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 a spare Gate that I am not using at the moment. I found one to be sufficient on the main panel along with the Omega emats. If anyone is interested, please PM me. 

^^^ Someone should jump on that one for sure. 
Thanks for the input Ozzy. It mirrors my experience with Bybee stuff, you have to be very careful where you use them. They seem ok on the consumer unit. I was thinking of importing and selling the PPT stuff in the U.K. at one point but hesitated because of my experience with Bybee.

The Bakoon/Cube combo that I demo is very revealing and doesn’t seem to benefit from these devices in close proximity, like you say.

Mahgister thanks for you recommendations and suggestions. Since it’s so reasonable it would be good to try. So again you confirm that this sort of device is best used only on the mains.
Mahgister thanks for you recommendations and suggestions. Since it’s so reasonable it would be good to try. So again you confirm that this sort of device is best used only on the mains.
NOT on dac, amplifier or cd player...It will compress the sound....You want a better timbre without compression... 😊

Anywhere else, for example behind the speakers near the cable connectors...

But to begin with try the power conditioner....Or the main electrical box in the room or house or the computer main router....

Good luck and report in my thread:

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/miracles-in-audio-by-luck-by-good-choices-by-design-or-by-tweaking


I have many PPT mats in use in my system. They are their best and most active and effective when they are first placed on a large magnet or a dead large speaker. Not sure why this is the case..you can also " precharge " on a electrical panel. 

I have never encountered a negative reaction with the mats on equipment..except maybe on a cd player and only when I stacked 2 or more mats. I firmly believe the negative is derived from the added mass damping and not from the materials used in the construction of the mat. Fine line between no damping and to much before it harms dynamic structures. Tom