Conditioner...where is spellcheck when you actually want it?
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Actually that sounds more like a normal Japanese audiophile. The eccentric Japanese audiophile would make his transformer from five nines wire hammered out by hand and then wound by hand onto a former made from recycled Hattori Hanzo samurai swords. No on second thought that would still be a normal Japanese audiophile....
Instead of moving to a rural location (farmhouse) and being surrounded by concrete walls and with an unlikely external voltage, you can really clean up the power with a reconditioner. I yelled at my TVA sockets for years until I finally inserted a reconditioner. Isolation transformers with the usual collection of suppression hardware made things better in some ways, less so in others but the reconditioned made an amazing difference. (PS--I rarely use the word "amazing".)
Inorganic- I’ve got to wonder, what is an ‘unlikely voltage’ ?
oh btw ..lest you get the impression I’m in a bunker; this is an old millking barn, with more than a bit of conversion. On that, in a 20 x 40 listening room, I’m finding rigid walls to be great for bass speed and extension, but corner build-up is heavy. Built -in bookshelves in the front corners make for tough trap placement. Any suggestions?
No doubt the room has the greater effect, by a wide margin. The change in the sq is a package deal, so to speak. The extent of it surprised me, and the one to one with a transformer surely has some benefit. I’m finding a load of greater detail, and sense of place in even mediocre recordings.
In this size room, also, a 9 ft listening triangle is effectively near-field, no? So room and power source were the only changes, but gave dramatic results.
@lwall22 that's a good story with a probably unexpected great outcome.
18 months ago, I was finally able to move my system from a too large drywalled room into a brick walled smaller room and was instantly amazed at how everything tightened up.
The addition of a power conditioner/surge protector recently, has added another level of improvement that was most welcome.
I lived in London. Had new basement built and new mains so had the chance to sheath and earth it to eradicate RFI. Next, added a fuse box before the main house fuse box (important so reduces house interference). Used a Russ Andrews twin outlet supplying 20 and 30 amps to dedicated sockets for hi fi and home theatre (also steel sheathed and earthed). I even hard wired the Isol8 Qube2 from the 30amp which only powered the amp (MF Kw500). The 20 amp one fed an Isol8 Substation did everything else, flat screen, CD, DAC etc. The detail and sound stage was tremendous.
I have since moved to a rented house running it all on the 13amp ring main...oh dear! So best do the above; if you have the chance!