While reading up on ballasts I realised they perform much the same function as an amplifier would in a hi-fi and it got me thinking. I have been into hi-fi for over 20 years now and know the sound improvements you can make with good accessories such as stands, supports and quality cables. Now I run some fairly expensive power cables for everything in my hi-fi set-up, so once my new grow room is built, I plan on trying them out on the ballasts and testing the results.
I will also be using damping technology borrowed from hi-fi on the room and more directly on the fans, I am buying the wooden acoustic fans and plan to use spikes countersunk into the bottom of the cabinets, the spikes then rest on damping pods that you normally use for wooden/laminate flooring.
Once I have completed the room, I will post results on eveything I test,decibel levels of undamped vs damped fans, and lumens levels from standard and upgraded cable, and anything else relevent to subject.