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Posted on November 5, 2023 at 05:49:53
aupiho
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Hello,

Vibrations are a plague in audio even for wallplugs. I've to modify my in wall ac cabling and wonder if horizontal or vertical wallplates could do a difference in sound... Any thought?

 

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RE: horizontal or vertical wallplate?, posted on November 5, 2023 at 07:46:47
Sondek
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Get yourself one of these and put the issue behind you.





 

RE: horizontal or vertical wallplate?, posted on November 5, 2023 at 18:14:29
Chris K.
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I'm certain that the Oyaide recommended is excellent, though a bit pricey. I found a Chinese generic carbon fiber wall plate that I paid around $20 for last year. After having tried numerous others made of various materials, I found this one to be far and away the best. I have no idea if vertical or horizontal positioning can make a difference, but certainly plate materials do change the sound.

 

RE: horizontal or vertical wallplate?, posted on November 6, 2023 at 06:51:43
Sondek
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The often overlooked feature of the Oyaide is the decoupling of the outlet from the wall stud via the Au frame. That's where the real magic of the WPZ comes from - reducing vibrations transmitted to the outlet. The CF plate is icing on the cake.

 

RE: horizontal or vertical wallplate?, posted on November 11, 2023 at 23:51:57
aupiho
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The carbon wall plate seems to be au good idée but doesn't exist for EU/Schuko plugs

 

RE: horizontal or vertical wallplate?, posted on November 12, 2023 at 17:36:54
Sondek
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It appears that Furutech makes a very similar product for Schuko outlets.

About halfway down the attached link there's some info about them.

 

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