Wall outlets

Hey everyone, don’t kill me I know it’s been talked about a bit. I’m am currently about to upgrade my wall outlet. Commercial vs Audio outlets. The general consensus is commercial hospital outlets would work but they can strip the coating off our nice power cables. I have talked a bit with @audphile1 on this matter. Furutech has my attention. I have considered upgrading my power cable to the Furutech DPS 4.1 cable and get a Furutech outlet with the same finish. A friend of mine is an electrician and has offered to install a new outlet behind my rack. He said I could pay with a case of beer. Haha. Sorry if I started a new 🔥🔥🔥. The forum is fun, there is far more knowledge here than we are going to find anywhere else IMO. Also I finally got my virtual system up for anyone to take a look. Thanks everyone


Hi shtr74sims...thanks for the question,

A simple hospital grade upgrade, even into a shared circuit, will help sound.  Over years, I've gone from Hubbel, to Acme to Furutech outlet in a dedicated circuit, including their receptacle cover.  Additionally, I replaced the male plug to my dedicated wired line conditioner.  The resulting noise floor, for me, is well worth the cost.  I'm not overly handy, but was easily able to DIY the upgrades with simple household tools.  "CIRCUIT OFF!!!"    :)    

The higher end Furutech receptacles have spring-loaded grip, taught and less abrasive over years of use. 


Happy tunes and More Peace,        Pin     (bold print for old eyes) 



@pinthrift I am pretty set on the furutech, I gotta get my buddy to come over soon. We both have been pretty busy lately. 

A simple hospital grade upgrade, even into a shared circuit, will help sound.

I’ve replaced at least half of the outlets in my home, and let me tell you, trust nothing. 🤣

If you are using a shared circuit, replace and clean every other outlet on the circuit as well. Doesn’t have to be platinum, cryo outlets, but do use at least Commercial/Residential and take the time to clean each wire with fine sandpaper.

You’d be amazed at the stuff I found in this 17 year young home. Totally worth doing.  Even my kitchen appliances run better.


@erik_squires , it never occurred to me to clean my non-audio outlets metal contacts. Thanks.

I plan to upgrade to Furutech GTX-D Rhodium outlet, then maybe QSA (Quantum Science Audio) afterwards.