The RF Router MK 2
Upgrade your purchase with these options:
- Great value grounding solution with performance way beyond its price
- Use between equipment casework and the grounding point on one of our sockets, or to an external ground rod for even better performance
- Selective RF Filter technology
- High-quality, nickel-plated binding posts
Grounding the metal casework on your system, by running an earth cable to an earth terminal on your mains socket, PowerBlock or even an additional earth spike, can bring real sonic benefits. By introducing the RF Router to this setup you'll improve its effectiveness even more and, if you're using an earth rod, bring it up to current electrical wiring regulations.
Every system that incorporates an additional, external earth rod that is connected to the mains earth should use an RF Router fitted inline between the rod and the earthing point.
The RF Router can also be used very successfully even if you don’t use an external earth rod. Use it to link the casework grounds of your CD player and amplifier, for example, to the earth terminal on the front of our sockets, or our mains extensions, to ground casework ‘RF’.
The Router works by separating off RF grounding, effectively 'dumping' high frequency noise out of your system. In use in our systems, the RF Router brought about a surprisingly large improvement in sound quality giving a cleaner sound with less 'hash', more solid bass and better soundstage width and depth.
You will need cables to connect your component casework to the RF Router and to connect the RF Router to a grounding point. Click here for standard ground wires or, for even better performance, we recommend using our Technical Ground Weave - click here for details.
All RF Routers feature terminals that can accommodate multiple connections – Bananas, Spades and Cut & stripped.
This is extremely useful if your system consists of multiple power amps, subwoofers and our PowerBlocks which incorporate an earth terminal as we recommend these are connected directly to the Router.
Shown right, the Router can accommodate four, 4mm Banana plugs for example.
- Selective RF Filter technology
- Fitted Nickel plated binding posts
- Accepts cut & stripped, 4mm Banana and 6mm Spades
- Custom Carbon Fibre finish plastic casework
- Depth: 155mm inc. terminals; height: 37mm; width: 59mm
Don't forget! We’re confident in the performance of this product that it is covered by our 60 Day Home Trial with Money Back Guarantee. Buy the product and if you're not completely satisfied, you can return it within 2 months for a refund. For full details click here.
It took me about 10 mins to install the router between a SuperSocket earth terminal and my new earth rod. I'm really into acoustic guitar at the moment so my first choice of CD was Paco Pena's Fabulous Flamenco! and within the space of half a track I knew that whatever the router does and however it does it the result is quite astonishing.
My initial reaction was that the sound was just so "relaxed", as though some strain & stress had been taken out of the reproduction. I find the effect quite hard to describe, it's sort of subtle and profound all at the same time. The maestro's mastery of his instrument was transparent and the guitar gained both in texture & fine detail (if I didn't know better I'd say that it now sounded like two guitars playing rather than one!). I could hear more notes & decays were wonderfully prolonged.
I played the whole cd right through a couple of times, forgetting that I had intended to watch last night's World Cup match, and then indulged in a bit of Kraftwerk's Tour De France. I listened to that twice as well, finally going to bed at 2am quite beguiled by the whole experience.
Of course there is always a temptation to want to believe that having spent c£200 on an upgrade the result justifies the expenditure, but in this case I think that this understandably favourable expectation is entirely matched by the outcome. And if it is an illusion, it's a delight and it's got me convinced! As you predicted, I LOVE it! So, it's Rodrigo y Gabriela next... WOW!
Only last week I took delivery of your new AC-24 power supply and RF Router.
With the TT PSU, early impressions are of a more solid bass and improved detail across the whole soundstage. I expect this to improve further with time.
As for the RF Router, I can only say WOW!!! Having initially played the Stones Gimme Shelter to test the AC-24, I then connected the RF-Router between my Power Block with Ultra Sockets and external earth spike. From the opening bars of the same track, it revealed yet another layer of previously hidden information in the track. I was quite struck about two thirds of the way through to hear a piano accompaniment I've never heard before, and I've played this track hundreds of times. I've only ever heard it previously when seeing the band live in concert. Well, now I can hear it in the comfort of my own living room.