Anti-Surge Power Blocks (Belkin)

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  1. Richard Cook

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    Hi folks

    Partly as an experiment I connected up a 6 way Belkin Anti-Surge Power Block to my system.

    As soon as I did the sound was dreadful very muddy in the midrange.

    Does anyone know why this should be? I know that these things are really meant for PCs, but any ideas.

    Suffice to say that my original 6 way strip is now reconnected
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    can't say as i have a reasonable explanation for what you found. which belkin product?
     
  3. Richard Cook

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    It's a "Surgemaster" 6 way powerblock that protects ("sensitive equipment") against electrical spikes, RF interference on the mains etc. It also has the facility to protect phone lines and aerial connections

    Anyway I connected it up to see if there would be a noticeable difference in the sound from the system. There sure was, the midrange was destroyed by a muffled sound. First of all I thought that something had gone wrong with the speakers or the amp, but as soon as the original unfiltered power strip was reconnected, the problem disappeared.
     
  4. Chu Gai

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    can't see how it could possibly affect your amp. i believe that's a straight MOV based unit and i don't think it incorporates any series mode components which companies like Bryston feel can cause current limiting. sounds like something else is going on there.
     

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