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#19351 - 12/25/02 03:09 PM Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
I've heard of Specification Grade, Hospital Grade, Commercial Grade, Residential Grade, etc. , but this is a new one on me:

And take a look the price--over $150 each! And to think that these "wonder devices" are going to be hooked up to plain old garden-variety copper wires, and stuffed into common metal and plastic outlet boxes! The horror of it all! [Linked Image]

Now if somebody would come out with pure silver triple-shielded romex and breaker panels with gold plated busbars, we could start to cash in on the "audiophool" crowd. They apparently have more money than common sense....

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#19352 - 12/25/02 04:16 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
CTwireman  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
It looks like a plain old Leviton spec grade recept that they gold plated.

Like wirenut said, they need to invent oxygen-free copper Romex next. [Linked Image]


#19353 - 12/25/02 05:29 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
spyder  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 210
Does anyone know where I can get blinker fluid for my car?

#19354 - 12/25/02 05:58 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
How does that go again... "Sucker born every....."


#19355 - 12/25/02 09:54 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
I have an obsessed audiophile homeowner. He had me install a dedicated recep for his system and insisted that I use a hospital grade outlet. I'm sure if he knew about this, he have me upgrade it. He already wants me to put in a higher grade circuit panel and copper SER. He decided to wait when I pointed out the cost and the fact that his electrical system is only as good as the weakest link. If we replace the inside wiring, but the POCO still has old wire, how much good is it?

#19356 - 12/25/02 10:39 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
rhagfo  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43
Portland, OR. USA
I know that most of you carry tunes with you on the job site, lets just all make up $178.00 extension cords so you can get the best music out of that $50.00 CD player!!!

I think I would wonder about putting $0.33 a foot 14 AWG cable on $170.00 worth of cord caps!!! I would think at $84.80 per end you could get these people to spend at least a $1.00 per foot for the cable!

Device end $84.80;DS_ID=3&Product_ID=15546&DID=7

Plug end $84.80;DS_ID=3&Product_ID=15548&DID=7

Cord $8.30;DS_ID=3&Product_ID=14795&DID=7

#19357 - 12/26/02 12:10 AM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
Just be sure the transformer on the pole is one of these:

[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 12-25-2002).]

#19358 - 12/26/02 07:14 AM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
A fool and his money.....

Let's not forget the in-car mob either who insist on $5/ft. audio cables and gold-plated battery terminals.

#19359 - 12/26/02 07:37 PM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
Bjarney  Offline
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Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
TG — That transformer looks like one of those groovy new high-end types with infinite-hysteresis, nitrogen-free aluminum windings.

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 12-26-2002).]

#19360 - 12/27/02 12:19 AM Re: Audio grade receptacles?!?!  
ThinkGood  Offline
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Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
Not only that, but it's fiber optics ready!

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