|Cryoparts Power Strip II Review|
|Home Theater AC Power AC Power|
|Written by Todd Whitesel|
|Wednesday, 02 February 2011|
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Again, the biggest improvements were in the bass and midrange, with taut and focused notes and rhythms the norm. The key, though, is the resolution. For example, on Yes' 1978 release, Tormato, hearing Chris Squire's bass lines paint “On The Silent Wings Of Freedom,” as not just a bass guitar but a Rickenbacker bass guitar, and all its wonderful sonic characteristics, is what makes for involving listening. That's what the Power Strip II adds to the table. And the receptacles? They gripped like a Kraken's tentacles, requiring no little effort to just plug into. I can't imagine a scenario where a plug could detach from the stingy hold of the Strip II.
The Power Strip II is a real value among the many such outlets in audio land. It makes music sound more alive without coloration or unwanted “additions.” How much of this achievement can be credited to the freezing process? I'm not sure, but this is an outlet whose performance-to-dollar ratio is very solid – just like the Strip itself. Cryoparts is also currently offering the Power Strip II at a discounted price of $199 through its website (www.cryo-parts.com). Even do-it-yourself audiophiles would be hard pressed to build a similar box for the money. And I'm not sure where you'd store the liquid nitrogen anyway.