MAPLE WALL TRESTLE
The first instinct of any audiophile who wants a nice-looking system is to neatly bundle that mess of wires behind their equipment. DON'T DO IT! Bundling
hurts the good sound of those cables you paid all that money for. Every wire in a bundle has a field around it (even shielded wires) that induces currents in
all its neighbors, currents that distort the music waveforms in signal wires, add jitter to digital data wires, and introduce unwanted noise to power wires.
Don't despair: correct wire management can help rather than hinder good sound.
The following four simple rules tell you how:
• Don't run wires-speaker cables, ICs or power cords-close and parallel to each other for
more than a few inches; they'll "talk" to each other, causing muddy, smeared, edgy sound.
To avoid sonic degradation, keep parallel wires separated by at least 6" wherever possible.
• Try not to run any wires near plastic (or ungrounded metal) surfaces, e.g. artificial
fiber rugs or curtains, plastic tiles, linoleum, laminate wood floors, plastic moldings/wallpaper,
urethane varnished floors, etc. If possible, keep wires at least 8" from plastic (or ungrounded
metal) of any significant mass. These plastics are invariably terrible-sounding dielectrics.
• Avoid using plastic cable ties, plastic sheathing, plastic braid, or plastic conduit to hold,
support or protect wires. Instead, use good sounding dielectrics like string (cotton or silk),
thin polypropylene tape, or thin wood (preferably maple) to hang/support wires.
• Non-parallel wires--that is, those crossing at angles of 45 degrees or more-don't need to be
separated: they can even touch at the crossing point without sonic harm.
Our Maple Wall Trestle is a sturdy, stable, handsome way of lifting and separating one (or two) pairs of cables/ICs/AC cords. 30-Day Money Back.
Assemble the wall trestles by pressing the crossbars into the holes on the trestle. The trestle itself has a keyhole slot on the back that makes it suitable
for hanging from nails, screws, or picture hooks in the wall.
Mapleshade sheathed ribbon interconnects, sheathed AC power cords and Omega Mikro Planar (ribbon) speaker cables are light enough and flexible enough that
there is usually no need to attach them to the crossbars. Should you wish to attach them, we recommend using a short piece of our
Low Dielectric Absorption Tape to tape the sheath
(or speaker cable outer mesh) to the crossbars. Use only the smallest possible corner of the tape piece to stick to the sheath; that
will make it much easier to remove the tape should you want to remove the wire.
For more information on wire management and free upgrade advice, visit our free cable upgrades.