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Mine arrived during the week but was away so only just unpackaged it.

This may be a silly question... I'm confused about the fan speed 'screw' - is this actually a screw? There is a blue circle that looks to have white behind it but not an actual screw and I'm a bit puzzled :dunno:

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Aha. Cheers. Yep I'm not going mad or blind. Got the blue bit but nothing in the middle :?

My '+' on the fan speed control is not as pronounced as the photo of Jerry's. So I got a nice sharp screwdriver head to push in and turn. Did the job.

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I thought I'd try and get in on the action before the offer ends (i.e. today), but I'm a little confused by the price/VAT listed on the website. For the AG1500 it says £580 inc VAT, but when I go through the checkout process it takes the 33% off the £580, and then adds VAT on again. Doesn't that mean VAT's been added twice?

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I thought I'd try and get in on the action before the offer ends (i.e. today), but I'm a little confused by the price/VAT listed on the website. For the AG1500 it says £580 inc VAT, but when I go through the checkout process it takes the 33% off the £580, and then adds VAT on again. Doesn't that mean VAT's been added twice?

No, its just the way the numbers are presented. The VAT total shows how much VAT is being paid, that's all.

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Ah yes. I feel a bit thick now!

While I've got you, I assume you can put a Schuko socket on instead of a UK one? I think I saw that option somewhere on the website?

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Ah yes. I feel a bit thick now!

While I've got you, I assume you can put a Schuko socket on instead of a UK one? I think I saw that option somewhere on the website?

Yes we can, please specify you want a Schuko in the order comments.

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Aha. Cheers. Yep I'm not going mad or blind. Got the blue bit but nothing in the middle :?

A bit odd, as we test this prior to despatch and we need to adjust the fan to full speed by default. Maybe got a bump in transit, send us an email and we'll organise an RMA to get this unit back and checked out.

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Am I completely daft??

I have a rather nice, stupid money, system. My AG1500 has just arrived and been plugged in. I swear that I can hear a difference; better highs, more separation, more air.

I unplugged it and listened again then replugged it (probably unnecessary, I think that you can switch it in or out)-I am confident that that the music has improved.

This is a complete no brainer.

Mike

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It was new essentially Jake, I bought it from Tony, had the Silent Sharkoon Fans fitted and then realized I couldn't accommodate it, my fault due to rack space!

so Tom had it and as he wanted to use it with his Quantim Filter it didn't work and wasn't meant to be used with filters so a day or two later u bought it, so essentially it was new just burned in a little for u :)

Have just received my AG 1500. Does Danny's post (" it...wasn't meant to be used with filters") suggest that one can't use the Quantum QX4 (which is a purifier not a regenerator intended to deal with EMI and RFI problems rather than voltage fluctuation) with the AG regenerator or have I misundersttod the post? I would have thought that the AG 1500 simply in effect replaces the fluctuating power supply from the 13A wall socket to provide a constant power supply and that plugging in a purifier into the outlet socket of the AG and plugging in all the rest of my system into the Quantum (which is what I normally do when the Quantum is plugged into the 13A wall socket without the AG) should be ok ? So to clarify the daisy chain (in reverse) is: all hifi equipment plugged into a couple of Vertex Taga distribution blocks (themselves daisy-chained), which in turn are fed by the Quantum QX4 , which is fed by the AG1500 (using the provided 10A IEC to IEC) which is plugged into the 13A wall socket (using the provided 13A plug to IEC). Apart from commenting that I may be leaving nothing to chance with my mains supply arrangements (!) does anybody have any thoughts or experiences? Thanks, neil

PS Obviously I can play about with different combinations myself but just wondered if others had had any actual experiences to save me making a mess of things.

Have turned the fans down to minimum setting and can't hear them unless I get really close to them. Can't really comment on sound quality until I have had some proper listening sessions and I am only listening to a radio 3 signal at the moment so the differences will probably not be as marked as compared with a signal from a CD or Vinyl.

EDIT: Tony of Powerinspired kindly called me back and the gist of what he said was that adding a Quantum or other filtering/purifying device in the chain would not cause any problems as such. It may just be that the noticeable effect of the filter/purifier may be reduced because of the improvements brought by the AG itself, but that it really depends on the nature of the filter/purifier and, as we know, this varies from one product to another. I haven't finished trying all the possible configurations with my particular system with Vertex tagas and Quantum in or out of the system (as it takes a long time and is a bit of a fag swapping cables around behind my system) but what I can say is that for a relatively small sum (compared to what we pay for a couple of cables and other system gizmos) it's worth trying one of these out particularly for someone who has no existing mains conditioning/filtering/purifying - it's very quiet -my fans are turned down to minimum without any problem- and it's plug in and play item. As someone else has mentioned on this thread you don't need the battery option just the AG itself.

Tony tells me they are flying out of the door at the moment (salesman as he is) and maybe Tony can be persuaded to extend the generous discount - hint hint - to encourage others to give it a go.

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So what's the difference (in function as well as effect on audio applications) between a regenerator and a balanced power supply (see this link)?

I quite like the no-nonsense look of one of these. If it's just transformers it won't be noisy and require a fan, will it?

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With all these fans turned down to minimum, how would this affect battery life?

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Note that on the AG1500 the separate battery unit is not needed for normal hifi type use - only as a backup in case of mains outage. You just need the smain AG1500 unit.

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Completely missed this thread, looks like you guys have been getting some good results . I am suffering some mains hum from my power amp this may have helped. Great price with the may special offer can't believe I missed it ! :doh:

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So what's the difference (in function as well as effect on audio applications) between a regenerator and a balanced power supply (see this link)?

I quite like the no-nonsense look of one of these. If it's just transformers it won't be noisy and require a fan, will it?

I used to work for a company that specialised in transformer based protection similar to that product. Transformers can provide very good levels of power protection, and also isolation which can be used to good effect. However they do have drawbacks. For example, they cannot provide voltage regulation and can in fact make things worse. They also cannot do anything about the quality of the waveform being provided. That is, if you have a power source with high harmonic distortion, you will still have harmonic distortion on the output of the transformer. This is the fundamental difference between a ReGenerator, and this balanced power supply, or any other filter based product. The ReGenerator recreates a new power source, which is of high quality and is stable.

One of my clients who was a HiFi enthusiast tried one of my previous companies transformer based system and told me it negatively effected his system, and I believe this is caused by the extra impedance being added into the supply line by the transformer. The bigger the transformer the less this effect will be, but again ReGeneration overcomes this by being a genuinely low impedance source.

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