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ISO REGEN + LPS-1 & John Swenson "Tip" on grounding devices, on LPS-1 and Switch...Wow!!!

 

Super huge SQ improvement!!!!


Fully Grounded Audio Room - Topaz 1KVA - OYAIDE outlets - MacMini (late 2012) Server + LessLoss Firewall 64x - NUC (AL/Euphony) / HDPLEX 200W with Ghent DC cables - LUSH USB Cable - DENAFRIPS Terminator DAC (updated version) + LessLoss Firewall 64x - Tellurium Ultra Black II XLR and Speaker cables - KINKI EX-M1 Integrated - PMC Twenty5 26 speakers. (power cords LessLoss DFPC Signature)

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33 minutes ago, beerandmusic said:

can you share the link, i can't find it...

 


Fully Grounded Audio Room - Topaz 1KVA - OYAIDE outlets - MacMini (late 2012) Server + LessLoss Firewall 64x - NUC (AL/Euphony) / HDPLEX 200W with Ghent DC cables - LUSH USB Cable - DENAFRIPS Terminator DAC (updated version) + LessLoss Firewall 64x - Tellurium Ultra Black II XLR and Speaker cables - KINKI EX-M1 Integrated - PMC Twenty5 26 speakers. (power cords LessLoss DFPC Signature)

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For me the story of the year has revolved around clock related products, I would vote for the Mutec REF10 and maybe the SOtM Ultra products, but I have not bought or had a chance to listen to any of these, so I will not vote for them.  That's something for 2018, and who knows, when I have first hand experience I might change my views.  As for things I have thoughorly evaluated, bought, and have subsequently enhanced my listening pleasure, I vote for these two:

 

1. Devialet Expert Pro

(Forget the OK for a lifestyle all in one pizza box jibes, the Pro is the real deal)

 

2. Iso Acoustics GIAI speaker isolation feet

(I normally consider stuff like this as somewhere between being simply overpriced or pure foo, but for me the GIAI's are the best audio bang for buck I have experienced since the Mutec MC3+USB) 

 


Windows 10 PC, Roon, HQPlayer, SOtM sMS-200Ultra, tX-USBultra, Paul Hynes SR4 (x2), Mutec REF10, Mutec MC3+USB, Devialet 1000Pro, KEF Blade.  Plus Pro-Ject Signature 12 TT for playing my 'legacy' vinyl collection.

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On 2017-12-10 at 12:43 PM, Summit said:

1 Audeze iSINE – Audeze’s open and full sound in an In-Ear Headphone

2 Sonore UltraRendu - All the goodies of the MicroRendu enhanced

3 Wurth Electronic Ferrites – A bang for the buck product

4 Lush USB cable from Phasure – A digital cable with an full and “analogue sound”

 

I forgot the JCAT NET Card, it’s a keeper.

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1. Luckit Bluewave USB to Spdif board

2. PS Audio Junior DAC

3. ISO Regen + LPS-1

4. LT3045 voltage regulators

5. Roon Roon Roon
6. PS audio Redcloud software

7. Starquad cables + JSSG


Tidal Streaming only: ATL DC Blocker > Topaz 2.5Kva Isolation Transformer > Sine SA5 Cryo 5 power strip > Aqvox 8 port network switch > Antipodes Dxe roon core> PS Audio Directstream Junior Dac 'Windom' > Decware SE84UFO3 Mono Amps > Omega Super Alnico Monitors.

PH SR4 power supplies

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Tidal Streaming only: ATL DC Blocker > Topaz 2.5Kva Isolation Transformer > Sine SA5 Cryo 5 power strip > Aqvox 8 port network switch > Antipodes Dxe roon core> PS Audio Directstream Junior Dac 'Windom' > Decware SE84UFO3 Mono Amps > Omega Super Alnico Monitors.

PH SR4 power supplies

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- Phasure Lush USB

- Holo Audio Spring DAC- Level 3

- Audirvana 3.2.x

- HQ Player

- My new fiancé (the last but not the least)

 

 

 

Roch

Edited by The Computer Audiophile
Sophomoric photo removed.

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Best Buy for me this year: Focal Elear Headphones. They sound amazing to my ears in my system, even when compared to my other high end cans...


Main Room: Synology NAS DS116 > Roon ROCK (NUC7i7BNH) > Auralic Aries Femto > Chord Hugo > Sennheiser HD 800 S

Bedroom: Synology NAS DS116 > Roon ROCK (NUC7i7BNH) > Sonore microRendu (UltraCap LPS-1 PS) > Chord Mojo > Focal Elear or Sennheiser IE800 or Audeze iSine 20

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In no order of preference I implemented the following improvements to digital source in 2017.

 

* SMPS grounding and Netgear FS/GS10x switches as suggested by @JohnSwenson

 

* Uptone Audio USPCB

 

* Phasure Lush USB cable, if the USPCB cannot be used

 

* Uptone Audio JS-2

 

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1. Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway

 

2. Valerie June - Astral Plane

 

3. American Epic (PBS series and related albums)


Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price

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On 12/22/2017 at 8:37 PM, elcorso said:

 

- Phasure Lush USB

- Holo Audio Spring DAC- Level 3

- Audirvana 3.2.x

- HQ Player

- My new fiancé (the last but not the least)

 

 

 

Roch

 

Edited yesterday at 02:51 AM by The Computer Audiophile 
Sophomoric photo removed.
 

 

sophomoric definition: The definition of sophomoric is something immature or juvenile.

 

Thanks Chris!  You made me feel younger :cool:

 

Roch 

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