Energy Transforming Equipment
Entreq are a Swedish company and the name Entreq is an abbreviation of the term “Energy Transforming Equipment”. They manufacture an extensive range of ground boxes and ground cables, signal cables, power cables and some key accessories to help get the best from your system.
Entreq keeps me incredibly busy, probably more than any other brand in my portfolio if truth be told. It is incredibly effective at improving system performance, it’s not without its sceptics but the vast majority of people who listen to some in their systems end up buying some and most customers end up coming back for more, which says a lot about a product and how effective it is.
Most people are always looking for that next big component upgrade, changing their amplifier, DAC or CD player for the next big model up the range. In most instances, this obviously brings improvements to performance, but often at great cost and the law of diminishing returns will always raise its head at some point.
But what if there was another way to improve your existing system and get much more from your music, but without constantly changing expensive components and losing money on unnecessary part exchanges?
A hi-fi system in its most basic form may comprise an integrated amplifier, a single source component like a CD player plus a pair of loudspeakers. Regardless of the quality of these components, you are not experiencing the full impact of what they can do.
Connect an Entreq ground box to a component in your system and it will lower the noise floor by removing noise and interference contained within the signal path, enabling you to hear more music, more detail, this delivers more engagement and ultimately get more enjoyment from your music. This noise is extracted to the box and stays there, instead of it floating/moving around your system between the components via the cables, essentially getting in the way of the music.
Watching a customer listen to his system with a ground box connected for the first time is a brilliant experience and it almost always results in the same feedback, “how is it possible?” or words to that effect. In many systems a box is connected to just one key component and in some systems we may connect to 2 or 3 items across a number of boxes. No two systems are the same and different systems and components can interact with one another in many different ways so there is no magic recipe card to what is required.
People are always initially a little sceptical about these wooden boxes and can often be quite dismissive about them in the first instance but once they’ve experienced one in their system it doesn’t take very long for them to be convinced of their merits!
As well as the entry level ground kits, standalone ground boxes and ground cables, Entreq also produce a brilliant range of interconnects, speaker cables and power cables, as well as a superb equipment support and a few key accessories.
If you want to hear how you can listen to your hi-fi at its most natural and focussed without fatigue, colour or aggression please explore the links below!