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Post subject: New Gimmicks  PostPosted: Feb 10, 2014 - 01:15 PM
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Audiophile power cords and fuses? Rolling Eyes

Now, I've seen everything! http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=574208

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Post subject: RE: New Gimmicks  PostPosted: Feb 11, 2014 - 12:53 PM
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There's a sucker born every minute. The laws of physics and common sense often do not apply to "high end" audio gear.

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Post subject: RE: New Gimmicks  PostPosted: Feb 11, 2014 - 05:46 PM
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I've heard of power conditioners but I assume that would be doing most of the work when it comes down to it. How good/bad can a power cord really be?

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Post subject: Re: RE: New Gimmicks  PostPosted: Feb 12, 2014 - 01:04 PM
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ChadFromCanada wrote:
I've heard of power conditioners but I assume that would be doing most of the work when it comes down to it. How good/bad can a power cord really be?


I have whole-house surge protectors installed. One outside and one inside. That's pretty much all one needs IMO. I also have a battery backup in my studio. So I'm protected from lightning strikes, power surges and temporary outages.

If you want to see a flame war of epic proportion, go onto any "audiophile" forum and post an opinion that hardware store lamp cord is just the same as those megabuck$$$$$ "audiophile power cords & speaker wires. Very Happy

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The junkie who breaks in then steals all your copper cords and leaves the Beatles LP's behind. Shocked

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I too think there is credence to power conditioners. My stereo is upstairs, and when you plug in and use a vacuum at certain outlets downstairs there is an audible high pitch tone through the speakers. I believe it is a conditioner that would alleviate this and not a different power cord, but I could be mistaken. What I'm referring to as a "conditioner" is something like a beefy surge protector/power strip and not something for the whole house so I may be using that term incorrectly.
 
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j_loop wrote:
What I'm referring to as a "conditioner" is something like a beefy surge protector/power strip and not something for the whole house so I may be using that term incorrectly.


My dad has one that basically looks like a stereo component that would sit on the shelf, and mine is sort of just a larger, thicker power bar with the conditioning capability.

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I was invited into a house just this weekend by a guy wanted to show me his setup.
A lot of good gear. He asked me if I had a UPS or Line Conditioner. I said "Whats that"
He explained that even under normal conditions a house's electricity supply is not constant and the UPS will sure make the equipment gets a constant even supply. Confused
I have not yet noticed after many years that I need one.
When back home I checked them out on the internet and over here they start at $850.
I reckon I could buy a lot of records for that. Smile

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vinowino wrote:
I was invited into a house just this weekend by a guy wanted to show me his setup.
A lot of good gear. He asked me if I had a UPS or Line Conditioner. I said "Whats that"
He explained that even under normal conditions a house's electricity supply is not constant and the UPS will sure make the equipment gets a constant even supply. Confused
I have not yet noticed after many years that I need one.
When back home I checked them out on the internet and over here they start at $850.
I reckon I could buy a lot of records for that. Smile


My local computer store carries UPS ranging from smaller to larger. The larger the unit, the more battery reserve and extended power supply during a power outage. I purchased the largest unit for my home studio and IIRC, cost was about $300 USD.

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