RA Silencer or Isoplug?

rscott4563

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I'm about to upgrade some of my mains cables and have been considering getting some sort of mains filter.
I've come across the Russ Andrews Silencer and the Isotech Isoplug, is there any difference between these two products, the RA is £40 and the Isotech is £30, is the Russ Andrews worth an extra £10?

Cheers

Ryan
 
Ryan,

I have heard there is little difference between the two.

Hi-Fi News are currently doing a subscription offer with a 'free' Isoplug. The minimum subscription period is 6 months, so you get the Isoplug for £16.

Don't know what the magazine is like, but is worth getting if you want a half price Isoplug!

I have gone for this in conjunction with an Olson 8 way mains block - I will let you know if there are any sound/picture improvements!
 
Is that the Olson Sounds Fantastic mains block?

If so it sounds like we are going down the same route as thats the same block I'm planning on getting, although I may get a Mark Grant version instead, apparently they are based on the Olson block but with much better wiring.

I'll take a look for that subscription offer, sounds like a very good offer.

Cheers

Ryan
 
I've had a look on the HiFi News website and I can't see anything about a free Isoplug with a subscription, where did you see this offer?

Cheers

Ryan
 
Ryan,

There's a promotion code in the print magazine you're supposed to quote when placing the subscription. Don't have it to hand though ... will post it later, assuming nobody else does it first.

Takes a while to turn up though - I'm not expecting mine 'til the March edition hits the stands, despite subscribing way before the even the April edition is due :(

Looks like I'm doing the same as the rest of you - Sounds Fantastic block with an IsoPlug. Will be interesting to compare notes.

Cheers, Carl.
 
Pardon me if i am being a bit dim...

But if you have the Sounds Fantastic block, why the Isoplug as well?

B.
 
You can plug it in next to any noisy electrical equipment to help reduce mains noise, such as next to computer equipment or fridge freezers, as these will all likely be on the same mains ring as your AV equipment, it should help.

Cheers

Ryan
 
Personally, 'cos I was seriously considering the HiFiNews subscription anyway. The quaterly AVTech supplement is the best UK print mag. I've read, and the free IsoPlug was just enough to tip the balance.

Not expecting much, so it's unlikely to disappoint ;)

Cheers, Carl.
 

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