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Been thinkin about the GutWire G-clef, anybody have any experience with em? How marginal would the difference be between Gutwires baseline version in comparison to the Second one up?
The more and more I understand how hi-fi works the more and more I conclude that the power cord is probably more important to start with then any other cable or interconnect.
I'm going to a dealer this week, I'll find out soon enough but I just thought I'd give an opportunity for some feeback.
05-03-2004, 03:54 AM
I've no experience with the Gutwire PC's, but firmly believe in PC upgrades. I've had great results with PS Audio Statement PC's.
05-03-2004, 04:18 PM
Is there anything that can be done with the wire from the breaker box to the wall outlet? Obviously if it is a dedicated circuit that is best but is there anything else?
05-03-2004, 04:44 PM
short of installing a dedicated line, I would think replacing the ac outlet receptacle with a hospital-grade would provide incremental benefit. I have the PS Audio outlet, as recommended by Jesse last year.
05-03-2004, 04:57 PM
If possible, plug directly into the outlet. Surge protectors will alter the performance.
It's obviously taking a bit of a risk, so ultimately it's a personal choice. I'm not in a lightning prone region so I don't worry about it at all.
05-04-2004, 11:21 AM
I've been looking at those ps outlets as well. One cool thing is that my power box is in the basement directly below where the equipment would plug in. I would only have a 2' run straight from the breaker to the outlet. I've been wondering if it matters if all the equipment is powered by the same phase? Any ideas?
Oh yea, one thing a little more in line with the original thread. With different pieces of used equipment I bought came some aftermarket power cords. I forget what they are right now but since I have 3 of them I started moving them around between my preamp, CD player and DAC. I do not hear any improvement but I hear a difference. It is really freaky. What I did was listen to a particular sound and kept playing it over and over noting exactly where the sound was coming from and what it sounded like. As I moved the 3 cords around the sound, although the same, came from different places. Overall I could change the position of the sound by about 3' depending on which cord was where. I never expected that!
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