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post #16 of 40
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Originally posted by morphsci
You might want to check out the fencing area. They use them around here a lot for electric fences to keep the horses in and the rif-raf (Hey! That's me!) out.
LOL! Thanks -- I'll look for them at a place that sells electric fence stuff. Oy.
post #17 of 40
To get an idea what they look like, check out the back of an older (pre WW2) house where the power and telephone lines are attached to the house.

I have screwed them into blocks of wood and laying on my audio rack and then route my interconnects through them. I go crazy for that mad scientist/Tesla/retro look!
post #18 of 40
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Originally posted by timoteus
I have screwed them into blocks of wood and laying on my audio rack and then route my interconnects through them. I go crazy for that mad scientist/Tesla/retro look!
timoteus, if you have a digital camera, can you kindly take a picture or two or three? I'd like to see these things.
post #19 of 40
I wish I had a digital camera, but sadly, I live in the stone age and am hammering on my keyboard with a rock. (fire bad)

I could see if I can get a part number for you at my local Ace hardware store if that would help.
post #20 of 40
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Originally posted by timoteus
I wish I had a digital camera, but sadly, I live in the stone age and am hammering on my keyboard with a rock. (fire bad)

I could see if I can get a part number for you at my local Ace hardware store if that would help.
"fire bad"....LOL

timoteus, if it's not too much trouble, I'd very much appreciate it if you could get a part number. We have Ace Hardware stores around here too, so this would likely help me find what it is you're using.

How much are these things, by the way?
post #21 of 40
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Originally posted by roos
can we see a pic of ur new setup?
roos,

I just noticed your post -- I apologize for the delayed response. I will try to take some pictures this weekend. There isn't too much different to look at since the last pics I took, but I'll take the pics of the few things that have changed. I've taken to hiding my Brick Wall behind a bunch of pictures. I've also put the ferrites back on (even on my headphone cords -- for these, I hunted around the office, taking those little ferrites off my co-workers' ethernet PC card dongles). Also, there's now a BP-3 balanced power isolator down in the footwell under my desk, and a new BPT power cord coming out of my Max. And, of course, these new plastic hooks that I hope to replace with cool ceramic thingies to avoid the utility room look of these hooks.
post #22 of 40
I'll try and slip into the store tomorrow after work. The insulators are cheap. Maybe a couple dollars apiece. I'll see if I can find the proper name also.

If your local Ace store doesn't carry these you can have them look it up on the computer or microfiche to see a picture and check the specs.
post #23 of 40
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Originally posted by timoteus
I'll try and slip into the store tomorrow after work.
timoteus,

Oh, man, if it's too much trouble, don't even worry about it. I thought you meant you could lift the number right off a receipt or something. Don't make any special trip -- just next time you happen to go there is good. I'll maybe make a trip to my local Ace store this weekend and see if I can find these things.
post #24 of 40
Not a problem Jude. That's what's good about a small town. Both my jobs (one of which is at Ace on the weekends) the post office, gas station and everything else is within three blocks of my house!
post #25 of 40
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Not a problem Jude. That's what's good about a small town. Both my jobs (one of which is at Ace on the weekends) the post office, gas station and everything else is within three blocks of my house!
Fantastic! Thanks in advance then!
post #26 of 40

Light/Heavy Duty Wireholder

This is what I found:

Ace #30472 - 1 11/16" (length) light duty wireholder
Ace# 30473 - 2 1/4" heavy duty wireholder

I'm not sure if the smaller wireholder has a hole large enough to thread through two interconnects. They were out of stock and so I just pulled the number off of the empty box.

The manufacturer is Adalet. Their parts numbers are 60416 & 60222.

Good luck Jude. It's the thrill of the hunt!

post #27 of 40
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timoteus,

That was very kind of you to go and get those numbers and the info for me, man. Thank you very much.
post #28 of 40
jude
It's another weekend........
In anticipation
crk
post #29 of 40
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Originally posted by crk
jude
It's another weekend........
In anticipation
crk
LOL! No tweaks planned for this weekend, crk.

I will, however, start auditioning/reviewing some new interconnects (and even some power cables) very soon. I'll be trying several different interconnects in the $300 to $900 per meter-pair price range. I'll also likely be trying power cords in the $200 to $800 (for six feet) price range.

This will be something I will be doing over a period of time, not necessarily all at once.

The idea is to find worthy replacements for my current Tara Labs RSC Reference Gen 2 interconnects -- to see what advantages some of the more expensive, highly regarded interconnects may have. Also, having had BPT's C-7 power cord in my system for a little while now -- and noticing mild sonic improvements over my Quail Hospital Grade power cord -- I am interested in hearing what advantages, if any, a sampling of decidedly more upscale power cords may present.

Again, this could take a while, but I'll have as much fun with it as I can, and hopefully pass on some information that may be helpful along the way.
post #30 of 40
Jude, I whole heartly recommend Van Den Hul "The First Ultimate". At $500-ish for 1 metre pair, they come within your budget nicely.
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