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Balanced mains units (BMU’S), Mains conditioners,
purifiers, regenerators, silencers… Like many components and
accessories reportedly linked to improving your musical experience,
mention any of the above to hi-fi & music enthusiasts and you
will receive varying comments, advice, opinions and facial expressions.
I was advised by many respected hi-fi enthusiasts “not to
bother, or stay clear of A, B or C”. However, if I have learned
just one thing over the last half century and a bit of my life,
I have learned what works for one, may not work for another. It
is a rare that a component (or scenario) is a one size fits all
solution. I will invariably do the opposite of what I am advised
(in the hi-fi world) and try for myself before making a decision
and handing over my hard earned cash. BUT, if my findings are similar
to those who advised me, I will always acknowledge their findings!
Companies such as IsoTek, Russ Andrews, PS Audio
and Belkin have been championing mains conditioners and various
filters for many years, however, only a few companies have extended
their range to include balanced mains conditioners (BMU’S)
I initially contacted Airlink Transformers, Richard
Dunn (NVA), Russ Andrews, Signature Audio Systems (PS Audio’s
UK distributor) and Nick Poulson (Isol-8) and advised each of my
existing component list. I also advised I had an open mind regarding
Thank you to Airlink Transformers and Richard Dunn
(NVA). A huge thank you to Stephen Oakes (IsoTek), Russ Andrews
& HI FI Pig’s Dan Worth for your continued patience and
More to come. We are testing now!
© Michael Valentine Studio
10 April 2019