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Price Wheeler Brick Wall 8R15AUD
10 Reviews
rating  4.7 of 5
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Description: Power Conditioner


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GreenHornet a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Brick Wall Models 8R15AUD and PW2RAUD for protecting my home theater
several years ago. Not only are my electronics fully protected but I also got
better sound in the bargain. I didn't know how much better until I recently did
a direct comparison against the Monster
Power HTPS7000 ($1295).

My Onkyo TX-DS989 ver.2 receiver (910 watts) is plugged into the PW2AUD, which
is plugged into a dedicated 20-amp AC line. All low current sources go into
the 8R15AUD .. which separates the high
current from the low current electronics.

After replacing this setup with the MP
7000 and running through a half day's worth of reference DVD's, I came to the
conclusion that what I gained in video
enhancement, I lost in sound quality.
Big surprise!

The picture on my 60" Pioneer Elite RPTV
was definitely better, but at the cost of
a significant drop in sound quality ..
dynamics and spaciousness in particular.
The soundfield was still there, but more
distant and softer than before. That
elusive "jump factor" I enjoyed so much
before .. was now suddenly gone!

This was no contest! The Brick Wall
surge suppressor/power conditioners
outperformed the highly rated Monster Power HTPS7000 on sound quality. But
it couldn't match the improved picture
quality I got with the MP7000. I saw
some improvement with the Brick Walls,
but not on the order of the MP7000.

After removing the MP7000 for return to
the manufacturer .. and saving myself
$1295 in the process .. I was happy to
see that I got my "jump factor" back when
the Brick Walls were put back in the system. And I was still happy with the
picture on my RPRV.

There is nothing like having both pieces
of equipment on hand to test against each
other in an A-B test. It takes a lot of
time, but the results are worth it!

It will quickly help to separate "fact" from "fiction". Sort of like the difference between opinions based on fact
and those based simply on marketing hype
designed to sell as much product as
possible. When you prove it to yourself,
there is little room for doubt.

In this case, none whatsoever.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Price Wheeler



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pataburd a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I just purchased the Brick Wall, non-Audio, 2R15. Since I only run a dedicated headphone system (consisting of DVD/SACD/CD source, headphone amp and associated cables) with minimal power draw, the representative I spoke with at Price Wheeler said the "AUD" version was not necessary. (The surge suppression and filtering specs for the AUD and non-AUD versions of the 2R are identical.)

Ordering went very smoothly, and shipping went very, very quickly.

Aside from the instantaneous peace of mind (from damaging powerline surges) that I gained from installing the 2R15, I was delighted to hear a cleaner, more detailed, dynamic and spacious character imparted to the playback. In short, I am absolutely delighted with my purchase.

At this price, you simply cannot go wrong!


SYSTEM:
SONY ns755v DVD/SACD/CD player
zcore Silver Axis interconnect
Corda HA-2 headphone amplifier
Virtual Mode PC-2 power cord (for HA-2)
Brick Wall 2R15 surge suppressor/filter

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $169.00

Purchased At:   direct from Price Wh



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rgravlin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
In my search for the "Holy Power Grail", I have auditioned a number of units and ownb this one plus an ETA Systems PD10VRS. The Brickwall does a remarkable job and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their system for not a lot of $$. Don't waste your money on a PS Audio overpriced product. Their products are good, but very overpriced. The sound? More dynamics and much better bass from my home theater system and the picture is sharper as well. Definetly worth it. That said, if you are looking for voltage regulation along with line cleanup, check out ETA Sytems products. I use the PD10VRS in my Stax Omega2 based system and the sound is unreal.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   brickwall.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy Nicolosi a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is the best power conditioner I have ever used, even in audio applications. It made mincemeat of the highly touted PS Audio Power Plant. My system is fairly resolving, and the presence of the BW filter is totally convincing. The sound is much cleaner, tighter, and involving. If you value the subtlety that high end audio offers then you must hear the Brick Wall filter in your system. In 25 years of being an audiophile I cannot offer a higher recommendation for a power filter. This really works, and it is based on real science.

I have tried other filters, (including the PS Power Plant), and none have come close. Try it!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Price Wheeler Website



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
For the money, there is no better way to protect your system. I live in the lighting capital, Tampa, FL. This is mandatory for anyone here. It doesn't use MOV's for protection (like Monster or Panamax or APC). Those products basically do nothing in a bad lightning storm.

Has really cleaned up the power. My TV picture is better, the audio has a nice clean sound.

Highly recommended!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   direct from brickwall




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