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Old 12th September 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Anyone know what is inside those ground box like the Entreq Atlantis Ground Box and how do they work?
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Old 13th September 2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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"The Entreq Silver Tellus is a wooden box, the size and weight of a small power amp. It contains inert minerals and a grounding plate."
AudiogoN Forums: Entreq Silver Tellus grounding/earthing system

Whether it actually FIXES anything is another question entirely. I guess if your incoming power ground is so poor that a box of dirt with a metal plate in it improves your sound, you've got serious power issues - a true power conditioner may be in order. I don't live in an apartment which may share grounds with hordes of other equipment though....looking around the web at prices makes me think of audiophile cables, at which point I start losing my hope for humanity....just my 2 cents.

Oh, and here's a discussion about possible safety issues:
http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discu...d-conditioners
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Old 13th September 2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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I suspect that the box is filled with purest virgin snake oil.
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Old 15th September 2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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That box is filled with earth. You can use it to earth your system.
And to keep the earth from drying out - remember dry sand is an isolator - you definitely must moisture it with snake oil. Hence the price.
And by the way: Here is how not to earth your genset:
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Old 15th September 2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Old 15th September 2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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"The Entreq Silver Tellus is a wooden box, the size and weight of a small power amp. It contains inert minerals and a grounding plate."
AudiogoN Forums: Entreq Silver Tellus grounding/earthing system

Whether it actually FIXES anything is another question entirely. I guess if your incoming power ground is so poor that a box of dirt with a metal plate in it improves your sound, you've got serious power issues - a true power conditioner may be in order. I don't live in an apartment which may share grounds with hordes of other equipment though....looking around the web at prices makes me think of audiophile cables, at which point I start losing my hope for humanity....just my 2 cents.

Oh, and here's a discussion about possible safety issues:
Entreq ground conditioners - PS Audio Discussion Forum
Read some of the comment st audiogon this thing not only contains the finest extra virgin snake oil but other world material not seen outside of Grommes lake in decades. That on a need to know only!
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Old 16th September 2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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I have a box full of cat litter that smells less suspicious than this stuff, a definite for the snake oil thread.
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Old 18th September 2013, 12:37 AM   #8
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Read some of the comment st audiogon this thing not only contains the finest extra virgin snake oil but other world material not seen outside of Grommes lake in decades. That on a need to know only!
I know, right!? I'm still going with box of dirt. Expensive dirt. Maybe filtered THROUGH virgins. Nightsoil? Anyways...

Oh, and I wouldn't want to be by that genny!
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Old 18th September 2013, 01:13 AM   #9
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3000 dollar box of dirt.

If you are stupid enough to pay for it, suck it.
Scammers exist because of idiots like that.
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Old 18th September 2013, 03:02 AM   #10
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"What I wasn't expecting was a transformation of the system." A classic!

I wish the dirt around here was as noise free. I've measured, it isn't. Swedish dirt must be better.
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