HI has anyone used a russ andrews Silencer? did it make much difference?
Yes - I had one on it's own originally, then got the 'Silencer Block' [4-way extension] with it built in.
They do work as described - it's not a 'night & day' change, but subtle drop in background noise and slightly improved detail etc as a result.
Yep have had it for years, I removed it recently to see if after all my mains ugardes it was still valid ... and to my suprize it was to still using it.
You will notice the top end being smoother, well worth it and flee bay can normaly offer the odd bargin.
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Yes and with varying results in different houses. Its effectiveness depends on how much mains noise you get. I plug mine into the first socket of a 4 way mains extension block. Where I live now, the house has its own spur just for my hifi and the TV and the background noise is minimal. So it does not give me a great benefit. A slight increase in clarity and no background hiss what-so-ever if I have my headfi on but no music playing.
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pricey at £215 ... how much better is it compared to the £24 Tacima?
Its £50 new http://www.russandrews.com/product-The-Silencer-1403.htm or less off ebay. I dont know how it compares to the Tacima.
oops ... must be a bit confused ... thought it was £215 on this site which also appears to be the russ andrews site? ... or am I looking at the wrong item?
It is this plug in device..................
It is this plug in device..................
thanks for that ... from what I read (quote)
Plug your Silencer in next to your system and it'll create a 'quiet area' around it. You'll hear more detail and see better pictures.
so, as I understand, nothing gets plugged into this device?.... i.e no hifi component gets connected to this? ... it just 'quietens' things around it? ...
Thats right. I plug mine into my mains extension, but in the past it has been plugged into the other plug in the double socket that my TV and VCR ran off. It made a difference to the picture, more so than with the hifi in that house. I have not tried it but I have read of them being plugged into sockets next to the fridge to quiten down the mains. I think for best effect you should figure out what is on what circuit in the house. I did that by pulling out each mains fuse in the main fuse box. That is how I found out my hifi is on its own spur that only serves it and the TV.
With RA products you do have a trial period and if it doesn't work you can return. The silencer didn't do anything for my hifi but with my TV, the difference was noticeable. Sharper pictures and sound.
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Hmmmm ... might give this one a miss ...
or might plug one in next to my wife's chair to keep her quiet ... money back guarantee if it does not work, so may be worth a punt
With RA products you do have a trial period and if it doesn't work you can return........
Yet there is always one for sale on ebay, two at the moment.
i wonder why
I have everything in my system run off an 8-way Silencerblock (Mains bar with built in silencer), plus a stand alone silencer plugged into the same socket as my fridge freezer.
Improvement over standard extension bar was immediately apparent, not massive, but there regardless.
I didn't pay full price for the bar, they were doing a half price offer for the bar itself, but I had to pay full whack for the 6ft 16A Powerkord to power it. The stand alone silencer was part of a deal and it was free when I bought my two Classik Powerkords.
I do think R.A stuff has merit, but even I as a "believer" can't get away from the fact his stuff is waaay pricey.
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