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    Spur

    New dedicated 32A spur and furutech UK wall sockets in place, now all I have to do is connect back all the equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyu View Post
    New dedicated 32A spur and furutech UK wall sockets in place, now all I have to do is connect back all the equipment.
    Is it an actual spur or ring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerjohn View Post
    Is it an actual spur or ring?
    Or a radial circuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyu View Post
    New dedicated 32A spur and furutech UK wall sockets in place, now all I have to do is connect back all the equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonard Smalls View Post
    Or a radial circuit?
    Whatever, it won't sound any different.

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    Yes actual spur

    Quote Originally Posted by drummerjohn View Post
    Is it an actual spur or ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyu View Post
    Yes actual spur
    You mean it comes off an existing circuit?

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    I had one fitted last year, separate run from the main fuse box to 6 unswitched MK sockets, hasn't made and difference to the sound of the system in general although I used to get a slight bit of hiss from my tweeters when nothing was playing and your head was under 1 foot away. This has now gone.

    Only cost 180 and its one of them things that I don't have to worry about, whether it makes a difference or not.

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    Hopefully it was done by a qualified electrician as there is no such thing as a 32amp spur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerjohn View Post
    Hopefully it was done by a qualified electrician as there is no such thing as a 32amp spur.
    Excellent point!!.......... (O.P.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thats_not_my_naim View Post
    I had one fitted last year, separate run from the main fuse box to 6 unswitched MK sockets, hasn't made and difference to the sound of the system in general although I used to get a slight bit of hiss from my tweeters when nothing was playing and your head was under 1 foot away. This has now gone.

    Only cost 180 and its one of them things that I don't have to worry about, whether it makes a difference or not.
    I fitted a similar spur at my last house and it made a noticeable difference to the sound. I have fitted one at this house, but it's not yet connected, I am still using a ring socket to a row of sockets, I just have to get the energy to finish it!
    The effectiveness of a spur will depend on many variables, such as how far you are from the substation (I live at the end of along supply line), time of day, neighbours' usage, (my voltage goes up and down, sometimes minute by minute, I haven't 'scoped the wave form), and of course your own equipment, as some electronics are more sensitve than others. And people are more or less sensitive.
    If a spur makes little or no difference to you, perhaps you are just fortunate in these areas, but for some it can be a worthwhile improvement, you just have to decide what is worthwhile. I am fortunate, as I can do it at very little cost. If nothing else, it means I have less, and shorter equipment leads.
    Where I used to live, every third house was on the same phase, so my neighbour's compressor at no. 37 used to make my voltage drop when it switched on, apart from any "dirt" in the waveform. And if you use dimmers on your lights, particularly those plugged into wall sockets, some times the buzzing can be heard through the stereo.
    I used to set up a PA intercom system in a sports hall in Rome, and the struggle to find clean power was a nightmare; the buzzing and humming through the headsets was horrible.
    I feel, as you do, that getting the mains supply as clean as possible at the beginning means I can then obsess about something else!
    Like room acoustics, which is what I am working on now. (A tip; if you use lots of glassfibre or rockwool, wrapping it in palletwrap [clingfilm on a roll with a dispenser] keeps all the fibres in and lets sound through.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonard Smalls View Post
    You mean it comes off an existing circuit?
    Think you need to spell it out, Leonard (and Drummer John).

    A SPUR must, by definition, be taken off an existing circuit (ring, radial, w.h.y.) Ergo, it can only be dedicated by dint of only feeding your hifi (which is not the accepted meaning).

    A RADIAL CIRCUIT, as its name implies, radiates out from a point source (e.g., the consumer unit) and is therefore a single circuit dedicated to the single mcb or rcbo safeguarding it at the c.u. Many countries adopt this domestic method.

    A dedicated RING MAIN rather falls into the first category, as it's a compromise. Pure hifi dedication is one radial per piece of kit, of course.

    Anyway, I thought that mains related topics were verboten, or are there shades of grey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerjohn View Post
    Hopefully it was done by a qualified electrician as there is no such thing as a 32amp spur.
    What do you call a spur with 6mm T&E and a 32A circuit breaker?

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    I'm curious as to how exactly going 4 a dedicated spur cleans up mains electrickery in any way at all, if dealing wiv "dirty/polluted" mains power?....how exactly does it deal it deal wiv/eliminate this problem....I would think the only possible benefits may b better isolation from noisy/polluting p.su.'s (eg switchmode, wallwart jobs)on the households main circuit,& lighting(particularly florescents & led's wiv noisy transformers),showers,heating pumps etc. .............wouldn't mains regeneration/u.p.s. be a better none foo approach? prolly a darn site cheaper if considering going the whole hog wiv furutech sockets plugs & cables
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    Quote Originally Posted by awkwardbydesign View Post
    The effectiveness of a spur will depend on many variables, such as how far you are from the substation (I live at the end of along supply line), time of day, neighbours' usage, (my voltage goes up and down, sometimes minute by minute, I haven't 'scoped the wave form), and of course your own equipment, as some electronics are more sensitve than others. And people are more or less sensitive.
    Does the spur move your house closer to the substation? That is truly amazing

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