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In Reply to: RE: Carbon Fiber AC Outlet Wall Plate posted by Duster on April 20, 2017 at 17:12:27
I certainly agree with the advice to ignore trolls. This is just one of many, many instances in hifi where some people are willing to try a tweak and hear a difference, and others are not willing to try it because they already "know" it can't make a difference. That is just their loss, in my opinion.
My only experimentation with wall plates is with a Furutech GTX-D NCF outlet which I bought as a combo package with the aluminum wall bracket and NCF carbon fiber plate. I have only used the parts together so can't say which part is responsible for what change in sound. But I can say the package as a whole makes a significant change in sound. Where I might differ with some other comments and reviews is that I don't find the changes to be all that major or dramatic. When my equipment is plugged into the Furutech outlet, the music is a little cleaner and more detailed than with a standard builder grade outlet, but also somewhat smaller sounding. An overall improvement, but not so much that I have been tempted to buy another one.
While I'm not questioning the veracity of your personal evaluation, that is a remarkable finding. I can detect clear if not profound differences between each and every AC outlet in my experience, and the Oyaide WPC-Z simply takes the presentation of any AC outlet to the next level of betterment, of which I'm sure the Furutech aluminum wall bracket with NCF carbon fiber plate is equal to in performance.
I am not sure what part of my comments you find "remarkable." I did say the Furutech outlet combo made a "significant" change in sound quality, just that the changes were not "all that major or dramatic." Is it the magnitude of change that you find remarkable? Or the fact that I hear some disadvantages (a "smaller" sound) as well as good things?
For what it's worth, I suspect my wall power is cleaner than most folks since I live in a rural area without many neighbors and no industrial customers to contaminate the power line.
Remarkable is just an old-school term meaning surprise, nothing personal as to your findings. Perhaps it's just my terminology and expressiveness.
I find the Furutech NCF Rhodium provides an expanded soundstage while sounding very focused. Synergy is also a primary factor in this matter.
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