BC6020/BC6020Si info request

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BC6020/BC6020Si info request

Post by Frank » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:57 pm

Now that my FC power cord has solved the FtTH2 hum problem, I've been thinking about the BC6020 and BC6020Si power conditioners, as I've got a couple of other components.

I know they're on the price list. But unfortunately, there are no Product pages for the 6020 products, so the info is skimpy. I have seen Gilbert's posting on the BC6020, as well as the Flickr photos, but there are no forum topics on the BC6020Si.

So:
1. How exactly do the BC6020/BC6020Si differ from the BC6000/BC6000Si?

2. I found these Flickr photos of the BC6020Si; does it still look the same?:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17843311@N00/7110854157

3. What are the dimensions of the BC6020Si? One of the Flickr photos says the 2-outlet version is 17.5" long and that the 4/6 outlet versions will be longer. How long are they?

4. Will the FC power cord play nicely with the BC6020/BC6020Si?

5. If yes to #4, how would they hook up?
a. The BC6020 is plugged into the wall receptable and the FC goes into the 6020.
or
b. The FC goes into the wall and the 6020 plugs into the FC.

Thanks for any info,
Frank

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Post by Ice Man » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:21 pm

Frank,

First off, welcome to the Club.

You have asked a lot of good questions, and I'm sorry that I'm not knowledgable enough to answer all of them, but I will reply to what I know. I am sure there are others on the forum who can answer your other questions, and possibly, add to mine.

I have a BC6000 and it is now at BC for an upgrade to the BC6020. From my understanding, the BC6020 filters out a even wider range of unwanted "noise" so as to produce a blacker background.

I am a very big fan of all BC equipment, and I am extremely pleased with all their filtering equipment. In addition to the BC6000, I also have an MR1200, an BC FC cord, and a total of 65X the filtering of a BC68mk3 scattered throughout the same electrical line that my equipment is drawing from. Every time I add more filtering, the system sounds better so obviously I haven't found the limit yet. I strongly believe the upgrade to the BC6020 will make it even better. I live in the North Eastern section of the US-- clearly, lots of bad electricity.

My custom BC FC cord has a 12X sillycone filter attached to it. It works as expected between my BC 6000 and the MR 1200-- never had any issues, and it has removed all transformer hums when it presented itself. I plug my BC6000 into the wall, but you should check with BC if it is better to apply 5a or 5b.

My two cents: you should first determine how many outlets you need now, and possibly consider if you may need a couple more in the future should you think about adding components. I have my TV connected to the MR1200 and it has raised my picture quality to another level-- glad I had the outlets to be able to do this. Once you know how many outlets you want, I would contact your dealer and/or BC to determine what they might recommend regarding housing/cosmetics for your unit. BC, as you might already know, has an exceptional Custom Shop. If you are going to tuck the unit out of sight or just want to save some money, once you provide them with your requirements, they might be able to suggest some cost saving cosmetic options for you. Of course, if a production model works, you might not have to wait too long, if at all.

I am quite sure that you will be extremely pleased with the BC 6000/20 series power filter.

Hope you will let us know what you decide, and it would be nice to hear your follow up thoughts.

IM

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Re: BC6020/BC6020Si info request

Post by Gilbert Y » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 pm

Frank

I am going to answer your question within your post. Hope this work for everyone too.

Ice Man has already answered the basic difference between the BC6000 and BC6020 so I won't bother to repeat it.

1. How exactly do the BC6020/BC6020Si differ from the BC6000/BC6000Si?

In term of filtering the Si and non Si version doesn't have any difference. The only different is the Si does NOT has surge protection and it is housed in a ABS pipe.

2. I found these Flickr photos of the BC6020Si; does it still look the same?:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17843311@N00/7110854157

The Si version still look the same as the picture.

3. What are the dimensions of the BC6020Si? One of the Flickr photos says the 2-outlet version is 17.5" long and that the 4/6 outlet versions will be longer. How long are they?

The pipe is 4.5" dia and approx 16" long for 2 outlet and 18.5" long for the 4/6 outlet versions.

4. Will the FC power cord play nicely with the BC6020/BC6020Si?

Yes, the FC power cord work very well with the BC6020 or BC6020Si.

5. If yes to #4, how would they hook up?
a. The BC6020 is plugged into the wall receptable and the FC goes into the 6020.
or
b. The FC goes into the wall and the 6020 plugs into the FC.

5a is better. Plug the FC power cord into the BC6020. Since the FtTH2 is the only one thing that hum.

Let me know if you have more question. Answering questions on the forum is better than writing BS on the web site. Of course, some of the answers will eventually end up on the web site as marketing stuff. :wink:

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Post by Gilbert Y » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:51 pm

Frank

One correction. The regular BC6020Si look similar to the picture but without the feet on the bottom. The feet shown in the picture are optional feature. Most people don't want feet because it is easier to place the unit. If you plan to put the unit out in the open, than feet may be a good idea.

The regular Si look like this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17843311@N00/5934494825/

4/6 outlet or the BC6000 and all version of the BC6020Si are longer than the one shown in the picture.

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Post by ERM » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:28 pm

How does the PLC FX 2.4 plus the Sillycone filter compare to a BC 6000? Is it even close? Thanks

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Post by Gilbert Y » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:38 pm

ERM wrote:How does the PLC FX 2.4 plus the Sillycone filter compare to a BC 6000? Is it even close? Thanks
One PLC FX2 plus one 18X and one 6X filter has about the same filtering capacitance compare to a BC6000. However, the performance is not necessary the same. Because with three pieces, FX2, 18X and 6X connect together, the output impedance of the filter are different than the BC6000 plus there are wire connecting between the three pieces. The BC6000 is designed to have the outlets as close to the filter network as possible and it is much closer than connecting three separate pieces together. All of these filters work better when connect closer together. Therefore the BC6000 will out perform the three pieces add together.

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Post by splityew » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm

How about if you plug a PLC Thingee into a 6000 or 6020, say because the 6000/6020 has fewer outlets than you need?

Would this be an adequate stopgap to getting a larger 6000/6020?

Thanks :)

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