Michael Fremer's home power-system story

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Imo, we stick any metal to audio component or electrical path, it will effect sound somehow. It is a matter of big or small delta and whether one likes the difference or not. I was not kidding that in this case a few guys found the sound fuller and the tone is richer. Don't know the idea behind it. Yes it is all by ears Mike. I thought it was funny but they heard the difference.
well, the audacity to think about using gold bars is very decadent meant in the most positive sense. a tip of my hat to them for out of box thinking.

we can and do argue/discuss tonal balance and microdynamic life/flow verses warmth. if you can get all the tone and all the life then that is the goal.
 

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Kingrex and Fremer are kiddy play. This is how beyond the Thais go in their electrical panel. The sound is fuller and definitely richer than in the US. ;)

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This is very upsetting. Are the gold bars on top of the breakers (top photo) the reason why Thai power circuits for their audio systems sound better? Rex did a masterful job re-doing my wiring and panel board from my mains to my audio room in March (post #646 https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/alexx-v-arrive-in-nj.32990/page-33) but he did not include those gold bars! Gotta speak to him about that......:rolleyes:

Perhaps hiding gold bars in electrical panels is a clever trick Tang and other Thai audiophiles uses to hide wealth from government auditors? Whose going to look in an electrical panel? I will be speaking to my accountant about this technique shortly.
 

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Lol , I ve been informed Transparent sells a special tax evasion version of their higher echelon cables made for that particular purpose .
For everybody wondering where the cable boxes are for , there you have it.

Ps this is a joke
 
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This is very upsetting. Are the gold bars on top of the breakers (top photo) the reason why Thai power circuits for their audio systems sound better? Rex did a masterful job re-doing my wiring and panel board from my mains to my audio room in March (post #646 https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/alexx-v-arrive-in-nj.32990/page-33) but he did not include those gold bars! Gotta speak to him about that......:rolleyes:

Perhaps hiding gold bars in electrical panels is a clever trick Tang and other Thai audiophiles uses to hide wealth from government auditors? Whose going to look in an electrical panel? I will be speaking to my accountant about this technique shortly.
Hi Marty. I did enjoy your post #646 very much. I remember I have been following your electrical journey since when you were discussing sound of gold/rhodium receptacle long back. Are you still using Furutec? Over here the QSA and Jodelica are getting installed to the wall replacing Furutec a lot. QSA is a lot more expensive than Jodelica but people who have tested in their system could not resist buying after demo. ;)
 

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@Kingrex

I noticed in MF's first Pacific Audiofest video a brief mention was made of installing the new mains box of your own remanufacture. He will certainly be an interesting datapoint for considered thoughts on impact it has.

Have you managed/performed any other installs with this copper infiltrated box yet?
 

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@Kingrex

I noticed in MF's first Pacific Audiofest video a brief mention was made of installing the new mains box of your own remanufacture. He will certainly be an interesting datapoint for considered thoughts on impact it has.

Have you managed/performed any other installs with this copper infiltrated box yet?
I have one QO installed. It was a test project That unit does not have the copper main lugs or the dampening. But you can hear what all copper brings. I should swap out that panel for a fully complete and listen.

I have swapped copper in and out of my own panel. You can hear the benefit.

I have installed a few complete panels. QO and NQ. But those projects always came with other changes such as feeders or branch circuits. I have also put in a few fully custom panels. Including one at my house. Mine follows my Torus transformer. The others in the field were for complete room builds.

I need to get back with Michael. I shipped a panel to his place and flew out to do the install but came down with Covid.

I'm out of state now looking at jobs. I have verbals for a couple more custom panels, but they will come with a lot of other changes.
 
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Coming down with Covid will certainly get you uninvited from a guys home. Hope it goes well when you get back out there this next time.
 

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