Perfect Path Tecnologies ‘The Gate’

Having been a music lover and audio enthusiast for more decades than I care to admit to I’ve had the privilege of owning some tremendous components over those years and thought I had attained a level of musical enjoyment that would be difficult to improve upon without spending more money than I could afford. Then along came The Gate to turn my audio conceptions on end. 

While I was quite skeptical of all of the positive proclamations regarding the Perfect Path mats, cards and contact enhancer ( how could they possibly bring about such sonic improvements?) I took the plunge and purchased a nano bundle to see what the hubbub was all about. Much to my surprise they not only brought about improvements to my systems’ ability to recreate a more musical sound but did so in spades. 

When Tim of Perfect Path Technologies asked if I wanted to try his new product, The Gate, I jumped at the chance thinking it would be a nice addition to what the other products provided. I wasn’t prepared for the quantum leap The Gate brought to my music listening pleasure. As much as the other products brought about a much lower noise floor, greater detail and delicacy, improved dynamics, richer tone and more realism The Gate does so in magnitudes difficult to describe. The best way I can describe its affect is unreal purity leading the most realistic musical sound I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing.....outside of a live performance obviously. It has me listening to all of my CD’s as if for the first time again.

I have no idea how The Gate actually works or what it does I just know it’s the most dramatic tweak to my system I’ve ever experienced and I wouldn’t think of being without it. As to how it’s implemented, it’s installed in the electrical panel with one lead connected to the common buss and the other to a breaker ( preferably 220). Hope I got the terminology correct.....I’m far from being an electrician!

At $4,999.00 it’s not cheap but worth every penny to me as I’ve spent more on components with less sonic improvement. 

Lastly, I realize some will scoff at something they can’t understand and I get not understanding it as I don’t, but I would hope people could keep their skepticism healthy and civil. I am not here to promote or sell, nor do I have any affiliation with PPT. I am only sharing something that I’ve found to be transforming in my system. Sorry for the lengthy introduction.
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Not had it in system 30 days yet but I can say there is no difference between night and day performance in my system.

My experience may have been a little different to others as I heard a huge improvement right after install.

Akin to adding NOS to an already blown motor!

Since then it has been gradual, subtle changes, not anything I would say was another "wow" event.

Let's just say it will not be going back....
Night or day ... it sounds good to me.  |

Two of my audiophile friends who heard the results in my system have their Gates installed at this point. 


I wish someone would make a YouTube of the installation process for us folks living on the other side of the world, probably having different voltages and electrical systems from the US.

I remember being one of the first few from the Far East to purchase Total Contact and Omega e mat but those were straightforward to "install."

I have had a few email exchanges with Tim regarding the installation process and he has been great with his response but due to limited electrical knowledge, I do not feel comfortable enough shelling out a decent sum of money for The Gate. Tim asked how close my Distributor box is to a socket? Does The Gate need to be plugged into an electrical outlet or just connected to somewhere in my DB?

As requested, having a YouTube video on the whole installation process will help those of us on the other side of the world make a quick decision to make this investment.



Okay so that is the hardest thing to swallow so far, that it works so good you can no longer hear any difference between day and night. That's not even something a lot of people are even aware of or have ever noticed.

Okay so here's another one- the breaker test. Listen to your system. Flip off breakers to the rest of the house. Listen again. Sound the same? Different? Better?
It’s night all the time since installing the Gate for me. Ultra pure signal any time of the day. Love it!

The Gate does not plug into an outlet. It has two wires coming out of it. One wire is connected to the common buss inside of the electrical panel and the other wire connects to a circuit breaker....preferably 220v. The Gate itself sits at the bottom of the panel.

Not sure what voltages you’re dealing with so Tims input would be best. I believe I have pics on my ‘ virtual system’ page of it installed. If not I’ll post some soon.