I have had very good results shortening and improving the AC signal path to various components. I first did it around 2000 on my NAD 2200 amp by removing the stock 16 gauge power cord and direct hard wiring a decent 10 gauge cord to the fuse which directly fed the transformer primary. I was using a Monster Power HTS300C so I plugged it into one of the switched outlets.
I did similarly to a Sherwood CDP where I again went to the fuse then transformer primary this time using my PS Audio P-300 as the on/off switch. This also included a power cord upgrade.
Both time I got large improvements. I understand why manufacturers need to do what they do and have things like an on/off switch : ) but have found these longer less direct paths detrimental.
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Topic - A more direct signal path - Awe-d-o-file 15:55:14 11/01/10 (15)
- Not sure what "signal" you are referring to but... - Don Till 18:18:14 11/05/10 (2)
- RE: Not sure what "signal" you are referring to but... - Awe-d-o-file 16:47:41 11/08/10 (1)
- RE: Not sure what "signal" you are referring to but... - Don Till 19:57:26 11/08/10 (0)
- RE: A more direct signal path - 1audiohack 09:24:45 11/03/10 (11)
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