I happen to have a few McIntosh compents in my system. My MCT450, is my current SACD solution, and it uses (by necessity) my C47 DAC via a special DIN cable. My SACDs are playing back horribly. I listened to three different SACDs this morning and averaged 5 or 6 random pauses during playback. They asked if I was using a fancy power conditioner, to which the anser is yes. I’m using P12 and a P3. They want me to plug the McIntosh gear into something else as a possible solution. Does their argument hold water? Here are their words:
"If the MCT450 and C47 see a different potential to ground, dropouts can occur, try putting the 2 into a simple power strip and plugging that into one outlet.
Many power conditioners and advanced surge suppressors have enough circuitry between outlets that there can be a different potential to ground between outlets."
Thoughts? I was thinking about trying my dectet in place of a power regenerator in an effort to work with these good people.