Ferrite Claps


Ferrite claps are wonderful on power cords. I need 14mm large.(audioquest makes rf stopper max 10mm) Do you known where i can find these? Please e-mail me at marcorin@tin.it. Thanks. Marco
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TRY RADIO SHACK THEY HAVE SOME MENTIONED IN STEREOPHILE REC. COMPONNENTS WITH ANOTHER FERRITE CLAP I BOUGHT SOME THERE AND I REMEMBER SEEING SOME LARGE ONES.THE ONES I BOUGHT WERE 5 BUCKS EACH. BIGGER ONES WERE 6 OR 7 BUCKS
www.digikey.com I don't remember the prices exactly, but in lots of ten (10): .250 hole - $1.91 each .375 hole - $2.86 each .500 hole - $3.64 each Regards, George Annapolis, MD
thanx for the tip dupont! these merchandisers like audioquest clean up on us ignorant consumers. there are other products that we use that are available ibn unusual places.. sorbothane feet--howbout $15.5 for 4, 12" sheets of it for $19.95? go to edmund scientific at edmundopticss.com and voila, a toy store for us guys. theyll send you catalogs periodically. the sorbothane sheets can be used as a tt mat which aq
contd.... which aq sells for big bux, so you have to cut it. i have the feet, gonna buy the sheet and cut. have fun! ..........tom
I've been using these on stock and captive power cords. What's your experience on after market cords such as Synergistic Research or Harmonic Tech? I get mixed results. Sometimes to many makes the system seem to loose some bloom.
I have H.T.Prosilway MK2 interconnects and was floored by them.I wanted a new power cord for my preamp outboard power supply so my dealer sent me a H.T.Pro-AC11 to try.Well,not floorded with these.Heard no difference over the stock cord.I had at least 200 hours on it also.Best place for power cords is source components(usually) As mine is a turntable I couldnt try it there so back the cord went.I was very disappointed!!
Sorry, I should have been clearer. Is your comment in terms of using ferrite chokes with up-market poewr cords? The ferrite always improved the stock cables. But I get mixed results with better power cords. Also, the $50 Highwire power cord wrap always worked better that the ferrite choke on AC cords.
My opinion is with the higher priced power cords they have alot of good EMI and RFI shielding built in.Chokes probably aren't required and Im not even sure if the chokes work on my stock cords anyway,but I still use them since they are so cheap at Radio Shack.
I bought some Ferrite clamps at Radio Shack and they worked great. I put one on the Amp power cord, one on the CD, and one on each speaker cable. The sound did get cleaner, though I am not sure where it helped the best. Another Tweak I used is to put some Dynamat pads (buy em at Crutchfield) on the inside of my CD player, which dampened a lot of resonance and gave me some deeper bass. I also cut some pads and put them on the back of my B&W DM603 S2 speakers, and WOW!!! Resonance was deeply cut, mid-range came soaring out, and bass extension went way down. The cabinet resonance was cut in half, and I'm now thinking about investing in some of those sorbothane sheets instead of the Dynapads. But if you have big floorstanders with MDF cabinets, try the Dynamat pads.
I've used the Tekna-sonic vibration dampers from Audio Advisor on speakers and on electronics. They even work just laying them on component shelf. They act (and look) like a radiator for vibration
I use the Radio Shack ferrite clamps on all the AC cords. AND on the old Mark Levenson interconnects I use on the D/A converter. And it is true.. too much ferrite does cause a high frequency loss in the signal. (on interconnects)