Have you ever been tired of hearing the same question over and over again? We have.
"Is there going to be a MKIV BC86 noisehound?" We’ve heard that one so often that
we very nearly added it to the FAQ page. The answer was "Not yet. Maybe never." It
is a very good product and we're not changing the name just for the sake of change.
There will be a MKIV when or maybe if we can actually improve the product. We have
asked "what kind of change(s) people have in mind? The most frequent request was
for a way to concentrate the filtering on a specific component as opposed to diluting
the effect over an entire circuit. Eventually somebody said,"why not just put the
tail on the doggie." The BC86PC was born.
The BC86PC is simply a BC86MKIII inserted in a hospital grade power cord. One end
has the hospital grade plug that we also supply as an option with one of our BC606
models. The other end has the same IEC connector that we use on our BC62 power cord.
Anyone who has used a BC86 knows what sort of improvements to expect with one of
these. What may surprise them is that this application of the BC86PC is actually
more effective than the parallel version. Having the filter actually in the powerline
between the outlet and component provides superior filtering to the targeted component
and, like the parallel version, the BC86PC still has a filtering influence on the
rest of the circuit.
The physically closer the filter is to the actual component A/C input, the more effective
the result it is. The BC86MKIII is mounted 18" away from the A/C power inlet. That
provides the best overall result for cleaning up the powerline and flexibility of
The BC86PC is like all of our powerline filtering and conditioner products, in that
it also works really well with video equipment. You not only hear the difference,
you see the difference.
A short tailed version with a receptacle so you can use it for a component with a
hardwired power cord or use your own favorite power cord and take advantage of the