BAS Message
January 2011

Webmasters Note: This space will (from May, 2009 forward) be called The BAS Message, since it may be written by someone other than the President of the BAS. —Barry

1.  BASS V32N4 has been published. It features a meeting summary of the Roy Gregory--Nordost meeting by John S. Allen; and CEDIA 2010 reports by David Weinberg and Phyliss Eliasberg.

2.  From Bill Whitlock's seminar: "As in all his classes, he emphasized that bypassing the third-wire ground in a power cord or outlet violates NEC rules and increases the safety risk to technicians and consumers, plus it will void insurance coverage if a fire results." 99% of all consumer electronic equipment is ungrounded. My Tascam SS-R05 audio recorder (with RCA i/o) has a three wire plug. I cut the third wire (and labeled the chassis accordingly) because I wanted to have the option of grounding or not grounding my recording setup (for lowest noise) . The reason it has a 3 wire plug is that the same chassis is used for the balanced i/o version and there a ground is appropriate since the signal path doesn't include the ground. A little common sense is in order. (BASSV32N4)

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