Due to lack of any previous experience with goods such as CAD’s grounding sorters, these two yours truly mapped as nebulous early on, if not a bit suspicious. Their ask implied some action, but how today’s GC1 and GC3 models executed their job was quite unexpected. That’s why full awareness of grounding treatment just as meaningful as any other noise-killing measure, became the most valuable lesson of them all for me.
Scott Berry’s GC1 and GC3 Ground Control products are nicely put together very minimalist lookers. Their goal is to just sit wherever there’s enough space, do their cleaning duty in complete silence and that’s it. Not a single LED in case of these passive affairs is just the way it should be. On ease of use and connective versatility both items score high, whereas the ability to daisy-chain multiple in order to scale performance and thus cleverly avoid obsolescence is smart policy as well. However, the key question to ask is about one’s willingness to address the grounding matter or not.
Financially capable individuals already well sorted, who still want to push their setups further and avoid sonic trade-offs along the road, are today’s target group. CAD GC1 and GC3 Ground Control models unlock this exact path. Put shortly, these items partake in revealing what hardware they’re connected to is capable of, thus they behave quite similarly to power components yet further spice things up via their pleasantly speedy twist. But most importantly, the noise-killing fight in general has no downsides; it’s inherently universal, very much additive and the only difference is in types of battlefields where it’s performed. If power components, cables, mechanical decoupling and alike are already cases closed yet funds allow to press on, why not to take this combat to the not exactly popular yet as equally valid ground plane next? If so, CAD will help you to decisively win this one as well, simple as that. ‘Till next time!