Ferrite Chokes on ALL pwer cables-bad?

I have installed probably eight Ferrite Chokes on my power cords as a effort to lower the noise floor as much as possible. After installing the chokes the system did quite down slightly, however I'm not sure if I'm imagining it, but the sound may be a bit muffled. My system does use an AC enhancer and the chokes are installed as close to the power input as possible. Your thoughts?
Yes they can 'muffle' the sound. The more stuff you use to 'purify' or 'clean' the power, the more likely you are to also cause problems from to much. usually ONE type of cleaner, or purifying per. adding stuff up on the same equipment is generally difficult. Even some special cords added to purifiers can be too much.
"In all things moderation".
It may be just a few of the chokes are causing a probelm... time to fool around with them
Rpg, do you have dedicated lines for your audio gear? If not, this is highly recommended, with dedicated lines and quality outlets you should not need ferrite chokes and the noise floor should not be an issue.

I have a dedicated line for my system, high quality Hospital grade isolated ground outlet. I'm thinking, as I have a power conditioner that all my gear plugs into, to start over and observe one at a time as I add chokes which ones help vs which ones don't. Thanks!
Keep in mind that if your equipment is connected via single-ended (rca) interconnects, the most significant contributor to system noise (assuming your individual components have good noise performance) may not be the incoming power at all.

See the following paper, which explains that since the shields of unbalanced interconnects carry both signal return currents and extraneous ac-related interchassis noise currents, those shields are commonly where noise is introduced. Which can be improved by shortening the interconnects, using interconnects with lower shield resistance, using audio (not power) isolation transformers, sometimes by re-routing cables, and sometimes by the arguably unsafe practice of lifting ac safety grounds.


-- Al
MY IC's, with the exception of my Digital IC are all unshielded; Kimber KS1021 and Silver streak.

I removed all of the chokes and the sound improved a great deal, I'm not sure why I installed them in the first place.

Thank you to everyone :)
RPG -- In my previous comment I should have referred more broadly to the return conductor of unbalanced interconnects, not specifically to the shield. My comment and the contents of the paper I linked to apply to all unbalanced interconnects, regardless of whether the return conductor is a shield, a conductor in a twisted pair or braided configuration, or any other configuration.

The quantitative parameters that are involved, though, and therefore the degree of noise coupling that will occur, will of course vary depending on the specific cable design.

Best regards,
-- Al
Just found this discussion while searching out a problem I'm having with some old MIT Z-Cord IIs...with two very different pieces of gear!

With both a PreSonus 16.4.2 digital mixer and an Onkyo Integra Research RDC-7 surround preamp, simply using the MIT power cord introduces a distinct digital glare to the high frequencies.

Anyone else notice a glare from ferrite-choked AC cords?!

I can make the noise come back simply swapping out the PS Audio power cords for these older MIT ones...

Great way to kill dynamics and stage.