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16-02-2004, 11:23 AM
Hi all, any advice for the following problem would be appreciated. :)~:-)~:smile:
I am looking to upgrade the 6 way mains block, that currently feeds all my AV stuff. I have 1 double socket at the AV corner of the room. I use 1 for my AV amp and the other for the 6 way block.
I was considering a RA Yello block, but with 2 Umbilicals expected soon (1 for the amp and 1 for dvd) I want something that will do them justice without breaking the bank.
so what do you guys use?
Will the Yello block be sufficient?
Any alternatives you would like to throw into the mix would be good also. :thumbup:
16-02-2004, 11:59 AM
I run an Umbilical off a Yello mains block and can't tell any difference between that and when plugging it directly into the wall socket. I have definitely found it beneficial to plug an Isolpug into a spare socket on the YellO. Well worth the £30 or so they cost.
16-02-2004, 12:24 PM
Hi Juboy, thanks for the quick reply. :thumbup:
That is exactly the answer I was looking for :clap: . I need an IEC-fig 8 plug which I was going to get from RA anyway, so I may as well order a Yello mains block while I'm about it. Good call re the Isoplug, this is something I have often thought about with all the 'spaghetti' behind the Tele! I will have a spare socket, so will give one of these a go. Would these be better off in the second wall socket or would they work just as well in the mains block?
Thanks again for the reply :bow:
16-02-2004, 12:31 PM
I need an IEC-fig 8 plug which I was going to get from RA anyway,
I have a spare one I bought from them that you're welcome to if you want it?
Would these be better off in the second wall socket or would they work just as well in the mains block?
I don't think it makes too much difference, but I actually use four around the house. 3 are in wall sockets, the 1 nearest the AV kit is in one of the YellOs sockets.
The biggest difference I've noticed is plugging one into a socket in my upstairs computer room, where there's two monitor, two PCs, cable modems and scanners all nicely polluting my mains.
16-02-2004, 01:21 PM
Juboy, thanks for the offer, most kind sir :thumbup: . As I need to order some bits from RA anyway and they are not too pricey I will happily buy one.
Interesting what you say about having these Isoplugs spread around the house. I have a lot of interference from kitchen lights, baby monitors etc, so I think I will have a bit of a play around with positioning, and maybe invest in another couple.
Expensive hobby this Av business :lol:
Thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
16-02-2004, 04:53 PM
Juboy, I have just been on RA's site looking for the Isoplug but could only find the 'Silencer', is this the same thing or should I be looking somewhere else.
One last thing, did you use your IEC-fig 8 converter with your umbilical, and if so, would you say there was any loss in quality by doing this?
16-02-2004, 04:58 PM
The Isoplug is made by Isotek, you can find it here (http://hificables.co.uk/acatalog/Cable_catalogue_Mains_Enhancing_Products_25.html). Nobody seems to discount it so £29.95 is the cheapest you'll find it non-eBay.
I used the IEC-fig8 adaptor with a YellO to my Toshiba 510 - couldn't tell if it made a difference or not 'cos I had no way of using it without the adaptor :?~:-?~:???:
17-02-2004, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the link JB :thumbup:
I guess I didn't think when asking for a comparison :blush:
thanks for all your input. :bow:
17-02-2004, 09:17 AM
thanks for all your input. :bow:
No worries. I'll be interested to read your thoughts on the new cables and mains block when you've hooked them up. The Umbilical certainly does quite wonderful things in my system.
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