ctsooner Posted April 4, 2022 Share Posted April 4, 2022 Fun discussion. I'm just glad Richard knew the problem and is working on the answer. If you are able to do the dedicated circuit, it's probably well worth it. I had our townhouse built with two of them in the listening room and each has a separate copper rod grounding them. If someone tells me to make sure I separate the copper rods into the earth by more than 10 feet, I'm going to slit my wrists, hahahaha (some would actually appreciate that I think). I SEE a huge difference on my OLED TV when I plug it into it's own circuit or into the AQ Niagara. I also haven't had any ground loop issues either. I had those along with dirty electricity at a rental we had before moving here (over 18 years ago). In doing some basic listening, I think I'm going to plug the amps AND the Quatro's directly into the wall (AQ outlet) as it seems to sound a tad better, but if casually listening, you can't really tell. I'm now going to use the Hurricane power cords for the amp and speakers and then put Richard cords back in. When I changed the cords, I did all the cords, a new Niagara with a Dragon cord and the new Fire interconnect. Of course it all sounded BETTER. Now I can take my time and really see if the cords make a difference on Richards amps. The first round the other day didn't show a difference (I only did the Quatro's). Design of the amps may be so good that the CAD grounding devices may not make any difference and the cord may not make a difference either. Cords are much easier for me to make changes to or critically listen to. I have a friend coming over next week (wife gone for the week) to help me set up the Quatro's better as they are off a bit (so maybe I should wait on any cord decisions). On a positive note, I notice that the older I get, teh. more I want to listen to music and not play with they system. 🙂. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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