| Romy the Cat wrote:|
| I know that this post will be lost in the jungles of my site and I am OK with it. Those who follow my site regularly will have a chance to read it not to mention that for me a message is not what heard by other what I managed to express. My message needs to have a preface.|
I do not spend too much effort to convince regular readers of my site that there is a lot on audio that I truly hate, I truly do. It is not some kind of blind maddening blind hate but rather a very healthy feeling of disgust to something very specific coming from a quite discriminating on a subject mind. So, among many very specific hates that I can diagnose myself there is one that I call “the hate of singular reason in audio”.
I truly hate when people come to my listening room, like the result, and then run to but the same cartridge I use, or the same driver I use or the same cable elevator I used. On this unfortunate stupidity is a based the entire stupid audio sale: people sell promises and focus promise on a singular pointed element of playback that is under the sale. If I am a reviewer, or salesperson, or any other marketing pimp and my objectives is to sell a driver, or amplifier or DA converter then I would verbalize or demonstrate a good result and point out that this result is a sole accomplishment of the driver driver, or amp or DAC. The fact any serious result is a combination of many variables that took years to learn how to control, including the listening intelligence of a listener, will be obviously behind the curtain of any sales pitch.
So, why I am riding the subject of my hate of singular reason? Because in this message would like to reiterate the …surprise, surprise… the singular reason of super importance. It is not hard to guess that the singular reason I am talking about now is the electricity.
People who read my site might be surprise or even annoyed by the fact that taking my fight with electricity almost personally for the last 15 years. But my awareness operates by facts and the facts are that electricity has more that profound impact to audio but rather a critical impact. A week or so back, I reported that for two days the electricity was so good that it completely overwritten Sound of my playback, taking it to absolutely new horizons. Over the years I remember only 2 other days like this – one in 2008 and one in 2004. They were not just ‘Good electricity days’ but they were the ‘super electricity days’. Now is the main message for you to get some practical perspective.
Over the years you read at my site about tubes and horns, cartridges and DACs, tuners and turntables, drivers and room treatments. In why way or another all of it has huge effect on the audio results. However, in my estimation the gain in amplitude of audio quality that got during those few ‘super electricity days’ was much more important then any other audio advancements I ever employed. So, with all seriousness I feel that I would prefer to have a table radio with life-long ‘super electricity days’ then the whole my audio setup with the electricity as is.
Make your concussions.
Romy The Cat
In response to my post above I got an email from a site reader:
“ I had a similar experience when the electricity was good. …. But then things changed and it showed PP2000 is not a complete cure for bad electricity. “
This is very interesting question. I think that PP2000 is a good cure if it works properly, unfortunately we have no assurance that it does. In my view the PP2000 helps and if it operates properly then it is better with it then without it as a properly operating PP2000 does not hurt anything. However, when the electricity enters a state of the “super electricity days” then it set all imaginary boundaries where PP2000 is able to operate off. During those “super electricity days” the advancement in sound so great that it as I said above: it overrides ANYTHING that was said and done at this site. The good part is the during the “super electricity days” the PP2000 was in operation and I experienced the last two “super electricity days” with PP2000 powering my playback. It did not inflict damage even during the “super electricity days” – which is superbly commendable but I am sure I would be able to say more if the damn regenerator has manual bypass switch.
Now is the main purpose of the post: can the PP2000 to take any electricity and make the playback to sound like it does during the “super electricity days”? Absolutely not, it can’t. I think the problem in here not in the PP2000 operation but in the strategic aim of Pure Power as a company. Pure Power makes powers regenerating products but they are not in the mission to address electricity problems. Their objectives are very limited and their intentions to bring to market a products but not to develop a solution. I am sure that they do not know why PP2000 sounds well but even a good sounding of PP2000 itself is not a cure. No one knows what happened during the “super electricity days” with electricity and what specific property of electricity made the playback to response to it so greatly. I have the electricity measurements during the “super electricity days” and they are absolutely the same as during the “average electricity days”. The biggest problem is that neither Pure Power nor any other companies that are trying to furnish power treating products ask themselves those questions and if they do not them they will not have the answers.
Looking at the satiation and experiencing the result of the last “super electricity days” I feel inspired to reassemble Dima’s Avicenna generator and return back to my experiments with electricity. It shall be more then juts what PP2000 can do and this is what I am interesting in. I am not looking for to get good stable sound but at this point I am interested to have some kind of mechanism that would assure the stable and predictable “super electricity days” results. It does not exist out there and I doubt that too many people out there would even understand what I am taking about. But it is OK, I am well accustom to this state…
From a technical perspective, if we are talking about strategic approaches, I still feel that Pure Power’s topology of non-magnetics and switching amplification is the direction to go. It is possible that exactly what Pure Power does need to be re-engendered from ground up, addressing all technical compromises that PP2000 has. It is possible that whatever residual problems PP2000 has in fact have absolutely no impact to “super electricity days” results. I know that somebody needs to look into it otherwise we always will be slaves of the electricity caprices. We might have better results but without aiming for the “super electricity days” results we will not open of even realize the full potential of our playbacks.
In my estimation our playbacks running from averages electricity I have here in Boston operates at 3-5% of abstract sonic quality scale. Use of the devises like PP2000 moves the “quality” to perhaps no more then 10-15%. However, when electricity hit the “super electricity days” then the quality shoots over the roof to the full 100% - the effect very similar to DPoLS. The guy whose quote I used above has in my view a playback with many problems but during the “super electricity days” I am sure he did not experience them. The reason is that during the “super electricity days” the gain of quality so great the anything that we know in audio and recognize in audio as quality ingredients just stop to exist.
The idiots frequently ask me why which all my audio experiences I do not start make money on audio. Well, there is a reason why I call them idiots. There is however a shadow aspect of the answer – I do not see in audio anything worthy my inspiration to make truly difference. However, if I would know the secret of “super electricity days” and would be able to have some kind of devise that would deliver the “super electricity days result” by juts flipping a switch then I would register a corporation at no time. For now, retuning back to screw with PP2000’s capacitors….
I knew a woman who explained me that in sex she behaves like a well trained dog - if you fuck her once but REALLY GOOD then she do not need to have it dally, rather she will be living by the memories of that night. I am not sure about the sincerity of that girl but conceptually in regard to the quality of sound and “super electricity days” I feel very much in the way how she told me. The last nigh I listening my Bruckner with PP2000 and a shit loaded extra caps. It was a fine sound but “we’ve always had a Paris”….
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche