GR Research Power Cords

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Vince in TX

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Re: GR Research Power Cords
« Reply #140 on: 30 Sep 2021, 06:48 pm »
Just a tip for you...get a good rack and get that gear off the floor. The vibration that the speakers are putting into the floor from pressurizing the room have a notable impact on sound quality. Vibration causes the presentation to sound unclear, unfocused and blurred and slurred. And carpet is the worst material to put electronic amplification gear on, adding fuzziness and grain. Even an affordable stand from Pangea made of MDF will make a big difference.

Simply adding the feet to my subs and my X-Static speakers made a big difference in clarity.   I was surprised.   I didn't expect that getting them up off the carpet would make that big of a difference.   Now I'm going to look for a base for my Rythmik servo amps.

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Re: GR Research Power Cords
« Reply #141 on: 30 Sep 2021, 07:12 pm »
Now I'm going to look for a base for my Rythmik servo amps.

Build them. Attach outriggers to wood slabs...



Vince in TX

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« Reply #142 on: 30 Sep 2021, 07:14 pm »
Build them. Attach outriggers to wood slabs...



Oooh.   Where did you get your outriggers?

Early B.

Re: GR Research Power Cords
« Reply #143 on: 30 Sep 2021, 11:12 pm »

corndog71

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« Reply #144 on: 1 Oct 2021, 01:28 am »
I got these for my X-Statiks.  They worked well with the Isoacoustics Gaia III.

https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-OA-4-Outrigger-Speaker-Spike-Set-with-Steel-Base-4-Pcs-240-771

Stephen Scharf

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Re: GR Research Power Cords
« Reply #145 on: 2 Oct 2021, 08:06 pm »
Simply adding the feet to my subs and my X-Static speakers made a big difference in clarity.   I was surprised.   I didn't expect that getting them up off the carpet would make that big of a difference.   Now I'm going to look for a base for my Rythmik servo amps.

Yes, it's impressive the improvement it can make. I put some of Norm Varney of A/V Roomservice EVPs under my REL sub, and it made a significant improvement to the system because it kept vibration the sub from coupling mechanically to the floor, which then couples mechanically to the drywall, and then drywall resonates at...70 Hz. Adding the EVPs brought one of the most notable improvements I've made because it made the room...quieter.

Hobbsmeerkat

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Re: GR Research Power Cords
« Reply #146 on: 7 Oct 2021, 01:24 am »
Had a little fun this evening.
Spent a bit of the evening playing with a couple power cables on the Tsakiridis tube preamp.

Gear:
Surface Pro 3
Holo Spring DAC with B24
Tsakiridis Alexander tube preamp
GK10 battery chip amp.
NX-Studio + servo sub stands.

I tested the B16 to start vs a generic power cord & an Audio Art cable, same as the ones I tested in previous posts on the DAC.

Generic cable:
It was like looking thru a fogged and smudged window. Everything sounded unfocused and vague.. if not a little muddy in more layered tracks.
The depth of the soundstage collapsed quite a lot. There is still plenty of width, but there's no depth.

Audio Art Cable:
Much cleaner overall compared to the generic cord, no fogginess, but still rather "unfocused" compared to the B16.
I can start picking out some of the depth and details better. But it lacks the crispness. Things that sound like a spiral on the B16, instead sound like a zig-zag, so definitely getting closer, but still not quite there.

B-16:
Clean and crisp with plenty of depth and layering within the soundstage. I can't complain about it.. yet...  :lol:
Its easy so visualize what's happening in the song and "see" the imagry it paints.

I wouldn't mind testing a B24 in the future as well, but I only have one at the moment on the DAC.
I think we may have a burned-in unit I can borrow & compare it to..
Maybe that's something I can do this weekend.