Bocchino US Mains Socket

Apr 15, 2015
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As I mentioned somewhere else, I was planning to see Carmine Bocchino - well since I’m on two weeks break, I thought this would be good to see him on Macleay Island which is about an hour’s drive from Brisbane/Australia. It was a lovely sunny day and with a nice cool breeze and a nice car then ferry ride. Anyway, Carmine picked me up from the Ferry terminal on Macleay.

I had a listen to his home-made speakers (very nice) then of course saw all his connectors/Main plugs/Main sockets and IEC connectors. Since this forum already has pictures of most of his items except the new Main socket - I though I share with you the pictures I took. I also took a picture of the US main plug, but he dismantled it to show me how to connect the cables – so the picture is of the dismantled item so it looks small because it’s just a small part of the whole assembly, when in reality it is similar in size to the ICE connector once fully assembled.

The Mains socket is very substantial and well over engineered/ specified. I think he said it can easily handle 100 amps. Now if I recall correctly, he said that it made from Teflon with glass (or was it glass fibre) reinforcement – it weights a fair bit.
 

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Msrp?

How do the wires connect?
Please don't quote me (as I may not be 100% correct) - but if recall correctly he said the socket is between US$400 - US$500. I think you can only buy from OEMs - so to ensure that it is installed correctly by a qualified electrician.

The wires connect from holes on the short side of the body (sorry I did not take a picture of that). Then you tighten the screws on the back as seen in the picture.
 

Folsom

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In the US you don’t need an electrician to install. In fact many would refuse since it isn’t a normal product.

It’s very easy to do, but don’t do it unless you’re very sure you understand what you’re doing. People do make mistakes like nicking the wire.

Thanks for pics and possible msrp.
 

Sablon Audio

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Thanks for sharing Jambo and I’m glad you made the visit after our earlier chat. Those are ‘my’ iecs in the photo and hopefully Carmine has now shipped them!
 
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Thanks for sharing Jambo and I’m glad you made the visit after our earlier chat. Those are ‘my’ iecs in the photo and hopefully Carmine has now shipped them!
Lol, Yes, they are ‘yours’ he actually said so when I asked him to look at all his different connectors, said these are destined for Mark !
 

Uk Paul

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Great to see, and hear about your visit to Carmine Jambo.. His parts may well 'appear' over engineered, but when you hear what they do you realise their true worth, which is significant in my experience..

Are you planning on using his mains socket?

Rgds,
Paul.
 
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Great to see, and hear about your visit to Carmine Jambo.. His parts may well 'appear' over engineered, but when you hear what they do you realise their true worth, which is significant in my experience..

Are you planning on using his mains socket?

Rgds,
Paul.
I meant the over engineered part as a great compliment - it is truly impressive, and I can only imagine the sound quality ! He had his rca and various connectors in his system and his system sounded lovely !

My trip was also for selfish reasons, one I wanted to see the US socket in the flesh but mostly to try and twist his arm to make us Australian audiophiles an equivalent Australian mains socket (because we don’t even have furtech ones). Alas he said he can’t modify the US socket as the pins are are angled on Aussie mains socket, so his design only works on parallel pins such as US mains socket.

So US audiophiles are very lucky to have such a fab mains socket - I can only dream for a local version.

P.s it’s against the law here to use Non-Australia mains sockets.
 

Uk Paul

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I meant the over engineered part as a great compliment -
Sure, I read that as a positive knowing how his products sound.. Shame you can't use the US outlet there..

Rgds,
Paul.
 

Joe Cohen

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PranaWire Sukhavati Power Cable with Bocchino plugs. PranaWire power conditioner under construction now with Bocchino elektra outlets. SukhaPower2.jpg SukhaPower.jpg SukhaPower2.jpg
 

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