I went to Filtronique today, and I tried the shunyata hydra 4 power conditionner. For the time I was there, it seemed to have a good effect on sound quality, adding a bit of detail in the treble and made everything more focused. Take this with a grain of salt, because the guy told me the power line was so bad you could easily hear sonic differences from turning the fan on and off in the bathroom... But, it seems it can make some difference nonetheless.
The good news is that he was also in charge of the group who will be attending the SSI, and I proposed him the same deal I made with the head-fi vendors: if he allows us to borrow some gear during the meet, we'll have it identified as sponsorised gear and use it in our setups.
He was quite interested indeed, but was uncertain about some stuff. So, he asked me, "Ok, you guys want some shunyata stuff, but how do you want to expose it?" To which I say, "Explain please?". And the answer came smoothly,
"Well, how many do you want? If you want to fill your room with hydras, I need to know how many you need...."
... (me breathless for a couple of seconds)
"Hmmmm, that's quite nice, but we might have at least 4-5 setups at the time in the room."
"Well, in the basement, we have (then waves his arms meaning "an awful lot ") of those..."
I took the guy's card, and gave him my infos as well. Seems like we might have some power conditioning to try-out at the meet. It's not 100% yet but he really was enthousiastic about us making some branding for his shop (which I will surely make if he lends us those hydras) and trying himself the hydras on headphones to see if it made a good difference in our setups.