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Yes, Chebby mentioned a Mains conditioning block that WHF had reviewed very favorably, I cant find the reference, however as a skeptic over mains cable making any difference but the review, a price tag of £28, and it seems I'm on a roll with some real quality improvements I have been making to my system recently, 'I pressed the commit to buy' button. U:GB:3160" title="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tacima-CS929-6-Way-UK-Mains-Conditioner-and-RFI-Filter-Surge-NEW-/130733298966?ssPageName=ADME:LshockedU:GB:3160">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tacima-CS929-6-Way-UK-Mains-Conditioner-and-RF... The 6 socket block arrived the other day, still skeptical, I plugged the system in, let everything warm up for an hour or so. I am sold, it works, detail, air, extra information, its all there, and all for £28, compared with the price for fancy mains cable I'm a happy, bunny. Thanks Chebby. CJSF

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

Great to hear about your findings CJSF. I have to say that I was a bit skeptical of these types of products but hearing is believing. The Tacima is a bargain. The mains conditioner that I use effectively filters both high and low frequency noise and the system sounds cleaner and more open.

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

Breaking news!

A happy customer, and a dealer made a fiver! If only Max were here...  rolling on the floor laughing

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

Breaking news!

A happy customer, and a dealer made a fiver! If only Max were here...  rolling on the floor laughing

 

  He's here . He's just not saying anything !

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

After it spent years in the cupboard I started using the Tacima again a few months ago.

However, my minimalist tendencies kicked in again. 

The two unused sockets, the length of the flex and the size and colour of the thing bugged me, so it went back in the cupboard and I bought a white Duraplug/MK 4-way extension...

I shortened it's flex to 1 metre and fitted an old MK Toughplug (the one with the old style screw down clamps that gripped the whole length of exposed copper evenly rather than just a bit of it like the more recent version.)

It's much smaller and neater than the old Tacima (and it's white) and it only has the necessary 4 'gangs' for TV, Blu-ray, PVR and Marantz.

I have not noticed any difference in performance but it looks much nicer Smile

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

I bought one a year or two ago and never noticed any difference. I'm a non believer i'm afraid. 

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

It's the one I bought too.  Did nothing for me.

Chris

PS It may well be filtering out unwanted mains noise as I don't get any of that and if so it was worth the money.

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Just don't power your amp through it, it will strangle it....................

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Sospri wrote:

Just don't power your amp through it, it will strangle it....................

 

In my case, I have to disagree . . .  Cool  Are you saying WHF did not get it right in their review?

As has been mentioned 'hearing is believing' . . .  party time!

CJSF

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

Thats fine CJ if you " think" that you hear an improvment.

I am just reminding people and new members what is industry wide advice.............

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Sospri wrote:

Just don't power your amp through it, it will strangle it....................

Had no effect on mine one way or the other.

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Sospri wrote:

Just don't power your amp through it, it will strangle it....................

Had no effect on mine one way or the other.

Chris

 

Same here, pre and power not plugged into the Tacima and made no difference. If using it with your power amp strangles it then i dont see much point? Then again if it works for you (or not) you haven't lost too much cash.  excellent!

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RE: Chebby mentioned it . . .

CJSF wrote:

skeptic over mains cable making any difference

 

It's not a mains cable though, it's a conditioner that's doing something beyond moving the current from A to B. Some people have 'noisy' mains affected by things like fridge freezers. Therefore, a conditioner might have some benefit in some situations of which yours might be one. Someone who has had a full rewire in the recent past won't have 'noisy' applicances on the same ring as their hifi in most cases so the product can't do anything for them. 

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He's here . He's just not saying anything !

Impossible!

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MakkaPakka wrote:

CJSF wrote:

skeptic over mains cable making any difference

 

It's not a mains cable though, it's a conditioner that's doing something beyond moving the current from A to B. Some people have 'noisy' mains affected by things like fridge freezers. Therefore, a conditioner might have some benefit in some situations of which yours might be one. Someone who has had a full rewire in the recent past won't have 'noisy' applicances on the same ring as their hifi in most cases so the product can't do anything for them. 

Yes MakkaPakka, that was a general statement, of my sceptical view regarding 'mains' . . . In my case a 150 year old cottage, rewired about 20 years ago.  The mains conditioner mighte be advantagouse as you sugest?

CJSF