I have just read the following comment from an electrician on another hifi forum:
“Latest wiring regulations specify installation of surge protection devices ‘SPD’ and I routinely fit one with each new consumer unit install”
Am I right thinking a SPD will compromise the sound if not render the point of dedicated mains redundant? I am due to move house and will be taking the opportunity to take the advice of many on here and have a dedicated mains supply fitted for my system but this has me wondering.
There is lots of advice on dedicated mains under the following thread
I havent heard any comments on SPD, but if you have to have it, I’m sure a dedicated mains will still sound better than a ring. Has the circuit been put in yet, if not, what cabling is being suggested?
SPD is required in the latest (18th Edition Wiring Regs).
I don’t believe there is a requirement to retro fit in older property, I suspect DCU & replacement CB’s will move to SPD spec over time.
What makes you think they will be detrimental to SQ.
I will be moving into an older house - not there yet - which is over 100 years old.
I may have mis-understood from reading other threads that SPDs are detrimental to SQ.
If this is wrong, I am grateful for being corrected - thank you.
I would check with your electrician if it is mandatory. If you are adding a new circuit then it may well come under the Regs, and they may have no choice. Is this a new dedicated circuit going in, or updating something that’s already there?