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Those special power adapters that filter out dirty power....

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Sunday Ironfoot, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Sunday Ironfoot

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    ....do these actually make a difference? Do you think it's worth getting one?

    The reason I ask is because last night my speakers emitted a fairly loud low pitched hum, followed by another. Now although my amplifier was switched on, all devices connected to it were switched off, even the volume was turned all the way down on the amplifier. So I'm atttributing this noise to some strange power surge (I live in an old house I suppose).

    A standard surge protector would probably stop this, but if I'm getting one of these I might as well pay a little extra and get one of the special one's that filter out dirty power and claim to improve the sound.

    Where can I buy one of these?
     
  2. bob007

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    There's a thread started here that may be of use to you.
     
  3. Sunday Ironfoot

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    Cheers, where can I buy one though (online, UK)?
     
  4. bob007

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    Right here > Russ Andrews :)
     
  5. Matt Horne

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    What about the standard surge protection devices, do they filter out interference, and can they improve the sound at all? I was thinking of using one of these in conjunction with one of those yellow cable thingies.
     
  7. Nic Rhodes

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    Please check that these devices are actually what you need. I would read RA booklet first and then speak to them describing your problem first before handing over money as a simple VDR or surge suppresser might be all that is needed. The Silencer is an excellent device but might not be what is needed here. Just check first.
     
  8. SOUNDSTYLE

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    I agree with beekeeper.
    Phone them up and explain your problem. They have great customer services and they know what they're talking about.
     
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    Ard Electronics do a surge/spike suppressing 4-, or 6-way trailing socket for betwen £5 and £8. Sorted.

    Mike.
     
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    Yes, but what's the quality like for that money.
    It will most probably cause the hum to get louder than it already is.
     
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    Your cynicism is misplaced, they're excellent (empirically derived opinion). Wouldn't surprise me if they were better than the RA one.

    Mike.
     

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