The BC68MKII is an improved version of our original BC68. Instead of the original
built in line-conditioner equivalent to two BC86 MKII noisehounds, we have increased
the filtering to three BC86MKIII which is three time as much as the original BC68.
The MKII also has a power indicator LED. It is designed to be very dim just enough
for the user to see there is power. It’s subtle enough that it will not distract
you from your music. Optional surge protection is available. The filter is submerged
in a silicone bath just like the original. However, the MKII uses more durable ABS
pipe which can take more punishment than the original aluminium box.
Here’s the story of how the Mark II came to be, from a post on our forum....
The genesis of this cable came from an email exchange with our fearless leader concerning
a custom Peed Al Sea Thingee that he made for me a few months back. This particular
custom job was to make a Peed Al Sea Thingee with a BC62/Nuetrik pig tail to connect
to my BC6000. A friend, who is a BAT fanatic saw it when he was over to the house
and was quite intrigued by a "crap pipe with gobs of silicone" and we started to
talk about his current cables on his big BAT VK-600SE. I said Gil But can make you
a custom Peed Al Sea type cable, but he was reluctant because he plugs that amp directly
into the wall and wanted surge protection. Well to make a long story short, another
email went back to Innerkip with the question - "Can ya make a Peed Al Sea Sea with
a Yalo Balula as well?" - the rest is history.
The following exerpts, copied from the forum, are the initial impressions of a couple
of original BC68 owners.
"When I swapped out the stock power cords on my ReQuests and installed the BC68's
the changes were dramatic. A far cleaner performance thru the midrange, with more
clarity and precision in the highs. A layer of haze, I was not originally aware of,
was eliminated with the addition of the BC68. Even the bass seemed to have improved
in terms of authority and definition. The most distinct change was the background
noise, it simply vanished."
"I put them into my system as a bit of a joke, figuring that I had sufficient conditioning
on my speakers already, so why not go for the "overkill" factor.
BOY WAS I SURPRISED!!!!!!!!
As of this moment I am ready to nominate them for the position of "Official Power
Cord For Martin Logan Speakers". I bet they would be dandy on components as well,
particularly digital front end stuff.
Apparently they contain the guts of a BC86 mkII and something extra special...possibly
they are soaked in Innerkip well water before they leave the factory? Whatever -
you should try and get a listen to these things."
...for additional discussion about the BC68 visit the forum.