A Gift for Music Lovers Who Have It All: A Personal Utility Pole – WSJ

Takeo Morita wanted absolutely the best fidelity possible from his audio system, so he bought a utility pole.

The 82-year-old lawyer already had a $60,000 American-made amplifier, 1960s German loudspeakers that once belonged to a theater, Japanese audio cables threaded with gold and silver, and other pricey equipment.

Normal electricity just wouldn’t do anymore. To tap into what Mr. Morita calls “pure” power, he paid $10,000 to plant a 40-foot-tall concrete pole in his front yard. On it perches his own personal transformer–that thing shaped like a cylindrical metal garbage can–which feeds power more directly from the grid.

“Electricity is like blood. If it is tainted, the whole body will get sick,” says Mr. Morita. “No matter how expensive the audio equipment is, it will be no good if the blood is bad.”

I can’t even…

Source: A Gift for Music Lovers Who Have It All: A Personal Utility Pole – WSJ

12 thoughts on “A Gift for Music Lovers Who Have It All: A Personal Utility Pole – WSJ

  1. That guy needs to install solar panels to fully control the production of his electricity. And is he sure the foundation of the building where he listens to music is sanely certified? So many variables, so many miles to go, so little time… (paraphrasing Mike Pinkerton).

  2. That guy needs to install solar panels to fully control the production of his electricity. And is he sure the foundation of the building where he listens to music is sanely certified? So many variables, so many miles to go, so little time… (paraphrasing Mike Pinkerton).

  3. Hey, I have five amplifiers in a surround system! Ouch!

    This argument about electrical purity conveniently overlooks an amplifier’s power supply and its filtering. It should be an easy matter to determine whether any junk gets through, and (if so) whether it modulates the signal. But it’s just too much trouble to run an experiment — especially when it might show you’re wrong.

  4. Hey, I have five amplifiers in a surround system! Ouch!

    This argument about electrical purity conveniently overlooks an amplifier’s power supply and its filtering. It should be an easy matter to determine whether any junk gets through, and (if so) whether it modulates the signal. But it’s just too much trouble to run an experiment — especially when it might show you’re wrong.

  5. Why wouldn’t you run a generator instead? It would be cheaper, more controllable, and less subject to the interference caused by the interaction between chemtrails and ley lines when Mercury is in retrograde.

  6. Why wouldn’t you run a generator instead? It would be cheaper, more controllable, and less subject to the interference caused by the interaction between chemtrails and ley lines when Mercury is in retrograde.

    • Why is a power conditioner needed? In properly designed equipment, the power supply performs that function.

    • Why is a power conditioner needed? In properly designed equipment, the power supply performs that function.

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