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What is this???
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:21:24 PM »
Plugs into the wall or I can install a compatible plug on new Ubers.
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Re: What is this???
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 03:58:57 PM »
Plugs into the wall or I can install a compatible plug on new Ubers.

Care to elaborate,sir?? If you can squeeze more performance out of the Uber, Iím all in 👍
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Re: What is this???
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 07:06:04 PM »
Plugs into the wall or I can install a compatible plug on new Ubers.

Care to elaborate,sir?? If you can squeeze more performance out of the Uber, Iím all in 👍
Sure, Nick.

Several years ago I manufactured the BUSS-Stop: a very high capacity (44 KA) 3 stage progressive surge protector.  I discontinued it 2 years ago primarily because I am a proponent of whole house protection.  There are some great whole house units available for not a lot of money.  That is all well and good for homeowners, but not so good for apartment dwellers and renters.

Recently I was contacted by a prospective customer that is a renter.  He was adamant about surge protection.  Being a capitalist that recognized a need I decided to resurrect the circuitry in a package that can be plugged into the wall or into an outlet on the Uber.  New Uberís can be ordered with the rear mount chassis mount plug that will accept the BUSS-Stop Module.  That option is $20.00.  The Module itself is $229.00.  When the Module is ordered with a BUSS the plug charge is waived of course.

The Module is essentially a lifetime device.  It utilizes 3 separate surge modes:  gas discharge > avalanche diodes > new gen MOVs.  The MOVs will ďprobablyĒ never come ito play.  At 44KA they are definitely the nuclear option for this device.  MOVs have come a long way.  If they never get hit, they are irrelevant.

$229.00 is a helluva a deal!
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Re: What is this???
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 09:00:16 PM »
Plugs into the wall or I can install a compatible plug on new Ubers.

Care to elaborate,sir?? If you can squeeze more performance out of the Uber, Iím all in 👍
Sure, Nick.

Several years ago I manufactured the BUSS-Stop: a very high capacity (44 KA) 3 stage progressive surge protector.  I discontinued it 2 years ago primarily because I am a proponent of whole house protection.  There are some great whole house units available for not a lot of money.  That is all well and good for homeowners, but not so good for apartment dwellers and renters.

Recently I was contacted by a prospective customer that is a renter.  He was adamant about surge protection.  Being a capitalist that recognized a need I decided to resurrect the circuitry in a package that can be plugged into the wall or into an outlet on the Uber.  New Uberís can be ordered with the rear mount chassis mount plug that will accept the BUSS-Stop Module.  That option is $20.00.  The Module itself is $229.00.  When the Module is ordered with a BUSS the plug charge is waived of course.

The Module is essentially a lifetime device.  It utilizes 3 separate surge modes:  gas discharge > avalanche diodes > new gen MOVs.  The MOVs will ďprobablyĒ never come ito play.  At 44KA they are definitely the nuclear option for this device.  MOVs have come a long way.  If they never get hit, they are irrelevant.

$229.00 is a helluva a deal!

Great stuff, Dave!
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: What is this???
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 11:28:52 AM »
Here is a picture of the inley on the back of an Uber.  The receptacle can also be used as a slave outlet, for additional gear.  It is placed before the Uber circuitry in parallel with the power inlet.
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