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MegaClamps use components culled from the communications industry which are more effective at absorbing mains spike activity than anything we have tested before. The MegaClamp component is mounted in a 'wall-wart' type plug which simply needs to be plugged into a grounded power socket close to your Hi-Fi system. A spare socket in your mains extension is ideal.
The MegaClamp is also an optional upgrade on our MiniPurifier mains conditioner, saving you money and space.
The MegaClamp is fitted as standard to all new PowerBlock mains extensions.
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Spikes are caused by things such as lightning strikes, power outages, tripped circuit breakers, fluorescent lights, refrigerators and washing machines switching on and off. The quality and severity of spike activity varies during the day, and from day to day. Even with well-designed equipment, spikes or transients – if regular – can and will prematurely stress and wear out critical mains-connected parts and their insulation.
In our opinion, high voltage spikes can also cause audible degradation of Hi-Fi sound by their effect on a Hi-Fi system's power supply and by raising the background noise level in amplification circuits. The spikes saturate the core of the mains transformer, preventing normal transformer operation during the period of each spike and causing distortion to the waveform. Mains spikes reduce the capacity of the power supply by 'strangling' the transformer operation producing subjective effects on an amplifier like softened bass and increased high frequency distortion.