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ERS fabric: grounding

I've known about Stillpoints ERS fabric for a while, the woven "paper" or "fabric" made of randomly oriented carbon fibers. I've tried applying strips of it to cables, or use strips of it around the rim of hard drives, amps, computers, etc.

It always changes the sound, but never in a good way. Usually suppresses dynamics and thins out the sound.

Well I heard that for proper use you need to ground it. I tried attaching a wire with a cold-soldered joint (silver epoxy) and running it to ground. Still had the problem.

For instance, I tried wrapping a strip of ERS around a hard drive cable a couple times. It was a fairly long strip (maybe 8") with the cold solder joint on one end, and about an inch on the far end wrapped around the wire. Then I realized that I should probably ground it much closer to the wire.

Now it sounds like an overall improvement. Transients are faster and the dynamics are better.

This is pretty neat. I'm going to have some fun with this stuff!

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Topic - ERS fabric: grounding - mike1127 16:04:53 03/24/17 (7)


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