|Akiko AC Tuning Stick|
|The E-Tuning Gold works great when attached to the |
AC conduit feeding your audio system's AC receptacle
I was also experimenting with the E-Tuning Gold AC Tuning Stick, which is about 4 times the diameter of the Universal Tuning Stick and meant to attach to power cords specifically. With my Onda Rapture power cords, I was not getting much of a benefit. The E-Tuning Gold seemed to overly smooth the sound. Sort of a Gaussian Girl effect. I had an idea for an experiment with the E-Tuning Gold. I have access to the wiring that runs to electrical outlet that feeds my system. I strapped the E-Tuning Gold cylinder directly to the conduit with the supplied velcro straps, and went back to the listening chair to evaluate.
This was the ideal setup for my system. I had an improvement in low level detail and dynamics (no more Gaussian Girl effect), and the music became even less electronic in nature, and more organic. There was a liquidity and flow that sounded much more like real music in a live venue.
If you are curious about the Tuning Sticks, I recommend experimenting with ALL of them in your system. Tweek Geek offers in-home trials of all of the Akiko Tuning Sticks, and can arrange to send you a system tuning package for you to experiment with over the course of one or two weekends.