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#189477 - 10/10/09 09:50 AM WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle
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I saw this and my BS meter pegged and is now broken. When I noticed the price each of $147.72, I almost fell over. Anyone here ever installed one of these?

WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle

I did a search here and found another post from 2003 on the subject, so apparently these have been around for quite a while now.
Has there been any further testing done in the last six years to verify the credibility or advantage in using these receptacles for audio applications?

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#189478 - 10/10/09 10:16 AM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: KJay]
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Did you read the reviews?
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#189479 - 10/10/09 11:57 AM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: gfretwell]
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Tried, but the link for the WattGate in the old post says, "File not found".
I did find a "review" by a supposed audiophile that says it provides "synergy" to their system... whatever that implies with regard to this application.

That's why I asked if there "Has there been any further testing done in the last six years to verify the credibility or advantage in using these receptacles for audio applications?"
I haven't found anything yet though and it sounds like I probably won't.

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#189480 - 10/10/09 01:02 PM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: KJay]
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EDIT:
Just to clarify... did you mean the reviews on the link I gave?
If so, I'm not sure what to make of those. They appear to be a bit confusing, since some of them seem negative or even sarcastic, but then they go and rate the item with high marks. This seems to negate using them for any real comparative purpose.
Possibly this is just their way of indicating what a joke the receptacle is and that it shouldn't be taken seriously.

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#189485 - 10/10/09 07:24 PM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: KJay]
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I wonder if there is an entry in the DSM-IV for people who spend $150 on a duplex outlet, in the hopes that it will make their sound system better. People who believe that spending hundreds of dollars on gold-plated everything will make their system sound better than using el-cheapo cables must be suffering from some kind of mental dysfunction. Maybe they truly hear a difference, or their invisble audio friend tells them it's much better.

Perhaps this could be a study for someone going for a Masters/PhD in psychology; do blind-tests with audio systems connected with gold-plated components, versus stuff bought at Dollar Tree.
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#189487 - 10/10/09 09:17 PM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: noderaser]
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The reviews are awesome. The reviews, alone, are worth five stars.

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#189492 - 10/11/09 09:53 AM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: twh]
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That was some of the most comical reading I have enjoyed in a while. I commend the creative juices of the raters.LOL
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#189493 - 10/11/09 11:09 AM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: KJay]
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Originally Posted By: KJay
I saw this and my BS meter pegged and is now broken. When I noticed the price each of $147.72, I almost fell over. Anyone here ever installed one of these?

WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle

I did a search here and found another post from 2003 on the subject, so apparently these have been around for quite a while now.
Has there been any further testing done in the last six years to verify the credibility or advantage in using these receptacles for audio applications?

These are an easy sell when you have customers who buy their speaker cables here. http://www.higherfi.com/cables/1

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#189496 - 10/11/09 05:47 PM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: KJay]
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Originally Posted By: KJay

Has there been any further testing done in the last six years to verify the credibility or advantage in using these receptacles for audio applications?

Hmmm,
I wouldn't imagine it's that easy to test both smoke and mirrors with the same test instrument. aspirin
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#189502 - 10/12/09 04:13 AM Re: WattGate 381 Audio Grade Receptacle [Re: Trumpy]
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Those reviews are Hilarious!!! yay crazy clap

Saved both pages (web pages) of reviews as PDFs.

Think I will include them with the next submittal package, just for fun!!! wink
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