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#26257 - 06/04/03 05:40 PM expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
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Registered: 11/29/02
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Take a look at http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=110-439
You do get 1$ off per unit in quantity....

There's no mention if it is UL approved or not

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#26258 - 06/04/03 05:47 PM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
sparky Offline
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$147 ??

i wonder how they are selling?

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#26259 - 06/04/03 06:20 PM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
I don't think there is a need for a listing, there are probably none installed at $147.00. I mean unless you are buying a quantity to get the discount, who could afford one.

Roger

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#26260 - 06/04/03 06:22 PM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Looks like the price went down a bit since the December, 2002 discussion

P. S. Check out the 24 carat gold plated pliers (2nd photo from the top).

[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 06-04-2003).]

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#26261 - 06/04/03 06:32 PM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
Bjarney Offline
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Registered: 04/10/02
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There’s one hitch. You have to hook it up with QuadroKevulon-Sheathed Argon-Free Yttrium-Silver type ZHHHQ wire. {$47 a foot for 7¼-AWG.} Audiophool, indeed.

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#26262 - 06/04/03 08:50 PM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
Nick Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
Quote:
The mounting strap, rivets and grounding strip are gold plated, solid brass.



How could this possibly improve the performance of the receptacle?

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#26263 - 06/05/03 06:02 AM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
electure Offline


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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
But, even if I buy ZHHHQ wire, I've still got a #6 Al service drop to my place which will have to be replaced, along with the xfrmr, distribution lines, etc.
Nick, maybe the gold improves the grounding path for that "hard fault" which is bound to happen when the phool makes his own power supply cord?

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#26264 - 06/05/03 06:51 AM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
That's funny....

these discussions mirror what I've been seeing on the Use-Net newsgroup rec.antiques.radio+phono

hehehehe....

I'm all in favor of using hospital, spec and industrial grade receptacles in residential settings (last receptacle you'll ever buy), but this is just too damned much.

Is there an "official" designation for "Audio Grade" receptacles or was that blue star just someone's funky marketing tool?

I know the green dot is the industry standard designation for a hospital-grade wiring device.

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#26265 - 06/05/03 07:46 AM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Did somebody mention a gold transformer?

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#26266 - 06/05/03 10:49 AM Re: expensive audiophool gold plated duplex outlet, is it UL approved?
mamills Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
"...Oxygen-free copper plating."(from wa2ise's link)

Sounds like the designers/marketers of these receptacles are "oxygen-free" as well" .

I wonder how much a solid gold transformer would cost anyway...

Mike (mamills)

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