Wattgate 381 TR AU Gold Plated Audio Grade Receptacle Outlet

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Wattgate 381 TR AU Grey Gold Plated Audio Grade AC Receptacle Outlet

Brand:|Model: 381 TR AU GREY
Why build a performance power cable only to plug it into the same receptacle that's been in use for almost 100 years? WattGate's 381 is a no-compromise solution for the AV connoisseur.
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Part # 110-439
  • Cryogenic heat treat hardened contacts
  • Solid brass contact construction
  • Three step 24k gold plating process
  • Triple wiper design increases contact area
  • Superior performance over standard receptacles

Product Details

Wattgate 381 TR AU Grey Gold Plated Audio Grade AC Receptacle Outlet

If you are building your own audiophile power cords to improve component performance, you'll find the WattGate 381 receptacle essential. Quality of construction is top-notch, featuring glass-filled nylon front and rear housings. Mounting strap, rivets and grounding strip are gold-plated brass for the ultimate in corrosion resistance and power transfer. Installation of the 381 is simple and efficient due to rear wiring and large, #10 brass terminal screws. Terminal clamps are gold plated, solid brass and shaped to better grip the conductors. A triple-wiper design allows the plug blades to be gripped at three separate points.

Additionally, the heavy-duty contacts maximize the clamping spring-rate and ensure conductivity. All plating is accomplished through a three-part process: oxygen free copper plating, electrolysis nickel, and finally 24k gold plating. Receptacle contacts are cryogenically treated.

Receptacle is rated at 125 VAC, 20A.

Product Specifications
  • ConfigurationNEMA 5-15 Edison
  • Power Connector TypeDuplex Receptacle
  • Current Rating20A
Wattgate 381 TR AU Grey Gold Plated Audio Grade AC Receptacle Outlet
  • BrandWattgate
  • Model381 TR AU GREY
  • Part Number110-439
  • UPC601431104987
  • Product CategoryAC Power Connectors
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (95 Reviews)
  • Weight0.35 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Wattgate 381 TR AU Grey Gold Plated Audio Grade AC Receptacle Outlet is rated 4.3789 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the only way to fly..after buying this for my house, was amazed tv was so much louder, brighter and the electric bill dropped as well... so I decided to use them in my distro-rack for my sound co. this was a win win!!! I was able to sell all my crest 8001's I only use six crest 3300's now. i can get by with only a 1500watt generator in stead of a 20000watt.. after selling everything I put more in my house my electric bill is almost nothing and I still have a lil money left over.. awesome product.. everyone should own at least one..
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!! I mean, Like, Real-Life Fer Sher WOW!!!!This makes my $50 audio system sound better than my buddy's $50,000 audio system. It's magic, I tell you. MAGIC!!
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing outletTRUE AUDIOPHILE GRADE OULET*****MY GEAR*****WAVAC SH-833 MARKIII AMPLIFIERWIN ANALOG Z-845 GENERATION 7LINDELL RM-3 FULL TOWER SPEAKERS**************************************This is the greatest outlet ever. This was the missing link in my 2 channel setup. Upon listening with the wattgate 381 in the mix it allowed me to hear all the deficiencies of my gear. First it allowed me to finally notice a slight upper level linear phase cancellation of high frequency harmonics around 68 khz (yes it is perceptible). Finally after modifying the amplifier it was music bliss. I had to adjust the rail voltage of the inline MRV circuits to 64.64194 volts which realigned the switching frequency of the circuit in the tri-output capacitors(just an FYI for anyone else with the Wavac SH-833 MarkIII)…pretty simple though. Finally after listening to mozart, the major 7th augmented 9 chords rang out with perfect harmonics. Having this outlet integrated into the mix opened the door to aural bliss. imaging, sound staging and harmonics where perfect. highly recommend this outlet.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ought to be a law.Friend has the 381 installed, kept it a secret & had an unveiling aweek after. I noticed the difference for sure especially coupled with the new DSP, Digitally Enhanced,Gawd knows what else, Remote controlled, equalizer. Jim is especially taken with the $150.00 improvement the 381 contributed. As Jim states,"$150.00 is nothing compared to the performance the 381 provides. Jim know's I hold a State Electrical Contractor's license and I'm being forced into vague approval's of this purchase because I love the guy. I would never hurt his feelings, but slick salesman have a very special place.... inherently a receptacle cannot add anything, they can detract, so perhaps there are perceived improvements in older residences & even poorly wired modern homes. By hardwiring your equipment directly to the available circuit in the receptacle box you have effectively removed even the supposedly minuscule line noise introduced by even the Cryogenically, gold plated, $150.00 381. Every device, every connection, attenuates a signal, remove the device, remove the loss. This is basic stuff and I really hope "Jim" reads this and comes to his senses. I can't take 55 days waiting for "true" sound to show up.Thanks,Zappenfusen
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clean power at a fraction of audiophile costI was skeptical of the improvements that could be gained by enhanced transfer of electrons via precious metals. Not any more. Even if you plug your AV gear into an expensive power conditioner, your power conditioner still has to plug into the wall. This is just the laws of physics.To evaluate the unit I proceeded as follows: after a solid break-in period of 45 days as mentioned by other reviewers, I did some A/B testing with my standard wall outlet purchased from a big box store. After several days I would switch back to the stock outlet for hours at a time. This way I felt I got a better handle on how the Wattgate affected sonics and musicality. During listening sessions, when I switched to the Wattgate I was shocked and stunned. Perhaps it was due to the way I wired the unit, or just the shear pristine transfer of electrons straight from the generation facility to my ears with no base metals such as copper to get in the way. I was pure gold to my ears. Here are my first impressions:Musically truthful yet robust character. Delicate highs with floral overtones. Early on I got the sense that the unit was deliberately voiced. I noted a rich full-bodied sonic flavor and a pleasant mellowness in the upper band that while possibly not completely neutral I nevertheless fell in love with.I can only hope that Wattgate takes their philosophy further an offers whole-house wiring with the same technology and possible circuit breakers with the same cryogenic treated contacts. This way I would be assured of the purity of the electrons as they enter my pristine chain of audio gear.
Date published: 2011-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome, but ot 'first runs'Sorry guys, as the proud owner of Wattgate 381 serial # 000007 and 000008 you are really missing out on what the special 'first runs' give you.(Everyone knows the die tooling just is not the same after the first dozen or so)I personally would not be caught dead with those later editions being sold now by PE. To confirm my suspicions, I did a side by side by side test with a newly purchased 381, ser. 322630 and my 000007 and 000008 beauties.The only way to truly tell how 'miss-led' you 'late converts' are with the perfection and pinnacle of audio reproduction.I bought 3 Bose Wave music systems. (I am not crazy enough to test with my reference Wave)No contest. The sonic transparency of by beloved 7 and 8 really shined. (I don't even think they are triple plated any more, the mid-high timber just sounds like double plated to me)(full disclosure, I did have Shemp electron polarity and uniformity upgrade, thanks Dr. Shemp)I do use the new 381 for my cats electric tooth brush, no cavities!
Date published: 2011-02-01
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Wattgate 381 TR AU Grey Gold Plated Audio Grade AC Receptacle Outlet

what material is the plaster ears on the receptacle made out of and how it's manufactured

In a receptacle i know it comes with many parts like the screws and how there is a hot and neutral bus. However, what really intruges my mind is how do you manufacture the receptable inbetween the actuall receptacle?
Asked by: Tseng
I am unsure of the rolling, cooling, and 20 step plating process that the ears underwent. However I did save some money by using my noisy regular outlets. I took 25 extension cords plugged into every reach of my house (this helps reduce the geomagnetic interference prevalent in my area). Then splice them all together into one 'super cord'. Once I plugged it in, I knew magic was happening because of the smoke. Best 2 sec of music I heard in my life!
Answered by: JDoyner
Date published: 2013-03-28
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