The Mains – it’s your primary source

Clean mains is crucial

The new Quiescent streamer sets such a high performance bar that it has made us re-evaluate system vulnerabilities, including the importance of ‘clean’ mains. It means we’re learning a lot ourselves from the listening experiences coupled with existing knowledge.

HiRez Taga block with UK 13A sockets, also available with Continental sockets. The block includes high-level, non-intrusive filtration and drains vibration from all components plugged into it.

It’s like a litmus test: because we know the streamer’s capabilities we hear immediately if a customer’s system is pulling it down.  Mains supplies and their problems are much more complex than might appear.  A simple filter and one or two decent cables will not be enough in a high-performance system.  Properly powered, a simpler system can transcend the performance of one with expensive components on mediocre mains quality.
It’s always been our standard advice – start with the mains.  In reality that is your primary source.  Improving major components too often serves only to show up the damage done by contaminated mains, especially when treated by ‘filtration’ techniques that introduce other problems.
Upgrading the big boxes is tempting but they won’t reward their cost unless the ‘fuel’ is clean.

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