Improve Your Ground and Hear What You’ve Been Missing
Don’t assume that the ground on your power cord provides sufficient grounding for your sensitive electronics. GutWire found that in the majority of audio components the circuit boards aren’t connected to an AC ground. This may be a sound engineering philosophy, however, this approach simply doesn’t provide a sufficient ground plane for the circuit board. GutWire Ground Cables provide a very strong ground path for the connected component which in turn dramatically lowers the noise floor, reducing haze, harshness and glare.
“High frequencies were considerably cleaner, sweeter and more realistic. Mids and bass lines gained complexity and nuance that had a greater ring of truth. I achieved better resolution, cleaner dynamic range, more accurate tonal character and better treble.” 6moons, July 2017
GutWire Ground Cables are specifically designed with optimum noise reduction in mind. The Ultimate Ground is composed of six 16AWG Solid-core, 101%IACS pure Copper conductors (8AWG aggregate) which is connected exclusively to ground at both ends. The Ultimate Ground cable’s jacket is impregnated with a Rare-Earth Element Composition. According to GutWire this natural granular mineral absorbs RF and EMI along the length of the cable for a huge sonic improvement. Standard termination is RCA to Wall Plug, with XLR or Spades available as special order options.
The Ground Cable concept is incredibly simple. Connect a Ground Cable between an unused input on the component and then plug the cord into the wall outlet. Only the ground pins on the cable are wired, so this is perfectly safe. This provides the shortest possible pathway to ground for the circuit board, draining away any noise present on the ground. The effect is staggering; music emanates from a pure black background with startling clarity and dynamic range.
GutWire recommends starting by using Ground Cables on source components (e.g. Disc players, DACs, Streamers etc) and then moving down the signal chain. Although the effects of inserting a Ground Cable are instantly audible, GutWire does specify a “burn-in” period of 25-50hrs for optimal results.