Whatever happened to Tice Audio?

Hiendguy -- Wed, 12/02/2009 - 00:54

I have two Tice Solo power conditioners in my home theatre, behind a Monster Cable AVS2000 stabilizer, in my home theatre. I like waht I hear, and see. I have owned them now for about eight years with no problems.(purchased new) Just wondering if anyone on this site has any experience with Tice products, pr knows what happened to them, Thanks

Robert Harley -- Fri, 12/04/2009 - 14:40

I have not seen Tice products at shows or in stores for quite a few years.

Hiendguy -- Fri, 12/04/2009 - 22:56

Mr. Harley,
Thanks, I purchased my Tice Solo power conditioners direct from Tice Audio. Everything has been great since I installed them in my system some eight years ago, I did notice improvements in my home theatre's sound, and picture. I enjoy them, just wondering what happened.
Paul

dbeau (not verified) -- Tue, 04/06/2010 - 00:08

Too bad about George Tice.
I put in 2 power blocks with 1 Titan 20 years ago (1990) and have changed all the components except the power conditioners.
As the previous gent (styln) the system still sounds better with than without, but it's probably time to change as certainly a lot of progress has been made.  The PS Audio Premier and the Synergistic Research 10 both use intriguing technology that could be better.  Any experience, or insight, for me on these or other power conditioners?

ABJ -- Wed, 04/28/2010 - 17:30

I also used a Power Block with Titan about 20 years ago. One quality I did not care for was the transformer hum that these units created. When the room was quiet, the hum was very noticeable. They also created heat, almost like a small Class A amplifier, as I left them powered most of the time, even if the system was not playing.

hOlyman (not verified) -- Thu, 06/10/2010 - 13:37

I've had a Tice Powerblock III since 1995.  After a few years it gave me so much trouble blowing fuses I didn't even bother screwing the cover down.  I was overloaded either.  Now two of the circuits are totally dead and blow the fuse when turned on, even if nothing is plugged into the outlets.  If it had started happening recently I wouldn't have reason to complain given that the unit is 15 years old, but the problem was ongoing.  They probably deserve Chapter 11.  I'm off to Transparent, but will miss the ability to switch on/off individually.

Mullard EL34 -- Tue, 12/21/2010 - 14:16

The last notice about Tice Audio that I recall was this one back in 2001:
http://www.stereophile.com/news/11010/
Tice was soliciting acquisition partners.  The notice gives an e-mail address and phone-number for contacting George Tice.

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