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    Administrator Tracy Rainwater's Avatar
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    Sep 2003

    Japanese Audiophiles Installing Private Power Transformers

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    How far are you willing to go, to get the ultimate AV performance? Why stop at buying high end speakers, amps, and preamps?

    Apparently some Japanese audiophiles are taking AV performance seriously. Gizmodo is reporting that some are installing their own power pole and transformer to get the ultimate in clean power for their systems.

    Takeo Morita, a retired lawyer in Japan.....realized that electromagnetic interference from his neighbors’ appliances was propagating through their shared power lines, reducing the quality of the sound he was getting.

    The solution was to receive power more directly from his local power grid, which required the installation of his own private utility pole. With upgraded wiring, a better transformer, and an improved circuit breaker, the upgrade can run close to $40,000, not including what your local power company decides to charge you for the privilege of private power.
    Now, I'm all about getting better sound but I'll leave this option to someone else to test. I've heard people joke about how bad California's power can be. So David and Jerry, when is your personal power pole and transformer being delivered?

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    Senior Member TrippleJ's Avatar
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    Aug 2002

    That is taking it to the next level. lol!
    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    Senior Member Lefisc's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    New York

    Home theatre reaches new heights.
    Surround Pre-Amp
    : Krell 707 3D; Amp: (center) Krell 400e; Amp Fronts Krell 600e; SACD: Krell Cipher; FM: Day Sequerra FM Reference; Blu-Ray: Oppo BDP 205; Speakers: Revel Ultima Salon 2; Center: Revel Voice 2; Rear/Back: Revel W990/Krell S1500 amp; Subs: 2 SVS SB-13 Ultra; Turntable: VPI 19 Mk 4 w/Tonearm SME 309 & Audioquest 401i; HDTV: Verizon; Projector: JVC DLA-RS 3000; Screen: Stewart Studio Tek 100; Internet Radio: Sonos; Remote: MX850; Pioneer Elite LDS-2 Laser Disc

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    Moderator jerrich's Avatar
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    Feb 2001
    Abq, NM, USA

    Are they on Amazon yet?

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    Owner-Publisher Jerry Del Colliano's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    West Los Angeles, California

    You said pole.


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