Granite History Manufacturing Plant Photos: Audio
Not one manufacturer had addressed the importance of the power cord. This is a predicament for both the manufacturer and the audiophile.
Yet the difference they can contribute is substantial. Using substantial metal parts and clamping bolts, this pressurized connection helps maximize contact and keep air out in an attempt to assure long-term reliability. The finished #570 looks and feels first class in overall construction. Consequently, the performance sounded livelier as onstage activities appeared more numerous and orchestrated.However, there was no apparent increase in the low frequency quality and resolution. Most noticeable was the upper treble where triangles and cymbals sounded slightly clearer, with the bass notes more prominent on the noted recordings.
Instruments’ midrange carried higher refinements, rendering each note more natural and discernible. These minute increases in performance are better appreciated in a very high-resolution system with short cabling. Otherwise, too many variables downstream can easily suffocate the advantages obtained. I noted more microdynamics brought into the foreground with better tonality, while my colleague noted better imaging and more precise timbral rendition and instrument imaging.
Ninth track of Pendulum’s second album, In Silico (2008). This track was uploaded in uncompressed .WAV format and uploaded in …
Therefore, while we might not have agreed on the specifics, improvement was apparent to us both, and we agreed that the improvements it wrought more than justified the asking price. The only occasional drawback is that inferior recordings, previously masked from less potent power, are now more exposed. Under such conditions, their potentials cannot be maximized. I dream of re-wiring the power line from my fuse-box to the audio outlets with the #560. Ironically, audiophiles willing to invest in accessories like power cords usually already have top-notch systems and thus may look at the #560 as an amusing experiment. Because unless you are bent on getting a new machine, the #560 may be able to breathe new life into your gear, thus saving you the unnecessary grief of having to sacrifice your precious equipment at half price and then shelling out possibly thousands of dollars to purchase something better sounding. My aforementioned visit to the other reviewers home proved the more expensive #560 as noticeably superior to lower-priced models.
While spending even more on super-expensive power cords will certainly reward you with better sound from your system, the law of diminishing returns will be most uncomfortably felt, as margins of improvement are likely to come disproportionately. All our components are sonically matched to sound right together. Greatly improves the sound of older phono stages as well. You must hear the improvement to believe the difference! Tube power amps and tube preamps with tube phono section.
Granite Audio Mono Kt Tube Mono Amplifiers
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