I’ve managed to improve my system sound considerably this week by simply putting the kettle on.
Ok, not strictly so.
For about a year now I’ve lived like a fringe, swapping the toaster and the kettle in and out of a socket because the adjacent socket ‘sizzled’ when used. I couldn’t wait any longer to find and electrician so decided to order a new MK socket facia to replace the old kitchen one. No more sizzle.
Anyway, good old large online retailer sent me a couple more double sockets today. I’ve lived here for 5 years now and the sockets I use for the system are the same as when bought the house. I noticed that they always seemed a bit loose and not quite grippy.
So I changed them over to new switched MK sockets. A lot more bite.
Anyway, the sound is immensely more cohesive and less edgy. I’m astounded. Best £3.46 I have spent.
I may look into switchless sockets (cheap or higher grade) and dread to think what a dedicated ring main could do.
I’ve struggled with my system for a while with what seemed like a flatness and ill defined bass. The change has solved this with the sound much more crisp and defined.
Probably a well known fix in these lands but a story worth sharing. What’s better is I can make tea and toast at the same time to boot.