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Kwark from Jubba-Jinks, IN Professional
The Wattgate 381 really does the trick. Being an audiophile, I
realize the importance of having only the cleanest alternating Value
current feeding my Entirely Digital Multimedia Centre. The final Performance
lettucy crisp images I get on my Plasma are nothing short of Features
draw-jopping, and my many friends can't help but gawk and Overall
oggle over Rambo's never-before-dreamed-of ultra-detailed
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Side by Side Comparison Experience with Product


Monday, October 26, 2009 I've used it
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Leon Therimin from Starke, FL Technical Knowledge
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Used to work at Reliable Temps in Starke, Florida. Got called in Professional
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to do clean-up at Union Cor. Inst. Turns out it was double
execution. CO's had set up two electric chairs, side by side. Value
Wired one with Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Duplex Socket, the Performance
other with regular economy duplex outlet. Chairs were set up Features
on parallel circuit. When the warden threw the switch, the Overall
lights dimmed, and prisoner A with the economy duplex outlet
jerked against the leather straps, broke his leg strap, and died
in a cloud of smoke. Inmate B, with Wattgate 381 Audio Grade
Duplex Socket, got pushed back in his chair, while his eyes,
teeth, one lung, and a lot of blood went in the other direction.
The proof is in the pudding. Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Duplex
Socket rocks!!!!!

True power fidelity Experience with Product


Monday, October 26, 2009 I've used it
Spellman Powers from Edison, New Jersey Technical Knowledge
Excellent value for the money. I paid almost twice as much for Professional
two single channel outlets with monophonic power. Now I can
Speaker Deals! get true dual channel stereo power out of ANY line cord with a Value
full 60 Hz per channel. My only complaint is the leakage Performance
Vifa A20CN-21-04 8" current in horizontal mode. Without a good set of power corks Features
Coaxial w/Audax Tweeter 4 you can drain all the current out of your wires in a couple of Overall
Ohm hours. So mount the outlet vertically or if you absolutely need
horizontal audio, get yourself a good sponge capacitor and
mount between the ground plug and ALL! the speaker
magnets.

Divorced My Wife Over the Wattgate Experience with Product


Was: $29.00
381 I own it
Save 14% Monday, October 26, 2009 Technical Knowledge
Buyout Price: $25.00 Joey Santiago from Chicago Professional
I felt for a long time that my electrical outlets just weren't
putting out the electricity my appliances deserved. After Value
consulting several independent contractors in my town, they Performance
all suggested or rather, demanded- I purchase the Wattgate Features
381- it's audio grade components has been proven to be the Overall
industry leader in Duplex Socketry.

I purchased several of these against the advice of my wife- she


said she had bad bad feelings. I reassured her that they were
just Duplex Sockets. But later that night when she was fast
asleep, I made my way downstairs to where the Wattgate
381's were installed. The smooth creamy white sockets, the
gold plating, the cryogenically frozen components... it was
exotic and at the same time, intoxicating. So beautiful. So
hard. So soft. The plastic glistened as i ran my fingers over
every inch of the socket. Feelings and urges came over me in
pulsating waves. It was blinding.

The next thing i remember was being woken up to unholy


screams from my wife. I was naked and curled next to 2
Wattgate 381 sockets on the floor. I don't remember what
happened nor did i care. It was the first time in my life i felt
free and alive.

My wife later gave me an ultimatum- either it was her or the


duplex sockets. As much as i loved my wife... i had feelings for
the Wattgate 381's- feelings stronger than a thousand suns.

The divorce has been finalized for a week now and i'm not the
least bit sad- every night i sneak down to the living room and

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stare at the sleek hardness that surrounds me. I get shivers.

Needless to say, the Duplex Socket in my living room- I call


her, "Julie"- will be expecting our first child in December.

Thanks Wattgate 381!

Decent value for money Experience with Product


Monday, October 26, 2009 I own it
Live from New York Technical Knowledge
The other day I got home and noticed that my Wattgate 381 Amateur
had arrived in the mail.
Value
I put it on the counter, still in its box, and picked up the phone Performance
to order some pizza. When I was done, I was delighted to find Features
my order waiting for me on the counter next to the 381. The Overall
381 had overheard my conversation and kindly obliged.

As anyone would, I immediately tried "TEA, EARL GREY, HOT"


and sure enough, a cup of steaming black bergamot infusion
materialized before my very eyes. Disappointingly, a
subsequent "LADY, HOT" did not yield the desired result.
Apparently, the 381 can only replicate inanimate matter.

Still, reasonable value for money.

Sweet, sweet sound :) Experience with Product


Monday, October 26, 2009 I own it
Straight from the horse's mouth Technical Knowledge
I bought this baby last week and boy oh boy was I eager to try Novice
it out. I plugged in my amplifier and IMMEDIATELY it started
playing all my favorite tunes in crystal, pristine, glorious Value
clarity, even though I haven't connected the amp to any audio Performance
source or even speakers. Then I noticed I hadn't even Features
connected the socket to the power line. Overall

Now I use this socket all the time. I carry it around with me
wherever I go.

I just got through using my electric nose trimmer, listening to


Bach on it all the while.

Good times.

I love you, Wattgate.

Every audiophile needs one!! Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
Parts Express Customer from Oregon Technical Knowledge
After hearing glowing reviews, I decided to buy these. Not Novice
having the money, I had to sell my Lamborghini to raise
enough $ to refurbish my entire house. Wow it was definitely Value
worth it. My iPod sounds better than a movie theater, my Performance
laptop got instantly overclocked to 11.5 Ghz, my battery Features
charger recharges my cell phone in 30 seconds, and my Overall
dishwasher can clean with just plain water. I don't miss the
Lambo at all. Thanks Wattgate for changing my life.

Best Product Ever Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it

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Harold Pomeroy from Chesham Station, NH Technical Knowledge


Bought one last week. Can run three phase equipment with it, Professional
like 440 volt 10 hp 3ph 40 amp Baxter Whitney 52"
woodworking planer. Just jammed the 10 gauge wires into Value
holes. (Black in top neutral, red in top hot, yellow in bottom Performance
hot, brown in bottom nuetral ground in bottom ground) Features
Overall
Other good thing about this was playing music on shop stereo.
Can hear it over machines now. It's like having the volume go
up to 11 when it used to only go up to 10.

Harold

AMAZED! all I can say is ..WOW Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
Megan Fox from California Technical Knowledge
So I impulse bought this, expecting it to really just be another Professional
outlet. Little did I know, when the Decepticons came in, IT
TRANSFORMED TO OPTIMUS PRIME! Thats right, I have a Value
transformer powering my TV! It was awesome, I am ordering Performance
another one hoping to get Bumblebee because I reallly want a Features
Camaro. Please please...... Overall

Unbelieveable performance for the Experience with Product


price Unspecified
Sunday, October 25, 2009 Technical Knowledge
Parts Express Customer from Unknown Location Unspecified
I had been searching high and low for just this product. I
thought I'd never find anything that could provide the 1.21 Value
gigawatts I needed to power my flux capacitor. Now it works Performance
like a dream! Features
Overall
Thank you Wattgate.

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If you are building your own audiophile power cord to improve component performance,
you need the WattGate 381 receptacle. 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 demanding AV enthusiast. Construction of the 381 is top
notch and features glass-filled, nylon front and rear housings. Mounting strap, rivets and
grounding strip are gold plated, solid 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. Like the 330 and 350, the 381 leaves the competition behind
with its contacts. Configured in 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. A three-layer plating process is also completed on the
381: Oxygen free copper plating, electrolysis nickel, and finally 24k gold plating.
Receptacle is cryogenically treated and rated at 125 VAC, 20A.

 Cryogenically treated
 Solid brass contact construction
 Three step 24k gold plating process
 Triple wiper design increases contact area

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 Superior performance over standard receptacles

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The #1 Source for Audio, Video and Speaker Building Components!
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Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Duplex Socket


(36 reviews) See Catalog Page

List Price: $148.00 EA


Your Price: $147.72 EA (1-3)
$140.33 EA (4+)

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Home Theater Qty: 1

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In need of assistance Experience with Product


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Howgul Abul Arhu from Lagos, Nigeria Technical Knowledge
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Dear Sir, Amateur

Confidential Business Proposal Value


Performance
Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the Features
information gathered from the Nigerian Chambers Of Overall
Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your
assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00 (forty seven
million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your
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intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense


account at The Central Bank Of Nigeria Apex Bank.
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• Factory Buyouts We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is
• Sales Specials where you come in. We lack 20A sockets to power our wire
transfer. Please purchase forty-two(42) of these sockets and
mail them to me so we may start the transfer.

Please reply urgently.

Best regards

Howgul Abul Arhu

Best Product Ever Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
Michael Stevens from Detroit, Michigan Technical Knowledge
This receptacle far exceeds non-audio grade outlets. A duplex Professional
outlet (DUPLEX!) two outlets can you believe it. Mono
electricity through a single outlet stereo through a duplex. I Value
bought 4 so I could enjoy full 7.1 electrical surround obviously Performance
the discount of four is geared towards us home theater Features
enthusiasts. Overall
Speaker Deals!
But wait, that is not all you find on this receptacle. Note the
1" Soft Dome Tweeter 4 TEE receptacle blade 20A. OMG!!!! For the audiophile this is 5
Ohm more amps than a 15 amp receptacle. Picture cranking your
amp up to 11 then having the power to turn it up to 14.66666.
That is like 3.66666 better.

This unit is not just a electrical device, but an investment for


your family s future. Some of the best precious metals known
to man a combination of #10 brass, electrolysis nickel, and
gold plating. With gold at over $1,000 per ounce, you could
Was: $9.88 buy 7 of these for the same price.
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The King Midas of sockets. Experience with Product
Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
Technobrute from The Cave, Mars Technical Knowledge
Oh my goodness, is all I have to say. This socket is just Professional
absolutely amazing. I replaced a burnt out socket with this one
because I really liked how it looks, but there's more than Value
meets the eye! I plug in my 32" CRT and it starts to buzz and Performance
smoke a little, so I run to get the fire extinguisher but when I Features
come back my TV had transformed into a 64" LED back-lit LCD. Overall
I thought maybe I was going a little crazy, but then I put in my
1080P up-converting DVD player and it started to shake and
spark, before my eyes it transformed into a Wi-fi equipped 100
disc Blu-Ray DVD Recorder. Best investment of my life.

Note: You need a get a few, depending on what you need to


transform because when you unplug the items they go back to
whatever they were before. I got 40 to replace every outlet in
my apartment and it's well worth the $5600. Now all my
kitchen appliances are silver and my washer and dryer talk to
me. My bedside lamp monitors my eyelids and turns off when I
fall asleep and my computer looks like a robot (it, actually may
be a robot).

Absolutely Incredible Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I've used it
AudioSlave from Chicago, Virginia Technical Knowledge
Once I installed these outlets in my sound proof listening room Professional

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I truly became an believer. I have been a lifelong agnostic and


while listening to one of the greatest classic artists of all time, Value
(Weird Al Yankovic) I became a true believer in God. Performance
Features
There is no other way to describe the pureness of the audio Overall
devices hooked up to this outlet.

I let my wife listen and she literaly collapsed into a mass of


jelly on the spot. Now, the mess was a pain to clean up but the
sound was worth loosing her over. Don't be cheap, get the
best. If you need to loose the wife, get these, they are that
good!

Thanks Wattgate! (Oh and now I have more $$ from the life
insurance to buy more AWESOME audiophile equipment.

Works as advertised but DON'T feed Experience with Product


after midnight I own it
Sunday, October 25, 2009 Technical Knowledge
Ron Jovi from Wisconsin, Go Cheddar! Professional
I needed a new socket but was tired of always having to
replace them monthly. I bit the bullet and decided that if i Value
wanted the best, i would need to buy the Holy Grail of duplex Performance
sockets, the Wattgate 381. Features
Overall
Things worked great after i installed it- power seemed
stronger, light seemed fuller, air smelled fresher- but one late
evening after 12, i went to the kitchen and fixed 2 hot dogs.
While eating, i noticed the Wattgate 381 seemed a little...
"different"... so i gave it some bites of my dog- BAD MISTAKE.
I did not read the fine print in the manual but if you feed it
after midnight, it like real Gremlins, turns evil.

Needless to say, it detached itself from the wall and proceeded


to go on a destructive rampage down the hall, turning over
tables, chairs, breaking lamps and so on. It even urinated on
my carpet!

I was able to chase it out of the house with a broom but it


managed to key my car before it went screeching and hissing
off into the neighborhood.

I learned that it is important to always read instructions before


installing anything and will do so in the future.

Thanks Wattgate 381!

Crime Deterrent Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
John Henderson, That's Me from Unknown Technical Knowledge
Location Professional
I recently installed 4 Wattgate 381's (so i could get the $7
discount) in my home. Later that night i noticed a light shining Value
from outside my kitchen window- it was a burglar. I was Performance
scared but as he waved the flashlight around, the beam landed Features
on the Wattgate 381, causing a laser- a frickin' laser- to shoot Overall
out from it's socket hitting the intruder square in the eye.

Needless to say, i heard a piercing scream as he ran off like a


scared little girly-man into the darkness of night.

Thanks, Wattgate 381!

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Great value for the benefit! Experience with Product


Sunday, October 25, 2009 I own it
God (formerly Alex) from Heaven Technical Knowledge
I plugged my daughter's 23 year old boom box into this sucker Novice
and instantly ascended to Godhood.
Value
Now that I am ensconced in the pantheon of human dieties, I'll Performance
be granting wishes. Any requests? Features
Overall

Dangerous in the wrong hands Experience with Product


Saturday, October 24, 2009 I own it
Alex from Baton Rouge, LA Technical Knowledge
Just a warning to any novices that are thinking of buying this Professional
product -- these sockets conduct inordinate amounts of
current. I would not recommend attaching this to your wiring Value
without a voltage transformer. It only takes about five Performance
microfarads to kill. Features
Overall

FINALLY & ABOUT TIME Experience with Product


Thursday, September 3, 2009 I've heard of it
mstrong1 from PA Technical Knowledge
AWESOME, I have been waiting forever for this product. Finally Professional
something to go with my custom vacuum sputtered
unobtainium circuit breaker contacts and calibrated studio Value
grade Romex. Now if I can just get the power company to get Performance
rid of those pesky scalar waves in my zero point energy Features
transmission system, I'll be all set. Overall

Hey, if you are reading this maybe you have advice on how I
can attach my holographic ear bud drivers to my tin foil hat?

Great product Experience with Product


Thursday, March 26, 2009 I've used it
Jake from mid-west Technical Knowledge
Since i installed those outlet all over my house my electrical bill Professional
went down 0$ a mounth, this is so incredible those outlet
conduct the electricity so easily. Value
Performance
I was about to upgrade my power amplifier because of lack of Features
power holly macro this outlet make my lloyd 20 watts feels like Overall
a Crown Itec 8000 a piece of junk, bass is so much tighter and
i'm not even talking about the tweeters, i blew all the windows
in my living room, i have to concider to install amoured
windows now.

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If you are building your own audiophile power cord to improve component performance,
you need the WattGate 381 receptacle. 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

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compromise solution for the demanding AV enthusiast. Construction of the 381 is top
notch and features glass-filled, nylon front and rear housings. Mounting strap, rivets and
grounding strip are gold plated, solid 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. Like the 330 and 350, the 381 leaves the competition behind
with its contacts. Configured in 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. A three-layer plating process is also completed on the
381: Oxygen free copper plating, electrolysis nickel, and finally 24k gold plating.
Receptacle is cryogenically treated and rated at 125 VAC, 20A.

 Cryogenically treated
 Solid brass contact construction
 Three step 24k gold plating process
 Triple wiper design increases contact area
 Superior performance over standard receptacles

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* on most online orders over $98


The #1 Source for Audio, Video and Speaker Building Components!
Home Batteries Car Commercial Electronic Pro Speaker
Connectors Speakers
Audio/Video Electrical Audio Sound Components Audio Building

Power / Electrical >> AC Power Connectors

Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Duplex Socket


(36 reviews) See Catalog Page

List Price: $148.00 EA


Your Price: $147.72 EA (1-3)
$140.33 EA (4+)

Speakers & Subwoofers Sku 110-439: In Stock


Subwoofers
In-Wall
Home Theater Qty: 1

Ships free everyday!

Request a large quantity quote.


No Hassle Returns
Cables
A / V Cables
HDMI Cables
Coaxial Digital

36 Customer Reviews
Value 4.5
Performance 5
Features 4.5
Overall Satisfaction 4.5
Mounts
LCD / Plasma Wall Mounts
Projector Mounts
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Well... Experience with Product


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Ken from Unknown Location Technical Knowledge
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I do installations all the time so I get to use products that I Professional
don't have to pay for myself. The last job I did the home
owner wanted a few of these. I don't get what good a 100 Value
receptacle is and a $2000 power cord is when the wire in the Performance
wall is still NMD90? If you are going spend this amount of Features Not Rated.
money you might as well go high grade the whole way. (Kind Overall
of like dropping a V12 engine in a Ford Tempo?)

The internal components are really no different then more


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Anyway, they work well for what they are.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 I've used it
Thesby Snacoil from Gullible, MO Technical Knowledge
As an audiophile, I've been a big fan of worthless add-on's and Professional
cash sucking doohickys for many, many years. I have an
innate trust in the goodness of the market to guide me in Value
making proper product decisions, such as my Shakti Stones Performance
and green ink CD marker pens that I keep next to the Tice Features
Clock. An entire industry has been built on the backs of guys Overall
like me, and I'm damned proud of that. Damned proud.

But now I'm even more happy because the Wattgate has
raised my audiophile experience to a whole new level of
authority and acumen. After spending over $2,000 on new
outlets, the difference I hear is nothing short of stunning and
astonishing. Music sounds more like music. Quiet sounds more
like quiet. The current flows so much more efficiently with
these new outlets. Do they provide less resistance, less
capacitance, and less inductance than my old outlets? No - but
that is not the point. The point is that they sound SO MUCH
BETTER.
Speaker Deals!
Yes, these are heady times we live in. I'm so happy to have
1" Soft Dome Tweeter 4 more stuff that greatly enhances the quality of our lives
Ohm together. I just wish that all of you could HEAR what these
outlets sound like.

Saves money on TV replacement Experience with Product


Monday, February 23, 2009 I own it
Was: $9.88 Doyle Hargrave from Baltimore, MD Technical Knowledge
Save 30% THE EXPERIENCE I AM OF HAVE OF THIS OUTLET IS QUITE Novice
Buyout Price: $6.87 THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE MR PRESCOTT. AFTER THE
USINGS OF THIS OUTLET MY STANARD 55 CENTIMETER Value
MAGMAVOX COLOR TV UNITS WAS CONVERT FROM Performance
STANDARD DEFEMISSION CATHODE RAY TUBE MODEL INTO Features
NEW 300 CM LIQID CRISTAL UNITS, SIMPLY BY CHANGE Overall
OUTLET. I SAVE OVER 500 HAND MONEY BY NOT HAVE TO
BUY NEW COLOR TV OR ANTINA MAST! THANK

Four hours..... Experience with Product


Sunday, February 22, 2009 I've used it
Parts Express Customer from Unknown Location Technical Knowledge
Since equipping my bedroom with this Wattgate 381, I've Novice
experienced an erection lasting WAY longer than four hours.
Truly this is a multi use product. Must stop the review now... Value
blood is rushing....from my skull......feeling faint.... Performance
Features
Overall

The Wattgate 381 Best Product Ever Experience with Product


Sunday, February 22, 2009 I've heard of it
Nixon from Corncob, NC Technical Knowledge
When I first saw this marvel of technology I said to myself Novice
"I've got to replace all of my traditional outlets in my house
with the amazing Wattgate 381." After purchasing the 22 new Value
Wattgate 381s and installing them myself to save money Performance
because I'm thrifty, I realized I no longer have money to pay Features
my bills. I now have 10 days to vacate and my power has been Overall

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off for over a week. It's getting really cold and dark at home
and I can only use the library computer for an hour before
they make me go back outside. But I'm sure glad I have these
swell new Wattgate 381's, they are sooo pretty and bright that
I leave the outlet covers off to catch the glow from them. I bet
they work really good too. You can see the reflection of my
wife's tears in them if you lay on the floor near where the dog
used to sleep before he ran away for warmer climate. I like to
plug different things into the WattGate 381 and make sounds
like we have electricity. The Wattgate 381 has claimed to be
cryogenically tested and I have no doubts as it is nearly -5
degrees inside and they still look marvelous. My hour is up and
maddog said it's his turn on the computer, I'm going home to
my Wattgate 381s before he pees on me again.

STUPENDOUSLY TERRIFFIC! Experience with Product


Monday, January 26, 2009 I own it
HeyNow from USA Technical Knowledge
This is JUST the thing to plug your Bose system into while Professional
using Monster cable! My music never sounded more garbled!
Plus it made my wife go away so KUDOS WATTGATE! Value
Performance
Features
Overall

WAY too efficient. Experience with Product


Tuesday, January 20, 2009 I own it
Bennett Prescott from New Britain, CT Technical Knowledge
Replaced my home theater wall outlet with the Wattgate and Professional
my TV EXPLODED from the inrush current that this product
provided! Beware that some equipment may not be prepared Value
for the undistorted clean power this outlet delivers!!! Performance
Features
Overall

Stunning....... absolutely stunning! Experience with Product


Monday, January 19, 2009 I own it
Al Gore from Unknown Location Technical Knowledge
Having experienced disappointing results from the trickle Novice
charger used on our lawn tractor, I asked my neighbor (an
audiophile, Radon remediation expert and climatologist)for Value
advice. Without hesitation, he directed me to these outlets. Performance
The results have been simply AMAZING. After installing a fresh Features
battery and a Wattgate outlet, the charger seems to work Overall
much, much better. My friend assures me that the Wattgate
outlet delivers clean UNDISTORTED 60Hz power so that the
linear circuitry of my $25.00 charger can deliver as it should. It
MAY be my imagination, but I believe that even the headlamps
provide better definition now..., no doubt a consequence of the
CLEAN charging current. Thanks Wattgate!

Performance Anxiety Gone!!! Experience with Product


Sunday, January 4, 2009 I've used it
Sleeping Like a Baby from Unknown Location Technical Knowledge
I used my first Wattgate 381 to plug in my alarm clock, and I Amateur
no longer toss and turn with worry that my alarm won't ring,
and there is a richness of sound from the AM tuner that is Value
remarkable. We bought 4 more, great price break, before Performance
Christmas, plugged in our tree, and it sparkles like never Features
before. We gave one as a gift to my audiophile brother-in-law, Overall

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who is always anxious that a cryogenically induced failure will


damage his expensive equipment, and our generosity left him,
"speechless".

Need to have your head checked? Experience with Product


Saturday, December 6, 2008 Unspecified
Parts Express Customer from Unknown Location Technical Knowledge
Read the review behind this one. That guy needs his head Unspecified
checked. Cleary there is a reason and need for licensed
electricians. Please do not do what he did. Your life (or Value
someone else's)may depend on it. Performance
Features
This is a great product but extremely overpriced. Overall
For all but the very few this product will not be a noticeable
upgrade or improvement to your viewing or listening pleasure.
Put your hard earned money toward a line surge protector/line
conditioner first. You will be much happier with the results....

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If you are building your own audiophile power cord to improve component performance,
you need the WattGate 381 receptacle. 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 demanding AV enthusiast. Construction of the 381 is top
notch and features glass-filled, nylon front and rear housings. Mounting strap, rivets and
grounding strip are gold plated, solid 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. Like the 330 and 350, the 381 leaves the competition behind
with its contacts. Configured in 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. A three-layer plating process is also completed on the
381: Oxygen free copper plating, electrolysis nickel, and finally 24k gold plating.
Receptacle is cryogenically treated and rated at 125 VAC, 20A.

 Cryogenically treated
 Solid brass contact construction
 Three step 24k gold plating process
 Triple wiper design increases contact area
 Superior performance over standard receptacles

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Incrediblulous! Experience with Product


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Friday, October 24, 2008 I own it
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I have nothing but praises for this Wattgate Socket. Amateur

I did not install it in the wall as most probably do, but laid it Value
out on the floor so I and my friends could admire its gold Performance
plating. I do not have children but my Miniature Schnauzer Features
seems awfully scared by its wonderous beauty. He will not go Overall
near it, and that is good.
I once dropped a piece of tinfoil on it and its emissions lit up
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Saturday, September 27, 2008 I own it
Françcois from Quebec, Canada Technical Knowledge
I have a fine tuned tube amp. based system. My Ac cords Amateur
already incorporate Wattgate plugs. I used this one to replace
the Hospital grade one I was using in the wall. This new plug Value
truly redefined the experience from listening my sound Performance
system. I get more deeper base and also additional details in Features
the overall spectrum. Overall

If your system is already fine tuned, it will make a significant


improvement.

I cant believe the differnce!!!! Experience with Product


WOW!!!! I own it
Friday, August 8, 2008 Technical Knowledge
ultramegabob from between the dumpsters behind Professional
J.C. Pennys
Speaker Deals! Value
I just replaced every receptacle in my house with these, I cant
believe how much better everything works, I especially notice Performance
Vifa A20CN-21-04 8" Features
Coaxial w/Audax Tweeter 4 a difference in the tone of the hum in my fish tank, and I get
Overall
Ohm alot more bass in the beeper on the alarm on my microwave
oven!!! I have also noticed that my vacuum cleaner has better
midrange now. My friends are impressed!!!!

Best in Class Experience with Product


Thursday, June 26, 2008 I've used it
Was: $29.00 Jake from Lafayette, IN Technical Knowledge
Save 14% Behind acoustic treatment, AC power is the second most Professional
Buyout Price: $25.00 under-invested aspect of home theater. That said, is the
electrical outlet one of the first 15 things to optimize in a home Value
theater? Probably not. However, if you are building a dedicated Performance
listening room or home theater, why not install the best? Features
Through the next 100 iterations of your home theater, this Overall
outlet will still be there doing its humble but critical job
perfectly.

WOW! Experience with Product


Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Unspecified
Mr. Audiophile from Illinois Technical Knowledge
I bought this, and my Magnavox stereo now sounds Professional
unbelievable. Who would have thought a power plug could
change EVERYTHING. A must for any sucker. Value
Performance
Features
Overall

Gave me 4.3dB More Headroom!!! Experience with Product


Friday, January 4, 2008 I own it
Paul Michael Thomas from Right Here! Technical Knowledge
This plug really improved the mid high/low range of my DSC- Professional
Class B52 Amp. I was a little skeptical that a $150 plug would
really work at all, but this thing is a steal! I'm going to get one Value
for my refrigerator, mabey my ice-cream will stop melting... Performance

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If you are building your own audiophile power cord to improve component performance,
you need the WattGate 381 receptacle. 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 demanding AV enthusiast. Construction of the 381 is top
notch and features glass-filled, nylon front and rear housings. Mounting strap, rivets and
grounding strip are gold plated, solid 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. Like the 330 and 350, the 381 leaves the competition behind
with its contacts. Configured in 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. A three-layer plating process is also completed on the
381: Oxygen free copper plating, electrolysis nickel, and finally 24k gold plating.
Receptacle is cryogenically treated and rated at 125 VAC, 20A.

 Cryogenically treated
 Solid brass contact construction
 Three step 24k gold plating process
 Triple wiper design increases contact area
 Superior performance over standard receptacles

Company Sales Help Print & Media


About Us Education Sales Online Survey Current Catalog
Affiliate Program Wholesale Customer FAQs Current Flyer
Contact Us Technical Help Photo Albums
Catalog Signup Specials En Español Videos
Link To Us Clearance Center Forms
Retail Store E-mail Flyer Site Help
Security/Privacy Special Offers Tech Talk
Sell To Us Track Shipments
Terms & Conditions View Your Invoice
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