Jump to content
George Hincapie

Audio Store Server - Power Upgrade?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi All.

 

I am currently using this to power my Roon experience: https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/Audiostore_Prestige_3/p317978_16932231.aspx

 

It's running the stock SMPS. I am thinking about replacing that with either an appropriate HDPlex supply, or one from MCRU/Long Dog Audio. Have any of you taken this step? In your opinion was there any improvement as a result? Do you feel the improvement justified the cost?

 

Simple questions hopefully!

 

TIA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The HDPLEX 200w definitely helps with clarity vs stock 19v DC SMPS supply for a NUC in a Roon/AL or Roon/Euphony environment.  But getting on the wait list

for a Paul Hynes SR4 could be a better choice for similar amount of money.


Regards,

Dave

 

Audio system

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, George Hincapie said:

Thanks Davide, but I wouldn't want to wait. The Paul Hynes threads don't make good reading, even if the product itself seems to be excellent. Or has he now sorted his production issues?

As best I can tell from buyer reporting on CA,  he runs about 3-4 months behind. The wait has me sitting on my hands also.


Regards,

Dave

 

Audio system

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, davide256 said:

The HDPLEX 200w definitely helps with clarity vs stock 19v DC SMPS supply for a NUC in a Roon/AL or Roon/Euphony environment.  But getting on the wait list

for a Paul Hynes SR4 could be a better choice for similar amount of money.

 

The Hynes SR4 is rated at 2A. So it is highly unlikely that it will be enough to power @George Hincapie‘s music server.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Superdad said:

 

The Hynes SR4 is rated at 2A. So it is highly unlikely that it will be enough to power @George Hincapie‘s music server.

Drat.  As far as I've been able to tell from reviewers I trust, that only leaves your Uptone Audio JS-2 but  that's double the price ( for a double power supply).

Any thoughts of making a JS-2 "slim" for those of us who only need 1 high quality 19v DC supply?

 


Regards,

Dave

 

Audio system

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎7‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 7:47 AM, George Hincapie said:

I think I will go with an MCRU LPSU. I already own two of their supplies for my Auralic Mini and my PC DAC/HPA. Didn't realise they made larger ones and feel a bit silly I wasted everyone's time posting the thread. Sorry!

 

And the electrical specifications for these units are ???

 


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/1/2019 at 4:04 AM, sandyk said:

 

And the electrical specifications for these units are ???

 

 

Contact Long Dog Audio via their web site and ask them.

 

I didn't buy one in the end; I've ordered the Farad supply that AustinPop has instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, George Hincapie said:

 

Contact Long Dog Audio via their web site and ask them.

 

I didn't buy one in the end; I've ordered the Farad supply that AustinPop has instead.

 

 The purveyors of quality power supplies normally  give some specifications to show that their power supplies are superior to the generic typically LM317 etc. types available on ebay

 Very few members would buy a power supply from a source where this information is not provided on their site., or at least an overview of the type of construction such as the use of large amounts of capacitor filtering etc. given .

 In other words, what is special about their product.


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sandyk said:

 

 The purveyors of quality power supplies normally  give some specifications to show that their power supplies are superior to the generic typically LM317 etc. types available on ebay

 Very few members would buy a power supply from a source where this information is not provided on their site., or at least an overview of the type of construction such as the use of large amounts of capacitor filtering etc. given .

 In other words, what is special about their product.

 

Have you looked on their site? Some info here. You can look yourself and see what else there is.

 

http://www.longdogaudio.com/project/longdog-audio-linear-psu/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, George Hincapie said:

 

Have you looked on their site? Some info here. You can look yourself and see what else there is.

 

http://www.longdogaudio.com/project/longdog-audio-linear-psu/

 Yes, I did originally, and there is no technical information to compare with other PSUs.

 GBP225 is a lot of money to pay for such a small PSU.

 The small size of the smaller box suggests also that it has limited current capabilities.


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, sandyk said:

 Yes, I did originally, and there is no technical information to compare with other PSUs.

 GBP225 is a lot of money to pay for such a small PSU.

 The small size of the smaller box suggests also that it has limited current capabilities.

 

Why post that? Get in touch and ask them yourself, then you'll know. And that figure is nothing fir a PSU. I've just spent the best part of £800 on a PSU for my server. Easily possible to spend more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...