Why Should I Upgrade my Power?
Like petrol in a car, electricity is the 'juice' that makes your system work. And, like petrol, if that 'juice' is dirty or polluted, things don't work as well as they should... no matter how good the system.
This is why it's vitally important to get your power supply sorted first, before you improve anything else. If you start with your interconnects and speaker cables you could be making things worse because higher quality cables will be able to reveal any problems further back in the chain. Get the power right, though, and better cables 'upstream' will only bring benefits.
The Hi-Fi Establishment was, for many years, quite dismissive of the importance of clean power on sound quality. Back in 1986, we introduced our first audiophile mains cable, which was the first commercially availble cable of this type in the UK - that gives you an idea of where the industry was back then.
The attitude had been that as long as you connect 230 volts to your system (in the UK), the sound quality you get depends on the quality of the equipment itself. Fortunately, things have changed and most people in the industry now recognise the importance of a clean electrical supply for the efficient performance of a Hi-Fi system.
Get the best from your Hi-Fi - whatever the level
It is widely accepted that poor mains quality ruins the sound of even the best equipment. In fact, the better the equipment the bigger the difference.
On the other hand, even the most modest system benefits enormously from good mains. An example of the importance of mains quality to sound quality is the effect that a high quality mains cable can have on even lowly portable stereos. If you can hear that on the lowest of the low in Hi-Fi terms (and in our experience, you can) then just think how much bigger the difference will be on better equipment.
We believe that the quality of your mains power is absolutely fundamental to the reproduction of music. We say ‘fundamental’ because electricity is the source of all the sounds from a system and the quality of the sound depends directly upon the quality of the power.
Give it a go...
The best way to to assess the difference upgrading your mains can make, is to try some upgrades yourself and trust your own ears. You can avoid any risk by taking advantage of our 60-Day Money-back Guarantee to trial our various options.
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