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Rob, are the dimmers are different circuits than your equipment and still causing noise?

 

Someone needs to make audiophile dimmers. Personally, I hate them.  But, my wife is always using them since she doesn't like a lot of light.  In my big room I keep the dimmers off.

post #5087 of 10644
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Rob, are the dimmers are different circuits than your equipment and still causing noise?

 

Someone needs to make audiophile dimmers. Personally, I hate them.  But, my wife is always using them since she doesn't like a lot of light.  In my big room I keep the dimmers off.

 

Amazingly, yes.  I have a dedicated 20A  "home run" to my panel for the hifi - and it still happens.  That dimmer somehow pollutes every circuit in the house.

post #5088 of 10644
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

Rob, are the dimmers are different circuits than your equipment and still causing noise?

 

Someone needs to make audiophile dimmers. Personally, I hate them.  But, my wife is always using them since she doesn't like a lot of light.  In my big room I keep the dimmers off.

 

There are audiophile or what I would call studio quality dimmers but they are not cheap. Here is a link to the Luxtrol brand which is used in some professional recording studios.

 

http://www.musson.com/luxtrol-wbd800-wall-box-dimmer.html

 

That is one of their cheaper models. You may find one cheaper on Ebay. They will not fit in a standard wall outlet box. These are variacs designed to put in the wall not the SCR type that chops off the AC waveform that you can buy at Home Depot. There are some SCR types with a lot of control circuitry  that might work but I have not investigate them. Each time someone mention noise issues with dimmers it bring up bad memories I had with the dimmers in the past. Other methods like using track lights with switchable banks may work in some setups.

post #5089 of 10644

You can also try some other form of damping, like increasing the transformer mass by putting a weight on top.

post #5090 of 10644

Really? Is that safe? what do you suggest to put on it stavros?

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post #5092 of 10644
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You can also try some other form of damping, like increasing the transformer mass by putting a weight on top.

I did that. I put a potted palm tree on top of it and it shook all of its leaves off of the tree. ;)

post #5093 of 10644
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Look into Mapleshade products:

 

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/departments.asp?dept=103

 

 

 

I have my OTL one of their blocks. I did some tapping on the desk while the amp was on and off of the block and it did reduce the vibration noise.

post #5094 of 10644
I think I should add $100.00 BS charge to all amps
post #5095 of 10644

Only if it decreases sonic resonance by .05%!!

Then it might be worth $200.00

post #5096 of 10644

I'm listening to my Glenn Amp 300B mono blocks. Sweet as candy. (Can you believe that, Stavros?)

post #5097 of 10644

I like it Clayton, sweet and wonderful as honey!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am trying out some nice NOS Ken Rad and RCA 6C8G in original boxes using Glenn wonderful 6F8G adapters

 

 

 from Roy and Dale Rogalski. It costs me just $4.75 per tube and that includes shipping. Alright!

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I really like this...

 

LL

 

I need to save up some cash so I can buy some product from the studio - stamped & shipped! :wink_face:

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I really like this...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
LL

 

I need to save up some cash so I can buy some product from the studio - stamped & shipped! :wink_face:

 

 

Well liked indeed! I will agree on the savings bit. I have a plan up my sleeve. :evil:

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