It was in the late 80's that line filters started being used in stereo systems with the introduction of the Adcom ACE-515 and then the Rolls Royce of the trade the Tice Power Block and Titan Power reseviour. Then came Chang and all the different solutions to "Dirty Electricity" and what it does to the sound reproduction of your equipment. My question is if these products are not used in the recording chain are we as audiophiles not being true to what sound the musicians,producers and sound engineers were trying to re-create in the sound studio? Remember these kind of line filters were not used in recordings before the 90's and i bet most sound studio's today don't use them now so are we trying to re produce sound that wasn't there to begin with?
03-25-06: Qdrone When I first started to get into stereo my main objective was to hopefully re create the recording as faithfuly as I could to what was laid down in the recording studio or the live event. Around 3 weeks ago on Jonesy's Jukebox Jonesy (Steve Jones/Guitarist for Sex Pistols)said that over the weekend he went to this house in Laurel Canyon where this guy had a system and as he put it "it must have cost at least 600,000 dollars and the guy played some live taped Sex Pistols on Reel to Reel and asked Steve what he thought and he told him his guitar doesn't sound like that,it sounds more throaty, dirty with more vibrato. Steve started laughing when the guys face just dropped as he stood there in front of these stacks of amps,line conditioners,and two monsterous speakers and two sub woofers. Steve said all they used to do was plug in and away we went. They don't use line conditioners at most live events do they,are we taking some of the enviorment from the recording? Qdrone (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)