabling.
    Last edited by DetroitVinylRob; 10-15-2018, 02:20 PM.
    Living-Listening room 1100sq (modestly lively): Brinkmann Balance w/RöNT II PS, HRS, Reed P3-12 >Miyajima Zero, Graham Phantom III >DynaVector Te Kaitora Rua, Avid Acutus SP, SME V w/Kondo fairyhair silver litz >Lyra Kleos, Linn Sondek LP12 w/Ittok LVII, Nakamichi ZX-7, SCD-XA5400ES, Aesthetix Rhea Signatures, Nordost TYR Norse 2 ICs, Silent Source Music Ref/Shunyata NR, CX Anaconda/Elrod EPS-3 Sign mains, Atma-Sphere MP1 & MA1 Mk.3.4 OTL Silver Edition monoblocks, Classic Audio T3.4 full voice coiled, Yamamoto racks, SMARTractor, REL S812 (pair)

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    • #32
      Originally posted by DetroitVinylRob View Post
      Non synthetic carpets as opposed to hand made wool or silk or cotton rugs, I have always found to be more of a pestilence. Especially with a random discharging into speaker cabling.
      You can hear your carpet making random discharges into your speaker cables?
      Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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      • #33
        Not my carpet, as I have none, but friends I have visited. I’ve heard it explained as a dielectric discharge. A low level intermittent scratching and popping sound in the speakers, like a failing valve or a bad IC connection. When cables are lifted it stops. When cables are reconnected to the (synthetic) weave, they start back up again. Go figure.
        Living-Listening room 1100sq (modestly lively): Brinkmann Balance w/RöNT II PS, HRS, Reed P3-12 >Miyajima Zero, Graham Phantom III >DynaVector Te Kaitora Rua, Avid Acutus SP, SME V w/Kondo fairyhair silver litz >Lyra Kleos, Linn Sondek LP12 w/Ittok LVII, Nakamichi ZX-7, SCD-XA5400ES, Aesthetix Rhea Signatures, Nordost TYR Norse 2 ICs, Silent Source Music Ref/Shunyata NR, CX Anaconda/Elrod EPS-3 Sign mains, Atma-Sphere MP1 & MA1 Mk.3.4 OTL Silver Edition monoblocks, Classic Audio T3.4 full voice coiled, Yamamoto racks, SMARTractor, REL S812 (pair)

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        • Kingrex
          Kingrex commented
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          Probably worse in winter. At least it's helping to get rid of anoying static that zaps you after shuffling across a carpet by grounding it out to your stereo. Think of it as a bonus.

      • #34
        Yes, but I hear no difference with them elevated.
        4x20A circuits | Audioquest Niagara 3000 | Paul Hynes SR4T + HDPlex HD100 PSUs -> Music PC w/JCAT Femto nic, Roon, Tidal / Qobuz | Aqua Acoustic Quality LinQ streamer | Aqua Acoustic Quality Formula xHD Rev. 2 DAC | Purity Audio Silver Statement preamp | Audionet Max monoblock amps | Vivid Audio Giya G2 Series 2 | 4 JL Audio Fathoms (2: F113s, 2: F110s) | JPS Labs SC3/Aluminata cables | Stillpoints + Isoacoustics -> components and speakers | Custom Baltic birch rack | Fully treated + dedicated 2 channel room

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        • mep
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          "Everything matters" unless it doesn't really matter.

      • #35
        Try a Nordost Ecco (anti-static) treatment on your speaker cables, even if they are elevated.

        I use ceramic cable risers that you can see if you click on my photo.
        Thiel 7.2s, Manley NeoClassic 250s, Wadia 850, MIT Oracle V3 speaker cables, MIT MI-350 Oracle interconnects, Black Diamond Racing Shelves and Cones in a dedicated room with ASC Tube Traps, Room Tunes and 3 X 20 amp dedicated circuits.

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        • cpp
          cpp commented
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          Something cheaper and its cheap, . Dryer sheets if your cables have a static charge.

      • #36
        I use them, and need them since the speaker wires are on carpet over concrete, but also since I have 3 speaker wire runs to each Magnapan, and 1 speaker wire run to the sub on each channel so I need them to keep order as well!
        Regards,
        Jim

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        • #37
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          While I can’t vouch for any specific sonic benefits, they do help with cable management. And they cost all of $50 for a set of 8 when I bought them 20+ years ago, so a big “meh” to the guys who are complaining about the price.
          Last edited by Nscohen17; 12-30-2018, 03:28 PM.
          SME 10/IV, Lyra Kleos, Koetsu Blavk Goldline, Cotter Mk. 2L sut, Naim cd 3.5 2/ flatcap 2, Audioengine D2 WiFi dac (for streaming from iMac desktop), Plinius Hautonga, Totem Forest Signature, MIT Shotgun S1 phono, S3 (cd player), SL3 (dac), MIT StyleLink Plus usb, Shotgun S1 speaker cable with AQ jumpers, RGPC Substation and1200S, Marigo Ultra and Reference power cords, Burson Soloist, Focal Elear with Silver Dragon wire or Hifiman HE560 with clone ZMF Universe sheepskin pads and Furutech/Mogami wire, VPI 16.5 and other miscellaneous and sundry widgets, thingamabobs and doodads.

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