Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1800 Power Conditioner

Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1800 Power Conditioner

I was convinced of the benefits of power conditioning years ago at the beginning of my equipment journey. I was auditioning some Numan Loudspeakers -- long since departed the highend. The designer was extolling their virtues and asked me if I wanted to hear them sound at their very best. 

He switched on an MIT box. This unnasuming, utilitarian piece of kit instantly improved the sound - veils were lifted. I thought it was a different amplifier, readying for the hard sell. No, a power conditioner. And a damn fine one. 

Over the years, I've had more than a few to play with. Some, much like the Audio Power Industries  behemoth that's been in my system for over 20 years, do a very good job of cutting out the hash and other nasties. A couple, however, were unmitigated failures. The primary failure was a loss of power and musical energy. Robbing Peter and never paying Paul. 

VPI Avenger Turntable w/JMW-12-3D arm

VPI Avenger Turntable w/JMW-12-3D arm

For the last decade I have been living happily with my upgraded AVID Volvere/SME IV turntable/arm combination, but ten years is a very long time and I got that itch. You know, that ‘itch’. The one that grabs hold and says I need to make a change, something new to satisfy that need for something better.

During this ten year period the fate of the LP has dramatically shifted. The LP has come back from the dead and a resurgence of sales has occurred. Demand for records has skyrocketed. New generations have ‘discovered what we oldsters have known about for a long time, the sound of the LP is still superior to that of digital and when played on a good system, absolutely breathtaking.

This rebirth of the LP not only impacts the turntable, tonearm and cartridge industries, but improves the health of all segments of the highend audio industry. This benefits all of us.