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In Reply to: RE: Using Rochelle salt to absorb EMI from your homes AC line to supercharge your audio system performance posted by SgreenP@MSN.com on December 03, 2023 at 12:31:35
Look forward to reading or knowing how it works for you. If you have questions, just ask here or in that thread where the DIY post is. Have fun, it is a very simple but interesting project.
Do you have a suggestion as to where I get the scale....thanks
Fastest is from Amazon. You want a .01 precision digital scale. I got mine from Aliexpress (pic is of my scale), lower price but have to wait 2 weeks vs a few days from Amazon. Mine is a 500g max weight, .01 accuracy. Below is a link to a Amazon option, which I do not own so look at the reviews. I will also provide a link to the small zip lock bags I use and purchased from Amazon and Rochelle salt I use but available from Amazon.
Amazon .01 precision scale option:
Amazon bags I use (NOTE: this project only needs the 2 smaller sizes):
Rochelle salt I use but sold on Amazon (I buy 1-2 lb at a time from eBay):
* 4oz ($10.99 includes shipping):
* 8oz ($14.29 includes shipping):
Couldn't agree more. I had to redo all the plates I had previously treated because I "thought" the scale I use for coffee roasting would be good enough. Well, it wasn't even close and that's on me. The first key step for a successful Rochelle salt tweak is to get a scale accurate to .1 gram. They're not that expensive as already noted.
Glad you figured a way to implement the tweak. I have a few questions for you that may also help others contemplating the tweak or is utilizing the tweak:
* how much Rochelle salt are you using at the Hot and Ground sides of the junctions?
* have you treated all junctions in your home or just some?
* what are you hearing from your system after implementing the tweak? Basically what has the tweak done for you?
Thanks for the feedback! I shared this tweak hoping as many people as possible got to experience it.
1.Used the 1 gram(hot) .5 gram (neutral) formula.
2.33 duplex and single switch plates treated.(probably 80%-90% of what's possible in a 1360 sq. ft. house)
3. Listening sessions have been limited and I haven't even listened in my smaller room set up yet. So briefly after listening to 3 or 4 CD's in my larger set up... lower noise floor, increased clarity, better separation of instruments and vocals in the soundstage...IOW, a little less confusion when things get complex. Individual vocals and instruments that are highlighted in a recording seem to "pop" and be more vivid.
This all said, much more listening is in order in both systems to possibly come up with a more accurate assessment, but I certainly hear no downside at this point.
Meaning is your system more resolving now? And what does "IOW" mean?
IOW = "in other words"
Yes, initially more resolving as I've hinted already. That said, I just went thru a major flooring project and with the rooms empty, it made access to duplex and switch plates a lot easier. Now with everything put back together,(finally) I'll have more time to further evaluate the effects of this tweak in both systems. Thx for your discovery and input in regard to this project.
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