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Old 05-20-2019, 08:18 PM
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I use hospital grade. I had the wiring done by a good friend who is also an electrician. He has since moved. It was done probably 12-13 years ago. He ran the no.10 wire 20 amp lines and installed very high quality hospital grade outlets: 4 of them. They have excellent grip but not too much. When you plug the cord in it has no tendency to move. It is tight.
Just an FYI, Hospital grade outlets are very poor for Audio gear/reproduction. They are also quite inexpensive by comparison $30 vs Furutech GTX-D NCF @ $550 each (universally regarded as the best)

I’m only mentioning this because you have left no other stone unturned.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:31 PM
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Incredible system Charles, I love that you even addressed the floor support system.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:49 AM
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Many many thanks everyone! At some point in the near future I will take Ivan's suggestion and upgrade my outlets. It would be quite easy to do.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:00 AM
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Just an FYI, Hospital grade outlets are very poor for Audio gear/reproduction. They are also quite inexpensive by comparison $30 vs Furutech GTX-D NCF @ $550 each (universally regarded as the best)

I’m only mentioning this because you have left no other stone unturned.
Ivan, thank you so much for the advice. I have an electrician coming to wire some attic ventilators this Friday. I will probably go with the AQ NGR Edison Wall Duplex Outlet by AQ. I'm going to see if I can get AQ to overnight to my dealer tomorrow and save a service charge. As you know I don't debate that the Shunyata USB sounds better than the AQ USB's. Likewise, I am sure the Furutech superior to the Edison. However, I desire all AQ and not to mix. I appreciate your advice and interest in my system so very very much. This website is very much like a fraternity of which I was a member in college. We all shared a special bond and certainly, you are the president of this one and a very benign and wise leader.

I will post pics. My son posts them so it may be a little while between installation and the post.

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Old 05-22-2019, 12:07 PM
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Ivan, I spoke to my friend at AQ. I was going to ask him to overnight me the Edison outlets so they would arrive before Friday. We had a 20 minute discussion. He is aware of all my Audioquest and was the one who recommended all my upgrades. He saved me a lot of money because I would have done some things that were expensive that did not need be done and other things that I would not have done that needed done. Bottom line without going into a lot of detail as to why, he said enjoy my system. He said that although the Edison outlets were technically superior, he felt I should leave well enough alone. Hum and hiss are strange. I have no hum or hiss at full volume all inputs with ear next to speaker tuner excepted, period. So I'm going to stop. Sometimes the best can turn out to be the enemy of the better.
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