The effect of my dog on sound quality


So, just a few hours ago I did some cable swapping and power conditioning experimentation with the little PLC power conditioner and a Wiremold power strip.  Everything just snapped into place - the proverbial veil had been lifted.  I happily made a quick run to the store to pick up some snacks and beverages.  Came back and put on another record, and.....some static in the right channel.  Did a stylus cleaning and checked all the connections to discover that during my trip to the store my dog had peed into the power strip!!!  Thank god nothing was damaged (including my dog).  

I took the power cords out and cleaned the prongs with contact cleaner.  Hopefully that will be enough to save them from damage.  But there is quite a bit of urine in the power strip.  Is it time to buy a new one?  Should I let it dry and try it?  If it sounds better, have I discovered an unknown tweak? :)  Seriously, though, is there any danger in using the power strip after it dries out?  

Cheers,
Scott
smrex13
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If it really works, I guess we can't call it snake oil any more.
Of course, I'm sure that it's probably breed specific...
I would rinse as much as I could and let it dry. Maybe use a hair dryer to speed up the process to prevent any possible corrosion.

But it also may be your dogs way of saying Hey you are NOT returning this power strip.
Is this the first time the dog’s expressed it’s opinion of your system? Just curious! Perhaps the caption should have read, "The Effect of Sound Quality on My Dog".  Interesting experiment, covering both the fields of contact treatments and Animal Psychology.
Don't know what your dog was trying to tell you about your system, but I know what I would be telling my dog!  Good thing he chose the power strip!
Well, I have been auditioning integrated amps.  He has never been so adamant about his opinion of my stereo before, so maybe he prefers separates.  Luckily, he's a smaller dog, so he can't raise his leg high enough to pee on the offending amp.  

The jackets of two power cords got doused, so I'm a bit worried about corrosion there, too.  I guess this is a good excuse to explore some new cables...(like I need one!).

Scott


Always good to have a well trained dog that is GROSS!!

I'm really surprised that at minimum the main panel breaker didn't trip.
I have noticed at least with the dogs I have owned; once they go in a particular spot, they have a tendency to repeat this trait in the same spot.
You may consider relocating it away from Fido. You wouldn't want Fido to become a ground path for your audio system. 
New definition of dirty A/C?
Yeah,  I'll raise the power strip up to a level that he can't reach!

I've got "baby gates" that keep my two pals from unsupervised access.  You can prolly disassemble and clean your power strip with alcohol wipes.  But pleez unplug it first or we will have another funny thread!
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"Yeah,  I'll raise the power strip up to a level that he can't reach!"     If you do, start wearing boots when you listen.   He may have a moment of awareness, recognize the actual source of his angst and go for your ankles.
Are you sure it was the dog? Just kidding.
Clone your dog and give the rights to Geoff.
He'll sell anything to make a buck. 

Doggerel for a lazy afternoon:

Andy's feeling a little randy but
His bark is worse than his bite.
Before you purchase anymore HiFi gear you should get one of these first!

https://www.amazon.com/Hydrant-Garden-Indoor-Outdoor-Statue/dp/B00R49BXG0
Yogi boy - thanks for looking out for me and my dog :)  Now, when I go to Amazon, it keeps showing me various fake fire hydrants (who knew there were so many) "inspired by my browsing history."  LOL.  
Geoff's feeling a little embarrassed.
He should be selling that sh**
You might try 'beheading' a fake hydrant pair and use them for speaker stands...cheap distraction...

If you want to delve into serious pet psych, leave a cd/album out that you can't stand next to one that you like.  Let Killer clue you into which he prefers.  Small dogs seem to like 'metal muzic'...Anthrax, that sort of thing...bass lines that'll loosen nails....;)
andrew9405
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07-04-2016 8:42pm
Geoff's feeling a little embarrassed.
He should be selling that sh**

Look at Andy go! It's not even hump day.
It's quality not quantity Geoff.
However, in your case the number of posts and their content really suck. Just like your products.
This is like shooting fish in a barrel you lightweight. 
andrew9405
131 posts
07-05-2016 2:38pm
It's quality not quantity Geoff.
However, in your case the number of posts and their content really suck. Just like your products.
This is like shooting fish in a barrel you lightweight.

Down, boy!  My leg is getting sore.



I just have to say that I love the title of this string. It reads like a gently demented sent-up of an electrical engineering paper title.

Whether this post is serious or facetious, its title surely amused me.
Please, don't give audioquest any ideas!
Trust me, it's all true.  Still haven't plugged the power strip back into the system.  
I had a dog once....
I'm afraid this thread has become a little too dogmatic and I suspect many here might be barking up the wrong tree.
Cut this thread loose dudes!!!

I think you guys have missed the dog's intent, especially if he is a terrier !  Pissing  on something Daddy owns mean's he likes it and he wants you to know that he has claimed it for HIS own.  

IT might be the music.  My Scotties like rock - the louder the better.  (They are bat-$hit crazy anyway).  My son's flame-tipped Siamese cat loves classical, (especially Mozart, Vivaldi and Tellemann).  She is the only quadrupedal critter allowed in the music room these days !