immathewj- Your old vintage components are made that way because that’s the way pretty much everything was made back then.
Thanks for getting back to me on this, @millercarbon , the M&K sub is old (25 years or so) but not vintage, and the Maranzt is almost a new SACD player. With the Maranzt, in particular, I was thinking maybe they made it that way because of RFI?
But then is your take/advice on power conditioners that they do overall good? Or are they like most medicines which, as examples, might lower your blood pressure or alleviate depression but may screw something else up?
I do intend to rum my system on the one ddicated circuit as soon as I get my listening room back together. I was actually changing some things around on my dedicated lines when I caught this thread, and today was a totally nonproductive day up in the attic, and I have a few more to go, but I am just hoping they will be more productive. This is not the kind of attic that is fun to be up in.
But thank you for the input/insight.