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Good for them. I also want to have my own electricity poll and be independent from a provider. So far they just been pain in the a... I envy Norway citizens a little as they have a perfect electricity system in place with all the info available online on https://Strøm24.no. They can also change their provider any time which sounds a bit unreal for the place where i live.

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Have you people actually LISTENED to the latest audiophile grade power poles?

There are tremendous differences in soundstage, depth, and clarity versus standard poles. Dynamic range and imaging is at another level too.

I actually have three poles outside my house, all of different materials. I switch poles based on the music I'm playing; certain woods sound better

 with LP's, CD's, or streaming.

 

McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Cardas, Audioquest, and more; they're all developing poles for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. They will just need a convention hall tall enough to exhibit them.

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12 minutes ago, DirtyErnie said:

I am very surprised that a dedicated motor-generator setup is not more prevalent in the audiophile circles.

There is a thread around here about solar power and power banks.  Apparently it made a noticeable difference. 

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Years ago, in either AudoXpress or Speaker Builder, there was an article about a an "AC hater" who created a motor-generator using a car alternator to power his hi fi rig. He was surprised/disappointed to find that car alternators (being 6 phase AC machines with rectifiers) put out a noisy version of DC. 

 

Noise on AC mains is very real. The better quality amps whose power supplies I've examined with a scope turned up to highest gain show some residual noise, but it is-supposed to be-below the inherent noise of the amplification. 

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3 hours ago, boom3 said:

Years ago, in either AudoXpress or Speaker Builder, there was an article about a an "AC hater" who created a motor-generator using a car alternator to power his hi fi rig. He was surprised/disappointed to find that car alternators (being 6 phase AC machines with rectifiers) put out a noisy version of DC. 

 

Noise on AC mains is very real. The better quality amps whose power supplies I've examined with a scope turned up to highest gain show some residual noise, but it is-supposed to be-below the inherent noise of the amplification. 

I have always felt that the power supply is the place to clean up power. The amp, preamp and DAC designers must be horrified to see people spending thousands of dollars on aftermarket power cables. If the amp designer was given that extra $2,500 what could he/she have done to improve the amp? Why do they not denounce the power cable industry? Because they would be angering the customers who also spent big dollars on their amps.

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It's the same self-perpetuating delusion seen in marketing of all high-end products. "If a product costs $XXXX, it must be good, and it must be good because I spent $XXXX on it." Ultimately, it's not science, it's dollars to validate egos. The auto industry knew this-practically invented it-long ago.

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I just heard a podcaster claim that he has transformers, then high end aftermarket power cables on his system. He later added vibration isolating feet under the transformers  and he said it improved his sound. Doesn't this imply that the aftermarket power cables do not work? I truly suspect some people of making this stuff up.

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