I received SGS1 today. Surprised by the small size and how light it is.
Very nice built and the cables feels really nice.
I will let it settle in for a few days. Connected XLR out from my electrostatic headphone amp, and RCA out from the dac. Just to start somewhere. Later I will test just one connection at a time with different cables.
It’s a few days now since I connected SGS-1. I got a bad cold that affect my hearing. So I have to wait till I’m well again before making more serious listing.
I’m a strong believer in placebo. The mind is tricky and if I want to hear changes then I’ll will do that. Tested now to disconnect and connect again a few times. And I really think I hear a difference. And I like what it does in my system. Placebo or not.
The SGS-1s Signature is here, complete with silver grounding cable with phono end, as I requested, and another general purpose standard grounding cable with crocodile clip end.
Although you can't see scale in the photo, it's a bigger box than the SGS-1 and still very nicely made. The silver cable in the white cotton shroud is new to me so I'm looking forward to hearing the overall effect. I can also try the original SGS-1 box in different places, like the Pi for instance.
I’m convinced that signal grounding is where I will put my money when it comes to upgrade my system. I am not in to make any recommendations to others to buy SGS. But if you are in the UK You can try it out on your own system and return easy it if it’s not working for you.
I’m glad I bought my SGS-1 and when I can afford to prioritise my music system the SGS-1s is the next step for me.
I tested on my wife without telling here what to expect she heard the same thing as I do. But it’s a bit tricky to test when quick changes isn’t possible easy.
I’m curious to test other brands like Entreq, CAD and RTZ. But they are far of my budget right now. So I’m glad that SGS makes it possible to dive in to signal grounding without robing a bank.
I learn as I go, like everyone else. I may be late to grounding boxes but while the likes of Entreq were pretty much the only ones on the market they were too expensive to just 'give it a punt'. For me, SGS were a revelation and I'm happy to recommend them as the improvement in sound easily justifies the price.
On your last statement, I agree and really dislike armchair critics, quick to pass judgement while not getting off their arse to try it for themselves.