Just be sure to spend plenty of hours dissecting the sound of your revised system setup. Try not to let the music get in your way.
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Warren, some line conditioner are better at bi-directional line conditioning than others and often times will state so in their literature. Filtering the noise going to the component and back out into the line.
Whereas others are absolutely one way only. And of course the line conditioner allows the digital noise to get back into the line to share with other components on that line.
Even if your line conditioner is bi-directional, you're probably better off to plug the digital source into a non-audio line with your digital line conditioner.
As to the grounding issue. I'm not grounding any of my components. To minimize ground loop problems, I would think you'd want all of your components to share the same common and isolated ground.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Just a note for anyone reading: Don't try the vacuum cleaner or space heater break-in trick on your PLC without first reading the literature to see if this is a no-no, since some such devices will employ designs, especially on the source component outlets, which do not permit this kind of wattage to be drawn from the line, and you could end up damaging the unit or the appliance or both...