Does it ground to the wall? Or a box with minerals and elements designed to function as an earth ground?
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A massive and very heavy wall cable is plugged into an outlet and attached to one of the binding posts. This is a passive grounding system, so this cable is used to only establish a ground from an outlet to the Troy Elite NG. Signature Silver grounding cables are being used in my system. These go from the other remaining binding posts in the back of the Troy Elite NG to unused input or output ports, chassis screws, or ground.
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Tripoint is not inexpensive and their top offerings is certainly equivalent of audio jewelry. But I do concur with OP’s findings, passive grounding does improve your system sound by lowering the noise floor. I was skeptical at first but passive grounding works, once you hear the improvements you can’t go back.
As an alternative to Tripoint, Entreq offers quite a few options at much more affordable prices. I believe @mikelavigne system has both Tripoint and Entreq grounding, maybe he can share his experiences here.
I have tried the CAD and it was just ok. I sent it back.
I did end up buying a used Entreq Silver Tellus. And I also made a couple of DIY versions.
These items are very interesting and do provide a more solid image, but I’m not totally sure why? Surely worthy of a trial.
The Tripoint is a little too pricey for me.
Why is cost so important when judging the piece being reviewed? What if it was free, would the nay-sayers be quiet? Members talk about something not being worth it, even if they haven’t tried it. Look at the equipment I used in the review, use that as a litmus test. If your system is on that level or similar then try this piece. Don’t criticize it because it is out of your budget. I get it! I bought the entry level unit, but I wish my budget allowed for a top tier unit.
I posted this review because the piece I purchased performed as described, and I wanted to share the info, just like trying a new restaurant and telling your friends.
Enjoy the music! Peace and Love!