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post #3466 of 4975

what, is it????

 

i meant the nominal voltage for Australia use to be 240v. it is now officially 230v.

post #3467 of 4975
I'm not sure for Australia, but +10% on 230v allows for voltages up to 253 volts.
post #3468 of 4975
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

 

Shouldnt it be 230V (+10%, -6%)

 

 

The majority of grids are still on 240V but officially the standard is 230V.

 

My fluke reads 247V from my wall....

post #3469 of 4975

I thought it was from the power point..... tee heee     

post #3470 of 4975
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

nothing a fully regulated power supply, such as the one in the BHSE, can't change into pure DC

 

 

Just like some people have experienced with the BHSE tubes, there is a difference between what should happen and what does happen.

 

Despite me living in a quiet village, many miles from the nearest city or industrial area, and having a dedicated line, and with the BHSE's overkill power supply, it can still be improved with a carefully chosen power conditioner and power cord.

 

But before all the skeptics start wading in, I do recommend that people shouldn't really change anything in advance of the BHSE. Get the BHSE and 009 (or fave alternative) and just enjoy it for what it is. If you find it's perfect, then for goodness sake LEAVE IT ALONE.

 

But if you think there's more to be had, or are just a compulsive audiophile junkie, then you really can take to it to another level [sorry], and your wallet will hate you for it.

post #3471 of 4975
Hello Attormey "...a carefully chosen power conditioner " Can you recommend one or two? PSAudio, Accuphase? Best regards
post #3472 of 4975
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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post

Hello Attormey "...a carefully chosen power conditioner " Can you recommend one or two? PSAudio, Accuphase? Best regards

I have always used Shunyatas (10 years now). I did A/B comparisons with the conditioner in and out and it always wins, giving a greater sense of ease, especially in the highs/upper mids w/o compromising the bass or resolution overall and with no roll off. If you have the money, the Triton is the best, but the V-Ray is very good also.

post #3473 of 4975

Phil95, I don't want to highjack this thread,other that to say the BHSE sound can be improved by PLCs, but if you search this forum for "Audience AR4" you'll come across my (rather eccentric) review from a few years back, with some general thoughts on the matter and other makes discussed. Can't stop at moment to find it myself., 

post #3474 of 4975
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I have always used Shunyatas (10 years now). I did A/B comparisons with the conditioner in and out and it always wins, giving a greater sense of ease, especially in the highs/upper mids w/o compromising the bass or resolution overall and with no roll off. If you have the money, the Triton is the best, but the V-Ray is very good also.


My experience also, especially with the Triton.  

post #3475 of 4975
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


My experience also, especially with the Triton.  

Yep, I didn't want so sound like too much of a fanboy, but the Triton is one of those "best purchases ever" that is an absolute permanent addition to my system

and is well worth its high price.


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/15/13 at 10:17am
post #3476 of 4975
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Yep, I didn't want so sound like too much of a fanboy, but the Triton is one of those "best purchases ever" that is an absolute permanent addition to my system

and is well worth its high price.

Oh god, another very expensive thing to get on top of my BHSE and Stax 007 and 009.. Please someone, tell me that this is like cables: some people use them, others just don't!


Edited by satorarepotenet - 6/15/13 at 10:38am
post #3477 of 4975

Ok then, some people use them and some people don't.

The people that don't use them, I guess have never tried a really good one. 

You do realise of course, that once you've got your really expensive power conditioner, you can improve it still further with a better power cord smile_phones.gif. It's never ending.

 

But don't worry, if you can't stand the idea of this, just ignore it, like many do.

post #3478 of 4975
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Originally Posted by satorarepotenet View Post

Oh god, another very expensive thing to get on top of my BHSE and Stax 007 and 009.. Please someone, tell me that this is like cables: some people use them, others just don't!


Some people use them, others just don't.

post #3479 of 4975
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Originally Posted by satorarepotenet View Post

Oh god, another very expensive thing to get on top of my BHSE and Stax 007 and 009.. Please someone, tell me that this is like cables: some people use them, others just don'the 'law of diminishing returns' applies

The law of diminishing returns applies to all this stuff of course.  I had good (meaning audible) results with the APC H10BLK power conditioner for less than $500.  I'd put the money into good xlr interconnects, like Audio Quest Columbia, before an expensive power conditioner. 

post #3480 of 4975
IMO I don't think the likes of the BHSE needs any improvement, but I do have a power purifier.
I got it so I could plug all my audio gear into, surge protection although I'm not sure if in the UK that's needed, but it' there just in case, and aesthetics.
If it did add to the SQ then that was a bonus.
I did tell myself I could hear an improvement but that was to justify it's cost, because I can't say for sure I could hear any difference in the SQ.
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