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After having the Burmester 948 in for a solid week, i find things are continuing to improve. I suspect this is because the Tripoint Troy SE was plugged into it last Sunday, and it takes about 2 weeks to fully stabilize...though i have to admit, that's a guess based on past week experience. All i can say is that the same album continues to improve as i play it from time to time. Great stuff. Great equipment.

Hi LL , in my experience the Troy seems to perform better plugged into an unused wall outlet , you may want to experiment . Congrats on the 948 , good snag .
 

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Hi LL , in my experience the Troy seems to perform better plugged into an unused wall outlet , you may want to experiment . Congrats on the 948 , good snag .

Yes, i have heard this and will at some point experiment...thanks!
 

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By far one of the most effective power conditioners out there. Congrats and enjoy. And it's an eye candy to boot.
 

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I know this thread is quite for a long time. Anyway, when I spoke to Burmester in Berlin they advised to connect power amplifiers to free wall sockets to avoid power limitations. I did and was quite pleased with the results. The elimination of DC on the grid still works this way. Result is less or no hum of the transformer.
 

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Excellent advice...thanks. I had just asked that exact question on another thread. I acquired the Torus AVR16 less than 10 days ago...but plug the Burmester 948 into it for our source/pre. Fortunately, the big Gryphon Mephisto CAN go into the Torus AVR16 according to both Torus and Gryphon manufacturers which was really helpful to get their guidance before i set it up.

I was reading about the Humbuster of old from PS Audio...thought it was an interesting idea...and then remembered the Burmester already does this. ;)
 

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Quite an old thread.
Nevertheless … your thoughts on the 948 compared to current competition?

Oh, and interesting to read to put power amps on wall outlets.
Cheers, Ulrich
 

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Hi Ulrich,

So I have tried the Gryphon straight into the wall vs into the Torus. The Torus does provide greater refinement of transients without any blunting. Soaring crescendos have the requisite intensity peak but not a sense of artifice/screech that I do not hear when up close with live instruments.

I would not try the Gryphon (now the Robert Koda monos) into anything else we have or have tried/owned in the past. Too much current.

as for latest, I have not tried PS Audio, Furutech or Shunyata’s latest…no doubt great. After owning Burmester which was highly recommended by major industry owners with no affiliation (who still use theirs despite having heard the latest)…I had the opportunity to try Torus and found it worked auperwell and was the only thing to handle the Gryphon.
 
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