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RE: Mains cables ?

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

BTW IMHO the only things a mains cable needs are 1, to have a 13-amp plug on one end; 2, the right kind of plug on the other end; and 3, to be long enough to make it from the wall socket or surge protector to the hifi.  The key thing to do is to keep your mains cables away from your audio cables so you don't get any mains "hum" being picked up.

 

to your description. what I got ATM dose its job fine 

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I generate my own electricity from solar panels. The AC produced has a much cleaner wave form than what you get off the national grid. Don't let anyone tell you that you need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for audiophile solar panels - any type will do the job just fine.

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Or a mains regenerator.

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pauln wrote:

I generate my own electricity from solar panels. The AC produced has a much cleaner wave form than what you get off the national grid. Don't let anyone tell you that you need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for audiophile solar panels - any type will do the job just fine.

What do you do at night Wink

I've seen battery power packs marketed for audiophile use, but then I guess being a battery it would make no difference whether you charged them off solar panels or the grid.

I'm looking into a hydroelectric system myself, but I don't know what to do about the disturbance caused by the constrant flushing noises.

Stuff.

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I would spend the money on a monster mains cleaning adapter instead and you will have all your sockets cleaned from any mains interference. Rather than just getting one main cable

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michael hoy wrote:

Or a mains regenerator.

 

http://www.psaudio.com/shop/p3-power-plant/

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The only way to know for sure is to try yourself.

Last year I dabbled with mains leads and blocks from Mains Cables R Us, and also a SBooster for my Squeezebox Touch from Mark Grant Cables. I went into it with an open mind, trialled them for the 30 day period and decided that I could hear no difference so I returned them for a full refund.

 

Both these companies are superb to deal with and offer a no quibble returns policy provided you return their products in pristine condition.

 

I would never knock anyone for saying they find an improvement, but personally I could not.

 

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I agree, if you do not or cannot hear or see a difference then this route of improvement is not for you, and a waste of money.

 

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pauln wrote:

I generate my own electricity from solar panels. The AC produced has a much cleaner wave form than what you get off the national grid. Don't let anyone tell you that you need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for audiophile solar panels - any type will do the job just fine.

 

ROFL        ROFL     ROFL    You are actually a day late, never mind an excellent hoot.

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If you don't believe mains cables work, or won't even try them, that's your loss.

wireworlds cables are unlike other power cables in design. They have been designed to act as a filter, much like a passive mains filter in an extension block. Mains electricity operates at 50/60hz, the wireworld cables have been made to filter out noise in this frequency range. So, although wireworld are unique in their design, there's your scientific explanation. 

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Best to try some out, probably depends on your wiring, some find fancy cables make their system worse, read comments like sucks the life out of my amp.

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BigH wrote:

Best to try some out, probably depends on your wiring, some find fancy cables make their system worse, read comments like sucks the life out of my amp.

Found that with a tacima trailing socket, not a problem with my regenerator or Mains conditioner though.

 

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MattSPL wrote:

If you don't believe mains cables work, or won't even try them, that's your loss.

wireworlds cables are unlike other power cables in design. They have been designed to act as a filter, much like a passive mains filter in an extension block. Mains electricity operates at 50/60hz, the wireworld cables have been made to filter out noise in this frequency range. So, although wireworld are unique in their design, there's your scientific explanation. 

Is this an April Fool post?  If not I assume you meant they are designed to filter out noise outside this frequency range, if not they would filter out the power itself.  Laughing

However, as I've pointed out endlessly, there will be a bloody great electrolytic capacitor in your equipment's power supply that will filter out any high frequency noise that gets to it so, whilst I'm in favour of having the cleanest possible power coming in, it's hard to see that removing something in a cable, assuming it works, that will be removed a couple of inches later in any case is going to make any difference.

Chris

PS Interesting that their website declines to say what "scientific principles" make the cables work.

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RE: Mains cables ?

MattSPL wrote:

If you don't believe mains cables work, or won't even try them, that's your loss.

wireworlds cables are unlike other power cables in design. They have been designed to act as a filter, much like a passive mains filter in an extension block. Mains electricity operates at 50/60hz, the wireworld cables have been made to filter out noise in this frequency range. So, although wireworld are unique in their design, there's your scientific explanation. 

you mean this?

http://www.wireworldcable.co.uk/unique_design.html

Sorry to disagree, but I can't see any science on that page at all, just lots of TM's indicating they've made something up...

 

 

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Make sure you upgrade the likely 20 meters of standard 2.5 TPS cable that the electrician put into the walls between your consumer unit and the socket too. That needs to be audiophile quality!

Seriously, do you really think that after the electricity travels all the way through countless wires and connectors of varying quality and age to reach your wall socket, the last 3 feet are going to make any difference?

 

 

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