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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I have been following this thread and this exciting product.  Sounds like The Gate is wired in parallel across an arbitrary circuit.  So why can't one just go get a high quality Furutech plug, connect the Gate's Hot and Neutral lines to this plug, leaving the earth ground line not connected, and just plug this into a wall outlet...perhaps the one where the main rack of components are plugged into?  Or, for my situation, where there is an outlet a few inches on the side of the main circuit panel, all built into a little wall closet, I could plug The Gate into that outlet and no need to worry about needing an electrician, turning power off, etc.  And it would be hidden inside there.  It would be easy to A/B with and without The Gate.  AND, it makes things a lot easier when I move.   Yes?   No?
jafox...there is...it’s called an Akiko Audio Corelli. Well,really it isn’t,but from what I can gather by reading the reviews here...they both seem to be doing the same thing sound quality wise.  
They are not the same at all.....apples and tuna.  Jafox, great question! 
Good question jafox, hopefully Tim will chime in with an answer. 

I imagine there’s a greater advantage having it in the electrical panel as it benefits the entire home but your solution would be great for apartment dwellers. Not sure an A/B comparison would be so easy as it takes days/ weeks for it to energize the signal. It will be interesting to see what Tim has to say about it. 

The Gate has afforded me the most enjoyable music listening experiences ever. It would be great for everyone to hear what it can do for a system. 
You could have a Gate placed at the breakers and another plugged into an outlet of each duplex in use. Or could there be a smaller version for duplex use? Tom