Static electricity – Sound killer. Is this true? And, can I say, Static electricity – Sound killer? This is a topic, that is never really explored when it comes to audio. I am going to tell you a little about static, and how this can actually affect the performance of your audio system.
But, what is Static? The slow build-up of static charge is a subtle, yet dangerous problem that undermines the performance of audio systems. And, as a result, flattening perspectives, dulling colours and inhibiting dynamics. Today’s current technology allows for multiple source options and increasingly complex audio systems which generate even more static.
By using anti-static treatment, the first step to system restoration is in motion! Can you remember, how your audio system used to sound when it was first installed? Well the decline has been caused by static.
Static electricity – Sound killer?. Yes absolutely. The Static is actually building up everywhere. Not only your cable but also on the shelves of your racks, plastic cones underdrive units, TV and computer screens, CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. And when you use to apply an Anti-static treatment, you will notice a marked improvement in both visual and audio performances.
I can say that once static has been removed, your system will be able to achieve a striking sense of liveliness and clarity it used to have. Anti-static treatment is one of those simple yet effective tweaks that is completely overlooked!
Most of us know that static builds up when we rub things together, although that’s not really a satisfying explanation. What is it about rubbing things that produce an electrical phenomenon? Although lightning is a spectacular example of static electricity, it’s not something we can harness.
But, there are many other places where static electricity is incredibly useful; from laser printers and photocopiers to pollution-busting power plants, static can be really fantastic. I think the worst thing in any cable that you have is the build-up of static over time.
I know that It does not matter what price you paid for your audio cables, interconnects, Loudspeaker cables or power cord. Static will slowly build up and the quality of your sound will go down.
When your system is new and everything is fully burned in, it really does sound wonderful. Your system is full of life and energy and you want to show it off to everyone. You hear the words of praise and this you love. But, time takes its toll and as the static build up – your system sound went down!
After a certain amount of time, you begin to feel that your system does not sound quite the same as it used to and you think that maybe you should change something or upgrade in some way.
Now, let me tell you that your system is still the same as it was. And, in reality, should sound even better. This is because it will have been burned in. The problem is really not with any part of your system. But the problem is simply the build-up of static inside your system and in all the components and cables in your system.
How long this takes is purely dependent on your room and the items of furniture in your listening room. Your Curtains, drapes, mirrors, carpets, rugs and ornaments. Unfortunately, These are all contributing factors in the manufacture of static.
There are many solutions available today and they all are very cost-effective. And be bought from the major companies to offer audio ‘tweaks’ to help remove static. Personally, I love the ‘Anti-static’ gun the ‘Anti-static’ spray treatment.
It is very important for you to understand, how the build-up of static really does affect the sound quality of your system. Also, I know, there are many other things you can do to improve the sound of your system and I hope you will enjoy reading these tips on sound improvement.
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