Tacima CS947 6-Way Mains Conditioner with Surge Protection

Tacima CS947

6-Way Mains Conditioner with Surge Protection

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£34.95
"About the most startling upgrade to your system £45 can make." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £45.

MAINS CONDITIONING


Mains Conditioners help reduce Radio Frequency Interference and so help to enhance the sound and/or picture quality. The Tacima CS947 uses sophisticated filtering that uses high frequency capacitors and a single choke to suppress both symmetrical and asymmetrical mains interference. In addition to this, the mains cable is also thoroughly screened to help eliminate the effects of radiated noise interference.

SURGE PROTECTION

A potentially wallet-saving feature is the surge protection. With three-channel protection to 'absorb' mains surges and spikes, your equipment is protected from potential disaster.

GAS TUBE AND THERMAL PROTECTION

A new feature for the CS947 is gas tube protection. This adds further surge projection through the use of a Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) and helps the CS947 meet current regulations. Finally, thermal protection prevents the circuit from dangerous overheating, adding a further measure of safety to the product.

FILTER STATUS TEST

Another new function is the Filter Status Test button. Pressing the button illuminates a status light to indicate all is well with the conditioner filter. The light doesn't stay on as this can have a slight degrading effect on the mains quality.

For added protection and freedom from mains interference, the Tacima CS947 remains one of the most cost effective upgrades you can buy.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
"About the most startling upgrade to your system £45 can make." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £45.

MAINS CONDITIONING


Mains Conditioners help reduce Radio Frequency Interference and so help to enhance the sound and/or picture quality. The Tacima CS947 uses sophisticated filtering that uses high frequency capacitors and a single choke to suppress both symmetrical and asymmetrical mains interference. In addition to this, the mains cable is also thoroughly screened to help eliminate the effects of radiated noise interference.

SURGE PROTECTION

A potentially wallet-saving feature is the surge protection. With three-channel protection to 'absorb' mains surges and spikes, your equipment is protected from potential disaster.

GAS TUBE AND THERMAL PROTECTION

A new feature for the CS947 is gas tube protection. This adds further surge projection through the use of a Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) and helps the CS947 meet current regulations. Finally, thermal protection prevents the circuit from dangerous overheating, adding a further measure of safety to the product.

FILTER STATUS TEST

Another new function is the Filter Status Test button. Pressing the button illuminates a status light to indicate all is well with the conditioner filter. The light doesn't stay on as this can have a slight degrading effect on the mains quality.

For added protection and freedom from mains interference, the Tacima CS947 remains one of the most cost effective upgrades you can buy.
Brand Tacima
Rated 3 out of 5 by from May be OK in the right circumstances Having recently upgraded my HiFi system and become obsessed in seeking the very best sound out of it, I stumbled across the CS947. I am running Cambridge Audio CXA80, which I upgraded to after initially buying CXA60, CXN and CXC with Kef Q350 speakers, Chord Clearway speaker cable and interconnects using digital coaxial and XLR. My initial speaker choice was a bad one, with Monitor Audio Bronze 2’s that I realised were a bit too budget for my electronics and sounded way too bright for me, to the point of quick listening fatigue. The reason I give all this background is in the hope it will inform others on using the CS947, as in my experience it doesn’t add anything favourable to decent mid range well matched kit. I’d read every review for this item I could find and note that many glowing reviews centre around it solving some sort of noise or interference issue, none of which I had. Still the odd few suggested it had also transformed their system and was worth a punt for the price. I conducted numerous A/B tests across half a dozen well known and varied pieces of music. With some reporting a drop in volume, I also took measurements for each 1 minute section of track I played, using Decibel X App and can confirm using the CS947 does not affect output volume in my case, with consistent readings back to back. The affect it does have is subtle, but just noticeable in areas which only served to degrade sound for me. My neutral, articulate Kef Q350’s suddenly sounded bright in some areas, confirming the concern others have raised in thinning out treble. As sound is perceived differently by each of us, I suspect this may be what many feel is cleaner, clearer treble when in fact for me it is simply more pronounced due to the washing away of higher mid frequencies. Dave Burbecks Take 5 is a good test as the opening and recurrent symbol throughout became too bright and tinny, with other layers becoming slightly washed out. Coherence and balance was restored the moment I plugged back into the wall. As for noise, whilst I didn’t suffer interference issues, I was hoping for a minor reduction in very slight background hiss you can hear in quiet parts of a track like Clair de Lune at high volume. When testing my new Chord XLR vs old RCA, this was a standout but minor improvement and I’d hoped the CS947 would add another layer of improvement to this, but it did absolutely nothing whatsoever - this is the one area I expected it would do something too. My plan if it gave no improvement on HiFi was always to use the CS947 with my TV, PS4 Pro, Sky Q, Soundbar etc (can’t use surge protection with XBOX One X, which remains on standard old extension) which is what I did, not expecting anything of note. Surprisingly I’d say there is possibly a minor improvement in contrast on my Sony 65” 93 series with darker blacks and ever so slightly improved clarity, maybe, hard to tell as it was good anyway. Very little change if any with Soundbar, maybe a tad more top end which in this setting is a slight benefit to speech audibility, but again you’re hard pushed to tell. Overall, I would do it all over again for the sake of a £35 punt and possible very slight lift in picture quality, but wouldn’t expect the miracles many reviews lead us to believe unless perhaps your setup is pretty poor in the first place or have bad mains.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Allows to hook up all the sources with one distributor without any risk of fluctuation
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product bought from richer sound at Leicester. Excellent customer service at the store.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device... essential buy for your home system I bought this primarily to try to stop the audio drop outs on my LG sj8 sound system after I'd read about the impact the power supply can have on your connected devices. I plugged this in... No more drop outs! it's sorted out that issue. There will be loads of other benefits too ie stable power source and surge protection so it's worth it just for that... But you get so many other features it's a must buy.. 10/10 me already
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an improvement !!! Having read reviews of the Tacima I went to the Birmingham store and as always the service was amazing - on getting home and installing the new Tacima CS947 it was an improvement all round - sound and picture were improved in my home cinema system - bass seems to have more depth and sound just sounds more crisp and detailed - also had a slight hum on my subwoofer which has now gone - can’t believe I waited so long to change - and for the price it’s a no brainer
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says on the box Great piece of kit for the price. Cleans up the peaks and troughs of the supply current. What difference it makes to the sound is very subjective, but I feel it has improved the overall performance. For the price give it a try
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorted my electrical noise at a good price. My phono stage was picking up electrical noise from a Wi-fi/LAN extender on the same mains ring. So I thought I would try the Tacima as an affordable solution. Plugged hifi into the Tacima and noise had gone. I did reverse back to check if it was reproduced and yes it was still there. So I am very pleased with the result. Would recommend trying before spending a lot on mains conditioning. I have a high end audio setup and I could not hear any difference in sound quality (noise aside) when using the Tacima. I will continue to monitor that as some reviewers think it does affect things like treble. Overall very satisfying.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freed my speakers from interference +more! I use this with my Ethernet TP-Link devices. It stopped the internet dropping. Main reason though was the TP-Link was interfering with my speakers, and was recommended this device from a forum. My speakers no longer hiss and crackle like before. Very happy to find a solution!
Date published: 2018-11-06
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.