The Albert Porter Cryo special of course.
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Look into the cryo treated Hubbell's from www.audioexcellenceaz.com ,open the World Power link. Several friends of mine and I have cryo treated Hubbell 8300's and we all think they sound great! I have not listened to all of different outlets out there, but I can say with some confidence that you should like these. I do think that this is a very well made duplex even without the cryo. I do feel like the cryo treatment(done correctly) is worth more than every extra penny it costs!
As Maxgain suggested check out Alan's website. I like the Hubbell 5362, Hubbell 8300, Wattgate 381, Acme silver plated (in the order listed however they are all good in their own ways). The above are cryo'd, with the exception of the Wattgate 381. A lot depends upon your system and the type of sound you want to achieve.
Albert, glad to hear from you. The outlets ARE wonderful!
I am just a bit disappointed that so very few of the participants posted their findings about the "Ports" on the "needs 50" thread. Perhaps if you were to ask what peoples findings were they might respond.(Judit, you are one of the guilty parties)
I am not sure why you would want to go to all that work again? You must be, as I mentioned before, a HiFi Saint of some sort.
I first tried the PS Audio PowerPort - Big mistake! or should I say that it depends if you like a bold, in-your-face sound (from the nickel?). I now have the cryoed Hubbell 5362 from AudioExcellenceAZ. Much better than the PS Audio, but I question how much I would have noticed if I had gone from my conventional wall outlet to the cryo, instead of going from the PS Audio. Jury is out, but I'm not hearing a lot of difference. Could cryo outlets be snake oil?
A properly cryo'd outlet (such as the Virtual Dynamics you purchased) should make what ever is plugged into it sound like it got an injection of steroids in just about all sonic directions. I think it is possible that results could be dependent upon the components in anyones system. I would believe that you would have heard a difference even if you did not try the other outlet.
How long have you used the Virtual Dynamics outlet for? Since it probably was not burned on a cable-cooker it could sound harsh and undeveloped for several days to four weeks. The outlet needs to be used 24/7 until it's sound developes.
If you think its snake oil, I'll offer you $15 for the VD cryo'd outlet!
Based on this thread and a couple of emails, we have (maybe) 15 outlets spoken for. When we did this last time, I bought 14 for myself, so getting to the 50 minimum was easy.
Yes, the price stays the same, $36.00 for the outlet, cryo treatment, and round trip shipping to obtain treatment. Shipping to recipient was a few extra dollars and covered the (new) plain white box, packing pellets, FedEx and insurance.
Hi Albert. I just bought a few Hubbell 8300 and IG5352. What's the cost just for the cryo-treatment. Thanks.
I also have 100 P&S 5352 to consider treating for the 2 duplex PowerBoxes I'm assembling for A'goners. What's the batch capacity and cost for the treatment. Maybe we can get to fifty if I supply the remaining outlets? RSVP. Ernie 781 483-3922