Hi, I have 4 porter ports. I'd say, better transparency...any way a clear step ahead however you phrase it.
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Contact Mr. Porter directly. You can reach him via the AudiogoN emailer system. I have Porter Ports on all the lines going into my listening room. They are indeed very good. They hold onto heavy power cables like a pit bull on a pant leg.
I have found another improvement to add to them is replacing the cheap outlet covers with heavy brass. I have tried both polished brass and brushed nickel finish brass and find that brushed nickel sounds best with Mr. Porter's Pit Bull on a Pant Leg Power Ports
I too use the Porter Ports, and find them to be very effective. (To be honest, I had them installed when I had my dedicated lines put in, so I don't know whether it is the ports, the dedicated lines or the combination of the two that caused my sound to improve (significantly)! I assume it was the combination of the two, and I am very happy with the results, particularly in the bass response, which is deeper and tighter.
From a value standpoint, they seem to be a pretty good value, less expensive than the PS Audio ports, but more expensive than standard non-cyroed hubble port.
As far as where to buy them: Merely type in "porter" in the search menu here on Audiogon, and they'll pop up!!!
PS Albert is a really nice guy to deal with, (and to talk to about all things audio). I hear he likes to take pictures with his old Kodak Brownie camera too! :-)
I went from a stock Hubble port to the Porter Ports and... can't say I remember anything too drastic but it seemed dynamics or shades of detail in the dynamics improved just a bit... (I get a similiar result just after cleaning every connection with Kontact, and after applying the silver contact enhancer by Walker). I would say the Porter Port is a very cost effective big improvement over stock wall outlet and minor improvement over stock Hospital grade Hubbel port.
Thanks for all of your responses. Since my last posting I have installed a metal back plate to the Porter Port
and went futher and applied small srrips of Deflex Panel ing to the back of the back plate and a little to the front of the plate to cut down on damping and the sopund became even more refined.