“I know it when I see it” runs the quote and I’ll throw this picture out for your delectation. These have now been sent out to a couple of local WBF members and I’ll leave them chime in with their thoughts on sound quality.
The first electrician didn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. The leg goes to 3 receptacles. There are 24 receptacles in the studio, but only 8 lines coming from the cabinet going into 3 rooms. I had to make sure I divided them up in the room correctly, depending on where the equipment was being placed.
JPS In-wall cable is stranded 10ga. I have about 1000' in the studio. Here's the ad copy:
Specifications are easily met at 30 amps with heavy duty 600V, 105C rated (UL) VW-1, (CSA) FT-1, 2 x 10 AWG (5.27 mm2) current carrying conductors, plus ground (3 conductors total). Outer diameter is approx. 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) overall but flexible and easy to install. This unique AC cable noticeably improves performance and resolution in any quality installation, and once installed as a dedicated run to the main panel avoids the need for extensive conditioning within the room. Please specify and install JPS Labs Power AC In-Wall cable into your critical audio or video room, recording studio or editing room for the finest possible results without the worry of ground loop hum and noise affecting audio and video quality.
Thanks Mark. Yes I ordered a pair to see whether they were useful or not - I didnt have particularly high expectations after all they are only sockets lol (or so I thought).
I decided to undertake the requisite change on my NVO Spa II phono stage output. After installation I played familiar music and immediately noticed a much quieter noise floor. Actually so much so, that I turned up the volume more and couldn’t hear anything so thought it wasn’t on until music burst into the room. Strange since I didn’t see anything wrong with the existing plugs.
The sound was fuller in the mid bass with rich tone and lots of space. Bottom end hefty per Bocch mains plugs.
All in all a great little upgrade. I shall implement elsewhere.
I finally got around to installing the TomCat RCA sockets and in my case it proved a little harder to undertake being a walnut chassis with the sockets on a metal supporting plate. The extra hard work was well worth it and in fact the sound quality improvement was much greater than I anticipated.
As Audiophilebill mentioned, greater density, lower noisefloor and greater depth with an even more lifelike presentation. Hardly a little upgrade, sorry Bill. So there’s something in this synergy lark and it makes a mockery of low mass construction being the ideal.
I’m impressed, very impressed.
Now I have to plan replacing binding posts and spades but before that Deulund caps on the Duo crossover I think.
Daiza platforms and Aqua analogue board ordered. Oh! Happy Days.
Well these didn’t work out for my amp unfortunately as they are so massively overbuilt with a precision and smooth rotating clamping nut straight out of Swiss watch manufacturing. It’s hard to see how massive these are in the hand and would be perfect in a loudspeaker cabinet where lower gauge wire would be used.
But on another note here are my reworked Avantgarde pigtail Sablon speaker cables now with a twist geometry and the lovely Bocchino spades. The wire gauge is different for the bass and tweeter tails and the bass tail has the slightly larger Bocchino spade just to differentiate them. Spirit of music has been impressed with his reworked cables and I’m hoping all my new tweaks will bring further musicality and transparency to the system.