ditto - my experience is plugging amps directly into the wall is best
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My experience has been the opposite. I've tried two different devices, one being a BrickWall surge protector (I forgot the other one) and both limited the amp's potential.
The Blue Circle TLC however, seems to improve things. I can't detect any dynamic restrictions or lessening of anything. Everything is easier on the ears as well with lots of detail, ambience, harmonics (extension with focus), etc.
All the best,
FYI: On a simular note regarding Blue Circle; the XOe6 filter does an excellent job of filtering out all types of crap from the AC line. I purchased one a couple of weeks ago and have been impressed.
I agree, sometimes the amp sounds best when run from a high quality wall outlet. Seems to be an individual system dependent issue.
I guess that it does indeed depend on the particular configuration. I was happy while using it in different prior configurations - until I wasn't happy for the current configuration.
My learning is this: for each change in the system - question all prior assumptions. Sometimes a previously solid assumption might get turned on its head.
YMMV is correct.
I have both experiences. Have a bc 6000 with X1e. I think the blue circle preamp and amp sound better plugged into the bc6000, but my lower power tube amps lose a lot of their energy with a filtering conditioner. They sound better with a balanced power conditioner. As you said, depends on the system.