A good-sounding AC wall outlet can be one of the biggest bang-for-the-buck upgrades in audio. Our meticulous
listening experiments proved that to make a really good sounding outlet you need to incorporate:
an insulator body of the thinnest possible plastic, using a plastic with the least possible dielectric absorption
the thinnest, shortest possible brass contact strips to minimize skin effect
absolutely no sound-degrading gold, rhodium or other plating
no metal or plastic in the faceplate
Compared to the most highly touted $200+ outlets, our AC outlet reduces the plastic insulator mass by a factor
of three, reduces contact strip thickness by two, eliminates all plating, and breaks new ground with three features:
1) Our outlet casings are made from a far better sounding polymer than the high-loss, glass-filled nylon used by all the big bucks outlets
2) Our Amish-made Ambrosian maple faceplate eliminates the high dielectric absorption losses of plastic faceplates, as well as the high eddy current losses of metal ones
3) We eliminate the bad-sounding thick brass bus bars seen on all duplex outlets and replace them with copper wire conductors.
Every Mapleshade AC Outlet is cryogenically treated. See the Owners Manual for half a dozen more advantages plus more detailed technical backup.
Install one of our outlets and all this will come together in the listening: deeper and cleaner bass, warmer and more
harmonically rich midrange, and far more detailed, grain-free treble. Our money back guarantee says that, in any
head-to-head comparison, our Ultra-Minimalist AC Outlet will best the top of the line outlets from Oyaide, Furutech,
Wattgate, PS Audio, Isoclean and FIM.