kelvinMunson wrote:Hello Brian,
From your reply it appears that you are suggesting RF screened cable, rather than heavier gauge ?
I have tried to google Belden B38038 but nothing came up. I guess this must be more than screened cable though, otherwise it would not reject all the RFI picked up by all the house wiring and I think putting a meter of screened cable on the end of many meters of unscreened domestic wiring would be pretty pointless ?
Hi Kevin, they came from a company on eBay called Audio Friendly, they made them for me, but they do make standard lengths in the Belden. If you look at the site they are the ones with an Orange sheathing, and are extremely well made, but very stiff to bend. For me it cleaned up a lot of the sound and was well worth the £200 I paid for it all. They all came with silver plated 13amp plugs as standard, just need to clean them with a soft cloth very couple of months. I think you are right about the house wiring, I had a separate ring main put into my music room whilst they were building the house for us. There are a few other thoughts on this that are helpful, plus a lot of Snake Oil. The first one is to have all the kit running from one main power extension lead, so if you have a lot of kit, then a suitable high quality power lead, plus good mains cable from the kit to the extension lead, and that's basically what I have done, except where power supplies don't need to go through power conditioner.
All my power supplies for my phono pre, and orb PSU go straight into the wall socket. It's also worth checking that you're wall socket earthing cable is correctly earthed as it should be, easy to check with a meter. Also, if you are using an external phono pre,make sure that the earthing from the TT is connected to the pre, it will get rid of any hum. As for cable size, I have always held the theory that a cable that can handle heavy use and deliver constant power without glowing in the dark, ( as some so called thin power cables do,) work better But, it's all just an opinion.
Lastly, the Belden will give you both, heavier gauge and good screening. Hope this helps.