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In Reply to: RE: Apology accepted. 40 lashes with a Pangea AC14. nt posted by viridian on July 29, 2017 at 19:58:11
It's been said: your power cord isn't the last 6 feet of the miles of wiring, it's the first 6 feet your component sees. I guess that 6 feet is more important than 60 miles of nasties.
and report back, doctor.
For the rest of us, that's just not practical, so we rewire the house and the cords. You do what you can.
The argument that the last six feet cannot beat the fist sixty miles is a theory, based on 'common sense'.
I find it funny, as the theorists seem unwilling to accept the practical fact that plenty of folks DO find changing the six feet at the equipment can change the sound.
"I find it funny, as the theorists seem unwilling to accept the practical fact that plenty of folks DO find changing the six feet at the equipment can change the sound."
That's because after the wires come to your house off of the transformers on the poles, it is all heavy gauge wire. More than likely at least 12 gauge all the way to the outlet.
The matter of shielding is local. It is your plasma TV or the SMPS in a piece of your equipment polluting the power. There is too much inductance for something your neighbor might be running to make much of a difference.
You have seen posts right here about "If I turn on my TV I can't get some FM stations" and shit like that. Well that is pretty local.
That is not to say there is no hash on the line as it comes in. I got threatened with banishment over the DC issue on isolation transformers, and I was right. But when that waveform is not sinusodial it can make for problems.
Newer equipment with SMPS doesn't really care, but when you got real iron in there it does make a difference. Devices with SMPS make more noise than they take in anyway. It simply is not an issue.
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