Enter your system
And now for something that could only come from the mind of Synergistic Research lead designer, Ted Denney - introducing MetaGround. Over the years, he has experimented with ground conditioning by first grounding the circuits inside components to the various Synergistic Research Ground Blocks and Active Ground Blocks. Then SR discovered that they could lower the noise floor of their cables by lifting the shield from the component ground and diverting it to an SR Ground Block.
Next, they experimented with grounding component racks and even the metal frame of their custom listening room for a noticeable lowering of their system noise floor. Specifically, they hear a larger and more immersive sound field with improvements in low-frequency dynamics and control as they grounded more and more of what it is that makes up, supports, and surrounds the stereo system and listening room. Even high frequencies extended further and sounded smoother, a feat nearly impossible to accomplish.
This got Ted to thinking, “What if I would ground myself along with the system to the Galileo Ground Block SX? Would this carry a similar benefit?” SR built a prototype ground strap the following day and connected a listener to the Galileo Ground Block SX, where they grounded the rest of the reference system, including Tranquility Bases, Cables, Racks, and the frame of the listening room; and guess what?
The reference system got better when they were grounded! Grounding yourself to your system delivers improvements that start with more natural sound. Soundstaging is more realistic, with individual instruments and vocals taking on precise placement with improved high-frequency decay and smoothness. Even the bass is improved.